Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How to install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Songbird is a opensource Media Player and a web browser,  from the developers of wimamp and Yahoo Music Engine. Songbird is a cross platform utility can be used in Windows, Linux, Solaris  and  Mac. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. It supports a variety of file formats and is an excellent option for organizing your music files in your system. It is derived from mozilla supports Searching for extensions and plugins.

Howto Install Songbird for Ubuntu
Download Songbird from here
You will get the tar.gz file Current Version
Now move the file to /opt folder
$ sudo mv Songbird_1.4.3-1438_linux-i686.tar.gz /opt
$cd /opt
Now extract the file using
$ tar xzvf Songbird_1.4.3-1438_linux-i686.tar.gz
It automatically  create a Songbird folder and extract the files in to it.
Change file permissions
$sudo chmod -R 755 Songbird or (chown -R shibu:shibu Songbird)
$cd Songbird
$ /opt/Songbird/Songbird

Now Your Songbird will Run
You can add /opt/Songbird/Songbird to your Menu.