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

25 Nov 2013   #71
synth

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm 22 and I started learning about computers about 11 years ago and back then Winamp was the music player of choice, but tbh, I haven't used it since I bought my first iPod roughly 9 years ago and HAD to install iTunes. I used WMP10 for a while but I really like iTunes for the reason of not wanting to install two music players because of my iPod. But still, Winamp has been a big part of my early stages in Information Technology.

Although I do not use it anymore, just the fact that knowing it is not there anymore will be nostalgic. It will be missed indeed. I share your sympathies.


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25 Nov 2013   #72
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Sorry, off topic....
Boy Jimbo, that picture says it all! I think you graphically expressed what has been bothering me about Win8 all along.

Windows 7 is like an old, classic car - with it's transparent windows, glowing buttons, and just an bright, elegant look to it, as opposed to Win8 that is just flat - a 16 color, crayon world that does (now) remind me of Windows 3.1.
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26 Nov 2013   #73
sreesesr

Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows Server 2008/2012, Kali Linux, lots of VMs
 
 
Aol sucks...

That's too bad Winamp got handed over to such a crappy company...they let a great player go to crap. Paid for it years ago and still use it.
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26 Nov 2013   #74
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreesesr View Post
That's too bad Winamp got handed over to such a crappy company...they let a great player go to crap. Paid for it years ago and still use it.
Welcome to Seven Forums sreesesr
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26 Nov 2013   #75
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I have found a new player that sounds better than Winamp and is free. It also has some very nice skins including a record deck, several cassette decks and a couple of reel to reel tape decks. The visualizations and plug-ins from Winamp work in it too. I live the default orange grey and black set-up too (easily changed). Another useful media player.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_aimp/
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27 Nov 2013   #76
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Petition to turn Winamp into open source software has over 12,000 signatures

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Last week, AOL announced that version 5.66 of its Winamp media player would be its last and that all support and downloads for the 15-year old free application would end on December 20th. Now a movement to convince AOL to turn over the Winamp code to the open source community has started a petition that has already generated over 12,000 online signatures.
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27 Nov 2013   #77
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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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.
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.
I don't own any apple stuff besides the phones or ipods. Anyways is just easy, does everything already that I need. I already tried winamp it feels like any other player since the only time i open them up is to hear music nothing else or to put music in the phones or ipods ect. I got no loyalty to apple if that's what you think. I just use what ever to be honest and since I need itunes for the ipods ect I just keep that installed and don't feel the need to have multiple music players installed. I don't use it for anything professional I just want to hear music and this is just what happens I end up using though I am open for anything else that could be a good music player. Winamp is fine and works fine , I just don't like having multiple apps that do pretty much the same stuff and i'm more of a casual music listener where ill'l just open the app to hear music or put music on one of my devices. I will give it a go again but I haven't found anything worth while at least yet to keep using it , the radio thing is nice but I don't use that since I just listen to what ever is on my computer. I'm happy you enjoy winamp and encourage you to keep using it since you like it. I don't use quick time myself so I have no opinion on that matter.

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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.
I respect your ideas on their app and have no problem with and can see why you dislike it. Thanks for commenting learned a couple things. As I said the app works fine and sounds fine imo though i'm open to trying other things and hearing them in that other format. I mainly just use mp3's and a couple flac's. If there was another app that could sync to iphones ect trust me I would be using something else.
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27 Nov 2013   #78
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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27 Nov 2013   #79
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

I use WinAmp on my Galaxy Tab2 7", but on my desktop PC, I use Zune. It's actually pretty nice.

Another alternative is Songbird.

But still, sad to see WinAmp go. It was a straight forward, no non-sense organizer of music.
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27 Nov 2013   #80
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I signed the petition now, expecting tons of spam each week about other petitions but it was worth it.
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