Songbird 1.1 - The ReviewTech ·
I have had a wee bit of time to look at Songbird 1.1 and decide what I think about it. This may take a while, so I may blog some of it today, and some tomorrow. But the blog won’t go out until I finish this. So you might be reading this bit on Sunday, but I’m actually writing this on Saturday. Woop!
NOTE:I added no addons during this review, unless stated.
- Watch Folders
Ok, so this may not be a very revolutionary thing, but it is something that is essential in a mainstream full media centre. And now Songbird has it. I have tested this out…and I have to say…it works better than any media centre I have ever used. One thing that I know annoys a lot of people with iTunes…is that when you delete a file…iTunes doesn’t delete it. So when you go to play it iTunes goes “Ahhhhh…can’t find this”, and you go “Grrrrr”. Well…when you do it with Songbird, the song dissapears straight away. I moved a song away from my watched folder, switched straight to Songbird, and it was not in my library anymore. I then put the file back in, switched back to Songbird…and it was there again. That is IMMENSE! I would tell everyone you need to see this…it is immense.
- 7 Digital Music Store
So…not the best thing ever…but still a step in the right direction. The 7 Digital Music Store does what it says on the tin…sells music. It is in no way as good as the iTunes Store yet…as you can only get music (no TV shows, films, etc) but hey…its something isn’t it. Singles are normally 79p (familiar at all) and albums are 7.99. All (as far as I can see) are in mp3 format, so…its not gonna get me off CDs yet…I want me some lossless music. It also has a recommended section which takes your most played music and gives you some recommended stuff.
What I want is
- Integration of Amazon store
- Lossless downloads
- TV and film downloads.
Once we get that…Songbird will be able to compete with iTunes Store. Cause, although being a step in the right direction, it is not near being able to compete.