ï»¿Nightingale is a community based fork of the Songbird Media player distributed under the GNU GPL and portions (XULRunner and Mozilla libs) licensed under the Mozilla MPL/BSD license. The goal of Nightingale is to create a Media Player, which will eventually use only system libraries to conserve space. Currently, some libraries are still bundled, but progress is being made to change this fact. This git tree is based on the Songbird 1.11 tree, rebranded and enhanced for Nightingale. It's a reflection of what our Xul 6+ releases will be like.
It is capable of playing music. I imported just one album and was able to play "Big in Japan".
What does not
I restarted nightingale.exe after it crashed and toggled my watch folder. It prompted to add from that "new" watch folder. I accepted and it failed during import again with the same error. I restarted nightingale.exe - again - and tried to import from File->Import media... it crashed with the same error.
This ultimate time, it did add some tracks which I found upon restart. I tried to play a few of those tracks, but I would get errors.
What was not tested
I was not able to add my collection of music.
After I got one song to play, I quit testing because nothing could really push the rating upward. I have confirmed that it is possible to play music from Nightingale 1.11 and that Bug 23570 does not effect Nightingale.
I will re-test Nightingale when a new version of Nightingale is released. This tertiary test was to confirm that advancements in Wine probably won't help Nightingale on Wine very much. I have hopes that the next version of Nightingale will help stabilize it on Wine. During one of my crashes, an error about TagLib occured. The next version of Nightingale will likely have support for Vanilla TagLib.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora 18 x86_64||Mar 10 2013||1.5.25||Yes||No||Garbage||gatlibs|
|Show||Fedora 17 x86_64||Aug 05 2012||1.5.8||N/A||Yes||Garbage||gatlibs|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Nov 21 2012||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Garbage||gatlibs|
|Show||Fedora 16 x86_64||May 14 2012||1.5.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||gatlibs|