Over the weekend a friend of mine and I were chatting and he asked how I play music and I said through Spotify. He like “yeah you remember Winamp” so I went and looked and apparently shoutcast is still a very popular service and winamp still has a desktop version for running internet radio. Does anyone still use winamp? There is shoutcast app but no winamp app which makes sense.

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4 responses to “Winamp”

  1. Patrick3D

    The 1-2 punch of AOL buying Winamp and the release of Winamp 3 killed Winamp in the US. There are still millions of users in Europe and other countries. Myself and everyone I know moved on to using VLC for all local music playback. I also use TuneIn for Internet radio. Radionomy bought Winamp a few years ago and was supposedly working on making it freeware again but they haven't given a status update since 2016 that I could find.

  2. adkelkar

    I have been using WinAmp since its development days 1997. I have used all its versions and currently use it to play my collection of mp3 and Flac files. Recently I have started converting all my audio CD collections to Flac. WinAmp plays those very well. During its development days following Nullsoft and Justin was very exciting. I still feel a sense of loyalty to those days as they also helped develop our hearing appreciation with all the discussions about audio compression and reproduction and bit rates and what have you. WinAmp is still available for download, if anyone is interested in a good media player.

  3. StevenLayton

    Winamp, wow that’s brought back welcome memories from the past!

  4. hrlngrv

    I have it around, and Foobar 2000, but I tend to use VLC.