The Open Music Player
Songbird is an open-source customizable music player that's under active development.
We're working on creating a non-proprietary, cross platform, extensible tool that will help enable new ways to playback, manage, and discover music. There are lots of ways to contribute your time to the project. We'd love your help!
What’s in, what we’re working on, and what’s next.
Buy high quality MP3s (320kbps) and get recommendation for new tracks based on your listening habits.
Discover Flickr photos, YouTube videos, last.fm biographies, Google news (and more) for the currently playing artist.
Integrated Last.fm support allows you to scrobble, love, and ban your tracks.
Listen to stations based on your Last.fm library, your Songbird library and friends/neighbors' libraries. Browse the directory to explore tag and artist relationships.
Discover upcoming shows in your area based on the artists in your library. Event listings powered by Songkick.
Stream music using the integrated SHOUTcast Radio directory.
Media Importing / Exporting
Add media to Songbird by importing from your file system or iTunes. Export your tracks and playlists back into iTunes.
Library Files Organization
Automatically organize the files contained in your library. Consolidate your media in one location. Customize the structure of the folder and file name based on metadata contained in every track.
Automatically import media from a defined folder.
Browse, organize, sort and search your media.
Create dynamic playlists that automatically update based on criteria you set.
Display the currently playing track's album art and write new artwork back to the file. Automatically fetch missing album art from the web.
Songbird supports MP3, FLAC, and Vorbis on all platforms; WMA and WMA DRM on Windows; and AAC and Fairplay on Windows and Mac.
Gapless Playback & Replay Gain
Skips padding data due to encoding and chains files for gapless playback experience. Adjusts the playback gain appropriately if a track's metadata contains replay gain information.
Songbird uses GStreamer as the main media playback system, across all platforms.
Songbird includes an integrated web browser with features like bookmarking, tabbed browsing, and more.
Songbird runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.
Over 25 completed, community-contributed localizations and growing!
Always stay up to date using Songbird's built-in automatic updates.
Make Songbird your own by choosing from dozens of different
Quickly setup Songbird for the first time.
Songbird is getting better everyday thanks to its open platform and growing developer community.
Songbird's device support is limited. The Device Support wiki has additional details about what's supported. Apple iPhones, iPod Touch and Microsoft Zune devices are not yet supported.
Songbird supports reading from and writing metadata to many music file formats. We still need to support the ability to fetch additional metadata from popular lookup services.
Subscribe to music blogs and download music directly to your library. We're working on ways to improve this feature.
Performance & Stability
Improving the performance and stability of Songbird is an ongoing focus. Each release we set aside dedicated cycles to ensure we're making progress.
CD Rip and encoding are forthcoming. Check the roadmap for details.
We're still nailing the music player experience, but can't wait to properly integrate video! Check the roadmap for details.
Songbird promises to be the Firefox of media players.
—Aaron Boodman, Greasemonkey