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Windows 7: After 15 Years Of Whipping The Llama’s Ass, Winamp Shuts Down

22 Nov 2013   #41
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This just in! M$ is allegedly showing an interest in buying and saving Winamp. See here.

Edit: Upon further thought, I can just see M$ revising Winamp to look and operate like Win 8.


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22 Nov 2013   #42
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Haha, I still use and love windows media player.............ha.

When that fails (rarely) to play what I want I use vlc...
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22 Nov 2013   #43
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Haha, I still use and love windows media player.............ha.

When that fails (rarely) to play what I want I use vlc...
No hope for you then Andrew Haha
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22 Nov 2013   #44
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
xion is a good substitute for someone who does use playlists and in particular will play a list with several hundred tunes on it.
Several hundred?

I have multiple playlists.
My main one has >8700 tracks in it.
My next largest playlist has >1000 tracks in it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This just in! M$ is allegedly showing an interest in buying and saving Winamp. See here.
Edit: Upon further thought, I can just see M$ revising Winamp to look and operate like Win 8.
Metro GUI Winamp?
That will definitely kill Winamp once and for all.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Haha, I still use and love windows media player.............ha.
IMO, WMP 10 was the last good version.

WMP 12 destroyed the meta data on ~900 of my mp3s (when I tried during the W7 Betas).
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22 Nov 2013   #45
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Media Monkey has the greatest new Android app. So glad I'm a lifetime Gold.
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22 Nov 2013   #46
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I always prefered Media Player Classic to this one, but it has been in its time THE player. I for sure won't be sad for this.

Anyway, there is no need for crying. The only thing that goes away is support and future versions, everything else will work EXACTLY in the same way as it always has, provided you've downloaded it beforehand. Just download before it shuts down, install, and enjoy "forever". Just remember to backup that installer.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This just in! M$ is allegedly showing an interest in buying and saving Winamp
I really doubt it. Most times MS buy a competing product they have the sole intention to destroy and let it die, or to modify it in such a way that will ruin it just to adapt to their "standard". The best for Winamp is to just disappear before being bough by MS.
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23 Nov 2013   #47
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This just in! M$ is allegedly showing an interest in buying and saving Winamp
I really doubt it. Most times MS buy a competing product they have the sole intention to destroy and let it die...
That doesn't make sense here. Why would M$ buy Winamp just to let it die when AOHell is already doing that?

[QUOTE=Alejandro85;2603093...or to modify it in such a way that will ruin it just to adapt to their "standard"...[/QUOTE]

Now, that does make sense. In fact, I already mentioned that possibility.
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23 Nov 2013   #48
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

[QUOTE=Lady Fitzgerald;2603108]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This just in! M$ is allegedly showing an interest in buying and saving Winamp
I really doubt it. Most times MS buy a competing product they have the sole intention to destroy and let it die...
That doesn't make sense here. Why would M$ buy Winamp just to let it die when AOHell is already doing that?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85;2603093...or to modify it in such a way that will ruin it just to adapt to their "standard"...[/QUOTE

Now, that does make sense. In fact, I already mentioned that possibility.
Hi there
I suppose Ms will be wanting to (in that Ghastly word -- come on all you English Native Speakers -- SAVE YOUR LANGUAGE -- you need something like the French have : https://www.google.co.uk/#q=academie+francaise) "Monetise" the product.

For anyone interested here's a link to the GRACENOTE API so I think people like Media Monkey etc should - especially for a 50 USD product - allow people to CHOOSE the database used for track retrieval - or provide all of them.

https://developer.gracenote.com/web-api


Cheers
jimbo
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23 Nov 2013   #49
smarteyeball

 
 

MS buying WinAmp? That will kill it for sure.

After reading through this thread, it occurred to me that why not just simply keep using it instead of looking for alternatives?

It's not as if it's time bombed to stop working is it?
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23 Nov 2013   #50
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
MS buying WinAmp? That will kill it for sure.

After reading through this thread, it occurred to me that why not just simply keep using it instead of looking for alternatives?

It's not as if it's time bombed to stop working is it?
Hi there.

Looking at 'OZ slaughtering the Brits in the "Gabbatoir" at the 1st Test I thought if it were time-bombed it probably would be set to stop working the next time the Brits win the ashes in 'OZ - or in another word's the worlds FIRST Y3K project (Year 3,000 is NOT a Leap year !!).

Cheers
jimbo
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