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    Default Songbird on Linux

    Has anyone yet tried out Songbird Media Player on Linux? Any thoughts?

    Source and Linux binaries are available @ http://www.songbirdnest.com/

    I tried out the new release on a FC5 box for a while. The media player it certainly elaborate and has many iTunes-like features. While the program isn't yet stable (segmentation faults and other problems have jumped up quite a bit already), it certainly has the potential of being an excellent media player. Below are a few screenshots I just snapped for those that aren't familiar with this new OSS multi-platform media player.






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    Looks excellent and visually appealing to me. Wonder how it will compete against amaroK?

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    Wondering that myself.

    I'll give it a try sometime this week though.

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    It surely looks good, Michael. I'll wait for it to stabilize a bit though.

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    Looks pretty good. Nice to see it supports FLAC right out of the box. Will be hard to compete with amaroK though.

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    It looks good and reacts snappily, but it wasn't even able to load my playlist completely before this: *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid next size (fast): 0x08ce4468 ***. Hopefully they will get those glaring errors ironed out. As a concept build, which it is, it looks like it will be a fun program.

    Has anyone been able to load their playlist and is willing to report on the memory usage?

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    I'm already in love with MPD on Linux, but damn, a quick and easy way to get flac and ogg on the Windows workstations at the office! Now that's something.

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    Songbird 0.2 is out for Linux, Mac, and Windows.

    http://www.songbirdnest.com/

    Giving it a try right now.

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    A visual preview (screenshots) of Songbird 0.2 RC1 has been posted @ http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=7424

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    Not to bash Songbird, but IMHO BMPx does it better.

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