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Winamp shutting down on December 20, 2013

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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:40

Found via Reddit: The end of an era - Winamp will shut down a month from now. 

 

 

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. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release.
Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.

 

Source: Winamp.com

 

Shame, I used Winamp for ages back in the early 2000s. R.I.P.




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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:42

Wow, end of an era. I used to use Winamp back in the day, then I switched to iTunes/foobar2000. I was actually thinking about giving it a shot again before I moved to JRiver Media Center.

 

R.I.P. Winamp. :(



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:43

Ah, Winamp v2 on Windows XP. Those were the days, R.I.P. (Y)

#4 Tager

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:44

that's too bad. I currently use Winamp



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:44

This is sad to hear as it was a decent player and supported some of the more obscure music file formats. :( R.I.P Winamp.



#6 trag3dy

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:46

That's a shame. I like most others used winamp, too. And then Foobar for quite a while and am now using Aimp3. I find that Aimp3 is a pretty good successor to winamp. 



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:46

Honestly, I stopped using Winamp after Nullsoft was bought by AOL. Winamp 2.10 forever. <3



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:46

same here



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:47

Any guesses as to why? I mean, it's one thing to just discontinue updates or fixes and barely anyone would notice, another is suddenly slamming the door shut.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:48

Winamp lost much of its traction because of 3 being pretty crappy. I don't think it ever really gained its following back.



#11 +Boo Berry

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:49

Maybe AOL is loosing so much money they're shutting Winamp down? I mean, seriously, the whole Winamp Pro thing was a disaster - I don't know anyone who bought a license.



#12 protocol7

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:50

Any guesses as to why? I mean, it's one thing to just discontinue updates or fixes and barely anyone would notice, another is suddenly slamming the door shut.

 

AOL most likely.



#13 Roger H.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 18:59

Guess the llamas ass finally got kicked too much! :no:



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:00

Winamp, what great times we had together. 



#15 torrentthief

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:00

I have been a loyal winamp user, i've used it for 15yrs, i use the classic skin as i don't like the modern look, it also uses way less ram. I'm really sad to see the development stopped. I doubt it will be opensourced.

 

v5.66 was released today btw.





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