RIP Winamp

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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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
 

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

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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.
 

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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. 
 

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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/
“There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience,” said Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Radionomy, the company that bought Winamp (or what remained of it) in 2014. “You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts, to streaming radio stations, to a playlist you perhaps have built.”
 

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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.
 

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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.