Winamp Heritage - Legacy resources of Winamp media player

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Winamp media player
This site is dedicated to the great Winamp Media Player.

Since 1997, Winamp has been the definitive music player of the mp3 era. Its continuous development and solid user base made it the best music player for Windows. However, in December 2013, AOL decided to shut down its development and website.

Our aim is to collect legacy resources for Winamp, including the best skins, plugins and visualizations and make them available to download freely.

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The Outline

The story of SongMeanings, the best lyrics site on the internet
The Outline
On the website for the early music player Winamp, a passionate group of users debated the meanings of their favorite songs on the page's forums. Brian Adams and Michael Schiano, then students at Ohio University and Rutgers respectively, remember being ...


Silicon UK

Tales In Tech History: Winamp
Silicon UK
Earlier this month Silicon UK examined the impact of the Apple iPod, but no examination of digital audio would be complete without also reviewing the impact of Nullsoft's iconic media player Winamp. Winamp (for the few that don't know) is a media ...


The Outline

in GarageBand?
The Outline
Do you remember Winamp? Maybe you remember its tagline, “Winamp: It really whips the llama's ass”? Launched in 1997, Winamp was one of the earliest ways to listen to MP3s, making it possible to easily enjoy music on the desktop PC. It also had a ...


YourStory.com

Ghost of tech's past: Discontinued apps, products and services
YourStory.com
After 15 years of glorious usage, popular media player Winamp was finally shut down in December, 2013. Winamp had been the rage during the 90s, but since it was acquired by AOL in 1999, its demand and very style waned in comparison to the other media ...


OxGadgets (press release) (blog)

5KPlayer – for all your media needs
OxGadgets (press release) (blog)
For ages, people have looked at alternatives to the native player that comes with the OS. Over the years, I have used WinAmp, JetAudio, and more recently, VLC Player. All of them were great for their time but lost their charm as technology moved on ...


Neowin

AIMP 4.50.2020 Beta
Neowin
AIMP is a powerful audio player that allows you to listen to your favorite music with an outstanding sound quality. Its appearance resembles that of another classical audio player (Winamp). The program includes a 18-band equalizer, a visualization ...


BetaNews

SHOUTcast for Windows
BetaNews
SHOUTcast Server will accept connections via SHOUTcast DSP Plug-in in order to have a SOURCE Stream to broadcast. Once a stream has begun, the server will only accept connections from other copies of Winamp in order to broadcast that source stream ...


Engadget

Recommended Reading: Rebooting a hero in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
Engadget
Winamp was the go-to MP3 player for a lot of people, but its glory didn't last. Ars Technica takes a look at what went wrong. DJI Is Locking Down Its Drones Against a Growing Army of DIY Hackers Ben Sullivan, Motherboard. A deep dive on how DJI is ...

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Ars Technica

Winamp's woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself
Ars Technica
Enter Winamp, the skin-able, customizable MP3 player that "really whips the llama's ass." In the late 1990s, every music geek had a copy; llama-whipping had gone global, and the big-money acquisition offers quickly followed. AOL famously acquired the ...

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A Journal of Musical Things (blog)

Hey, Whatever Happened to Winamp?
A Journal of Musical Things (blog)
Back in the pre-iTunes era (and for quite some time after), the go-to CD ripper and MP3 playback player was Winamp. With its introduction in the late 90s, the free software was downloaded tens of millions of times and was used to digital many a music ...


Ars Technica UK

Winamp's woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself | Ars ...
Ars Technica UK
This piece originally ran on June 24, 2012, just a few months before Winamp finally called it quits in November 2013. We're re-running this story today because ...

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Ars Technica UK

Winamp's woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself
Ars Technica UK
This piece originally ran on June 24, 2012, just a few months before Winamp finally called it quits in November 2013. We're re-running this story today because our American colleagues are busy celebrating the Original Brexit, and we thought it would ...

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Neowin

FxSound Enhancer 13.007
Neowin
FxSound also performs real-time audio enhancement on most popular PC multimedia players, including the iTunes, Windows Media Player, and Winamp media players. For the serious audiophiles, FxSound gives you the tools to adjust the FxSound Effects ...


Neowin

AIMP 4.13.1897
Neowin
AIMP is a powerful audio player that allows you to listen to your favorite music with an outstanding sound quality. Its appearance resembles that of another classical audio player (Winamp). The program includes a 18-band equalizer, a visualization ...

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Winamp news
G-Force 5.7
TechCentral.ie
G-Force is a highly configurable music visualiser which works with iTunes, Windows Media Player, Google Desktop, Winamp, RealPlayer, MediaMonkey, JetAudio, J. River Media Center and musicmatch. The program supports multiple visual themes ...


Good Herald

Free MP3 downloads – An On Line Guide
Good Herald
Not only does Winamp feature this type of MP3 music, but they also let you download their free MP3 winamp player, complete with ultra-phat skins and visualizations. Aside from that, Winamp also features some great plug-ins to give your MP3 player some ...

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BW Businessworld

Tech Trend: An Ode To The MP3
BW Businessworld
If you're someone who grew up in the 1980s or 1990s, you'll probably remember the time you first chanced upon this new-fangled format called MP3. At the time, you had to install something like Winamp to play it, and each song took forever to download ...


Forbes

Reports Of MP3s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
Forbes
An MP3 from 2000 plays as well on this new, high-resolution Sony Walkman as it did back in 2000 on Winamp. There have, over the years, been plenty of examples of the reporting done in tech where the truth is somehow obfuscated. Sometimes the company ...

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Winamp news
Winamp
Techradar India
Free media player Winamp is a one stop shop for managing your music library. You can sync your music collection to an MP3 player or smartphone, and you can also stream it over the internet, allowing you to share your favourite tunes with your friends.


TechRadar

Winamp
TechRadar
Winamp is still a great media player, and has all the essential tools you need for managing and enjoying music and videos, but it now relies on third-party extensions to add features found as standard in more modern players.




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