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.
New Features and Improvements
Playlist and track sync with Android devices has been improved. Added official support for Google/Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy SII, HTC Evo 3D, and Galaxy Nexus. The issue with WMA tracks not being playable after updating to 1.10.1 should be resolved. When creating a Smart Playlist with the criteria of "Playlist is Library", Songbird no longer crashes.
- Songbird may crash while mounting a device. ( bug 22960)
- The blue dots that indicate tracks on a device that are not yet in the main library may not display until the line is hovered over. ( bug 23711)
- Video recordings transferred from devices may have a generic name and metadata inside Songbird. ( bug 23826)
- Removable storage in phones (mostly Samsungs) is not always detected if the phone is connected while * * * Songbird is running. ( bug 25336)
Other Known Bugs/Issues
Below are the high profile bugs/issues which are known to still be open for this release. You can also check the Common Duplicates page for lesser profile known issues.
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