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r.i.p. Winamp shutting down on December 20, 2013

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Shoutcast will be going down too :( ?

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Winamp as a service must be hemorrhaging money if they're shutting it down and removing all traces in such a short span of time.

 

This doesn't include Shoutcast stuff though right? 

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Kinda depressing hearing this. Been using this since the early 2000's, I still use Winamp to this day. One of the best to ever do it IMO. I use the Lite version. (Y)

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Can't believe this! Just put up a petition. To me, Winamp was a valuable piece of the internet history, just like Napster or Kazaa. R.I.P Winamp!

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Can't believe this! Just put up a petition. To me, Winamp was a valuable piece of the internet history, just like Napster or Kazaa. R.I.P Winamp!

Post a link! I would definitely sign it. I love Winamp.

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I grew up using winamp and no other player... now I will have to find a replacement at least until winamp no longer works on windows... how sad.

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I grew up using winamp and no other player... now I will have to find a replacement at least until winamp no longer works on windows... how sad.

It will be a longggggggg time before that happens lol.

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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.

 

I did after using winamp since W95, waah no more milkdrop :(

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Very sad :(

 

Winamp has been my default mp3 player for 14 years.

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Winamp will be whipping llama's in heaven now :(

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It will be a longggggggg time before that happens lol.

Yup, it won't suddenly stop working any time soon, well the parts that don't require web services anyway -- shoot even 1.0 still works.

 

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R.I.P WinAMP, you introduced me to Mpeg Layer-III playback (0.92) back when I was still impressed with 8-bit console sound.

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How the mighty have fallen ...

As much as winamp has been successful, integrated players & store have superseded standalone music players.

I think I am going to download a winamp build and the MMD3 skin just for the memories

I would love to hear what Justin Frankel has to say about it

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I used to love winamp back in the day, but then it started to get really sucky, WMP started getting better. Now I use WMP for music, VLC for movies.

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Winamp, along with Music Match back in the Windows 98/XP days, downloading skins and visualizations. Good times.

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hehe i should have added i remember the good old days, you would go to a supermarket or book store and buy one of the many monthly pc/windows focussed magazines and they often did a top 10 list with software and everytime it was either winamp or winzip leading the list. :laugh:

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No problem, MediaMonkey is waaay better anyway!

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Sad. A staple of the early Internet days.

 

If anyone's seeking a Winamp-like alternative, AIMP is pretty close.

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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.

 

I hope it does so its legacy carries on. <3 Winamp (classic skin), light and bs free

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Sad for nostalgia purposes, but Winamp has not really been relevant since like 2002 or so.

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WTF?  I love Winamp.  It really whips the llamas ass.

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Why is it shutting down? only used it back i think maybe once in 2001/2002 since then been using Windows Media Player.. Just didn't get on with the feel of Winamp. Bad luck tho.

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This is sad, it was an icon of the early internet days, anyone knows if they are taking down Shoutcast as well?

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Best Winamp theme EVER!!!

 

I loved the skinny bar I could put on the top of a monitor.

 

 

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If only iTunes were as efficient...

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