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Songbird 1.5 gets Video Playback Feature

Songbrid has gained video playback capabilities in the beta for forthcoming 1.5.0 release “Led Zepplin”.

Video formats/codecs supported so far are WMV, MPEG-4, Theora and H.264, though the songbird team themselves note that “support is still basic and will be improved for the 1.6.0 release.”

The video playback window with controls

Video’s can also be controlled via the main application window

Video integration will become fully rounded in the next-but-one release of songbird, codenamed ‘Madonna’ which aims to include transcoding of videos for device syncing/transfer.

Thanks to maXer