Old 16th September 2018, 18:20   #1
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Winamp 5.8 Beta leaks online

"Now, almost 4 years later and ahead of an expected official company announcement, a beta version for the upcoming Winamp 5.8 (winamp58_3653_beta_full_en-us.exe) bearing a build date of October 26, 2016 has apparently been leaked on the web after being uploaded to the public by an anonymous user on a selection of filesharing sites."

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@DJ Egg: would you please confirm that this is an official release.
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Old 16th September 2018, 19:52   #2
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Old 16th September 2018, 23:04   #3
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Betas are never official public releases. The fact that it was posted anonymously also makes it not an official release. AFAIK posting Betas is a violation of the Beta testers agreement.
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Old 17th September 2018, 07:56   #4
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This build is just a beta, for sure not official release. It is work in progress test compilation.
It is a shame someone leaked it. But, maybe this situation will remind the RN that they have rights to this program and they do nothing for few years now...

Ps: As far as I remember we (betatesters) did not make any agreement with RN - it was rather something like mutual trust.
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Old 17th September 2018, 14:15   #5
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http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....80#post3160880

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Old 17th September 2018, 15:37   #6
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If I try this will it mess with my current winamp setup or can I run both instances seperatley if installed to a different location?
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Old 17th September 2018, 17:19   #7
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I think if u choose a different location than the default/current install, u will be ok, but I am NOT positive of that. Both installs MIGHT share certain locations like for temp files, scratch playlists, etc, idk.

Would def be interested to hear ur exp trying it.

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Old 17th September 2018, 17:54   #8
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I would just run it in a VM if you just want to play with it, that's what I did

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And your opinion of it is?

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Old 17th September 2018, 18:47   #10
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meh, it's winamp. I mostly just looked at the credits and poked around, I didn't play with it extensively, so I wouldn't use it as my primary player over 5.666.

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Old 17th September 2018, 19:06   #11
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And apparently it is a backdoor. Wouldn't be surprised.
https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/b...6577/analysis/

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And apparently it is a backdoor. Wouldn't be surprised.
https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/b...6577/analysis/
most likely false positives

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Old 17th September 2018, 21:30   #13
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I got a warning.
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Thanks for your sharing
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And of course, german IT "News" page CHIP.de is spreading the suspicious Beta.

https://www.chip.de/news/Winamp-5.8-...148905019.html
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Almost every computer magazine/blog is jumping on that train right now! Soon the term "Beta" will vanish from the articles and all of them will praise the release of the brand new Winamp 5.8 version! Hallelujah!

I am still curious how it happened though. Did someone hack Radionomy's server and steal it? Did someone hack DJ Egg's computer and steal the beta? Was it a "hero" among the testers, who gave us what we have been demanding for such a long time? And was it a "heroic" act at all? Or just theft?

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I'm not even going to entertain this so called "Beta" JIC it manages to F**K my PC up... always weary of software that isn't from an official release statement.



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I'm not even going to entertain this so called "Beta" JIC it manages to F**K my PC up... always weary of software that isn't from an official release statement.
Meanwhile you cannot access the download page. It takes ages to load it and the download process does not complete. At least my Firefox complains. Hence I even cannot make my own opinion about this release. Still running old, good 5.666.
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I am still curious how it happened though. Did someone hack Radionomy's server and steal it? Did someone hack DJ Egg's computer and steal the beta? Was it a "hero" among the testers, who gave us what we have been demanding for such a long time? And was it a "heroic" act at all? Or just theft?
Twitter account was hacked recently, they could have gotten the location and login info from a DM

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Twitter account was hacked recently...
I am aware of this but still doubt "those" hackers were after Winamp in the first place.
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I am aware of this but still doubt "those" hackers were after Winamp in the first place.
well, yeah, I doubt they were specifically after winamp, but if you hack an account, why wouldn't you skim through all the messages, find something like an unreleased beta, and post it.

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