Old 23rd April 2015, 16:58   #881
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I think the last time that happened it all fell apart (Winamp3)
Then it looks like all we can do is wait. Oh well I'm sure it'll be worth it
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Old 25th April 2015, 09:12   #882
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Its too bad that AOL didnt remove all their BS and allowed the code to go open source under GPLv2.

It would have made development A LOT faster in this case.
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Old 25th April 2015, 13:40   #883
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I know, right? Talk about corporate laziness.
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Old 26th April 2015, 06:51   #884
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Its too bad that AOL didnt remove all their BS and allowed the code to go open source under GPLv2.

It would have made development A LOT faster in this case.
and from a corporate standpoint how would that benefit the company and the shareholders?
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Old 4th May 2015, 15:51   #885
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not sure if this is true but I heard from a good source that Winamp are changing their name to Whenamp...

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Haha good one! Ideal for a logo.. "I´m a Whenamp Enthusiast"
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Draw it up pls Victhor. :-)

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not sure if this is true but I heard from a good source that Winamp are changing their name to Whenamp...
I swear when I first read that I thought... "wait, nullsoft is pulling a RIM and changing their company name to Winamp?"
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Draw it up pls Victhor. :-)
Nahh.. That would be mean.. Let's wait a couple of months and it'll be more suitable hehe. You can re-use the "Radiohnomywinamp!" in the meantime..
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You can't blame people getting just a lil frustrated after waiting 1.5 yrs Just a few official updates on where we are at would be very nice, but I am probably asking too much of course. Yep my version works fine but I would like some confidence that Winamp will be continuing and moving forward. Even if I heard something along those lines from someone up the top that would be enough to shut me up and wait even longer. It's the silence that is killing us all. Maybe they just want us to go away? Who knows. Great Marketing Dept in any case...lol

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Old 11th May 2015, 20:22   #891
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I know - I have to keep reminding myself that I have better things to do than check for latest versions of my software. Hopefully it will be released this year like they said.
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Old 18th May 2015, 17:46   #892
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most of the issues raised in the last few posts are all due to having a skinned ui and not conforming to the OS UI design. dropping skinning would make it so much more simpler for whoever is maintaining Winamp to leverage the OS support for all of the things which then makes docking, aero snap, scaling, etc a lot lot simpler to do (often with the OS automatically doing it) and just make Winamp more consistent with the Windows theme.
well considering windows theme/ux has gone to shit since win8 anyway

really don't see why that would be an issue.. i'm all for seeing multiplatform amp ..the transition to linux desktop would require one less piece of software to go looking for.. at least if its any good.

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well considering windows theme/ux has gone to shit since vista anyway
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i'm all for seeing multiplatform amp ..the transition to linux desktop would require one less piece of software to go looking for.. at least if its any good.
there was xmms, but I would think OSX would be the next desktop target after Windows for winamp, depending how well winamp will do now

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OSX would be the next desktop target after Windows for winamp
OSX does have a larger following and user base than linux plus it may bring some sync features(among other OSX things) to Winamp through iTunes.

What would it be called? Macamp, iAmp, or just Winamp for Mac?
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What would it be called? Macamp, iAmp, or just Winamp for Mac?
I guess Macamp or Macast?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacAmp

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What would it be called? Macamp, iAmp, or just Winamp for Mac?
I have a feeling iAmp would be the most likely. I hate how Apple puts the "i" in front of everything - I just reminds you that they're watching you.
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How can you test the closed beta version?
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How can you test the closed beta version?
How do test the beta version of...the one they are developing right now?
Or the last released? I don't quite follow you.
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I guess Macamp or Macast?
it would be called "Winamp for Mac" as that's what was the name of the actually released software and the fact people aren't referring to it shows it didn't fare very well at all. so desoite all those calls for a Mac version and basically no one used it when it was provided...
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to be fair, the mac version was beta, stripped to the bone, and didn't work well, and came out well after all those calls were made, so by then iTunes had more than caught up.

in other words, there was not, as yet, a reason to use that beta instead of iTunes.

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it is now june 2015, how come winamp is not up and runnning yet?
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ok, let me ask this...the last post was done by mrsinatra back in dec. 2004...it is now june 2015, how come winamp is not up and runnning yet?
Actually the last post was May 26th, you were looking at his joined date

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Actually the last post was May 26th, you were looking at his joined date
damn...your right my mistake...let me change that post i made
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damn...your right b y mistake...let me change that post i made
it happens to all of us at least once

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does any one know if winamp is still going to be skinnable like winamp3 was?

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how long has winamp been down now?
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does any one know if winamp is still going to be skinnable like winamp3 was?
Winamp 5.xx is skinnable like winamp3. That was kind of the purpose of winamp 5 (winamp 2 + winamp 3)

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how long has winamp been down now?
Most of your questions have been answered already on this thread but I'll be accommodating for the time being.

