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Songbird 0.61

License: Open Source

File Size: 14.2 MB

Operating Systems: WindowsXP, Windows Vista

HomePage: http://getsongbird.com/

What’s New in 0.6

In this release you’ll notice significant performance improvements and many new features:

Performance Enhancements

Large LibrariesLarger Library Support

Songbird can now easily handle libraries with 10,000+ tracks.

Smooth ScrollingSmoother Scrolling

Once the metadata scanner is done, scrolling in a large library is smooth and responsive.

Fast FiltersFaster Filtering

Filtering by genre, artist, album, and year is almost instantaneous.

Speedier SearchSpeedier Search

No long lags or locked up UI when searching your Library.

Memory ManagementImproved Memory Management

On Windows and Linux we implemented jemalloc as our memory allocator for XULRunner and have noticed approximately 15-20% memory reduction in common user tasks.

New Features

Metadata ManagerMetadata Writing

We have a new Metadata Editor that allows you to edit your media and write the changes back to your file(s). You can read a bit more about it here.

More MTPSync Support for MTP Devices

On Windows, MTP Devices now support Sync functionality!

iPod SupportImproved iPod Support

The iPod add-on has been rewritten and a number of bugs have been squashed. We have also started maintaining a new wiki page that details what iPod models we support.

Edit MenuThe Edit Menu Works!

Copy, paste, select all, undo, redo, delete and find text to your heart’s content.

Webpage FindFind Text on Webpages

A number of users asked for a way to easily search for text within a webpage, now you can!

Bitrate SortingFilter/Sort by Bitrate and Sample Rate

Now you can easily sort and filter your library by sound quality.

Clean View MenuSimpler View Menu

It’s easier to switch feathers and show/hide display panes than ever before.

SHOUTcast RadioSHOUTcast Radio

Easily discover and stream music using the new integrated SHOUTcast Radio directory.

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This is an interesting piece of software.

I first tried it a long time ago, then I haven't heard about it in a while.

Some day ago, I installed 0.6.1 and it has gotten nicer, I think.

Then I installed the latest nightly build, and it has an entirely new feather (theme), and stuff are moved and re-organized.

The difference between the nightly build and 0.6.1 is quite huge.

I am looking forward to the next release of Songbird, its going to be interesting.

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