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Author Topic: Winamp to shut down December 20, 2013. Get the latest version if you want it.  (Read 5758 times)

IainB

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As it says here: http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en
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Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release.
Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.

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Meh, it'll be on TPB for another 10-20 years ... no rush.

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End of an era though, that was one of the so called must downloads in the 'early' days

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That was back in the day when you had to MANUALLY install a 3rd party mp3 codec!

Like this one... http://www.free-code...eg_layer_3_codec.htm

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If they are shutting down then they should be giving away the pro version till then...if it isn't already that version...Anyone know if that is the case?
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FWIW:

PETITION – SIGN NOW to ask for Winamp to go open source
http://forums.winamp...wthread.php?t=373763

AOL: Keep Winamp alive or let it go open source
https://www.change.o...et-it-go-open-source

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I am going to miss the radio plugins for winamp. I am sure many radios on the internet used winamps filters to podcast live.

I hope they go to open source route.

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i wonder what is the latest version? i am still using v2.91, lol. otoh, there is Trout.

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Awww! My first MP3 player. Abandoned it what... a decade back? for Foobar. But I'll never forget you Winamp - you really kicked the llama's ass!

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Coming soon, from a former Winamp developer who has every intention to keep developing plugins for it: http://winampforum.com/

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Such a shame. Time was when that was one of the first things that got loaded on a new PC. It was on my "must have" list for years. 

Guess that llama finally hit back huh?

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As it says here: http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en
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Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date.

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Why do companies insist on "shutting down" rather than keeping "minimal services" like a Download Last Page?

Coming from the Abandonware vs Copyright discussion, just find a file host willing to just make the download available with a "farewell" page.


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Coming from the Abandonware vs Copyright discussion, just find a file host willing to just make the download available with a "farewell" page.

They don't have to. Someone else is already doing it and has for quite awhile.

http://www.oldapps.com/winamp.php

http://www.oldversio....com/windows/winamp/

 ;)

The biggest issue with Winamp though is all the cool skins and plugins that will become a lot more difficult to find, now, which is why I think that Winamp developer is setting up that forum, to take the place of the official forum when it gets shut down.

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Just FYI - the "Go Pro" link is dead. Clicking on the "Free Download" link gets you winamp566_full_en-us.exe...
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Coming soon, from a former Winamp developer who has every intention to keep developing plugins for it: http://winampforum.com/

nothinghere.jpg

@app - Looks like the Winamp forum has been purged sometime between your post and now. :'(

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How can you not expect to get spit in the face by AOL about WinAmp? That is what llama's do...

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Coming soon, from a former Winamp developer who has every intention to keep developing plugins for it: http://winampforum.com/
(see attachment in previous post)
@app - Looks like the Winamp forum has been purged sometime between your post and now. :'(

That's not the official Winamp forum that's existed for years. That's a new one that was set up as a possible replacement for when the official one gets shut down. Not officially affiliated with AOL or Winamp. Possible that the owner doesn't want any posts there yet, till he gets official word on what will happen to the official forum. (perhaps Winamp will have a future, somewhere else? http://techcrunch.co...and-winamp-from-aol/ )

Something added to that site today, after I posted the link:

Screenshot - 11_21_2013 , 10_27_56 PM.pngWinamp to shut down December 20, 2013. Get the latest version if you want it.

That yellow stripe was not there before.  ;)

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I must admit I do miss the superb equalizer in Winamp. Haven't heard anything better (or even as good) on any general purpose MP3 player software I've used since. I'd be happy if they just released that much as open source.

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http://www.oldversio....com/windows/winamp/
Yeah, that's a useful site to find versions before they became bloatware.

Going to miss Winamp updates.  Have used it since Win95 days.  This thread has morphed into a memorial.
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I have tried this famous Winamp.
The equalizer doesn't work (yes, it's set to ON), the volume is low and the Preamp doesn't work. Is there a way to solve these malfunctionings?
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