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

24 Nov 2013   #61
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I think a lot of people keep VLC for VIDEO while using a dedicated AUDIO player for audio applications.

jimbo
Yep. I do!



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24 Nov 2013   #62
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

me too, but my preferred movie player of choice is splash player, well worth giving it a try.
there is a free version also but it has less features.
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24 Nov 2013   #63
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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I think a lot of people keep VLC for VIDEO while using a dedicated AUDIO player for audio applications.

jimbo
Yep. I do!
Agreed.

In W7, I use:
  • MPC-HC as my main video player
  • VLC as my backup video player (and when I want to hardsub videos)
  • Winamp as my main music player
In XP, I use:
  • MPC-HC as my main video player
  • VLC as my backup video player
  • WMP 10 as my main music player (IMO, the last good WMP version)
  • Winamp as my backup music player
In Linux Mint 16 MATE, I use:
  • VLC as my main video player (and when I want to hardsub videos)
  • Banshee as my music player
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24 Nov 2013   #64
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I just use itunes easy and can put music on the iphone/ipods we have. For videos I just use the default WMP just works why change or add stuff if it just works.
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25 Nov 2013   #65
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

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I think a lot of people keep VLC for VIDEO while using a dedicated AUDIO player for audio applications.

jimbo
Yep. I do!
Yep I do too. Winamp for music. VLC for video etc.
+1
Absolutely. When I got Windows 7 I reached for Winamp immediately after discovering what a piece of junk WMP12 was. I'll keep using it as long as I can install and run it.
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25 Nov 2013   #66
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have been using winamp since win98, it was better back then as an audio player. Once support was added for .wma's I would say winamp was at it's peak. Since the addition of the media library and all that came with it, although I still used winamp it had lost it's edge as a fast light player that would play anything you could throw at it.

Well theres my 2 pence worth. I still use winamp and will continue to do so.
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25 Nov 2013   #67
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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I just use itunes easy and can put music on the iphone/ipods we have. For videos I just use the default WMP just works why change or add stuff if it just works.
Hi there.

I HATE ICHOONES !!

Also it's nearly (or almost) impossible to get GOOD UNCOMPRESSED music from them these days -- OK nothing wrong with some compressed formats for listening on portable music devices on the go (while travelling) but I like HIGH QUALITY UNCOMPRESSED music on high end equipment - and ICHOONES often has stuff riddled with DRM so it's a hideous mess if you want to move / play music on other devices.

Huge Mass storage devices are ridiculously cheap these days so there's no problem keeping uncompressed music and then compressing it as and when you need to for Ipods etc. Remember also every time you process a LOSSY compressed music format such as edit it etc you get LOWER quality - so eventually the mp3 or so will degrade to barely listenable after a few edits -- FLAC / WAV is uncompressed so you can use this as your master copy and make mp3 copies as often as you like --- some of you will soon want better than the 128 kps mp3 that ICHOONES often has.

@Sub Styler

- you don't have to use Media libraries in winamp - you can simply use it as a basic Audio player. It seems to play FLAC,WAV,APE,OGG, MP3 (and probably others) without any problems -- I don't have any other formats other than some ATRAC Minidiscs and I don't bother with Windows Media format either, but If I'm playing minidiscs I do it via a professional Studio quality minidisc player connected directly to a stand alone high end audio set. For Computer listening I'll continue to use Winamp until it no longer functions. (Minidiscs are still great for recording at concerts / live gigs etc - even though it's old technology - the newer stuff just doesn't have the recording quality).

BTW there's no LIMIT to a folder size you can play in Winamp -- I've set up some disks as "Spanned Volumes" in Windows so I've got an aggregate of a few older 750 GB disks as a spanned set of a 3 TB data space (you don't need RAID 0 in Windows - Windows spanned volumes does it better and you can have DIFFERENT size volumes in the set as well). This is my main Music folder -- I can set Winamp to play the entire 3TB if I want to !!!

If you do span volumes though remember to have backups as a loss of any volume in the set results in the loss of the whole data space - HDD's are reliable these days if they are used for things like music libraries or user data rather than for the OS itself - taking backups every so often will ensure you won't have a problem --you don't need to backup the entire thing in one go - just backup various sub directories every so often,

Cheers
jimbo
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25 Nov 2013   #68
lehnerus2000

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

It also has a nice built-in format convertor too (I sometimes need to covert FLAC into other formats).
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25 Nov 2013   #69
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I just use itunes easy and can put music on the iphone/ipods we have. For videos I just use the default WMP just works why change or add stuff if it just works.
This is not an insult or meant to start any kind of a flame war, but only an Apple user would say "why add or change stuff it just works". Just working has never been good enough for me. iTunes is an abomination that takes over and organises your files as Apple sees fit and does not have a place on any of my systems. Even Quicktime has grown into an overblown monster that installs extra crap that is not needed.
There I said it. Perhaps you should try Winamp instead of itunes. Winamp plays music and it plays it very well and does as it is told.
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25 Nov 2013   #70
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Anyway nice to see how many people are still using WINAMP -- I never realized how many people still like it.

With Winamp you can arrange your music how YOU like (or not arrange if you want to) and play it via URL, Folder, OPF (audio live streams) Files etc etc -- No way will I ever use proprietary data base systems for my music libraries -- apart from most of them restricting you to a single volume these proprietary libraries can break and it's impossible to re-create them. Also if you want to move or re-arrange stuff - it's often IMPOSSIBLE too.

I'm not one for AOL though -- although it DID come out with the "Kiddy Arrangement" for a desktop long before Ms even thought of Metro for the W8 interface (although at least for W8.1 you can bypass this and boot straight to desktop).

Notice though the AOL interface was marked for Kids only -- so that's where Ms is heading is it. !!

Enjoy this picture also of Bygone days.

Cheers
jimbo


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