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Open Source Alternatives to iTunes: Your Favorite?

Jan 15, 2009, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"To be sure, the alternatives don't have Apple's muscle with the media industry. This translates into a lack of a movie/TV download service to be seriously competitive with the likes of what iTunes can provide. Despite this drawback, there are still some great open source alternatives to iTunes for those who are more interested in software freedom than software convenience.

"Songbird -- Without question, this is one of my favorite open source alternatives to iTunes. Despite still being under heavy development, today's Songbird application is cross platform and easy to use. And for those who have an iPod or MTP device such as a Creative Zen, it’s a smart match from the start.

"On the flip side, however, newer iPod Nanos and the iPod Touch are not currently working with Songbird. Hopefully this will change in the future, but I tend to think it'll be a ways off."

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