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A community supported fork of the Songbird media player and library.

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Nightingale is a community created fork of the Songbird media player. It is developed by a proud community and we are equally proud to bring you the most extensible, feature-rich media experience on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

See the official website at for the source, builds, and information.

On Sourceforge, we provide our releases, the binary deps for building, as well as builds for testing purposes.

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  • Plays MP3, WAV, Ogg, FLAC and many more
  • Supports OGG Theora and other formats, depending on the platform
  • Uses the system's gstreamer on Linux
  • Customizable with many add-ons
  • Can look just like you want it to, thanks to feathers
  • Powerful library organization and browsing
  • Fast full text library search
  • Integrated browser


Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Gnome, XUL

Programming Language

C++, C, Objective C, JavaScript


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