Just a quick post to shed some attention on Songbird, a music player that’s built on the same base as Firefox and claims to ‘Play the web’. I came across a link to this screencast last week and decided to give it a try. Some screenshots:

Default skin The default skin Surfing, using the alternative skin Surfing, using the alternative skin The Mini-Player The Mini-Player

The verdict: Songbird misses some basic features to become my number one music player:

  • It lacks a system tray icon.

  • It can’t play non-ascii song names/tags (i.e. Lais)