[Noticias] Songbird 1.0 Sale a la luz

El tan esperado competidor del puto iTunes, llamado Songbird, ha salido a la luz, después de un largo tiempo de estar formándose.


Yo lo venia probé desde que salio la versión 0.2 developer preview, y déjenme decirles que me dejo con un muy buen sabor de boca, y estaba esperando este momento con ansias.

La noticia la recibí en mi correo electrónico, aquí les pongo un extracto de lo que me enviaron, el cual nos cuenta todo a detalle.

Songbird 1.0 is Released!

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We set out to build an open, customizable music player. Today, we’re launching with dozens of integrated services, hundreds of add-ons, and a growing developer community. We’ll be the first to admit that there’s plenty left to do. And, while we’re not ready for everyone, 160k users a month are expressing their vote for an alternative music player.

New Features

We now use GStreamer as our main media playback system, across all platforms – giving us higher performance, better reliability, and a platform for much more media-related functionality in the future.

Improved mashTape
When you listen to music in Songbird you’ll have the option to see Flickr photos, YouTube videos, last.fm biographies, google news (and more) for the currently playing artist.

Improved Album Art Support
The album artwork feature now supports drag and drop of images, as well as, toggling between Now Playing and Currently Selected tracks.

Complete Keyboard Shortcuts
We’ve cleaned up our Keyboard Shortcuts this release (and added some new ones for power users).

Updated Linux Installer
We’ve created a single archive that has all the necessary dependencies so that Linux users can run Songbird without having to install any additional dependencies.

Re-usable Smart Playlists
By popular request we’ve implemented the ability to use a smart playlist as a rule within another smart playlist.

Reveal Original Files
We’ve added the ability to expose the media items in Songbird as files in your filesystem by right clicking and choosing “Show File”.

Recommended Add-ons Updater
A new update mechanism ensures that all upgraded users have an option to install the latest Recommended Add-ons.

Hide & Show Display Panes
We were inspired by Atrieu’s Pane Button add-on and decided to add a few buttons to allow you to toggle between showing & hiding Display panes.

Simpler Column Headings
We’ve refined the column heading property list and made it easier to enable the properties you care about.

Performance Enhancements

We made some substantial gains this release:

  • Drastically Faster Search: Searching in Songbird is now anywhere from 10x faster for small libraries to 1000x for large ones.
  • Reduced RAM Usage: There’s a 70% reduction in RAM usage when importing and using large (100,000 track) libraries.
  • Faster Media Importing: Importing media into Songbird is now 2-4x faster.
  • Reduced Startup Times: Large library users (10,000 tracks or more) will notice that Songbird startup times are now twice as fast.
  • Efficient Scrolling: Scrolling through your library now uses half the amount of CPU.
  • Snappier Sorting: Sorting your library is now 3-4x faster, which adds up to significantly smoother browsing when scrolling and filtering.
  • Optimized DB Size: We’ve optimized the database in Songbird and reduced its size by, on average, 60%. This leads to a variety of performance improvements throughout the application.
  • Fewer Crashers: We’ve worked hard to identify and fix 11 of the most common crashes in Songbird.


Un poco largo y en ingles pero la verdad no hay mucho tiempo para postear, lo mas importante era platicarles de esta agradable noticia.

Muchas felicidades Songbird, por este acontecimiento.

Nota: Lo baje y lo quise probar pero no jala bien en mi GNU/Linux Debian Lenny, yo creo que por que tengo la versión Beta, me sale este error, si alguien puede echarme la mano con gusto.

debianJS:/home/ajaxman/Software/Songbird# ./songbird
No protocol specified
Error: cannot open display: :0.0

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