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Songbird_1.10.0a_macosx-ppc.dmg (22.79 MB)
MD5: c7573a2030177b9ee186ae79ca06a095
For Mac OS X
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Songbird_0.5_macosx-ppc.dmg (32.42 MB)
MD5: c8387767edffc029642dfc213df154ad
For Mac OS X
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Songbird_0.6.1_macosx-ppc.dmg (35.44 MB)
MD5: 71e373767fff102f59fd1ffbe417231b
For Mac OS X
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Songbird_0.7.0_20080902_macosx-ppc.dmg (35.34 MB)
MD5: 8d94547c1bb904eee4e39f3672656378
For Mac OS X
This app works with: QEMU

We founded Songbird in 2006 with the vision of delivering a free and open media player that works with all modern Web services, and across the newest generation of media players and smart phones. We wanted to provide an immersive experience, so we made sure users could use the Web to find new music, discover the latest videos, listen to old favorites and experience a deeper connection to the songs they loved. Because we believe in a media experience controlled by the user, we made it easy for users to customize Songbird, select just the features they wanted, and change the interface to suit their mood. We know technology changes fast and no one wants to be locked into one device or platform for their media choices, so we continue to work to ensure Songbird works with a variety of players and phones. Which means you can get your music and video wherever you want it, the way you want it.

Since 2006 thousands of open source developers have contributed, by writing code, adding new features, and continuing to make Songbird better. And hundreds of thousands of listeners have responded, by downloading Songbird and creating a robust, vibrant Songbird community.

Songbird is built by a group of designers and developers that have previously worked on Winamp, Netscape Navigator, and Mozilla Firefox. We are committed to providing extraordinary experiences for users, around all forms of media, with the freedom and access that brings the coolest stuff on the web to you.

At Songbird we're ready for the future.

Songbird is a discontinued, Mozilla Gecko-based music player originally released in early 2006 with the stated mission "to incubate Songbird, the first Web player, to catalyze and champion a diverse, open Media Web".

More information, including version history, can be found on Wikipedia.

The following developer documentation is available

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS X 10.4+ PPC Binary


RetroReviewYT's picture
by RetroReviewYT - 2021, March 13 - 4:54pm

What we need is the source code to this unofficial version of it... problem is that I can’t find anything for it, and it’s successor, Nightingale is open source, but it is Intel only.

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by Jatoba - 2019, October 24 - 7:27pm

Thanks for sharing the process, it's always helpful to know what the solution was. "", huh? I had never heard of that place... Now I have it bookmarked as yet another source to crawl.

There's certainly no harm in archiving any of the older versions. There's less a purpose in doing so than archiving key versions, sure, but it might still be interesting to have. Historical purposes aside, sometimes certain older versions of software can have some advantage over newer ones. (Not that I know of any for Songbird, in comparison to what we currently have.)

If uploaded, we might just want to add a description to each download accordingly. Smile

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by ellejohara - 2019, October 24 - 6:46pm

Like most folks, I imagine, I thought it would be as simple as checking Nope! And according to posts on and, folks had been looking for 0.6.1 for the last five years.

I checked sourceforge and cnet (and their wayback archives). I tried different search terms. Nothing. I finally managed to find it on, but they wanted me to install their own ad-filled downloader app. No thanks. Fortunately there was a direct download link in tiny text just below the main link.

So I tried that and ... success! After installing it on my Powerbook Pismo to verify this was legit, I had to get it uploaded here because I knew folks had been looking for it. There are also several release candidates all the way back to 0.2.5 RC1 archived there. Maybe those should get uploaded here as well?

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by Jatoba - 2019, October 24 - 2:32pm

@ellejohara Thank you very much! Where did you manage to find it, in the end? When I had tried, I couldn't find it at all. Really awesome that you managed it. Smile

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by fogWraith - 2019, October 24 - 9:16am

Thank you very much, for finding and sharing 0.6.1 Smile

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by ellejohara - 2019, October 24 - 8:12am

I spent several hours scouring the internet looking for version 0.6.1, the last official version for PPC. I don't know why I was so driven to find this, but I'm happy to report I did!