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View Poll Results: what do you think will happen with winamp in 10 years?
20 times better 16 36.36%
windows media player becomes very popular 1 2.27%
microsoft takes it over 4 9.09%
winamp dies. 23 52.27%
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Old 6th June 2005, 23:06   #1
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winamp in 10 years.

2 questoins:

1) what do you think will happen with winamp in the next ten years?
2) what do you think will happen with the forums in th next ten years
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Old 6th June 2005, 23:09   #2
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Becomes even better than it is, both community and player.
Off course we'll have new technologies 'till them, and Winamp will just absorb all of 'em !

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Old 6th June 2005, 23:12   #3
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i bet this community grows to 1 billion

[edit> 1.5 million sounds a bit in the park]
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Old 6th June 2005, 23:55   #4
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How the hell can you have one poll for two questions? Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick.

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Old 7th June 2005, 01:02   #6
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It'll die because by then everybody will be running Hurd.
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Old 7th June 2005, 01:04   #7
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People will always want alternatives regardless of how good the propriatary software is. Will it still be Winamp? Who knows. Will these forum be here in 10 years? Who knows. Who knows if the way we use computers may be far more interactive than simply viewing some avi or mpeg files through some media players.

We can't predict the future, all we can do is wonder and hope.
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My dad's got a book with a bunch of Nostradamus predictions that I'll look over when I go to his house this weekend...

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Old 7th June 2005, 01:30   #9
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Lol.. good luck with that .
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Old 7th June 2005, 04:27   #10
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We wont need media players by then. The media conglomerates will be able to beam signals into our brain and make us listen to what they want. There will be no choice but it will end piracy. It will cost 5.00 a month and you will have to get a funny antenna installed on your head.

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Old 7th June 2005, 05:26   #13
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If something like that ever happens I'm going to Mexico....

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Old 7th June 2005, 05:37   #14
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We wont need media players by then. The media conglomerates will be able to beam signals into our brain and make us listen to what they want. There will be no choice but it will end piracy. It will cost 5.00 a month and you will have to get a funny antenna installed on your head.


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Old 7th June 2005, 05:43   #15
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it will be called Gamp or iamp after being sold by AOL.
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Old 7th June 2005, 06:30   #16
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just look back at what the computing was like 10 years ago and measure it out. I don't expect much difference. Just smaller devices.
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doubt devices will be anything like what they are now to the point that winamp is worthwhile. frankly.

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I can't. Explination below.


With that said if things keep getting smaller I can only imagine having to see articles about the 250 Terabyte Ipod Super Ultra Mini by then. Please, no.

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Winamp will expand and produce portable players for your car...

Moves on to other market areas, challenges iPod...

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Old 7th June 2005, 18:58   #20
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i think it will buy the iPod line
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Old 7th June 2005, 20:09   #21
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Winamp will expand and produce portable players for your car...

Moves on to other market areas, challenges iPod...
I've always wanted to see Winamp Visuals in Car Audio...

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well I'm the Psychic let me see in to my hairy balls.....um....um...... lice? gross!

I see something new coming t & whiping the lamas ass...In less than five years.
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Old 8th June 2005, 00:40   #23
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Personally, I see the Winamp brand either being enveloped into a more generic AOL Music format, to compliment the surely (if they havent already got one) upcoming AOL Music Download center, an attempt to rival the Itunes / Napster format. If anything, the main code for Winamp will just be incorporated into something like that.

As for the forums, they will eventually be folded.

I cannot see Microsoft taking over Winamp, or buying it out as the case would be, because it just wouldnt make any sense at all to do so.
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Old 8th June 2005, 03:08   #24
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This forum has been here for 5 years...I think it'll be the last to go.
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i wouldnt put that much faith in it, its just a computer in a datacenter like the other billion in the world. one flick and its gone. sad to say, but true none the less.

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Old 8th June 2005, 21:06   #26
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I agree, I was only saying that it would be last to go.
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It'll die because by then everybody will be running Hurd.
I had to look up what Hurd was. From the site:

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`Hurd' stands for `Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons'. And, then, `Hird' stands for `Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth'. We have here, to my knowledge, the first software to be named by a pair of mutually recursive acronyms.
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winamp will most likely become obsolete in 10 years and people will gradually leave the forums.

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Well alot of people who come here do not do so because of Winamp. It's usually the initial reason they come here, but alot of members who post in RB, GD etc. treat this like any other internet forum.. it just happens to exist because of a media player.

If eight years from now someone decides there is no need for these forums.. I get the feeling the members here will just move on to another forum (think pabook or something). Just because http://forums.winamp.com dies, does not mean the Winamp Forums will die.

But like i've said, there is no point trying to predict what is to come. When it comes it comes.. and the state of my favorite forum doesn't come close to topping my list of things to worry about for the future.
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Within ten years Microsoft will buy AOL away from Time/Warner and the last version of Winamp, 10.09 ("twice as good as WA 5"), will become Windows Media Player 15.

These forums will become a stuffy Microsoft online community and all the fun people will leave. But I'll still be here posting pics of my manb00bs. (But keep in mind I'll be ten years older and my manb00bs will therefore have ten more years of sag.)


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This should be an Imax movie...

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Old 11th June 2005, 21:04   #34
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Old 13th June 2005, 00:01   #35
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Damn.. that's good shit.
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Microsoft will have eliminated or assimilated all competing software companies through its distro following longhorn called OMNIdos that integrates every conceivable type of software into the OS (much like their inclusion of IE, WMP, MSNIM to capture market dominance they suffocate all alternatives). The successor to xbox 360 named Big-Brother comes with the successor to OMNIdos named Omniscient is now the sole source for home computing and entertainment. Now with all alternatives smothered they decide to charge licensing fees for each and every service and software included with the Omniscient OS. Further passing of the Patriot Act II necessitates that a Big-Brother be in every domicile and its included wireless cameras be installed in every room, Read 1984 and/or a brave new world to see how it progresses from there.
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