Songbird is a mozilla powered media player which claims to give iTunes a run for it’s money. Songbird’s latest release has delivered improved CD ripping and mass storage syncing support. Unlike most CD Ripping tools Songbird is capable of looking up metadata information from Gracenote to ensure complete data is held on each MP3 in it’s library.
Songbird is also capable of ripping songs in FLAC, OGG or WMA formats along with the most common extensions, it’s also capable of syncing with Apple iPod’siPhones along with generic MP3 players and mass storage devices.
Songbird ties in with some of the more popular social networking sites, delivering rich track related media from flickr, YouTube and Last.FM.
Like many popular applications out in the wild Songbird offers a feature rich API allowing developers the potential to develop any add-on they can think of. A rich add-on directory already exists and is being added to constantly!
Even if you are a massive iTunes fan, Songbird is still worth a try!
Songbird is available for most operating systems from the hosts website