How to install Songbird on Ubuntu (Linux)?
I used to use Songbird 0.5 earlier with Ubuntu 7.10 but when I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 I somehow forgot to install it. May be I was too busy blogging so didn’t get time for music.
Today I downloaded Songbird 0.6 and tried to install it. Somehow I forgot how I installed it before. I searched for solution but couldn’t find any.
After a little logic I was able to install it. So here is what I did, may be it will help someone trying to install this excellent new music player for Linux specifically Ubuntu:
- Download Songbird 0.6 preferably on your desktop
- The file name is : Songbird_0.6_linux-i686.tar.gz
- Right click this file and extract everything using ‘Extract here‘ on desktop.
- This gives you a folder called ‘Songbird‘.
- Copy this folder to your Home folder or wherever you want.
- Right click somewhere on desktop and create a launcher. That’s it.
- Double click on this launcher to run Songbird.
- Follow on screen prompts for the first time to fully install it on your system.
- Steps are same no matter which Songbird revision you download.
For your information, Songbird is a platform independent application which works on Windows, Mac and Linux. You can get it right now…
Update 1# If you are having difficulty installing Songbird on Ubuntu 9.04, then ‘Completely remove’ libvisual-0.4-plugins. Then try following the above method.