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Old 11-21-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Winamp is officially dead.


After 15 years of llama-whipping, AOL shuts down Winamp for good

How dead is it?

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Winamp.com and associated Web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download.
That dead.

Apart from the obvious "we all started with Winamp" factor, Winamp was a huge influence on Linux's audio players. Slackware 14.1 still ships with xmms, which is a faithful Winamp 2 clone. And I believe Audacious is still compatible with Winamp 2 skins.
 
Old 11-21-2013, 07:37 AM   #2
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WTF? Do we have epidemic that kills good stuff now? Like recently Opera died now Winamp dies..who is next?
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{...}"we all started with Winamp" factor{...}
Not so fast! Winamp is definetly something we all remember but it doesn't mean we all started with it. For example before Winamp there was built-in Windows Media Player on Windows 98 and CD Player in Accessories..but after 2.x and 3. Winamp no longer was enjoyable so i can suggest move to others like Apollo(great but outdated so use only if have great sound system otherwise pick something freshier) or Aimp(this one is updated and does job much more elegant than Winamp).
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Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download.
That's what they think... http://www.filehippo.com/download_winamp/history/

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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Windows 98?? Darn Newbies. Some of us started with the Commodore 64 midi player and piggybacked our own SID chips to get stereo.
 
Old 11-21-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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Windows 98?? Darn Newbies.{...}
He asked(not really asked but you got idea) about music player not about OS(Norton Commander btw)! There really is no reason to be rude. Some people(like you did) just got lucky more and got computers earlier. :P
 
Old 11-21-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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I can't help but see Winamp as something that was unofficially dead since ages ago. And for good reasons: the UX leaves a lot to be desired.
 
Old 11-21-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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I think the great thing about old versions of WA is that they were simple yet powerful and pretty much just worked. What more could you want from a music player? Sure, if you're into specialist stuff, or like to organize albums etc then you'd want something a bit more elaborate, however if you had a list of tracks that you wanted to play with a lightweight free tool then Winamp hit the spot. It certainly has a place in my heart from growing up in the 2000's .
 
Old 11-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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What I most liked about Winamp was its skinability. I still use some of my old Winamp skins with XMMS, though mostly I use VLC now because it just works.
 
Old 11-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #8
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Dang, thats a shame. I have very fond memories of Winamp, and messing with it's plugins. Hell I still have Winamp on my system, even though I am only running Slackware now, I still have Winamp installed under Wine...
 
Old 11-22-2013, 03:35 AM   #9
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Goodbye winamp!
 
Old 11-22-2013, 06:28 AM   #10
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WTF? Do we have epidemic that kills good stuff now?
Winamp....good? I stopped using it because it was unstable on my systems (various versions).

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Winamp no longer was enjoyable so i can suggest move to others like Apollo(great but outdated so use only if have great sound system otherwise pick something freshier)
Apollo is IMO vastly overrated, and its so far out of development (last release was 2007) I wouldnt suggest it to anyone, even if I did think it had better sound quality than other players.
 
Old 11-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #11
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Winamp....good? I stopped using it because it was unstable on my systems (various versions).

Apollo is IMO vastly overrated, and its so far out of development (last release was 2007) I wouldnt suggest it to anyone, even if I did think it had better sound quality than other players.
Older versions were not bad.

FINE! Use Foobar2000 then for offline music. People still brag how great this one is...

Also Firefox is next in line for Chrome disease..

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Old 11-22-2013, 01:46 PM   #12
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Older versions were not bad.

FINE! Use Foobar2000 then for offline music. People still brag how great this one is...

Also Firefox is next in line for Chrome disease..
The best part of foobar2000 is that you can customize the UI. I'll take that option over a static UI anytime. Otherwise, it does everything that every other music player does.
 
Old 11-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #13
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[OT]

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Also Firefox is next in line for Chrome disease..
I really hope it isn't

[/OT]
 
Old 11-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #14
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I really hope it isn't
http://msujaws.wordpress.com/2013/11...landing-plans/
 
Old 11-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #15
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Oh, you were referring to the upcoming Firefox UI? I thought you meant that Google Chrome was taking over and FF was going the same route as Winamp. Well, Australis doesn't look that bad (though it's very similar to Google Chrome indeed).
 
  


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