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19 June 2009, 09:34

Open Source Mediaplayer Songbird 1.2 released

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The Songbird developers have announced the release of version 1.2 of their open source media player. The update to the Mozilla-based media player includes several bug fixes, performance improvements and new features.

One of the biggest new features is the ability to automatically organise library files across multiple folders based on track metadata, such as artist and album information. In addition to several performance improvements to features like search, Songbird 1.2 now supports 2-way syncing with iTunes, which is especially useful for users who purchase songs in the iTunes Music Store. Songs added to Songbird can also be synced back into iTunes for syncing with iPods and iPhones. support has been included in Songbird for some time now, however, users can now access even more artist, track, album and tag information. A new 10-band equalizer has been added to Songbird to let audiophiles tweak the frequency response of audio playback.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. Songbird 1.2 is available to download for Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X and Linux, substantially under the GPLv2 licence.


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