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[Outdated] Songbird Portable 1.4.1 Beta Pre Release 1

Application: SongbirdCategory: Music & VideoDescription: Songbird enables the seamless synching of all your music, and provides intuitive and powerful music management features. With Songbird, your music is organized and presented exactly as you like. Because your music listening experience is as individual as you, Songbird allows you to customize your player so you get exactly the features important to you. Can’t live without song lyrics or album art? Songbird gives you a custom fit for you listening experience.
Songbird; Experience music exactly as you like it. Your music, your player, your custom fit. Features:

  • 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.
  • Watch Folders: Automatically import media from a defined folder.
  • Library Management: Browse, organize, sort and search your media.
  • Smart Playlists: Create dynamic playlists that automatically update based on criteria you set.
  • Album Artwork: Display the currently playing track's album art and write new artwork back to the file. Automatically fetch missing album art from the web.
  • Media Playback: 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.
  • GStreamer: Songbird uses GStreamer as the main media playback system, across all platforms.
  • Web Browser: Songbird includes an integrated web browser with features like bookmarking, tabbed browsing, and more.
  • Multi-language Support: Over 25 completed, community-contributed localizations and growing!
  • Custom UI: Make Songbird your own by choosing from dozens of different skins feathers.
  • Developer Support: Songbird is getting better everyday thanks to its open platform and growing developer community.
  • Now with CD Ripping support.

Download Songbird Portable 1.4.1 Beta Pre Release 1 [14.2MB download / 66.7MB installed]
(MD5: 391b2f8813d52f85b2517b60b7829d04)
Release Notes:

Pre-Release 1 Beta (2009-12-19): Initial release

Notes:

  • This is the test release of Songbird Portable 1.4.1 with the included CDRipping Support as well as the new "Purple Rain" Feather.
  • If you wish you use your current Data just copy the Data folder from SongbirdPortable and put it in the SongbirdPortableTest directory.
  • Please test this as much as you can to ensure complete compatibility with the PA.c spec.

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@John T. Haller

Songbird now includes their own Splash screen as well. Not sure how you want to work this in? I was thinking of dropping the splash time of the launcher down to ~5 seconds again so the true splash has time to come up.

Thoughts?

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Special unified splash

How about a special unified splash screen, like is used in Celestia or OpenOffice.org? I just took a look at the splash screen (splash.bmp) and it looks to me like it'd be fine to modify (from the original source image rather than the BMP - which should really be available to fit with the GPL... same really with PortableApps.com splash screens); replace "Songbird Media Player" with "Songbird Portable Media Player", and then have the bottom bar either stuck on the bottom or move the copyright notice up and put the bottom bar inside the current splash dimensions. Whatever it is you're really going to need to ask them to do it though. The USB drive icon could go below the Songbird icon or in the bottom section I reckon.

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That's partially what I'm

That's partially what I'm thinking, but also why I want JTH's opinion.

Songbird's splash still takes a few seconds to initialize and come up when you launch it, it's not near immediate as it is with OO.org and Gimp.

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I have sent the updated final

I have sent the updated final Songbird Portable 1.4.1 to John for release. I'll let him decide/work the delay as he wants for this release.

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I know :)

Thanks for the comment though. This has already been packaged and sent to John as well.

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I-pod so embarrassed

Got my other half an iPod Nano for Christmas but I was sad to see that songbird is no longer supporting the iPod add-on.

Well that's a bummer, I looked like a complete idiot trying to convince my other half that Songbird and PortableApps was the way to go. Sad

On the plus side though, this version looks fantastic! I haven't played with SongBird in a while because the last version I used (0.7 I think) was pretty crude. It seems like it's come a long way. I just hope someone picks up support for the iPod Device Support Add-On.

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Yep

I know how you feel. I don't use it to sync my iPod, never have, but they did move the iPod support to community supported so...

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Doubtful

It's a bit doubtful since Apple seems intent on locking the iPod off to all other software unless it works through iTunes' published APIs. They routinely sue folks who work around the DRM that locks iPods to iTunes. And each new iPod firmware release seems designed to lock non-iTunes utilities out.

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Oh the irony

I resisted buying into the whole iPod thing for so long because of this very reason. One impulse buy at Christmas and I've fallen into the trap I fought so long to avoid. I thought that perhaps Apple had revised their wisdom, but it turns my faith in them was ill-advised.

I was thinking of buying of iTouch, but I think I'll stick with my poor mans, made-in-china cheap imitation now. At least I can control what goes on it, from where and what software I use.

Hooray for songbird. Boo to Apple.

Update: Looks like I might have use for Songbird after all. I can use my poor mans, made-in-china cheap imitation. The only bummer is that Songbird doesn't appear to support external flash media at the moment Sad

This portable version seems to be working quite nicely though! Although I agree the splash screens need to be sorted out. Smile

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Glad that it's working for

Glad that it's working for you! I think for now we're going to do the PA.c splash for 2 seconds (the standard) which should give Songbird's splash enough time to come up and neither to be covered up.

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1.5

I believe that 1.5 seconds is the standard now (and has been for a while). Though due to the way the plugin does its timing out, it often lasts longer than the stipulated time.

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2 Seconds

2 Seconds is what John set it to in the launcher, and it seems to be for other apps that I have such as Firefox. That is unless NSIS does some weird math where 2000 2000ms.

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1.2

It's 1.2. 1200ms.

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Hmmm

Unless you haven't updated the FF/Tbird launchers, etc, they're still showing 2000ms for the delay...

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1.2 Minimum

I should clarify that as 1.2 seconds minimum. It's set longer for some apps. FF/TB etc take longer to launch so get a slightly longer splash.

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Thanks

I thought it had changed at some point too, but the ones I looked at were 2000 still.

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Hmm...

I did seem to recall something like that, that it had gone down more, but couldn't find it immediately but I could find instances of 2000 and so I was just writing a comment saying "OK, you're right"... :/

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Eh

We were both right/wrong on this one Smile

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Very true

It's sad really. I like my iPod Touch, mainly for the apps and ability to web browse and whatnot...but now that I have my Nokia N900, I don't really even need it. It even has Flash support in the browser, has 32GB space built-in with an microSDHC expansion slot...so my iPod Touch pretty much collects dust now.

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