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WinAmp to cease after 15 years... :(


Teddy Rogers

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The title sums it up, WinAmp and it's associated services are to cease on the 20th December this year. Bit surprised really as it still seems a very popular application...


 


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.

 


If you want to see this great media player kept in development there is a push for it be made open source. Personally I don't see it happening but you never know...


 


https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/aol-keep-winamp-alive-or-let-it-go-open-source


 


Ted.


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I've been using this player for so long it's crazy. Their video streaming protocol and services are awesome, as are the audio ones.


 


I don't ever see it going open, based on the greed they demonstrate with their codec and protocol work licensing.


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Winamp..


inspired by the lyrics of Wesley Willis: "Winamp, it really whips the llama's ass!"


Nullsoft was sold to AOL


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Teddy Rogers

Nullsoft is already owned by AOL, they bought Nullsoft on the 1st June 1999. As far as I am aware AOL are still in discussions with a mystery buyer over the sale of WinAMP and it's associated services... :dunno:


 


Ted.


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“Silicon Valley is a pig pile ..  Everyone is putting out the same services, the devices have become more commoditized and the platforms are the same,” said Armstrong. He added that, over time, content is what will differentiate the platforms and that AOL’s strategy is to be the content “arms dealer to Silicon Valley.”


 


Cyber Content Arms dealer, my kinda business!   :)


 


winamp.com most surely does have the AOL proudly displayed...


 


"Earlier this week, it was announced that AOL was shutting down media player Winamp. But a new report says that Microsoft is in talks to purchase both Winamp and media streaming service SHOUTcast from AOL. The same source revealed that, prior to these negotiations, SHOUTast was also scheduled to be shuttered."


 


Microsoft.. Just the other night i saw a MCSFT commercial, it rather bluntly displayed:


 


Microsoft has released a new commercial called, "Windows Everywhere". As the name implies, the commercial highlights that Windows is on everything that you use and that the software is a complete solution for all of your technology needs


 


Can we say; Umbrella Corporation


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aimp i am using outstanding player match better then winamp well that is my opinion . :play_ball:

switched after a friend gave me a beta version of aimp around 2006? since then a hardcore aimp user. there is no day aimp isnt open at least once.

used sonique before and for good 3 years winamp)

the model of ads funded apps died long time ago and nobody wants to pay a few bucks for an audio player.

 

im so happy with my aimp (always running the beta version here)

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Can we say; Umbrella Corporation

Can we say that if you can't develop it, buy it. Something MS is very good at doing.

Fortunately, even with their size, money and clout, people are still smart enough to look

at the alternatives. MS and Walmart, perfect together....  :woot:

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hey i just got a 16 gig usb flash for $15 at WalMart

 

:)

bought last year 32GB USB flash for 20€.

 

well Winamp wasnt updaing their gui either and all that "bloatware" came with it.

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bought last year 32GB USB flash for 20€.

well Winamp wasnt updaing their gui either and all that "bloatware" came with it.

Nice... I had to use the gift card... U couldn't reverse engineer the bloatware adware crap out of winamp; or was it not worth the time to do so? Edited by JMC31337
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GIV=Foobar 2000 on a Sound Blaster Live! with ASIO with a 5.1 800W RMS sound system.

Is concrete breaking combination.

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