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
Songbird_1.4.3-1438_linux-i686.tar.gz
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
$./Songbird 
        or
$ /opt/Songbird/Songbird

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

9 comments:

digital said...

Good job, you have done a very excellent job in providing such an affective and valuable information.

Eric said...

i could not extract the file in /opt. says 'Cannot open: No such file or directory' to each item. when it is obviously there. and i have typed the file name in correctly. any ideas as to what the problem is?

Anonymous said...

/opt/Songbird/Songbird: No such file or directory

panayara said...

use This command for moving your downloaded file to /opt.
$ sudo mv Songbird_1.4.3-1438_linux-i686.tar.gz /opt

if you have no opt folder Create One
with sudo mkdir /opt

after coping you have to extract the tar.gz with
$ tar xzvf Songbird_1.4.3-1438_linux-i686.tar.gz

Emanuel said...

Greatly Explained thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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Anonymous said...

I had to use "sudo tar xzvf Songbird_1.4.3-1438_linux-i686.tar.gz" but otherwise it worked well. Thanks for the assistance.

Anonymous said...

Songbird now have a dedicated launchpad repo. I think that is the easiest way to install Songbird in Ubuntu.
http://www.techdrivein.com/2010/03/install-songbird-latest-version-in.html

Anonymous said...

I think this is in order:

Howto Install Songbird for Ubuntu
Download Songbird from here
You will get the tar.gz file Current Version
Songbird_1.4.3-1438_linux-i686.tar.gz
First go to the directory containing the downloaded file
$ cd Downloads
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
$ sudo 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)
$cd Songbird$./songbird or
$ /opt/Songbird/songbird
Now Your Songbird will Run
You can add /opt/Songbird/songbird to your Menu.

Pls note the changes. That's what worked for me, hope it does for you too.

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