Winamp is officially dead

By on November 21, 2013 12:59:43 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

c242

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Quote from the download area:

"Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release.
Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years."

That is too bad, although I started using AIMP some time ago.

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November 21, 2013 1:11:51 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

foobar2000 to the rescue.

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November 21, 2013 1:28:38 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Turned into bloatware long ago, I don't remember anyone that used it in years.

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November 21, 2013 1:37:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting myfist0,

Turned into bloatware long ago, I don't remember anyone that used it in years.

Really? what bloatware? I have used the pro version for years, why? because it is a damn good player that has a lot of decent skins, plugins and visualizations. I guess those things you might consider bloatware but I personally like eye candy sometimes. I have the latest version on multiple backups so I will not miss it. 

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November 21, 2013 2:04:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If I remember right, WInamp was one of the first programs that could be skinned, so it is a hstorical event for skinning also.

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November 21, 2013 2:07:07 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting JuniorCrooks,
Really? what bloatware?

When I click a song in a folder, I expect it to play, not wait 2-3 minutes while all this other shit loads.

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November 21, 2013 2:15:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting myfist0,

Quoting JuniorCrooks, reply 3Really? what bloatware?

When I click a song in a folder, I expect it to play, not wait 2-3 minutes while all this other shit loads.

I don't know what you are talking about. I load songs fast and as a matter of fact just as fast or faster then any other player I use. There are plenty of options you can uncheck to stop the other thing from loading but even with them checked it does not take 2-3 minutes to load a song. You must have a bug in your install or some other issue going on.

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November 21, 2013 2:53:12 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the headsup c242!

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November 21, 2013 5:56:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ya thanks for passing that along.  WinAmp and I have always gotten along just fine.

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November 21, 2013 6:33:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,
Thanks for the headsup c242!
yes, thank you!! 

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November 21, 2013 8:53:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I used winamp for quite some time as it was the default player for Sysmetrix. Then Xion came along and that was that.

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November 21, 2013 9:25:09 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


I've been using Winamp to sync my Ipod for years.  That way I haven't been forced to load Itunes which is legitimately annoying software.

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November 21, 2013 9:42:43 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Buddy and I talked about this for a while last night.  Amazing how many college and post college memories are tied to early Winamp.  Lots of Winamp controlled music in those days.  

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November 21, 2013 10:46:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like the Android version as well. Got em both!  Thanks, Carl!

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November 21, 2013 10:55:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the info c242!

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November 21, 2013 11:05:43 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

 muchas gracias por la informacion. winamp es mi reproductor de música por excelencia, me encanta sus visualizaciones es la

diferencia entre una computadora y un reproductor de música  [e digicons]:'([/e]

 

thank you very much for the info. winamp is my quintessential music player, I love your visualizations is the difference between a computer and a music player [e digicons]:'([/e]

 

 

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November 21, 2013 12:06:18 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

No... it's really kicked the llama's bucket.

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November 21, 2013 8:32:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting smeagolheart,
That way I haven't been forced to load Itunes which is legitimately annoying software.

I'm going to have to completely disagree with that. iTunes is my default music player.

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November 21, 2013 10:25:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sad...........All good things come to an end, so they say!

Thanks for the heads-up, Carl

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November 22, 2013 4:26:02 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Not sure what others are using out there now (aside from iFolk).  I'm currently trying out MusicBee.  So far, so good..

http://getmusicbee.com/

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November 22, 2013 7:50:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

MusicBee looks like the copycat of Foobar2000. 

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November 22, 2013 8:06:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This news really f-ing sucks. I love me some Winamp. I've used it for as long as I can remember. It was the first app that introduced me to skinning and all of it's possibilities. Winamp's skins and the need to find more is what brought me here. I will definitley be downloading the last available version.

I didn't see anything about the mobile version, which I use on Android.

My fallback is MediaMonkey, which happens to run all of the Winamp plugins, so I don't know how that will play out either.

Maybe someone or some group will rescue/revive it. 

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November 22, 2013 9:11:19 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting myfist0,
Turned into bloatware long ago, I don't remember anyone that used it in years.

Agreed.

I use an old version of winamp without all the bloat.

 

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November 22, 2013 9:30:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey PO you may be in luck according to TECHCRUNCH news this morning Microsoft is in talks with AOL about the purchase of Nullsoft Winamp and ShoutCast radio. I also have used Winamp Pro version for 3 years now and I will have no other media player period. Also on Petition.org they have A petition drive to save Winamp or make it Open Source!!!! " src="http://web.stardock.net/images/smiles/themes/digicons/Big%20Smile.png" alt="" />

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November 22, 2013 9:40:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sorry I posted wrong address it is Change .org where you can sign a petition to save Winamp. For all you Winamp lovers PLEASE GO SIGN!

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November 22, 2013 4:14:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good riddance to bad rubbish, Winamp turned into bloat ware long ago. I am going to petition Change.org to set up a petition to NOT save Winamp. 

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