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mll 03 December 2008 11:30 am

Musepack for songbird ?
Hi there,

Songbird 1.0 is out. Even if it's a beta rather than a real release, I see no support for musepack there. :(

Is anyone here planning a MPC plugin ? (beyond my skills unfortunately, even if the actively encourage plugins creation)

Shy 03 December 2008 08:35 pm

Their lack of support for Musepack, WavPack, Speex and other formats is strange, since they a have a GStreamer (which supports all these) media core, yet ignore the formats. The question is why someone would write a third-party plugin when their media core should support the format in the first place.

incaseof 08 December 2008 01:22 pm

If you're using linux and if gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad package is installed, Songbird is supposed to play Musepack format. More infortmation on this here.

If you're using Mac, because Songbird is using QuickTime for media playback and because there is no third party plugin provides Musepack support for QT you'll probably wait for a stable amarok Mac package like me :(

I have no idea for Songbird on Windows.

mll 10 December 2008 04:01 pm

Wel I don't anything on this gstreamer thingie, but I have first-hand knowledge that Songbird 1.0 can't play Musepack on Windows.

incaseof 16 April 2009 01:11 pm

People who want to voice their opinion:

Antonski 17 April 2009 01:11 pm


Antonski 17 April 2009 01:28 pm

I would suggest you to give a try to MusicBee.
It looks very promising (although at beta state) and it already supports Musepack.


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