6 reasons we’ll miss Winamp

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  1. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Apologies if this has been already posted, or if this is old news:

    6 reasons we’ll miss Winamp

    Anybody who still wants Winamp (especially the pro version) has until the 20th to get it; it stops being issues on that day.
     
  2. Shurik

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    I've used Winamp since about 2000 and have never felt a need to change it to something else. It's simple and works fine and I'll keep using it ...
     
  3. NCC1701

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    Though I still have Winamp installed, I can't remember the last time I actually used it, iTunes has been my go-to mp3 player for the last 5 years or so.
     
  4. Kronos

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    Same here, it plays music, that's all I want it to do and it does it well, I don't need some memory hogging, badly designed, ugly as sin behemoth program that wants to sell me crap playing my music.
     
  5. cardinal biggles

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    MacAmp was my first MP3 player (back when I had a PowerMac in college), and I immediately went to WinAmp as my player of choice when I switched to Windows in grad school. I've never been bitten by the iTunes bug; all my MP3s come from CDs that I either purchase (yes, I still occasionally buy a few!) or borrow from friends or the public library to rip, and WinAmp was basic, unobtrusive, and let me do what I wanted, not what it wanted. :techman:
     
  6. Yoda

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    I still use Winamp, hell, I even paid for it a few years back after a solid decade of using it. It's better than Windows Media Player, it did a better job managing my crappy iPod Classic that I got as a gift than that piece of crap iTunes could ever have dreamed... burned CDs, had good plugins, did just about everything I'd ever want it to. It's not like I bothered to download updates on a regular basis, pretty much feature complete for my purposes already. It really whooped the llama's ass.

    But I wonder if at some point I'll need to move on to other software. So what's good these days?
     
  7. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon TheSeeker Premium Member

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    I still like it better than iTunes. Just last weekend I found a playlist I made in 2000 and sparked up Winamp to listen. Since my folder structure hadn't changed everything was still there.
     
  8. Ar-Pharazon

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    I used Winamp at some point, years ago. I think my brother still uses it on his laptop. He finds it uses less resources.

    I use Windows Media Player, which I've really loved since version 9 or 10. I really like the layout, it rips CD's and with Shark007's codec pack installed, I can play absolutely anything on WMP.
     
  9. Coloratura

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    I've used Winamp since 1998, and it has always been a favorite go-to media player. I've got it to where I use VLC for all of my videos, and Winamp for all of my music, so it's a shame to see the player go. I can say, without hesitation, that it's better than most of the alternatives, and it's certainly better than either iTunes or Windows Media Player.
     
  10. ITL

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    When the man comes round to forcibly remove Winamp from my PC and phone I will kick him square in the nuts.

    That's what's happening, right?
     
  11. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Used it once, would like to buy the pro version and use it again (on a laptop or tablet computer).
     
  12. publiusr

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    Sad to see dear old things go...
     
  13. CorporalClegg

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    And there's one reason we won't:

    Foobar.
     
  14. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Go download the final release from the website. It is the full version, and it's being given away.
     
  15. Mr. Adventure

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    I don't think anybody is happy to hear this but the llama.

    I remember running it on my 486 when I had no money to buy a pentium PC. I could still play .mp3 files in mono at 22k with Winamp which was better than nothing. Even later versions of Winamp removed that ability.
     
  16. Emh

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    I've been using Winamp for about ten years and I've always loved it for it's simple, clean interface.
     
  17. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Same here. It's been my default player on all my machines since-- since I don't know when. What a shame that it's being discontinued. :(

    I guess I better download the Omega Version.