Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Maybe I'm late on the Songbird bandwagon, but I'm glad I got on it. At first, Songbird just looks like an opensource, black iTunes. But it's much more than that. Songbird runs in a browser window and is essentially a jukebox for the internet. Run the program and open a music blog such as Tofu Hut or anyone of its thousand links. All mp3's on the page appear in the cue. Now it's easy to play the song, download it, or add it to a custom playlist. Try opening an education sites with mp3s lectures (such as the Harvard E-1 computer science course): Songbird is a easy way to make playlists of free educational materials.