Old 29th October 2018, 07:24   #1
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Why Did Winamp Die?

I am the only one of my friends who still use Winamp. Everyone makes fun of me because of it. Why did winamp die?
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Old 29th October 2018, 08:10   #2
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It's not dead, but ripping CDs and maintaining ur own files is not as popular as streaming say on spotify.

I think shoutcast can save them all, but it needs a strategy and more effort.

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Old 29th October 2018, 19:21   #3
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Sounds like you need new friends, not a new music player.

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Old 30th October 2018, 00:33   #4
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This was the same argument I'd hear about those still using Firefox, everyone would say they were on Chrome and couldn't understand why anyone would even consider the old dinosaurs. To me, Firefox always remained superior (that is until Quantum) so it didn't matter what anyone else liked.

It turns out it does matter, at least with browsers since it's all about market share. I don't know what Winamp's is but with the release of 5.8 it's as good as ever to keep it competitive with VLC and the others.
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Old 5th November 2018, 18:50   #5
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Sounds like you need new friends, not a new music player.
xD

I mean: ROTFL


I am using ACDSee 3.1 from 2000. Why? Because it works, it is fast and can deal with multiple file formats. I tried switching to other graphic file viewers around 2010- but gave up

It only misses one vital feature: an ability to temporarily rotate an image [and remember that rotation until the closing]. Also in recent years it sometimes crashes- but I can handle it
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Old 10th December 2019, 21:07   #6
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f it's dead why are you posting about it?
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Old 7th February 2020, 05:54   #7
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Not dead, it just needs to evolve with the current scenario.
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Old 24th February 2020, 14:08   #8
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Yeah winamp is declining but I still prefer this player over other players out there.
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Old 27th February 2020, 00:49   #9
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This is a great write up. I have a group of friends that gets together probably once every other month, but we usually default to the Jackbox games (so even significant others who are non-gamers can get into it), so these are good ones to keep in mind.
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Old 2nd March 2020, 06:23   #10
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"Winamp users really are everywhere. ... But everybody 'knows' that Winamp is dead, that we don't work on it any more. This is not the case." Either way, the official Winamp 5.8 is expected to be out on October 18, and the 5.666 release (along with various skins and plugins) can still be had at winamp.com
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Old 2nd March 2020, 10:40   #11
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do you have any source on the "october 18" date?
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Old 2nd March 2020, 10:53   #12
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do you have any source on the "october 18" date?
am waiting for the spam to enter the forum
it's either a bot or it's a spammer given the IP
let's sit back and wait which one it turns out to be.

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Old 2nd March 2020, 13:41   #13
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I think it was a quote from somewhere. They meant October 2018, when v5.8 beta was released.


p.s. Winamp is not dead :-)
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Old 3rd March 2020, 05:48   #15
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"Winamp users really are everywhere. ... But everybody 'knows' that Winamp is dead, that we don't work on it any more. This is not the case." Either way, the official Winamp 5.8 is expected to be out on October 18, and the 5.666 release (along with various skins and plugins) can still be had at winamp.com
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it was just a matter of waiting..........
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