Saturday, June 17, 2006

Songbird, the next iTunes?

Songbird is a Web player built from Firefox's browser engine. Songbird is open source, will run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions.

This could reinvent the way iPod owners do music on their computer. With its open source capibilities, users will be able to manage their music the way they want.

Currently Songbird is in beta stage development and needs quite alot of work. When I installed and tested it, I noticed that almost 80mb of ram were being consumed. And I was only listening to one mp3! Hopefully, the ram consumption will be reduced before the final release.