Like other Nullsoft related products, some of these were on the heel of getting sued off the planet before getting bought by AOL.
"Comprehensive metadata" and file identification would only be needed back in the old days when Nullsoft developers wore a patch over one eye ;-)
Do you remember "Waste"?, the relatively secure filesharing software?.
We could go back to the old days when Nullsofts use of Frauenhofer MP3 codec was illegal and you were committing a felony to have Winamp on your computer.....
10 short years, the schreech of a modem, and a 75 mhz Pentium cost $1000.
I remember, I was running this site in 1996 http://kvande.***********/.
Make sure you have anti-spyware software installed before you visit Tripod
Not so 10 years ago. I wonder if my old ftp password still works. It typed it enough times.
I can't believe they never killed this site in 10 years. That site might have pulled 10 or 15 megabytes a month as compared to 4.8 Terabytes for the site below last month.
I used Winamp 1.0 for a while or Real.... Real was good because it actually didn't sound super-awful at 16kbps.
There is actually a site that still uses that old codec at http://transmediasf.com/sorry.htm
. Not too bad still. I drop Jim French a note once in a while. Maybe I should tell him to come out of the stoneage. My linux box will no longer play the old codec.
One thing that was good. Whats a virus
And Krivanek is right, winamp did lose it's soul.