Monday, April 14, 2008

SXCE A decent media play experience..

Songbird, is a media player built on top of Firefox.
Now you maybe wondering why build a media player out of a web browser. Well here is the short answer:

Music is social and so is the internet. It can also be noted that the internet is very big but we have a excellent modern day tool, you guest it, a web browser to navigate this landscape.
However, your media library is not far off the kind of landscape that this internet is, in one word, cluttered. In other words you end up not knowing what you got and what you don't have..
To add to this, much of your media content is now becoming more and more part of your online experience such as internet radio and music/artist blogs. So why not fuse all this together with the web browser ?

Welcome to the Songbird media player (main site) :
(Solaris port) :

Install Howto for "Songbird 0.5 release for Solaris x86" :

$bunzip2 -cd Songbird_0.5_solaris-i386.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
#mv Songbird_0.5 /opt/
$/opt/Songbird_0.5/songbird &

And that's all.. :~)


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