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post #16 of 30

Bummer.  Another good product bites the dust.  

 

post #17 of 30
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Have you tried the foobar2000 plugin http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_vis_shpeck?

 

 

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It's a little buggy right now, but Milkdrop is being ported to JRiver: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=82551.0

 

 

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I beleive Musicbee can.

 

Thank you for the suggestions. I will give them a try, especially the one for J.River as it's been my main player for some time now. I really like Foobar but the interface and tagging are not as convenient as J.River's. Never heard of Musicbee - I will check it out.

post #18 of 30

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

 

My llama's ass is totally whipped by this. :(

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post #21 of 30
Sad as it may be to see the llamas's ***** getting whooped one last time for good, is anyone really surprised by the news at all? For casual users (non-audiophiles, that is), my guess is that iTunes probably gets the lion share of the market. Even among audiophiles, how many of us rely on Winamp as our primary player? Based on my non-scientific observation here at Head-Fi, it seems to me that foobar and JRiver are the runaway leaders.
post #22 of 30

I'm one.  I've had Winamp since its inception in 97' and purchased the pro version when it came available.  I still use it everyday as my only audio playback software.


Edited by alpha421 - 11/23/13 at 10:50pm
post #23 of 30

I don't use Winamp anymore just due to Apple DAPs being used a lot. Still sad to see it go. Had it and romantically used it in the early 2000s. An amazing product due to its little quirks here and there. The Milkdrop plug-in. An amazing ability to take a 1/2 terabyte of Mp3s and loss-less files off a remote hard drive and generate a play-list of the whole thing super fast. Nothing out there can do it glitch free like Winamp can.

 

The playlist layout is trick too.

 

 


Edited by Redcarmoose - 11/23/13 at 11:20pm
post #24 of 30

I used in 1997 too, back there I had a 486DX2 @ 66Mhz and anything at 128Kbit/s and above would not run smoothly 100% of time.  I had to upgrade to a Pentium to be able to use it.

 

I started with mp3 around 1995, right when it came out.   Today, I hate mp3 (too low quality).  FLAC FTW!

post #25 of 30
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I used in 1997 too, back there I had a 486DX2 @ 66Mhz and anything at 128Kbit/s and above would not run smoothly 100% of time.  I had to upgrade to a Pentium to be able to use it.

 

I started with mp3 around 1995, right when it came out.   Today, I hate mp3 (too low quality).  FLAC FTW!

How nostalgic - same here!

post #26 of 30

I think I used it once. By that time Foobar was already getting popular.

 

But, it did set the precedence for functional music players that play music and do it well. And the skins were lovely.

post #27 of 30
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"Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL?" may be finally they heard us ....

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/21/source-microsoft-in-talks-to-buy-shoutcast-and-winamp-from-aol/

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/winamp-microsoft-aol-petition-shoutcast,25192.html

Why am I actually worried about this.

 

* Creates system image with current Winamp set up *

 

I could only imagine what MS would do to this llama. Squares...............  or worse merge it with Media player, Or even worse take whats good from Winamp kill it off....

 

Please let it go open source AOL!!!!! Do one thing right (well 2 technically since you're still around)

post #28 of 30
Thread Starter 
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(well 2 technically since you're still around)

You sure? :D

post #29 of 30
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You sure? :D

lol, touche.

 

They definitely don't say much, until time like this. 

post #30 of 30
I sure hope it doesn't go all MS on us. Winamp will never be the same again, but I have 64 copies of the latest .exe on my Dropbox
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