Thursday, September 20, 2018

Nightingale – A Beautifully Reborn of Songbird Music Player

Do you Remember Songbird? It was one of the most loving music players among Linux users. After the death of this beautiful music player at 2010, Nightingale born from the ashes of Songbird. Nightingale is another open source music player developed by the fan of the Songbird community. So, it’s a free open source music player built on Songbird’s source code. Nightingale is really adored by the Linux community because of its beautiful UI and cross-platform feature.

Nightingale is widely used among all OS because of its functionality and UI.  It supports all the audio format file available in the digital sea. Since nightingale is developed on the core of Mozilla’s  XULRunner with few other libraries like GStreamer media framework, and libtag. So you have add-ons supports, which provides different functionality, like media tagging, playback support etc. This is one of the most notable parts of this music app. Nightingale’s cross-platform with 32 and 64-bit architecture supports different audio file format.

Nightingale – A Beautiful Cross-Platform Music Player

Nightingale’s UI is really customizable and that is why they call it “feathers”. The user can change its skin by CSS and image manipulation program like GIMP or Photoshop.

Features in Nightingale

  • This software is Free and opensource.
  • Supports all the audio file format like mp3, FLAC, AAC, Apple Lossless, WMA etc.
  • Nightingale audio app supports music customization.
  • It has cross-platform support with Windows XP, Vista, win 7, Linux, Mac OS with 32-64 its architecture.
  • Supports including scrobbling.
  • Offers metadata editor.
  • EQ presets.
  • Can run apple’s FairPlay encoded audio files.
  • Users can control the playback via command line.
  • UI is beautiful and customizable.
  • Supports mp3 download and subscribing mp3 blog and even you can make a playlist like a proper music player.

How to Install in Ubuntu, Linux Mint or other Ubuntu-based distros

Install it by using PPA. Run the following command into the Terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release
sudo apt update
sudo apt-get install nightingale

Or else you can always download your preference versions from the official site.

Download Nightingale

As an extensive listener I have tried hundreds of music player, tried to be easy with it but I can not. After reborn of Nightingale, I am stuck with it and I am loving it.

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