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[CNET] Songbird cracks 10,000 songs

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As the Songbird-produced cartoon to the left shows, even though the browser is still in beta it's getting stronger all the time.

The latest update, version 0.6 for Windows, Power PC Macs, Intel Macs, and Linux, includes the ability to handle turkey-size music collections greater than 10,000 songs, improved memory management, a metadata editor, improved portable player syncing, support for SHOUTcast, and more.

The code improvements have allowed for smoother scrolling, faster filtering, and just overall better management of music collections of any size. Songbird is well on its way to being a serious jukebox. Other fixes include the previously nonfunctional edit menu joining the land of the living and the introduction of in-page text searching.

Some of the improvements are no-brainers, but it's good to know that they've been addressed.

With all the hoopla over Opera and the upcoming Firefox 3 final release, there's a good chance that Songbird's baby beta steps will get ignored, but this has been one of the most promising programs being developed, and v0.6 will only whet your appetite.
http://getsongbird.com/
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post #2 of 12
Coming at you live from Songbird, it is....interesting...
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I may have to get this another try again. I tried .3 and .4 and they were just too slow handling my large music collection (over 15,000 items) I am glad to hear that this is moving forward, I would love to not use itunes.
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I've tried songbird, but I'm really not a big fan of it's browser interface. Winamp and Foobar suit me much better.
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Oh man I loved songbird, dunno why I stopped using it.
    
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Does anybody know if this supports/does streaming over a network, obviously it has the networking ability.
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hmmm nver heard of this... im gonna try it.
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o_o i like it..

rep+ for showing me something cool & new.
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post #9 of 12
The last time that I tried Songbird was about two months ago. It was a terrible memory hog (worse than iTunes).
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Super cool I just downloaded Im not sure how much ram it takes..
but on my quad and 4gb of ram I don't hit any speed bumps with it so sweet dude I've been wanting a replacement to Itunes that looks like it but not made by Apple..
thanks +Rep
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