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RIP Winamp

Discussion in 'BYTE ME: Technology discussion' started by santadevil, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    AOL officially shutting down Winamp today.
     
     
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/20/winamp-shutting-down/
     
     
    I still use it as my main music player, when I do listen to music off the computer.
    This program may have been ran for almost 5 straight years on my computers I had in university.
    Another small piece of my sentimental past is now dead.
     
  2. SidelineCameras

    SidelineCameras Member SoSH Member

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    Not gonna lie - I am unfamiliar with that program and thought it was a SoSH username.
     
    Glad to know that no SoSHer has died.
     
  3. hikeeba

    hikeeba Member SoSH Member

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  4. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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  5. Nick Kaufman

    Nick Kaufman protector of human kind from spoilers Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I am using it as my music and video player and I still think it's the best of the bunch.

    The fact that AOL stopped supporting it might be a blessing in disguise as they killed its potential with their incompetence.

    Either way, people will be able to use it for many years. Plus the latest available free version had the pro features included as well.
     
  6. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    Llamas everywhere rejoice.
     
  7. Foulkey Reese

    Foulkey Reese foulkiavelli Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I will never stop using Winamp for music.

    NEVER
     
  8. Sinistas

    Sinistas Member SoSH Member

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    Although I've been using Foobar for a while, I'll certainly miss Winamp, and I'm downloading it now just in case I want to give it a go again sometime.
     
  9. Foulkey Reese

    Foulkey Reese foulkiavelli Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    This skin of course
     
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  10. mauidano

    mauidano Mai Tais for everyone! SoSH Member

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    It's almost 2014 you guys.  Winamp?
     
  11. Foulkey Reese

    Foulkey Reese foulkiavelli Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    What are the good alternatives on Windows? I'm seriously asking.
     
  12. Poulsonator

    Poulsonator Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I've been happy with BeeMP3, when the need arises to use a program like that.
     
  13. Joe Sixpack

    Joe Sixpack Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    What are the good alternatives on Windows? I'm seriously asking.


    Foobar2000
     
  14. YouLookAdopted

    YouLookAdopted Member SoSH Member

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    Not gonna lie - I am unfamiliar with that program and thought it was a SoSH username.

    Glad to know that no SoSHer has died.


    Me too. I was thinking Winack.
     
  15. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I am too, actually. I still like buying CDs here and there (especially for small/local bands) and I buy a lot of vinyl that allows me to then download the digital files. While I use Google Play Music All Access for access to, well, almost anything, I still need a way to organize (and rip) on my laptop. I refuse to put iTunes back on and- seriously- previously used the Zune player for that. 
     
    Those oddballs of us that still buy/collect, but also listen digitally most of the time, what makes sense for us?
     
  16. Joe Sixpack

    Joe Sixpack Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I am too, actually. I still like buying CDs here and there (especially for small/local bands) and I buy a lot of vinyl that allows me to then download the digital files. While I use Google Play Music All Access for access to, well, almost anything, I still need a way to organize (and rip) on my laptop. I refuse to put iTunes back on and- seriously- previously used the Zune player for that. 
     
    Those oddballs of us that still buy/collect, but also listen digitally most of the time, what makes sense for us?


    Foobar2000
     
  17. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Apparently I missed you the first time  :whistling:
     
    I'll give it a try: thanks!
     
  18. Monbo Jumbo

    Monbo Jumbo Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    so....
     
    foobar then?
     
    curious name for something that works well.  I do still use winamp in the home/office on pc speakers.
     
  19. Foulkey Reese

    Foulkey Reese foulkiavelli Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Tried Foobar, and I didn't like it half as much as Winamp.
     
    Winamp for life.
     
  20. brs3

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    If you have Spotify Premium, you can import your Spotify playlists to play on Spotiamp. A few of the Swedish developers created it in honor of Winamp. Not compatible on Macs, though. 
     
  21. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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  22. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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  23. ifmanis5

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    It's back, baby!
    LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/15/winamp-returns-in-2019-to-whip-the-llamas-ass-harder-than-ever/
     
  24. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I saw this news yesterday and I'm pretty darn excited that winamp is back
     
  25. Nick Kaufman

    Nick Kaufman protector of human kind from spoilers Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I am still using winamp and I am still pretty happy with it. Like, my list of complains is infinitesimal. Occasionally, it has trouble playing mp4 files. You cannot save a sorting preference for playlists.

    That's it.

    Which I guess proves the point that a lot of tech companies innovate just to juice up demand.
     
  26. Sinistas

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    I moved on to Foobar a while back (the Convolver plugin with a good impulse file sounds better than any EQ setting I can cook up), but I'm psyched to see what the new Winamp brings to the table.
     

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