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    Songbird, a nice music player

    My opinion:

    It has a lot of potential. It's stable.
    I like its interface.
    You can install "feathers" (themes), addons like Firefox.

    It can display lyrics, album covers... etc.

    I don't use it as web browser. I prefer Firefox, Chromium...





    Cons: The LastFM plugin is not working!

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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    That's good. I installed it and found it...lacking...for me. Many like it better than other players, but I find it to iTuneish for my liking.
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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    Yeh I like the new build of songbird, I like now you have the equalizer add on.
    Though yeh it lacks originality in terms of interface.
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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    Songbird is too heavy, a huge resource hog.

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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    The interface can be changed with "feathers" or "personas"


    "Description

    Personas for Songbird is an extension which enables you to change the look of Songbird

    The extension is not a total port from Personas for Firefox. But is based off similar functionality found in Firefox.[/B]"

    http://addons.songbirdnest.com/addon/1328

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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    I used to love songbird and I still think it's a great media player with a lot of good features. Unfortunately it's quite a resource hog and since then I've discovered the joys of using mpd+ncmpcpp

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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    Quote Originally Posted by C!oud View Post
    I used to love songbird and I still think it's a great media player with a lot of good features. Unfortunately it's quite a resource hog and since then I've discovered the joys of using mpd+ncmpcpp
    what is mdp?

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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    Quote Originally Posted by nitelite View Post
    Songbird is too heavy, a huge resource hog.
    yes that is a big problem, but love everything else.

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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    Quote Originally Posted by northwestuntu View Post
    what is mdp?
    mpd is the music player daemon. It runs in the background when you start up. A database of your music is created. ncmpcpp is one of many frontends to it so you can control what's going on, but you don't need a client open for it to play- if you close it, it keeps playing. If you kill X, it keeps playing. If you shut down, it resumes playing as soon as you boot up again.

    It's also very lightweight. ncmpcpp is a terminal ncurses application to control it, while at the same time being very featureful- browsing, lyrics meta-data retrieving, and more.

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    Re: Songbird, a nice music player

    I loved songbird with the lyrics addon and its interface, but it was not very responsive in my laptop. So exaile for now.

    Does ncmpcpp+mpd have an equalizer? Does any terminal based music app? I'm really curious cause I've been using cmus often, but not having an equalizer rules it out of being my main music player...
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