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    AOL shuts down Winamp for good on 2013-12-20

    I guess no one uses Winamp any more with all the cloud-based alternatives available?

    Source: Winamp (via Ars Technica)

    Winamp, the storied MP3 player bought by AOL in June 1999 for over $80 million, is set to shut down in exactly one month. According to a post that went live Wednesday at 12:00 pm Eastern Time on the Winamp website:
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    Didn't know AOL owned that, also didn't know people still used it. It's pretty horrible licensing wise and I thought iTunes killed it ages ago to be honest. Last time I saw it someone was installing it onto Win98!

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    AOL are the death knell of a lot of tech, itunes has beaten winamp as far as im concerned nowadays, wasnt always the case though thats for certain apple have made a lot of improvements, I only used winamp when I first started mp3ing.

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    I used to love Winamp. Still got a copy of version 2.8 on my home PC from 2002. Can't say I've actually launched it for the past 5 years though.

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    I didn't know that either.

    Been a VLC user for a while but at one point was a heavy Winamp user. Shame good little package.

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    That sucks as I used to use winamp on the PC - as mentioned above VLC is great, lets hope AOL don't get taken over by AOL or another company and then ends VLC like winamp

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    End of era. So many skins and plugins. The speakers plugin were the best.

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    Shame. If you go back 13 years or so, Winamp was THE player to use.
    TBH, I hadn't looked at it in years, but it's kind of sad to hear of its passing

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    Guessing the Llamas finally got their revenge...

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    Damn - Installed Winamp a few weeks ago on my work PC to listen to some stuff. Hate iTunes, find Media player a bit annoying (and trying to be iTunes) and winamp was the first to mind.

    Spend ages as a teenager messing with skins and plugins. Didnt know AOL bought them and cant see why - there cant have been much money in it!

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    I used to have a legit Pro key before I lost it, yes I'm one of the few who paid for it. :P

    Was a good player, the compact mode was my favourite as it fit nicely in the title bar. Shame it is going. Any other alternatives to Windows Media Player which has gone backwards?

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    Still use Winamp on every pc I own best player I've found!!! Remove all the rubbish with streaming stuff, and what are the options itunes or........

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    Still swear by Winamp, on my work and home PCs. Use it extensively for my whole music collection - the iPod plugins mean that I can totally avoid iTunes, while the huge number of customisation features are ace. Still found it has the best gapless playback (with full configuration) which is good for mix albums.

    Won't make any difference to me that they're killing it, I have the installers and they'll hang around on download sites for a while yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Still use Winamp on every pc I own best player I've found!!! Remove all the rubbish with streaming stuff, and what are the options itunes or........

    Steve

    Same here, and on my phone And Nexus. I use it with the Shoutcast plug-in to broadcast sometimes. Have to start looking for an alternative, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    iTunes or........
    Foobar2000! Infinitely customisable, it loads instantly and there are lots of good plug-ins for it. You can even make it look like iTunes if you wanted to.

    These days however, I tend to listen to a lot of music in Spotify and Google Play Music All Access.

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