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Winamp's support will be shutdown after 20th December!

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:54 PM Edited by 65536, 22 November 2013 - 08:46 AM.

Today I read on several sites this for the most well-known media player - Winamp, will be with stopped support after December 20, 2013. :blink:  On official website, http://www.winamp.com/media-player/all, I see following message on top of the page:


Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release.

Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.


This means after this date entire all official sites and resources site will be offline forever.  :cry: This probably mean:

  1. No official download;
  2. No visualizations for download;
  3. No plugins for download;
  4. No skins for download...

In fact - no official support, no updates, no fixes, no downloads at all anymore! This means for Winamp there is will be official downloads only until December 20, 2013... After this date the player will be available for only on various software portals, but won't have a official site anymore and will be dead forever.


Separately, currently Winamp has support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. But seems there wouldn't be a releases for next Windows versions, so probably even latest version (currently 5.66) won't work on them, as I'm not sure if there will will be even version of Winamp compatible with current version - Windows 8.1.


If you need to download skins or visualization for Winamp, download them now and archive them, while official Winamp site isn't dead yet.  :facedesk:

Note: I might remove the link to Winamp's official site after it goes away.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

Good riddance, getting bought out by AOL ruined them and left them lagging far behind the competition.
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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:24 PM

Winamp still exists?

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:31 AM

But I love winamp.  What player is going to make a cool, thin, auto hide bar for the top of my screen?  I love that thing.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:34 AM Edited by 65536, 22 November 2013 - 08:43 AM.

Winamp still exists?

Yes, for now it is still available. But after December 20th there will be no longer official site, as you can download Winamp only from different software portals like Softonic, C-Net, etc. But worst thing is in fact, after developers shut down www.winamp.com, nobody will be able to download skins / visualizations for the player because I think only winamp.com have downloads for them available (I don't see them anywhere else available for download). Another issue is in fact there are won't be new official versions compatible with next Windows versions (even for current and last ever version - 5.66 developers says it is compatible with Microsoft XP / Vista / 7 / 8, but nothing about its last version - Windows 8.1). So many of us will need later to abandon Winamp (because of missing operating system compatibility) and migrate to any other player, like iTunes, VLC, AIMP, etc.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:17 AM

Sad, this was my go to music player in the late 90s. :\

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