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Winamp shutting down

#1SpacewhizguyPosted 11/20/2013 12:48:37 PM(edited)
http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en
http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/11/after-15-years-of-llama-whipping-aol-shuts-down-winamp-for-good/

Yet another early Internet service bites the dust.

If you want more information on Winamp's decline, this article from last year explains it well:
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/06/winamp-how-greatest-mp3-player-undid-itself/

And you can see how only a third of people in PC:H still use Winamp:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/66975671
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#2Ch3wyPosted 11/20/2013 12:46:02 PM
Damn, that sucks.

Hopefully someone ports milkdrop to foobar.
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#3ThePCElitistPosted 11/20/2013 12:46:14 PM
But the actual winamp player itself will still play music, right? I don't see how the program will magically quit working entirely. It just won't have updates anymore.
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#4SzymaaPosted 11/20/2013 12:51:11 PM
That flat-out sucks.
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#5Spacewhizguy(Topic Creator)Posted 11/20/2013 12:51:29 PM
ThePCElitist posted...
But the actual winamp player itself will still play music, right? I don't see how the program will magically quit working entirely. It just won't have updates anymore.

Well, yeah, it'll still work (read the first link), but as other media players improve and as more bugs/security holes pop up in Winamp, there'll be absolutely no reason to continue using Winamp.
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#6InterfusorPosted 11/20/2013 12:53:23 PM
Llama tested. Mother disapproved! I like Winamp.
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#7SzymaaPosted 11/20/2013 1:18:48 PM
Since it seems that the good ole' days of Llama whipping will be ending, what does PCH recommend for a new music playing program?
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#8r0ge00Posted 11/20/2013 1:27:15 PM
Szymaa posted...
Since it seems that the good ole' days of Llama whipping will be ending, what does PCH recommend for a new music playing program?


The most popular answer you will receive will be Foobar.
#9Rexdragon125Posted 11/20/2013 1:47:55 PM
It's pretty garbage since it's still designed to run in XP with admin rights, hence the UAC when you bring up the settings. Guess they couldn't figure out how to store settings in the user's appdata like you're supposed to? If it's for the file type defaults, they really should just bring up the dialog that Windows already has built in.
#10Ch3wyPosted 11/20/2013 1:53:52 PM
r0ge00 posted...
Szymaa posted...
Since it seems that the good ole' days of Llama whipping will be ending, what does PCH recommend for a new music playing program?


The most popular answer you will receive will be Foobar.


Which is nice aside from its poopy library organization.
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