Old 24th October 2020, 17:49   #1
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I loved Winamp

I used winamp oh gosh for years, i hated Windows Media player... then when VLC came out I switched, so thank you winamp for opening me to alt music players!!!
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Old 24th October 2020, 20:55   #2
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I used winamp oh gosh for years, i hated Windows Media player... then when VLC came out I switched, so thank you winamp for opening me to alt music players!!!
VLC is fantastic, but there are still things that don't run on VLC and would run on media player.
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Old 24th October 2020, 21:20   #3
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Winamp for me will always be the best player
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Old 24th October 2020, 21:35   #4
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Winamp for me will always be the best player
Winamp not really good for videos though.
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Old 24th October 2020, 22:08   #5
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yeah i wouldnt call vlc fantastic in any capacity
winamp is great for its lightweightedness and expandability
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Old 24th October 2020, 22:24   #6
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yeah i wouldnt call vlc fantastic in any capacity
winamp is great for its lightweightedness and expandability
How can you not? It is the greatest player. Doesn't do everything but it comes pretty damn close.
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Old 25th October 2020, 16:16   #7
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I loved Winamp until I came across better software...

Only thing that bugs me about Winamp on Windows 10 right now is it buffering while trying to listen to radio streams... The buffer settings have not been changed.

Not a fan of VLC it used to be OK
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Old 25th October 2020, 19:28   #8
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I loved Winamp until I came across better software...

Only thing that bugs me about Winamp on Windows 10 right now is it buffering while trying to listen to radio streams... The buffer settings have not been changed.

Not a fan of VLC it used to be OK
Out of curiosity what software do you use instead of VLC?
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Old 26th October 2020, 11:14   #9
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How can you not? It is the greatest player. Doesn't do everything but it comes pretty damn close.
iunno, maybe i just like to customize my players just a tiny bit?
cut down stuff that i dont want? (e.g. it relying on ffmpeg/libavcodec for some of its thingies which of course adds a lot)
besides, in terms of playing vintage formats like NSFs and what have you that include subsongs, VLC doesnt have proper support (and emulation is also not great either)

with winamp (or WACUP, whichever you prefer), i can just pick a plugin, install it and configure it to my hearts content and if it sucks then i just uninstall it, with VLC you're stuck with what you're given, and i dont like that

it's weird when people call winamp "bloated" but praise VLC for the formats it includes
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Old 26th October 2020, 12:00   #10
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Out of curiosity what software do you use instead of VLC?

See my Signature... RDJ does everything I ask of it from playing a stream without buffering to automating my music.

Yes it requires a database but its far more flexible with audio formats.
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Old 27th October 2020, 03:02   #11
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iunno, maybe i just like to customize my players just a tiny bit?
cut down stuff that i dont want? (e.g. it relying on ffmpeg/libavcodec for some of its thingies which of course adds a lot)
besides, in terms of playing vintage formats like NSFs and what have you that include subsongs, VLC doesnt have proper support (and emulation is also not great either)

with winamp (or WACUP, whichever you prefer), i can just pick a plugin, install it and configure it to my hearts content and if it sucks then i just uninstall it, with VLC you're stuck with what you're given, and i dont like that

it's weird when people call winamp "bloated" but praise VLC for the formats it includes
Right VLC doesn't do everything. Hence why I said "comes pretty damn close". NSF works better on the Winamp plugin. The sound format of the Genesis/Megadrive also doesn't work on VLC.

VLC also doesn't play blu rays from the disc. I use Leawo Blu-ray Player for that. Nor does it load up blu ray menus from blu rays or 4K movies ripped to the disk. I use JRiver Media Center 26 for that.

But big picture wise there are a few things that run as much as VLC does. To play movie files it is the main thing I use.

I mainly use Winamp for audio and while there are a few things it can do that VLC can't the main reason is nostalgia and an homage to what it once symbolized.

For movies Winamp isn't a good player.
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Old 27th October 2020, 16:09   #12
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For movies Winamp isn't a good player.
Winamp always did have problems playing Video without it appearing blocky and pixelized

Anyone remember Wiinamp TV with .nsv streams the quality of the video on some of them was awful too

I rarely watch Videos on the PC and IF I do its usually VLC that handles them. As much as I dislike VLC I have it installed JIC.
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Old 28th October 2020, 17:28   #13
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pssst, MPC-HC exists
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pssst, MPC-HC exists
Forgot about MPC. What does it do that VLC can't?
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I use winamp for audio, VLC for video.

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Old 9th November 2020, 11:39   #16
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i discovered Winamp back in like 2004.

ive been using it since as my go to for MP3, and now that i found stereo tool as my DSP , my 1000 watt theater is a god of audio sound.
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Old 17th November 2020, 03:37   #17
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Wish they hadn’t given up on Winamp, it could use some development in Windows 10. For the most part it works but some things like the equalizer don’t. I always liked the tiny fullscreen visualization plugin but that won’t go either. Even so, Winamp is still the best player ever made, especially for audio and I’ll be using it for years to come.
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WinAMP is one of the best audio player.
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Old 17th November 2020, 05:38   #19
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VLC is good too...
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Wish they hadn’t given up on Winamp, it could use some development in Windows 10. For the most part it works but some things like the equalizer don’t. I always liked the tiny fullscreen visualization plugin but that won’t go either. Even so, Winamp is still the best player ever made, especially for audio and I’ll be using it for years to come.
pssst, WACUP exists for this reason

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VLC is good too...
it's the equivalent of using ffplay for playback, honestly
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pssst, WACUP exists for this reason
Thanks, that's from our old friend DrO. I've been meaning to try it out, think I'll see how the portable goes.
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For me, Winamp has been the first one around the beginning of the 2000s, but is amazing how it is keeping on the hedge all of these years, I still remember how cool it was all the skins, how light and well was working (an opinion of a computer dinosaur)
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