PPC Versions of Songbird

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  1. netsrot39 macrumors member

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    Hello community,
    so I was looking for a similar music player like Swinsian, Foobar 2k and Winamp but for PPC. After some searching I came across Songbird which really works great and is way better than iTunes IMO. Unfortunately all links to .dmg files for the powerpc versions (official and unofficial ones) are now defunct but luckily the WaybackMachine crawled most of them so that they can be retrieved. Nonetheless I would really like version 0.6.1 and 1.4.3 of said application but these are the versions web.archive.org never crawled. So if anybody has got Songbird_1.4.3-0_macosx-ppc.dmg and Songbird_0.6.1_macosx-ppc.dmg does he or she mind sharing it? :)

    Just in case anyone is interested, these are the archived links I found.
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    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://s3.amazonaws.com/download.songbirdnest.com/installer/macosx/ppc/*
    
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.the-eleven.com/tlegg/files/songbird/*
    
    
     
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  4. netsrot39 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. However version 1.9.0a which I downloaded via web.archive.org works fine on my PowerBook G4 (OS X Leopard). I haven't tested 1.10.0 as of now but the .dmg file does open without any problems so I think you just had a bad download?
     
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    A little louder for the folks in back of the room!
     
  6. RhianB, Jun 8, 2019
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    Instead of asking someone else to do it for you, why don't you kiddos take it upon yourself to archive it at Macintosh Garden? In this way you yourselves specifically ensure that it is archived for posterity and is backed up in multiple places.

    Yes, please do this for me immediately. Thank you.
     
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    Awesome, @RhianB. Perhaps you hadn’t considered how conservation has been the praxis for some of us all along. Archival science, often at odds with the empty motive of private profit, is one of my formal disciplines, and I always side with the take of open preservation, conservation, and curation of information and content in the face of commercial abandonment or its IP-based confinement.

    As for Songbird specifically? I don’t have Songbird, so I can’t conserve it personally.
     
  8. B S Magnet macrumors 6502

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    Heck, I found two versions which ought to work for both 10.4 PPC and 10.5 PPC platforms and added them to the Garden. There are Intel-only versions which could also be added, but I was lazy and didn’t get on the ball with that.

    You’re welcome. :)
     
  9. netsrot39 thread starter macrumors member

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    You can add these two as well if you want (I've tested 1.9 and it works both in Tiger and Leopard)

    Code:
    https://www29.zippyshare.com/v/817OpqJD/file.html
    https://www29.zippyshare.com/v/rXtLEX78/file.html
    
     
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    You can now add them, too!
     
  11. netsrot39 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay I thought you uploaded the two versions to MG so that's why I created the post before. I'll have to create an account first in order to add the versions I found. I'll try to upload them once I tracked down more versions and add them in bulk. And please don't take my offer to add them as an insult but lightly. Thanks!
     
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    Nah, I’m not offended. This is a collaborative team effort and that was me handing the baton to you to enhance the Songbird MG page. :)
     
  13. Traace macrumors regular

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    Sure, no Prob. :) Next time I just upload it to MG while also provide a link to my public wiki website. (tinyurl was just used here for a quick dl)

    Beside that, I saved many applications and other stuff for osx powerpc. While I like MG and appreciate the work, I'm more a fan of self hosted RAID systems. It gives maximum control and responsibility over important data. Without worrying that the lovely cloud provider will be down one day(together will all its data).
     
  14. B S Magnet, Jun 15, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    Of course, for personal data archival, having a RAID redundancy setup is splendid.

    That’s, however, neither the purpose nor the function what of a publicly-crowdsourced archival strategy (via non-commercial repository online) should serve.

    The two methodologies — local backup-and-redundancy plus online public repositories — can and should co-exist as a good praxis for community-based preservation of legacy software applications, files, and datasets which would otherwise be lost as abandonware or simply just lost forever.

    MG set out to serve the public good pretty openly, and you’re welcome to re-position your personal wiki to do the same. But please don’t be terribly unnerved or shocked by the overall lack of general knowledge of your wiki by folks who aren’t aware of who you are. Even your tinyurl links don’t really point to the root level of your own wiki.
     

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