Software Update: Songbird 1.7.2

Songbird has been updated to version 1.7.2. This open source music player is based on Gecko and is available for Windows and Mac OS X. There are also versions for Linux and Solaris, but they are not officially supported yet. Songbird is being developed by Poti, short for ‘Pioneers of the Inevitable’. This group includes developers who were involved with Winamp and Yahoo Music Engine, among others. More information about the possibilities of this program is on this page to find back. Below is an overview of the most important changes and improvements that have been made to the Meuktracker since the previous entry:

1.5.0b1 New features and improvements

Video Support

  • Songbird is now able to import and play back most WMV, MPEG-4, Theora, and H.264 video files. Support is still basic and will be improved for the 1.6.0 release.
  • Video transcoding for device sync is not yet implemented. It will be implemented in the Songbird 1.6.0 release. (bug 17498, bug 18128)

1.6.0 Release Notes

New features and improvements

  • Video transcoding from Songbird’s supported playback formats to MJPEG with IMA-ADPCM audio for playback on portable devices
  • Detection of device capabilities for file transfer, file playback on device and UI updates.
  • Import network proxy settings from Internet Explorer on Windows
  • Improve gracenote metadata writing
  • Enhancements to implementation and expansion of covered devices

1.7.0 Release Notes

New features and improvements

  • Songbird is now supported on the Windows 7 operating system.
  • Device sync for photos which allows users to transfer JPEG and PNG images from a source folder on the computer to their supported device.
  • Support for AAC file decoding.

1.7.1 Release Notes

New features and improvements

  • Songbird is now supported on the Windows 7 operating system.
  • Device sync for photos which allows users to transfer JPEG and PNG images from a source folder on the computer to their supported device.
  • Support for AAC file decoding.

1.7.2 Release Notes

New features and improvements

  • Songbird now supports the Philips Muse and CAM devices
  • Support for removable SD storage in devices
  • MPEG-4 and WMV encoding support
  • Video playback support for the Mac

Songbird 1.7.2 screenshot, click on the image for a larger version.

Version number 1.7.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website songbird nest
Download http://getsongbird.com/system-requirements.php
File Sizes 12.90MB – 19.40MB
License type GPL
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