Songbird: an Opensource alternative to Itunes

December 4, 2008 by Aaron

Songbird: an Opensource alternative to Itunes

Songbird is an open-source cross platform customizable music player with ipod support.  Version 1.0.0 of this Mozilla powered software has been recently released so now is the perfect time to try something different.

Get it at Getsongbird and maybe try a few of the Many Addons available.

Some Features


Discover Flickr photos, YouTube videos, biographies, Google news (and more) for the currently playing artist. Scrobbling

Integrated support allows you to scrobble, love, and ban your tracks.

SHOUTcast Radio

Stream music using the integrated SHOUTcast Radio directory.

Customize with Add-ons

Enhance Songbird with community contributed add-ons like MediaFlow or build one of your own.

Media Importing

Add media to Songbird by importing from your file system or iTunes.

Media Playback

Songbird supports MP3, FLAC, and Vorbis on all platforms; WMA and WMA DRM on Windows; and AAC and Fairplay on Windows and Mac.


Songbird now uses GStreamer as our main media playback system, across all platforms.

Smart Playlists

Create dynamic playlists that automatically update based on criteria you set.

Web Browser

Songbird includes an integrated web browser with features like bookmarking, tabbed browsing, and more.

Cross Platform

Songbird runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.


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