Songbird wipes users’ music

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We love Songbird, the free open-source media player. But thanks to a bug within its iPod support add-on, it’s been running around your music library, burning files at random. One user over at Wired.com lost 60GB of music, while another had 70GB wiped without warning. Songbird has long been a great option for those tired of Windows Media Player, and unwilling to stick Apple’s proprietary iTunes software on their computer. This bug will certainly have iPod users abandoning the program, and such poor publicity is sure to hurt the program in the future. If you’re a Songbird user, get your music library backed up now.

[via Wired]

UPDATE: It’s all fixed. Head over here to find an updated add-on.

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One response to “Songbird wipes users’ music

  1. The iPod add on has been updated. Details can be found on the Songbird blog: http://blog.songbirdnest.com/2009/03/19/ipod-add-on-updated-bug-bites-the-dust/

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