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Winamp shutting down on December 20, 2013

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#31 Arceles

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:22

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.




#32 Randolph

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:25

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.



#33 Mando

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:26

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 :(



#34 Lord Method Man

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:27

Very sad :(

 

Winamp has been my default mp3 player for 14 years.



#35 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:28

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



#36 Max Norris

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:30

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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#37 Aergan

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:35

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.



#38 +Vykranth

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:35

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As much as winamp has been successful, integrated players & store have superseded standalone music players.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

#39 Blueclub

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:40

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.



#40 Sadelwo

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:45

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



#41 Jack Unterweger

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:37

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:



#42 demon_speed

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:45

No problem, MediaMonkey is waaay better anyway!



#43 Denis W.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:50

Sad. A staple of the early Internet days.

 

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



#44 JJ_

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:50

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



#45 +Yorak

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:54

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