Install Songbird Latest Version in Ubuntu(Lucid, Karmic, Jaunty)


Multimedia apps for Ubuntu are really coming around. Now its the Songbird, the long forgotten multimedia application. Songbird  has really turned around since I last tried it out an year ago. Lets see how to install songbird in Ubuntu Lucid, Karmic and Jaunty using Ubuntu Songbird PPA. Update: Songbird recently decided to discontinue support for Linux. So I won't recommend users to install it anymore. Look at the alternative media players instead.

Install Songbird in Ubuntu Lucid and Karmic
  • Installing Songbird in Ubuntu Lucid and Ubuntu Karmic is quick and easy.
  • Add Songbird-daily PPA and GPG Key. Copy-paste the following line into Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:songbird-daily/ppa
  • And Install Songbird. Again copy-paste the following lines to Terminal.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install songbird
  • Done. Goto Applications - Sound & Video - Songbird. Thats it.
Install Songbird in Ubuntu Jaunty and Intrepid
  • It is a little more complicated here.
  • Add the GPG Key first. Copy-paste the following line to Terminal.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 5719E347
  • Now, You will have to add the following songbird-daily repo to your third-party repository list.  
  • For that, goto System - Administration - Software Sources, select the Other Software tab and Click ADD.
  • Now, depending on the version of Ubuntu you use, copy-paste the following line.
For Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/songbird-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

For Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/songbird-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
  • Save and exit and click on Reload when prompted.
  • Now Install Songbird. Simply copy-paste the following lines.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install songbird
  • Done. Goto Applications - Sound & Video - Songbird. Enjoy :-)

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