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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Apr 22, 2014
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Nightingale Review

Sven Sorensen
An open-source and feature-packed audio player suite
A review of Nightingale by Sven Sørensen

For users sick of bogged down software like iTunes yet not interested in more mainstream music management software like Winamp, there's Nightingale.

Nightingale is a free and feature-rich media management application and audio player which is based on Songbird. What's more is its inclusion of Mozilla code making it a web browser, too.

Apart from the built-in web browser, Nightingale includes many of the features you would expect in an extensive media library management program. It plays many of the most common audio formats like MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc. and yet it also plays most of the video formats floating around on the web -- but it's not really designed as a video player.

Managing playlists and adding album artwork is a breeze and editing ID tags of audio files is also supported. Just as Winamp and iTunes, there's little lacking feature-wise with Nightingale. It also fully supports skinning and comes with several pre-installed.

Worth noting: On installation, there are a few plugins which the installer will recommend: Last.FM, Soundcloud, Shoutcast, MashType and mLyrics. These provide access to online data services and streams.

In conclusion, Nightingale is a full-fledged music player which also supports web browsing from within the application.

Nightingale features and highlights:
  • Plugins compatible with Songbird (with one modification to the addon)
  • Ability to play multiple audio formats, such as MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Apple Lossless and WMA
  • Ability to play Apple FairPlay-encoded audio on Windows
  • Ability to play Windows Media DRM audio on Windows platforms
  • Media files stored on pages viewed in the browser show up as playable files in Nightingale
  • MP3 file download
  • Ability to subscribe to MP3 blogs as playlists
  • Ability to build custom mixes
  • Ability to scan the user's computer for all audio files and add them to a local library
  • A configurable and collapsible graphical user interface similar to iTunes, and mini-player mode
  • Keyboard shortcuts and media keyboard support
  • integration via a plugin, complete with love/hate buttons
  • Microsoft MTP compatible device support
  • Ability to edit and save metadata tags
  • Gapless playback and ReplayGain
  • Watch folders

Nightingale is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from mp3 player software without restrictions. Nightingale 1.12.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This music player software is filed under:
  • Nightingale Download
  • Freeware MP3 Player Software
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Major release: Nightingale 1.12

Compatibility with this music player software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Nightingale may be available from Nightingale Team.

Nightingale has been picked by our editors as very good.
Nightingale has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Nightingale 1.12.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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