AOL Pulling the Plug from Popular Winamp Player Next Month, Merry F***in' Christmas

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ShyLinuxGuy

Nnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

Damn. This is the *ONLY* music player under Windows that I actually like. I like it so much that at one point I actually installed an XP VM under Ubuntu just for Winamp, because pretty much every music player in Linux sucked at the time.

I wish it was iTunes that had the plug pulled on it, that stuff is pure bloatware.

I guess I will continue to use it. Maybe it will be forked in the future.

Why do all good things come to an end...

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Scatter

I gave up on WinAmp when they put a browser windows into it.

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aarcane

It'd be nice if when companies like this decided to go under they'd wrap all their code up in a nice git repository and release it to somewhere like github with a gpl slapped on so that the strong, loving community doesn't have to die out because of their apathy

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Caboose

I agree. You can bet the Llama's ass though that they'll sue the pants off of anyone who releases a clone of it.

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PCLinuxguy

since there's no money in it, they won't though. greed ruins all it touches..

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blacksand

I haven't used it in years, but loved it back in the day. I remember having a blast messing with all the high quality Visualizations it had.

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PCWolf

Goodbye Winamp. Thanks for the years of fond memories! Thanks to the corporate retards at AOL, who could not manage their way out of a wet paper bag, have destroyed one of the best MP3 Players around. I will DL the last version of Winamp, & continue to use it for as long as it can play MP3's. AOL is such a Joke that AOL Time Warner stopped using the AOL in it's name years ago. Screw you AOL!

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Shalbatana

Winamp never worked for me as reliably as people said it did. Personally I think it was always overrated.

Someday.....SOMEDAY, someone will make a good media player. It is a dream I have.

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PCWolf

WinAmp was the best MP3 Player around until AOL purchased it, & messed it up, like they messed up everything else they lay their hands on. Remember Netscape? The worlds BEST Browser during the late 90s & early 2000's?? Purchased by AOL, then Destroyed by AOL. There is NOTHING that AOL has not destroyed & ruined in some way. Even Time Warner calls it's High Speed service Road Runner, & not AOL. AOl is a Shitty Company that for some odd reason, refuses to die.

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Caboose

Although, from the ashes of Netscape we received FireFox.

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PCLinuxguy

Agreed. Winamp was awesome until AOL bought them. Then as time went on they crippled it here and there to make it suffer a long death. Though I did download the final version to have just incase one of my friends still uses it.

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RtDK

Bah-friggin'-humbug to you too AOL...

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Rift2

Win Amp It really whips the Lama's Ass!!! unless AOL buys them and dumps it =)

I never saw the big deal the skins for winamp were amazing though the interface was kinda confusing for the average user. Loading up a play list ect...

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Upyourbucket

I will miss you WinAmp! It figures AOL would do this.

Loved picking up trance streams through WinAmp.

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Ghost XFX

Paul should've used Gordon as the Grinch with that line. Merry F***in Christmas.... **burppppp!**

That said, I had long forgotten Winamp existed. It was good while it lasted. I wonder if AOHell is next?

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bpstone

I stopped using that years ago.

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tony2tonez

Wow so sad. I remember it was maximumpc that turned me on to winamp back in 1999 I think it was. It was my first copy of the magazine I bought while waiting for royal rumble at MSG. There was a step by step tutorial on how to take mp3 and convert them to wav files so they could be burned to cd and played in car systems at the time because mp3 readers were not in cars yet. Winamp was the.program they covered.

I made so many people cds because of that tutorial. My god.I used to fit about 18 songs on a 650mb cd.

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legionera

Winamp and Webshots were the only 2 considered "AWESOME" looking software one knew what to do with... and the only hope that one day Windows would ditch their gray stiff look.

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Damnlogin

I haven't used Winamp since the days i was rocking Win98. I still have a 100 CD spindle sitting somewhere filled with AOL spam offers lol.

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germanogre

What? AOL doesn't have enough older customers paying for email service to support it anymore?

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Goolashe

Well, as time passes, so do they.

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Rebel_X

Winamp is good, bloated but good. I still have it installed.
Because I can't find other players with the plugins I want, such as PSF.

The best alternative for me is XMPlay www.un4seen.com
It can be skinned like winamp, plugins..etc! I found most of the plugins I needed for winamp are ported to XMplay.

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Alpha-Zulu

Well Pros use an older version. I'm running V5.09, not bloatware at all.

Newer doesn't mean better.

Checkout oldversion.com

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Rebel_X

I am already doing that, still bloated.

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Linux_Man

I too used WinAmp for years, up until my latest hard drive crash. When reinstalling Windows I decided to try something else. Have a look at AIMP here http://www.aimp2.us/
Very similar to WinAmp

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Granite

AOL??

WinAmp??

Didn't those things go away, like, 10 years ago?

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GrandMoffVixen

No, not really.

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maxime29

I still use Winamp and find it fits my exact needs for what I want out of a player. I have not seen any other player that will dock the player window at the top of my screen and minimize until I hover my mouse over the top.

What other players can do this? I'm not sold on anything else unless it can do this feature.

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Linux_Man

Try AIMP. http://www.aimp2.us/

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MaximumMike

>> though the general concensus is that it could have been much bigger if not for mismanagement.

That seems to be the general consensus for just about everything AOL has ever touched... including AOL.

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legionera

Lol, I thought winamp died 10 years ago. After ver. 5 the soft was so bloated that it slowed down my pc. Since then, i changed to BS player, then Gom player, Vlc, and now wmp is satisfying all my needs.

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Engelsstaub

Everybody should be using iTunes anyway.

...I'll just get my shit and leave now.

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PCWolf

I was going to insult you for saying we should all use iTunes, then I realized what you did. Good Job!!

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The Mac

hahahahahahaha

troll bait x one million.

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Neufeldt2002

lol, thanks for making my day.

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MaximumMike

Haha. You dropped that line on purpose. But I'm not interested in taking the bait on this one. I'll let someone else have all the fun.

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prckomm

I wish AOL would freaken DIE already!! lamers

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PCWolf

AOL is like Herpies, it just wont go away!

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PhaQue

AOL can go kiss the Llama's a$$!

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Arc101

If you would like to see Winamp go open-source so that it's community can still make use of it sign this petition. Thanks.

https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/winamp-aol-let-winamp-go-open-source#share

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gordonb

Sad to see an pioneering program go away, but I haven't used it in many years. There are simply better programs out there for audio and video playback/file management.

I wonder if they will let the source code out into the wild. Yeah, I won't be holding my breath...

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devin3627

clearwire is worse than aol.

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Ashton2091

I have used winamp since 2000. Sad to see it go. There are plenty of great media players out there, but as far as strictly managing my music collection...winamp does a great job. It's full of micro-managing features. For video though...I hate it.

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The Mac

i wonder how this will effect shoutcast, i stil listen to several stations.

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Sarge198

Good riddance, maybe now people will start to notice Clementine.

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PCLinuxguy

Thanks AOL, for yet another shitty move from your worthless company.