Songbird is far from just your normal media player. As well as having the ability to play your normal music, it has an integrated web browser, integrated Last.fm support and many different skins and plug-ins.
Image From: http://www.getsongbird
So what are you waiting for? Run the following command to download it:
Now to unpack it:
tar zxvf Song*.tar.gz
Now we will want to move the icon png image to a different location. You can chose a different location from me if you wish:
sudo mv songbird.png /usr/share/pixmaps
Rather then having more folders and files cluttering up my home folder, I decided to move the folder to /opt. To do this, run the following command:
sudo mv Songbird/ /opt/
The only problem now is that you will have to be root to launch the application. To get around this problem, you will need to change the ownership of the files:
sudo chown -hR username Songbird
*Change username for your username!
You can now run the application by using the following command:
Rather then having to type that command out every time to launch it, you can add the application to the menu. To do this, right click on your menu -> Edit Menu. Now choose which section you wish to place it - I chose Sound & Video, Then chose New Item. Use the following details in the pop-up window:
Comment: Thanks jamsubuntu.blogspot.com!
To change the icon, click on the image in the top left, and navigate to where you original moved the Songbird icon (/usr/share/pixmaps). When you have found the icon you wish to use, simply click on it to replace it with the default icon. Click OK to complete it.