It's not down, just off an active development cycle that's in the eye of the public (outside of this thread, information is sparse but it's all you'll find on Winamp's current status). It's being developed in a basement somewhere by a one man team of Winamp awesomeness; and it's been that way since late 2013 - early 2014.

My bad if I left any other dev guys out.
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To be fair we have no idea at all if any development is being done at all. And we don't know if one or a team are or are not working on Winamp. My guess is that it is NOT being worked on and other priorities have come up.

It would be nice to know this officially of course but who are we to ask such a hard question. We are just the people who are dedicated to the player.

So we sit and wait like mushrooms in the dark for maybe another year or 2....or 3...or...

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Yeah, someone did mention shoutcast being the #1 priority a while back, DrO maybe? I find myself waiting less for Winamp and more for any kind of news... and trying to stay hopeful that something great will come out of this.
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it is now june 2015, how come winamp is not up and runnning yet?
did you install the patched installer ? and then start Winamp ?

if the answer is not yes to both of those questions, then that explains why it's not "up and running yet" for you.
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OSX does have a larger following and user base than linux plus it may bring some sync features(among other OSX things) to Winamp through iTunes.

What would it be called? Macamp, iAmp, or just Winamp for Mac?
Sorry to pull this joke back up, but when I read that post I couldn't help but see the name being either iWin or AmpTunes
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Sorry but, with all this delay to present the "new" Winamp, within some months nobody will know what Winamp is (or was...).
People, like me, will search for alternatives for listening for music on their PCs and mobile
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then maybe that is the better option for you to move onto use something else. as no one is forcing you to keep using Winamp (not that it's magically stopped playing music and most of the things that are "broken" can be worked around either by manually entering the information from CD cases or using external tools - as many were already using).

what people need to accept is that Winamp is well past it's hey-day and that if it does see new versions, then it's going to fall into the position of a niche / alternative player and will not be massively used. that ship has long since sailed years prior to the sale and yes people can and still will keep using it, but there is no way to beat the likes of iTunes without compromising on what makes Winamp different from those other players.

and marketing will not 'help' that matter as people's needs and usage patterns have changed so much in the 17-18 years that Winamp has existed. as trying to make it appeal to everyone led us down the path that we are now at of trying to be something for everyone and not achieving that whilst compromising on the quality of certain features (or lack of features) at the expense of what Winamp was primarily good at (e.g. remember when it was known for good tagging support and now it's not as that was left behind whilst trying to convert iTunes users).

so for those who still get on with the Winamp way, then sure they / should can keep using it, but expecting something that has the Winamp brand on all platforms, is constantly updated and all that is un-realistic and will most likely never happen.


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as far as progress goes..I tend to agree. But the player still works

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Why I Love Winamp

Around 2008 I was a bored Sophomore in a machine shop doing some CAM work while listening to a German techno broadcast and wondering what this Winamp thing was you could get a .pls file for. I thought it was going to be junk like windows media. I was wrong. It could do most jobs you could ask it to in terms of digital media; playback, streaming, conversion, calculate replaygain and it looked good and if you didn't think so you could change that (and it was capable of so much more). The main reason I loved it was that you could add a bunch of your favorite streams to a single playlist and not have to go from site to site to switch. Winamp, its been cool, sad to see it (end?) like this. This ship might be old but I'm not ready to get off just yet.

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My suggestions for a new Winamp would be:
- Do not add a Winamp store. I still use and love winamp because of its old ways - anyone can contribute.
- I program my views so that it sorts my music by genre-tag keywords. People are impressed by this layout, but it is too hard for most. Make this easier and you have a winner. (see picture)
- Make it easier to 'jump' to the album of songs in playlist, or 'jump' to a searchpage with all the music of the artist in my library after clicking artist name.
- Add a central searchbar, that overrules current view and searches the entire library as soon as you type there.
- Column widths, ml_gen.ini and sorting can sometimes reset which is a big problem for me. This should be stores in a single file, which you can then take with you to a clean install.
- One of the strenghts of Winamp is ordering based on albumartist instead of track artist, don't forget that.
- Add a knob on the main panel to switch output plugin, would make it easier for ppl like to switch between computer audio and HiFi-stereo.
- Winamp is still used because it is very customizable, keep improve but don't lock things up!
- Here is a screenshot of my use of views solely for genre selection. I suggest you make this a simple feature:
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Funny all this people demanding new things, while i think winamp is one of the best programs out there. Sure i have had my fair share of problems with the plugins as well.
But i do not think a massive change at the looks of the programs will make it any better.
I hope the new owners have a good plan and keep alot of the good things winamp has or at least make sure i do not loose that what i like about the program.
some want allways new things but people like me want it to work well which is in my view has a bigger impact than looks. Look at m$ since win vista we got alot of versions and all kinda the same os with mostly a different look.
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