RIP Winamp

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by stuff_it, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

  2. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    Noooooo!!! :-(
    although I use foobar now, I loved winamp
    Used to record mixes using three instances of winamp running at the same time.
    I learnt how to shoutcast a TV channel which could only have one viewer at a time due to my bandwidth :D
    The fantastic visual plugins :cool: milkdrop especially
    Such a great piece of software.
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  3. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    v2.8something + Windows Explorer has still never been bettered IMO
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  4. Silva

    Silva This went well.

    Well, can't say I'll miss them, after the WinAmp 3 complete failure, I've moved on to Foobar and never looked back since. That said, WinAmp 2 was the best player around for the time. It's both sad and surprising it managed to hang on for so long, and considering how almost everyone used it back in the day, they could have really turned into itunes if AOL played their cards better.
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  5. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Yes, I liked Winamp too. But that seemed an age ago.
  6. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    Same here loved winamp back in the day but after it started to bloat i jumped shit to foobar and never looked back
  7. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    just found this old screen shot of my desktop with winamp running

  8. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I still use winamp and have done for a good 15 years. Is this foobar thing any good?
  9. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5


    it's striped down efficiancy

    deffo worth just trying out anyhow
  10. xenon

    xenon Sweep and cut

    Shit. I still use Winamp. It's one of the most accessible players there's been for me. VLC gets used for video files but Winamp's my desktop music player.
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  11. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    The Winamp Android app is pretty decent, use it all the time.
  12. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  13. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    That's annoying. It is my primary player as I like the sell integration.

    Edit: Merge this with the other thread?
  14. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Annoying. I use WinAmp every day and have just started using the Android app as well.

    I used Foobar in the past but preferred WinAmp. Might give it another bash.
  15. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Shit, same here. I know it bloated, but still, I've always played my tunes through it :(
  16. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    They should open source it at least.
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  17. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

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  18. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    Not used it since ditching Windows, but used to use it constantly, back in the day. RIP Winamp :(
  19. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Hand-wringing liberal.

    It's been my main player for years - I especially like the visualisations.
  20. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I forgot about the visualisations! They were very cool.
  21. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Hand-wringing liberal.

    A shame AVS died, but Milkdrop is very good.

    Better than anything else available on TV a lot of the time.
  22. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    MediaMonkey has MilkDrop apparently.
  23. Silva

    Silva This went well.

    The beauty of Foobar is that you can use it as a straightforward, barebones audio player, or as a full fledged media player with libraries, search mp3 tags and the like. Some stuff requires scripting and additional components, but almost everything I wanted it do, I've managed

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  24. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Hand-wringing liberal.

    Media monkey is a beast though.
    I'm trying to like it for the future, but it's so far defeated me.
  25. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    I remember using Winamp about ten years ago - I'd forgotten about it and didn't know it was still going. Sad to see it go as I remember it being decent.
  26. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Oh no, not the end of Winamp. 1997 just paged me with the news.
  27. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Hand-wringing liberal.

    Winamp with the modern skin on it is as good a media player as any.
    VLC works well, but is a bit minimal.
    I listen to Shoutcast radio all the time.
  28. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Really kicking the Llama's corpse
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  29. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    Winamp may have been overtaken by more modern offerings, but it was certainly a trail blazer in its day. And more importantly, it's not iTunes. That last virtue, if nothing else, ensures I'll always look back on it fondly.
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  30. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Hand-wringing liberal.

    What about Real Audio ?
    Is there any of that out there still. ?

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