Songbird is built on Mozilla’s XULRunner platform and it allows skinning and add-ons similar to Firefox, but it uses a lot of RAM. It is called by many the Firefox of media players. Another selling point is browsing web pages from within Songbird (Gecko engine) and automatic music discovery(“url slurper”) – music files embedded on a web page are displayed on a separate pane where they can be played or downloaded.
iTunes is better than Songbird?
Songbird is a good iTunes Alternative?
- Mac OS X 10.5 or later
- At least 512 MB of physical RAM
- At least 100 MB of available space on your hard drive
- Speakers or headphones
"Songbird is a good iTunes alternative. It has great features, nice interface, can be customized with plug ins, can be synced with external devices and has watch folders option! what else do you wish for? forget to mention that is free."
Lily from USA
"Great looking feature set but it crashes after less than a minute on my 2010 Mac Pro running Snow Leopard. If I click on anything after initially starting a ShoutCast stream, it crashes immediately; If I don't click on anything after starting a stream it crashes within about 30 seconds."
Fion from USA