After a 16-year Run, Winamp to Shut Down Next Month

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Darkk

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Loved WinAmp back in the day. Easiest and coolest music player until extra stuff got added in. May have been changed now.
 
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Winamp2 was awesome. On another note, anything is better than realplayer!
 
I've been using the same skin for Winamp since like 1998 when they added support and I found the skin. When they switched to v3, I stuck with v2 and when they got v5, I've been using it as v2 all these years. They have improved in some key areas, but most of them I don't use.

The plug in library for Winamp is amazing though. You can find pretty much anything in it, for whatever you want to do.

Man... I just hope they keep a full offline installer before closing the shop. I'll keep using Winamp until I can't do it no more.

Cheers!
 

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Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

Aaah memories of OC'ing my Voodoo2 Banshee card to crank up settings and resolution on visualizations and stuff. I've been busting out Milkdrop on the projector at parties since, well, a long time. While I am sure that installers will still be available for download across the web, it is sad to see the end of an era.
 

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but I've been using winamp forever! I thought it was the most popular music player on windows? what are the alternative?
 

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Nooooo!!!!!!! I've used Winamp since the beginning and never looked back! :-/ Someone needs to save Winamp! If I had the funding I would! :-/
 

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It used to be the only player I used, then I switched to Songbird for a bit. After that, I ended up joining the Internet Radio Apps (Pandora -> Slacker -> Spotify). Such a shame, but AOL has ruined a lot of good things on the internet. It was a good run while it lasted.

"Winamp, It really whips the llama's ass!"
 

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I use winamp every day. I'm listening to music on it right now. I haven't updated it recently, but it works flawlessly. I really don't feel the need to.

Still, it's sad to see it get shut down.

Can anyone recommend a valid alternative? Also, what for?
 
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Sad news... Mainly because of nostalgia. I stopped at version 5.35 because they introduced the new tag editor in 5.5 which I didn't like. Well, I didn't want to get used to it. Then 5.35 started crashing when I switched to Windows 7 and I started using foobar2000 instead. Bye bye, Winamp! It was fun while it lasted.
 

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Try Songbird, if not, go to the Wiki chart of MP3 players and figure out what works. Songbird runs off of Mozilla engine, and to me had a similar feel to Winamp with the customization and stuff.


EDIT: LOL, go to check Songbird, and seems they lost support when they decided to dump Linux versions. Users came up with "Nightingale," to support all platforms. So I guess it is that, or like a few others are saying, Fubar2000.
 
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