Today I read on several sites this for the most well-known media player - Winamp, will be with stopped support after December 20, 2013. 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. This probably mean:
- No official download;
- No visualizations for download;
- No plugins for download;
- 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.
Note: I might remove the link to Winamp's official site after it goes away.