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    Unhappy Winamp Shutting down

    It was announced recently the at one of the first great mp3 audio players is shutting down. I remember starting off with this player in College and used it all the way through school. While i've moved on to other players, Its a shame to see one of great early pioneers of computer Audio be shutdown. Winamp.... it really whips the lama's a**!

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/20/technology/winamp/
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    I fell into the demographics of that story. Around 2000, I got tired of hearing Metallica complaining about free downloads, so I loaded Napster, along with Winamp, and downloaded every Metallica song I could find. After buying a set of Yamaha speakers, and sub, for the computer, I was surprised at how well it sounded. I was able to hear a lot of music I never even knew existed thanks to Napster. I considered it to be the modern equivalent to the radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I was able to hear a lot of music I never even knew existed thanks to Napster. I considered it to be the modern equivalent to the radio.
    I completely concur!! I bought a slew of CD's after I got my listen on. For me it was nothing more than recording an LP from a friend on cassette and then liking it so much I had to have the album.

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    Microsoft might be buying winamp and shoutcast from AOL. http://pctechmag.com/2013/11/microso...namp-from-aol/

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    I definitely got my moneys worth from Winamp. I listened to many hours of music w/winamp in the day.

    Thanks Winamp!
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    Wow! I was a huge fan of Winamp when I was in High School and College. I didn't even know it was still around, albeit a limited time now.
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    A good substitute: Foobar2000.

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    Winamp had a nice run. Sorry to see them go.

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