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IT News Thread, AOL shuts down Winamp for good on 2013-12-20 in Other News; WinAmp has always been my player of choice, I love the Library feature and hate iTunes & WMP. VLC is ...
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    WinAmp has always been my player of choice, I love the Library feature and hate iTunes & WMP. VLC is my preferred video player but I just don't love it as much for music, it's functional but... it just feels wrong.

    I used to love downloading and playing with skins, though I always ended up back at Classic because anything interesting murdered system performance. Random fact of the day: deviantArt started out as somewhere to share WinAmp skins (and a handful of other apps).

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    I still use winamp as my main home comp audio media player to this day, every day. Used it for god knows how many years.. disappointed about the announcement

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    Foobar here. (Unskinned though!). Wouldn't want to infect my PC with iTunes so couldn't say it's replaced anything.
    As per many, started with Winamp though. Plugins kept coming in for it so when new formats come up like ogg, VQF etc it wasn't long at all before someone added a plugin. Loved using Shoutcast too.

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    Winamp went downhill with version 3. It became bloated and slow and was missing features that people did actually want. I went from Winamp 2 to Foobar2000 way back when, along with XMMS on Linux.

    Foobar is ugly as sin, but its very good.

    Its a shame that AOL ruin everything they touch.
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    I use winamp as my main solution for playing music too. Years ago after much smashing my head against the wall to get iTunes to sync with an ipod nano just the music I wanted it to sync, I tried winamp and it worked a treat. I've not tried anything else since for sync'ing or playing music.

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    Couldn't believe it when I heard about Winamp.

    I've been using it since 1999 and it is the only player you'll see that's defaulted to play all my collection on my machines.

    It's a pretty sad day to see it shut down for good

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    Interesting. That would actually be a good home for shoutcast.

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    Winamp was the only way to get watchable video pre broadband. bit for bit I think it still beats flash video and doesn't hog system resources. AOL myspaced it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    AOL myspaced it.
    LOL!!! You myspaced my battleship! Sorry, really amuzed me. I hope Microsoft don't buy it, I couldn't stand another version of Zune\XBOX Music\windows media player. I've just gone from Windows Phone 7 which need Zune that, alright wasn't perfect but the missus had a Xbox Music and it worked. Now she needs Zune, I need Xbox music and it's an arse. I liked it when I had everything ripped in either iTunes or Windows Media player and not having to scan\sync my library, convert it, re-buy it. Still, might be alright, maybe they'll do 1 player, maybe it'll also be able to play blurays as well!

    In case you haven't notice I'm still narked Blockbuster is closing. It's like my childhood is closing down and DRM is taking over with all it's silly rules - like I have to dig out a DVI cable to play a bl00dy movie. Rar!!!

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