Old 8th February 2019, 16:27   #1
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Winamp 5.8 - WACUP Confusion

Winamp has been my number 1 since damn-near the beginning (~2000) and thru-out the Windows evolution I experienced virtually no show-stopping issues. I have found all solutions to my issues posted here, thus no need to personally post. For this I am most grateful to this site and community. Over the years I came here less and less and only recently, with a plug-in issue, have returned to discover increased activity.

I have learned of the existence of WACUP as well as the development and release of Winamp 5.8!?! (did a 5.7 totally escape me?). My current, and perhaps flawed, understanding is that WACUP is a Winamp community effort to provide continuing life (via what seems to be a clone) to the what-I-had-thought death of Winamp, only to discover a 'resurrection' of my beloved Winamp.

What is the story and which way do I go?

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Old 8th February 2019, 17:24   #2
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https://getwacup.com/blog/index.php/...inamp-related/
https://getwacup.com/
https://getwacup.com/community/index.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxa851vAJtI

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Old 8th February 2019, 18:19   #3
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1st link very helpful, tho heavily slanted in WACUP's favor (naturally) - thank you
2nd link - no help
3rd link - no help
4th link - mistake? goes to music video
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Old 8th February 2019, 18:33   #4
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2nd link - no help
3rd link - no help
It is not that easy to guess who finds helpful what. Those links are helpful to those who want to know more about WACUP after reading the first link.
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4th link - mistake? goes to music video
The answer is in the title of the song: choose whichever you prefer. Go on your way.
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Old 8th February 2019, 18:57   #5
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It is not that easy to guess who finds helpful what. Those links are helpful to those who want to know more about WACUP after reading the first link.
The content of the first link was very detailed and rendered the next 2 links non-sequitur. I assume the 4th link, then, was an attempt at sarcasm/humor.

Now, to hear from the Winamp side ... anyone?
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Old 8th February 2019, 20:22   #6
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Now, to hear from the Winamp side ... anyone?
how about starting here
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=453675

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Old 8th February 2019, 20:34   #7
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Already been there. Not much in the way of addressing the OP, however, there was a bit of real humor there involving the banning of a member.

Where to next?
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Old 8th February 2019, 20:46   #8
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How about just reading sticky threads with news and how winamp works or just simply find out yourself

you don't really expect to get it all handed over on a silver plate ?

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Old 8th February 2019, 21:16   #9
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been there, done that.

as per the 1st link from ryerman's post (#2) has there been any reaction to it from Winamp 'officialdom'? Is the Winamp community, as a whole, migrating to WACUP? I fully support desktop evolution.
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.. has there been any reaction to it from Winamp 'officialdom'?
The reaction you may find is in this forum (that is, close to none). In fact, Winamp officialdom doesn't exist really, the 5 years hiatus (between Winamp's acquisition and 5.8 beta release) did make a stab into the community, with most users leaving to somehow-maintained solutions or even forking their own project (like DrO's WACUP).

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Is the Winamp community, as a whole, migrating to WACUP? I fully support desktop evolution.
WACUP is maintained by a single person, so its development is slow, a public release only saw the light recently, though it was being worked on during the last years (having to reverse-engineer Winamp is a big part of the obstacle).
If you ask me, WACUP is the closest to the original Winamp spirit you will get now and probably for the next years, but is far far away from being adopted as the general public usually does on "official" releases.

Obvious advice is to test for yourself and balance pros and cons of each. If you're fine with Winamp as it is (be that 5.8 beta or 5.666), stick with it. If you think there are ways Winamp can improve (within the power of one man, that is), get on with WACUP. If you hesitate, have both installed, they do get along together.


Ps: 5.7 never got out of beta, and was eventually nuked due to the demise of its main feature; "Winamp cloud". You may find the installer out there but is actually a version older than 5.666, it was abandoned and a looot of security patches and fixes were only done for 5.666.
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Thank you Victhor for stepping up to the plate. There does not seem to be violent enthusiasm for my beloved Winamp and from what I glean, I liken it to being in ICU with tubes and probes and IV's and beeping monitors and suction motors everywhere to such a degree that the patient is barely visible somewhere within. However, overlooking and detouring around the frequent arrogance and elitism of a few, the site is still the hands-down goto support location and, alas, that is all the future may hold for it imo.

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... they do get along together. ...
So far this is very true. I have them installed separately and will stick around here, as well as provide whatever I can to help the WACUP effort along, as it is over there where I am finding the enthusiasm and civil community camaraderie.
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Old 9th February 2019, 17:12   #12
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Thank you for the first 3 links. Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac is the only version worthy of the name btw.
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