I am eagerly anticipating the Mac version of this one. It could have a dramatic effect on the podcasting landscape if people could have the ability to create and share playlists of podcasts and podsafe music through podcasting sites. Follow link for screen shots.

Songbird, the eagerly anticipated new media browser and web player built on the Mozilla (Firefox) engine, will launch (for Windows) later tonight or this morning. Mac and linux will come later.

Since songbird is a web browser in addition to a media player, user will be able to browse web sites. If audio files are embedded in the site, they will be displayed separately and can be played, downloaded, included in playlists, etc.

Because Songbird is built on the Mozilla platform it will be fully extensible by third parties with minimal developer skills – XML, CSS and Javascript. Extensions will work across all platforms – windows, mac and linux. Songbird is also open source and developers may modify the source code.

TechCrunch » Songbird to Launch Tonight

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