Are you sad to see Winamp go away?

MrsMith

Winamp Media Player is one of those things that just seems like it has always been there, even though I haven’t used it for years. AOL has apparently decided to do away with it, though. Are many people still using Winamp? Will they still be able to use it after it is officially “killed?”

Topic: Software
Answer this Question

Answers

4 total
nchristine
Vote Up (8)

Sure, you can still use it if you have it installed. There are also a few rumors that Microsoft may have purchased Winamp, but I’m not sure that they are accurate. Winamp actually isn’t all that bad, I would go so far as to say it beats iTunes as far as UI goes. Still, it’s been years since I last used it, so other than a little twinge of nostalgia, I doubt I would have even noticed it was disappearing.

Carla Manini
Vote Up (7)

I have not used WinAmp for many years now, I think that since YouTube appeared, all the top songs and everything that you need from any artist can be easily found there. I think it affected me a lot and now at least 90% of the music I like, I listen directly on YouTube, no other software involved for me ;)

Christopher Nerney
Vote Up (7)

I can't remember the last time I used Winamp, so I won't miss it, though I know many users will. My understanding is that people still can use it after December 20, but won't be able to download the software or access services.

jimlynch
Vote Up (6)

No, I never used it so it doesn't matter much to me. However, it would be nice if AOL made it open source and released the code. Then somebody else might pick up the project and keep it alive for the people who want to continue using Winamp.

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat and other IT vendors are lending a hand to Google to help build software that enterprises could use to manage their computerized workloads in the cloud.
Microsoft's price cuts for some Office 365 plans was an attempt to keep momentum on its software-by-subscription push, an analyst said.
Oracle's massive annual OpenWorld conference isn't happening until late September, but the vendor recently unveiled details of nearly 1,800 sessions planned for the event that on balance paint a comprehensive picture of what its customers, partners and competitors can expect.
Microsoft staffers worldwide should buckle their seat belts because a big culture shakeup is in the works at the company.
But Wzor acknowledges that the case prompted move to go underground and break off communication with sources.
Amazon.com has billed parents for millions of dollars' worth of unauthorized in-app purchases made by their children, the FTC said in a complaint filed Thursday in a U.S. court.
A new GitHub repo is collecting the life lessons that one can learn from programming
Microsoft is continuing its dogfight with Salesforce.com in the customer relationship management software market with a new Dynamics CRM Online cloud service for U.S. government agencies.
Microsoft will revamp its Office 365 lineup for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), adding features, dropping prices and increasing the flexibility to mix and match them with Office 365 plans for enterprises and with stand-alone applications.
The explosive growth of public cloud services has generated a parallel problem: How can companies, especially small businesses and freelancers without the benefit of a dedicated procurement department, filter the flood of choices available for every type of business software and find the one that's best for them?