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Winamp shutting down on December 20, 2013

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#16 Riva

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:03

Strange since the media features shipping with Windows 8/8.1 are pretty lame I would expect demand to go up. Whatever the situation still sad news. R.I.P. Winamp.




#17 Max Norris

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:03

That's a shame, was my go-to a few years back before switching to Foobar... just got too bloated for my tastes. Been around a good long time.

#18 tsupersonic

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:05

Wow, sad. v2 was my go to player for music back in the day. 



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:06

what?!?! i did NOT see that one coming. not at all.

i associate great times and memories with winamp and winamp.com. i remember it was probably 13-14 years ago when i learnt about the mp3 format, i even installed winamp but had no internet so i spend many weekends with my uncle and downloaded massive ammounts of skins from winamp website - i loved those emulating car-radios :punk:

also later on, when it became a pro version i found their concept fair to still offer a free basic version.

 

RIP :(



#20 +FiB3R

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:08

Maybe if I ever paid for the Pro version, things would have been different :(

 

I've only just started using foo, and I'm happy enough with it, but this is still sad news.



#21 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:09

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

I'm embarassed by how much I laughed at this. 

 

R.I.P Winamp, used to use it around 2009 and I remember having a Fast And The Furious skin for it and when you launched Winamp a car would drive out and skid around then the hood would pop open and the controls were in it... I thought I was the bee's knees :p



#22 mps69

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:11

Wow really surprised to read this. Like everyone else used this back in the day, until I found foobar.
Hopefully the source code will be made public and someone will pick it up reviving it in the near future.

#23 Xenon

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:12

I loved winamp. It would be nice if they open sourced it.



#24 Andre S.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:14

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

Fixed that for ya ;)



#25 Elliot B.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:15

This is really sad news!

 

I've used Winamp for at least 10 years now :( So much software on my computers have come and gone and Winamp is one of the only ones that stuck!



#26 Pupik

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:17

Shoutcast will be going down too :( ?



#27 +jamesyfx

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:17

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? 



#28 Randolph

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:17

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)



#29 Copernic

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:20

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!



#30 Randolph

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:22

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.