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NewsForge: Songbird Media Browser Debut a Crashing Success

Feb 28, 2006, 07:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Feller)

"Songbird, an open source media player built on the Firefox browser engine, debuted this month to fanfare from a few blogs heralding it as the second coming of digital music. For a while on the day of its release it was such a popular download that it caused the servers hosting it to crash.

"Songbird version 0.1, a proof-of-concept release with only a few functional features, is a music player and Web browser that autodetects and imports most music file formats on users computers and in Web pages. The browser is currently available to download for Windows, with ports to Mac OS X and Linux in progress..."

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