After one-year of development presents a new release of the Media Player Nightingale, within which develops fork the Songbird project, providing a full platform support Linux, along with Windows and Mac OS X.
The basic part of the player is available under the licenses GPL. The components borrowed from the Mozilla, licensed under MPL and BSD. The presented release of Nightingale is synchronized with the code’s base Songbird 2.2.0.
Project Nightingale was founded by independent enthusiasts in April 2010, shortly after the deal Songbird oversees the firm with the company Philips, resulting in major efforts were made to support the development of Windows and Mac OS X, and Linux has been removed from the status of officially supported platform. Informal build Songbird for Linux is still going to enthusiasts, but lag on the realized and opportunities do not pass a full test cycle.
As Songbird, player Nightingale is based on technologies Mozilla (XULRunner), optimized for cataloging and navigating large music collections, as well as to search for music on the Web, integration with music web-services and social networks. Other features include:
– a system of dynamic playlists;
– support for changing the appearance of a skins;
– playback mode without pause;
– powerful tools to import files from a local drive or network;
– user-friendly interface for working with large music collections, with the possibility of splitting the data into sections ( by author, genre, etc.);
– search and sorting.
From changes in new release is noted carrying out a lot of work on elimination of mistakes and increase in stability. Leaving from delivery of third-party libraries complete with a player is carried out – Nightingale uses now regular libraries of a distribution kit. Means for integration into the menu of management by a sound and notification system Unity and GNOME desktop environments are included. The new installer for the Windows platform, not demanding for installation of privileges of the administrator was added. Range of supported formats for video import (3gp, ogv, avi, divx, flv, mov, mp4, m4v, webm, wmv) was expanded. Increased the number of ported from Songbird add-ons, for example was ported addition to integration with the social network of music soundcloud.com. XULRunner engine has been updated to version 18.104.22.168.