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    Phoronix: Songbird Linux Support Falls Out Of A Tree

    Songbird, the open-source multimedia player that's built upon GStreamer and Mozilla Firefox's XULRunner, is no longer chirping a Linux-friendly tune. We have covered Songbird a few times at Phoronix since its initial release back in 2006, but now four years later they will stop officially maintaining the Linux version as they focus just on the Mac OS X and Windows clients...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODEyMw

  • #2
    Go ahead and fuck off, we don't need that rubbish anyway

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    • #3
      I remember that Songbird was one of the most popular all time downloads on getdeb. Talking about some shooting and someone's own foot.

      No loss for me though, Rythmbox is still my favourite.

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      • #4
        i tried it once.
        i couldnt figure out how to configure hotkeys.
        -> sudo apt-get remove

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        • #5
          Well, it was crap anyway. At least it was the last time I tried, which admittedly was quite a while ago and on Windows.

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          • #6
            Doesn't Songbird modify your files without you knowing? I vaguely recall something audiophile/data-integrity related (possibly torrents) that discouraged the use of Songbird. If that's the case, then:


            And nothing of value was lost.


            (MPD + Sonata user here)

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            • #7
              It should die Amarok 2 rocks.

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              • #8
                +1, Songbird was no good, it also had the slow startup typical for mozilla based stuff.
                There's no really good music player for Gnome currently (like Amarok), only a few "almost good enogh" ones.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                  +1, Songbird was no good, it also had the slow startup typical for mozilla based stuff.
                  There's no really good music player for Gnome currently (like Amarok), only a few "almost good enogh" ones.
                  Couldn't agree more. It makes me want to create my own music player just to get a player which I could be happy with.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                    It should die Amarok 2 rocks.
                    Actually, Amarok 1 rocks. Amarok 2 is still like years behind Amarok 1

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                    • #11
                      i tried it around initial linux release and it was a bit too much of a kitchen sink for me. slow, big, difficult.

                      i pretty much forgot about the app already. i prefer simpler audio playback solutions, like mpd

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mcgreg View Post
                        Actually, Amarok 1 rocks. Amarok 2 is still like years behind Amarok 1
                        Let's start a flamewar about this
                        Anyway, Amarok rocks. Be it 1 or 2, they're both good enough for me now :P

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                        • #13
                          What I fail to understand is why, it being based on open-source, portable components, they decided that the linux port will not be developed and some new features might not be implemented for linux. Am I wrong to thing that mozilla xul, gstreamer and all are easly portable? How much platform-specific code do they have? Why do they intend to add more platform-specific code (as apparent from their statement that some new features might not be there for linux at all)?

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                          • #14
                            What is their business model? You know what they say: if you dont know what it is about, its about money. So who pays them?

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                            • #15
                              Never really used the stuff, so no loss here. Tried it on Windows, but it was too shiny for me (I like minimalistic players).

                              Read some people talking about Phillips and some kind of library that is only available for Win and Mac, how much truth is in that?

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