I thought about the question long ago when I first saw Mozilla’s Project Songbird. That was little crappy (when it was BETA), but that application worked. I used the application to find lots of Pink Floyd rare music collection. Then I forgot about the application almost for a year.
Today I saw a friend of mine using an application called Miro and at first he introduced me with the application saying, “this is a iTunes killer.” I came back to my computer to see more about the application and found it’s also based on Mozilla engine. Again I visited Songbird project home page today and I could not believe on my eyes by reading about all the features of the new Songbird.
On the site they says:
Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web. Songbird is committed to playing the music you want, from the sites you want, on the devices you want, challenging the conventions of discovery, purchase, consumption and organization of music on the Internet.
Songbird is a player and a platform. Like Firefox, Songbird is an open source, Open Web project built on the Mozilla platform. Songbird provides a public playground for Web media mash-ups by providing developers with both desktop and Web APIs, developer resources and fostering Open Web media standards, to wit, an Open Media Web.
Let me introduce you with the features of Songbird-
- It plays any popular media format – MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA
- Works on any platform – Linux, OS X, Windows, Solaris
- Super Search facility – You can find info on the song you are playing and you can even search a song and download that
Now the other media player I was talking about is Miro did some more improvements on Songbird and introduced excellent features you cannot wait to meet.
- It has all the features Songbird has
- It has the features from Joost
- It can Also play any popular video format – XVID, DIVX etc.
- Output is HD quality and they challenges that their output is better than anyone else.
- It connects with thousands of streaming channels and presents on your desktop.
- You can save YouTube videos.
I like a new idea about Miro that it can share videos through Torrent protocol. If you take a look at the applications, you will defiantly say these are the future of next generation online media.