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Hmm,

 

Be a very good pickup for MS, definite improvement over Media Player, just as they did with Skype.

 

Wonder if the Monopoly boys will question it though ?

 

Cheers

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If MS buy Winamp and don't stuff it up that could be very interesting..something to keep an eye on :D

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Don't care who buys it, so long as it doesn't die. I already use Winamp in fullscreen (when it's not minimised to a strip up the top). Something like this:

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would work pretty well as a Metro app, I reckon. Scale it a bit to make it more finger friendly, but you get the idea.

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any version you have installed is not going to suddenly stop working when AOHell shut it down.

It stopped working for me when I moved from Win7 to Win8. I had to use some creative workarounds to get it playing my music again :

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and what was that? I intend to keep using it.

 

So they'll continue to support it, and sell it to me? It sounded to me like they abandoned the project\product?

I suppose abandonware has a more steict definition of so many years out of production... but still you get my point.

No, abandonware means the copyright holder no longer exists, so there's nobody to enforce the right of copy any more.

 

Thats a fair enough interpretation; but not the one I use, and not the common norm.

 

I agree with this:

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

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Thats a fair enough interpretation; but not the one I use, and not the common norm.

 

I agree with this:

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

Well, the definition isn't incorrect, but I don't believe it has the implications that most think it has.

 

Just because a copyright holder isn't pursuing infringements, doesn't suddenly make copying it legal.

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and what was that? I intend to keep using it.

Honstly don't remember. I think I installed it, had garbled sound issues, and then eventually just ran it from the backup I'd made before formatting my win7 install. Laptop upgraded from 7 to 8 cleanly, so never had to reinstall and figure it out again.

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HOLY FUCK HOLD ON!

and associated Web services will no longer be available

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THE SHOUTCAST STREAMS!!?!?!?!

 

 

I think what I liked about winamp was its simplicity. You could download a file, and play it while it downloaded. If it hit the end of the 20 seconds it had when you added it, it'd play into the negatives untill it hits the end of the currently downloading stream.

It didnt lock files as 'In Use' unless you pause them while playing.

Its super lightweight.

And since I disable everything, its super fast (classic skin FTW).

 

I guess I don't have to pay for the last version in a month then. While a legal black zone, it'll officially be abandonware.

 

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Well then! Abandonware treatment it is!

I wish they'd release the pro version for free, OFFICIALLY if they're closing down AND not selling anymore.

Cough ""free download winamp ---> already own winamp --->dowload pro." and if they had already ditched the program at that point cheat and use a keygen instead of paying for it....

 

 

 

WINAMP!! .... It really whips the Llama's ass ...

 

Sad to hear, but any version you have installed is not going to suddenly stop working when AOHell shut it down. I'll probably use it until I can't use it anymore.

 

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AOHell, I haven't heard that for almost 20 years!

 

it's very sad to see this piece of history go. I still use it every day when I don't have to use Itunes, I have it installed on every working pc and control it via my phone... It still has the best skins, the least ram/cpu usage that I've tested and has a true random function (don't get me started on IShit)

It may be possible, but so far with my audio set-ups it IS the only program that I can make play MP3's in surround sound (even if it is only faked) and the only player that can quickly convert cd's to mp3 (not used often but for the occasion that the group isn't online yet)

I remember getting pissed when AOL edited the classic start up to beep out "ass" with a shitty llama noise.

 

Long live the Llama

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Spooky,

 

" IS the only program that I can make play MP3's in surround sound"

 

Which is you favourite plug in for doing that?

 

I did some trawling through their plugin library the other day and picked up some neat one, the resumer is coming in very handy. :)

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Apparently not.

 

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Some more detail on the fate of Winamp and Shoutcast, the legacy digital music services that owner AOL (which also owns TechCrunch) originally planned to shut down but then halted pending a sale. They are not being bought by Microsoft, as we had heard when we first reported news of a sale. The properties are instead being acquired by Radionomy — an international aggregator of online radio stations headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

 

The Radionomy connection was first noticed by a couple of people, including one Bryon Stout on the Winamp forums and Carsten Knobloch, who saw that Winamp’s nameservers, but not Shoutcast’s, had been transferred to Radionomy. We have since learned from a reliable source that the deal is for both properties and should be finalised by Friday, if not sooner.

 

Radionomy has some 6,000 stations in its catalog already, with an emphasis on a do-it-yourself platform that anyone can use to create a channel. Shoutcast’s 50,000-strong catalog of radio stations will be a major boost on that front. Winamp’s media playing software could be used to help program those radio stations and offer additional services.

 

The acquisition may also see the two products and platforms put to work in more commercial settings. One of Radionomy’s strategic investors is MusicMatic, which develops audio and video experiences for stores and other venues.

Not sure what that means for the program itself though?

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Not sure what that means for the program itself though?

A bloated program, no, wouldn't think so. It'll probably go through a overhaul of course, but sure it won't cease to exist, which I'm positive about.

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It can't end up in any worse a position than after a decade of neglect from AOL.

 

Not sure it'll get any major work tho', apart from maybe making it easier to connect to/browse their new stream library?

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