Old 13th July 2019, 10:59   #1
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Which Winamp?

I'd like to give Winamp another try.

I used Winamp from the late 90's to around 2007, when I switched to another player. AIMP is very much like Winamp. It has a WYSIWYG skin editor and does just about everything I want from an MP3 player, but the visualizations are on the weak side. I miss some of those trippy Winamp ones. They were fun to leave running while I listened to tunes. Aimp never did fully incorporate plugins to the degree that Winamp did.

I'll always remember Winamp in much the same way as I remember my first CD player, or my first home stereo. It introduced me to a new music format which I have listened to and collected to this very day.

Winamp got weird in the mid-2000's, which is part of why I quit it. Constant updates with no seeming purpose, and I SWEAR I remember the damn thing displaying tampon ads at one point. So, if I were to give Winamp another try so I can enjoy the cool plugins again, which version would you recommend? Also, did they ever make a WYSIWYG editor for it?

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Old 13th July 2019, 13:23   #2
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Old 13th July 2019, 23:48   #3
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fwiw, that link is to a thread posted 14th February 2007, 11:33. yes, over 12 years ago!
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Old 14th July 2019, 09:17   #4
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fwiw, that link is to a thread posted 14th February 2007, 11:33. yes, over 12 years ago!
But the information is still correct.
No changes/ updates have taken place.
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Old 14th July 2019, 09:46   #5
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fwiw, that link is to a thread posted 14th February 2007, 11:33. yes, over 12 years ago!
if you noticed that you also seen the first post in the thread and that info is not 12 years old!

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Old 15th July 2019, 01:30   #6
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if you noticed that you also seen the first post in the thread and that info is not 12 years old!
the topic is closed and only contains 2 posts, look for yourself. I have no idea what you are looking at ...
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Old 15th July 2019, 01:51   #7
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the topic is closed and only contains 2 posts, look for yourself. I have no idea what you are looking at ...
What NJK means is that the post is updated (edited) each time a new version is released .
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Old 15th July 2019, 01:56   #8
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I can't seem to edit my previous post, so I'll just write a new one.

To answer the OP's question, download the 5.8 beta, opt out of anything you wouldn't like to install (modern skins, tray control, video file support, etc.), install it, mod the settings to your liking, play music . Winamp doesn't have a pro version any more, so you're safe on that part, no more ads .

I haven't used a new version since 5.24 (released around 2007, 2008), but since I tried this new beta, gotta say, this is the real deal , this is how Winamp used to be .
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Old 30th August 2019, 09:38   #9
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using it for 2007 and still find it best for my use.
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Old 2nd September 2019, 12:31   #10
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what about WACUP ?
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Old 31st October 2019, 20:57   #12
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what about WACUP ?
Wacup is not Winamp

it does look the same but again it's not Winamp

it's the project of Dr0 a former Winamp developer.

and i think it's the future due to the fact that Winamp itself is basicly dead.

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Old 4th November 2019, 18:41   #13
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Wacup is not Winamp ...
correct, it's better and still evolving.

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... i think it's the future ...
true for me - it's the now and the future. Winamp diehards and purists should get on-board en masse (elitists can leave their egos outside before entering). WACUP is an acronym for WinAmpCommunityUpdateProject.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 19:25   #14
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actually Wacup is better then Winamp
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actually Wacup is better then Winamp
Wacup is Winamp! ... although still unreleased and in development - it is better.
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For clarity, WACUP is currently a set of plugins and replacements wrapped around the real Winamp 5.6 core, so currently IS Winamp, but with a lot of updates.
Eventually the original Winamp components will have been replaced and it will be all native WACUP.

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For clarity, ... Eventually the original Winamp components will have been replaced and it will be all native WACUP.
true ... For final clarity WACUP is an acronym for WinAmpCommunityUpdateProject!
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