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Old 11-22-2013, 02:39 PM   #16
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:27 AM   #17
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Older versions were not bad.
When I said that I found winamp unstable, it wasnt newer versions but 1998-2003 (mostly 2.X) releases.

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

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There really is no reason to be rude.
You are _way_ too late with your foobar suggestion, and there was no need to be dismissive. I dont use foobar anymore because I'd rather use a linux native player.

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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.
Not quite, theres a few codecs, etc. that are only supported on foobar. They are silly 'we can get a 1% improvement over codec XXXX, arent we smart' codecs. So rather pointless at best. But it does show that many of the people who do play witrh audio files and codecs use foobar for whatever reason.

There are other players that let you customise the GUI, but I havent found any with as many options as foobar.

I've always been a big fan of the honesty of foobar. Rather than telling you how foobar sounds better than other players, they state blunty-

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Does foobar2000 sound better than other players?

No. Most of “sound quality differences” people “hear” are placebo effect (at least with real music), as actual differences in produced sound data are below their noise floor (1 or 2 last bits in 16bit samples).
http://www.foobar2000.org/FAQ

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Old 11-23-2013, 04:46 AM   #18
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Do we have epidemic that kills good stuff now?
Do you remember Gnome 2? KDE 3? Bash init scripts? Firefox 3? Cars with no electronics in them which you could actually repair and service in your garage? Cell phone with physical buttons? The list is almost infinite.
 
Old 11-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #19
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Do you remember Gnome 2? KDE 3? Bash init scripts? Firefox 3? Cars with no electronics in them which you could actually repair and service in your garage? Cell phone with physical buttons? The list is almost infinite.
Ok, unfortunately I've gotten accustomed to Gnome 3 to the point I actually like it now, aside from the new lock screen (really, swipe up with a mouse??)

I can't agree with you more about cell phones with physical buttons. Made things a hell of a lot easier, even blind dialing.

Cars with no electronics... yeah I still have my near acient cars (ok, 90s cars) for that reason, it's easy to work on, but still fuel injection is nice, rather not have to fiddle with a carb. Just not too much of the electronic crap in the 90s to get in the way.
 
Old 11-23-2013, 10:58 AM   #20
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Ok, unfortunately I've gotten accustomed to Gnome 3 to the point I actually like it now
I guess youíve lost that good old Gnome 2 feeling. íCause itís incompatible with Gnome Shell.
 
Old 11-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #21
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When I said that I found winamp unstable, it wasnt newer versions but 1998-2003 (mostly 2.X) releases.{...}You are _way_ too late with your foobar suggestion{...}
Read again. That is what i also said. Old version site is about older versions while filehippo site has newest.
BTW! Is there even such Winamp 2.97 release?!
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Do you remember Gnome 2? KDE 3? Bash init scripts? Firefox 3? Cars with no electronics in them which you could actually repair and service in your garage? Cell phone with physical buttons? The list is almost infinite.
Ummm...: Gnome and KDE - should be available yes but it should be time to move on; Bash init script - can't comment yet; Firefox 3 - and why would you need that(can find it in oldversion website)? Just get latest v25 and put this Firefox 2 theme(saw Fx3 theme too which was not supported yet but 2 will work and looks similar) on it and voila - no more need for Fx v3; Cars with no electrics - sounds boring and lame. Also some car companies(Dodge for example) still release cars with 'little to none' electronics; Cell phones with physical buttons - question of taste. Not to mention they are still available in shops or "unofficial shops"(places) or just use advert website like same eBay; list goes on to almost infinite but But BUT you have to understand that humanity needs to progress in technology aswell so it's nothing to be ashamed of to get new stuff as long as you learn to properly use it and appreciate it.

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Old 11-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #22
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Just get latest v25 and put this Firefox 2 theme
Watched the screenshots. Firefox still has new style of managing addons with this theme so doesn't really help. Addons were in a separate window back then, remember?
 
Old 11-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #23
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Watched the screenshots. Firefox still has new style of managing addons with this theme so doesn't really help. Addons were in a separate window back then, remember?
Really? You will reject this offer because of this small minor change that has no effect on browsing or design? First World Problems.
 
Old 11-23-2013, 08:57 PM   #24
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When I was using windows back in the day, Winamp was one of my favorite music players. But when I got started with linux way back, XMMS was the first music player I've used.
 
Old 11-24-2013, 12:35 AM   #25
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Read again. That is what i also said. Old version site is about older versions while filehippo site has newest.
Sorry, you've eitehr misread or mistranslated.

I said that I stopped using winamp becuase I found it unstable. You posted that the older versions werent bad. I replied that it was older versions I had found unstable.

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BTW! Is there even such Winamp 2.97 release?!
I cant remember if that was unoffical release from a developer who left the winamp team, or if I'm confusing it with a different media player.....
 
Old 11-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #26
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Goodbye winamp!
Or not. There is project to save winamp active - Save Winamp.
 
Old 11-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #27
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Long ago I liked Winamp. Than linux found me and shortly after so did VLC. There came a time I just stopped using Winamp because I really didn't need it anymore. I remember the dev saying that he would never make a linux version of Winamp. So with that memory I say let it die. There are plenty of current and up-to-date alternatives. VLC is one that comes to mind.

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #28
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Right, who cares about winanything? I also say VLC or:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175484428/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post5071052
and on...

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Old 11-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #29
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Do you remember Bash init scripts?
The Slackware users respond with, "say what?"
 
Old 11-27-2013, 11:43 AM   #30
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Personally I don't get all that sorrow across the web. Winamp 2 was one of my first audio players and a favourite one. Pretty much like for everyone I know of my generation. It was straitforward to use and its skinnability made it absolute #1 in its time. But times do change. Now Amarok is my #1 player. It does all Winamp could do (except changing skins that I wouldn't do anyway) and much more. Nowadays I wouldn't use a player that doesn't have a collection, can't fetch lyrics and covers from the web and so on. So it was a natural death for Winamp.


[offtopic] Btw I'm excited that Amarok is a Linux application. It's much superior to anything I tried on Windows and I tried a few audio players. Having to use Windows regularly I did my best to find a player I would like. Finally I found... Amarok in Clementine reincarnation.[/offtopic]
 
  


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