Old 26th April 2013, 21:52   #1
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Under New Content Boss, AOL Shutters Music Division

So will this affect WinAMP and Nullsoft?

http://allthingsd.com/20130426/under...usic-division/
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Old 26th April 2013, 23:47   #2
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http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/26/aol-music-shuts-down/

No. Winamp & SHOUTcast are safe.... for now...
It's music.aol.com & spinner.com and a few other AOL Music sites...
What will be affected are some online services and the Free Music feature in the Android app (MP3 of the Day & CDLP).

Yes, a very sad day...
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Old 27th April 2013, 00:40   #3
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Good! The first thing I thought of when I read that header was Winamp's fate, and had a little panic attack. I dunno what I would do if Winamp ceased...


...Well, except cry.
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Old 27th April 2013, 00:52   #4
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you'd just need to do like everyone else and keep using v2.81 or whatever old version everyone supposedly keeps on liking to use

seriously though, if it did get "killed", it would just require not installing (or removing as needed) a few plug-ins relating to online services (as it being killed would likely mean any online aspects would be killed as well) and then things would just keep working irrespective of the final state for pretty much the rest of the desktop client.

sure over time it'd become even less relevant than it already is and would be less compatible with newer OSes (unless it was patched, etc). but really it's no more different than how things have been with desktop updates for the last few years anyway.
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Old 27th April 2013, 03:25   #5
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Yeah, I know, and I understand that winamp could be used for probably another decade with no problems, thanks to how versatile the program is. It isn't so much the worry that the app will become abandoned as it is of just being a fanboy of winamp after using it for some 15 or so years.

Basically, I love winamp, love the support and continued development, and hope it never dies or becomes abandoned for whatever reasons
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Old 27th April 2013, 14:43   #6
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Basically, I love winamp, love the support and continued development, and hope it never dies or becomes abandoned for whatever reasons
Me too!

As another 15 year user, I don't want it to ever fade away. I believe that will happen eventually. Just want that fate to be far in the future, to the end of the desktop platform and beyond.

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Old 28th April 2013, 02:40   #7
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I think winamp is still extremely relevant.

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I too use Winamp since I really use PC's
and I hope that it will never die, but chances are good, because the
player has a ver huge userbase, look at blender (www.blender.org) it was not always open source but has huge userbase too, and they collected money and bought it from the company,
I could imagine a similar way for Winamp...
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Old 3rd May 2013, 05:36   #9
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t'd become even less relevant than it already is and would be less compatible with newer OSes (unless it was patched, etc). but really it's no more different than how things have been with desktop updates for the last few years anyway.

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