Winamp is Launching

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  1. ᑕ⊕ֆᗰIᑢ

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    MediaMonkey or VLC 4 are better than this, while also looking modern.

    Foobar is a different and more powerful program,
    it can extend its functionality, so it can do many advanced things..


    In terms of Audio player tho for me it was:
    Winamp > Sonique > Quintessential Player > XM Play > Quintessential Player

    Old nostalgia-software but still reliable,
    and both the themes and visualizers rock :wink:
     
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    Still using now for the occasional unorganized audio file, Mediamonkey, Foobar, Traktor (it has a good browser too) for (official) organized library.
     
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    Winamp, was perfect as it was.Its mission, to start fast and be practically in-existent cpu wise and graphically uncluttered and humble. That was and is its strength!

    They can do whatever they want i still use the classic, everyday. Its simply perfect.
     
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    My Mugs and T-Shirts don't try to drag me into psychological pressure groups grounded on relatively easy to spot ponzi schemes.
     
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  5. pratyahara

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    Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I judge audio players by the sound they make.
    AIMP sounds just blunt, so does VLC. Foobar 2.0.beta has thinner bass and weaker transient response, compared to Winamp last ver.
    Winamp's sound has much improved since v5.666, I guess many people didn't try v5.9.x and their opinion is based on the state of affairs in 2013, or on 10 years old memories.
    Winamp can sonically be compared to Signalyst HQ Player Pro 4.20+. Winamp has a richer and more defined bass, more precise highs, but SIgnalyst has a better transient response.
     
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    my thought too. electron based apps are ass. they easily use 200+MB and are clunky.

    I am not a fan of foobar2000, using either AIMP (when i need cue file support or want play files from different folders) or MPHC if i just want to play all files in a folder. But have minimal RAM usage.
    I am long time AIMP user aswell, must had been one of the early beta's a friend gave me on Disc with lots of other downloads.
    Right i am even playing live sets from soundcloud, no need for an audio player.

    Winamp is long dead for me, it died with a shitty laggy interface in 2005 for me.

    If i want something like Spotify, i will just use spotify, no need for another app looking like Spotify ...
    There is no way it is possible to revive the vibe of Winamp in the early 00s in todays zeitgeist, it is all different today and the apps we have are just better in all terms.
     
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    I can see your point and agree with you in regards to those silly jpg projects that have only perceived value, but Joe Blow Singer Songwriter who is offering reasonable priced digital collectibles of his music along side his merch to make his rent payment is hardly a ponzi scheme.

    This WinAmp project looks sus though but if they do indeed try to scam people, they won't be around for long.
     
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    You do not think Winamp is going to be doing crypto for products outside of the ones they are selling (as songs)? Did they let Sam Friedman Banks out of jail or something? He probably hacked the neighbors wifi to get connectivity for this. :) "Scam" is a strong word, dumb idea might be closer. More junk will get uploaded.
     
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    lol wtf is this? Winamp used to be an offline music player and a really good one. This online service crap has nothing to do with what Winamp used to stand for and what made it popular to begin with.

    I use XMPlay these days which is probably the closest thing to the classic Winamp from 20 years ago but has more features.
     
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    do you remember Napster? same story, they tried to ride on a popular name and get our money. they are even still online!
     
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    Funny, right when they want to charge for it, all my homies now use MusicBee. I have not looked back, my arse will cry winomp slop corn onna cob from my latest tape stopped anal log pon dem nostalgic cash grab fetal dump.

    When I got musicbee several months ago, it felt like I was Dewey Cox talking to that guy with the drugs that just kept getting better as I got to know the features over time, program's light as a feather. Idk about any of you but I have a colossal music library and so far MusicBee has had me covered. I'm impressed, honestly. https://getmusicbee.com/
     
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    Foobar2000 v2 is coming with a dark theme and tons of improvements.
    Harmonoid is a beautiful audio player, under heavy development.
    Musicbee has been there forever.
     
  13. Ankit

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    Winamp was created by the guy who later sold it and started working on another big project called Reaper, yes the Reaper DAW.

    I don't know who owns winamp currently, looks like a scam to me.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation, it does look beautiful. Sort of reminds me of Rdio, back when it was around anyways. Gave Harmonoid a download.

    Aol, MSN & Yahooooooo have entered the chat. As long as we're in the theme of milking poor ole shit nobody grandkids need, why don't they re-release a Tamagochi egg that takes out entire life savings, if it dies over your digital Steam Games connection, god forbid you have wifi problems. Or reoccuring evenin' Racoon visits that chew wires if you don't have their expected strange brown rocks from the supermarket on hand. Them bandits gotta eat.

    That'll give poor ol' Texas Poker face over there a run for his money, show him what real gamblings all about. If your Tamagochi is stolen, then GPS location trackers will send a repo man to fork out your liver with your cirrhosis until you've paid that fuckin' egg what you owe. So you can't even numb the pain when it doesn't even matter cause your Whiskey will deliver down your anus drain without a liver.
    -Blinkin Fart

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    Sorry but they are not collectibles, they are maketed as highly sofisticated inversion vehicles where you can make more money as the speculation about them grow bigger and bigger and they are resold more times at higher prices. I got the motorbike from Akira on my self, as a collectible, If I sell it, as a collectible, I'll get some money from it and that's it.
     
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    I don't really understand why "fans" should join the fanzone?
     
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    Who will order at least one copy for R2R's sake so we can look at the download link & imagine all the possibilities of nostalgic liberties of disorder, disorder, this-ooodour?
    Now! Winamps memories of all the sacred tunes.....
    You never ordered, never ordered, you mp3 downloadin' fool.
    Now shimmy shimmy, shimmy shimmya ya-ha!
    -Syndrome of a Down
     
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    I like JRiver as it can load VST3 plugins for headphone correction.
     
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