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Winamp is returning, beta testing now.

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I used to love winamp, there were so much you could do with it, moreso than other 3rd party players, with that came just as many bugs.
 
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We’ll see what ‘totally remastered’ means and how attractive it may or may not be.

I’m honestly surprised it’s worth the investment by whoever is behind this.
 
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I still use it for streaming radio and mp3 and foobar sometimes
 

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Foobar2000 is even on the windows store
 

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Foobar with the milkdrop v2 plugin is awesome. I can't see what winamp can come up with to top this. A social/discovery feature maybe?
 
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The only interesting reinvention for winamp I can think of would be a product that fetches libraries from all the different places you have music on (say, different streaming platforms) and recombines them into a big one that's usable straight from the app. Otherwise - yeah, good memories, but manually managing and transfering music between devices is a slog I'm never going back to, streaming is more convenient.
 
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As a current Winamp user. It's very welcome with new implementations. Just as long they don't screw it up.
 
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What's this returning business? I still have and use winamp, long live the milkdrop visualiser!

I use it because it's tiny and uses zero resources because it was made to run on a pentium 33mhz chip so you can add your own music to any game without any lag.

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As a current Winamp user. It's very welcome with new implementations. Just as long they don't screw it up.
I have always used Winamp to play mp3s. Its lightweight and still has the best graphic equalizer and preamp control.

Other music players were stuff with bloatware and other useless crap.
 
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I used to love winamp, there were so much you could do with it, moreso than other 3rd party players, with that came just as many bugs.
I still run it. 2.92 for music and 5.63 for video.

Foobar2000 was leagues better replacement to winamp.
And still is.
yeah foobar its great
and with great plugins
Folks this thread is about WinAmp not foobar.
 
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I have always used Winamp to play mp3s. Its lightweight and still has the best graphic equalizer and preamp control.

Other music players were stuff with bloatware and other useless crap.
Agreed. Winamp was and is the best player. Hence why I still use it.
 
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Folks this thread is about WinAmp not foobar.
Repeated mentions of competing player(s) are indirectly about WinAmp as well, since they show what is the standard it should live up to.

As for WinAmp itself, used it in 2.x days, when it was actually lightweight (even with skins and visualizer on), ever since 3.0 it became too bloated for me.
 
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But it's 2021, what is the point of another music player? I agree that Foobar2000 is kinda cool, but even it is niche use software at best. In terms of anything else, there's no good reason to use anything other than whatever comes with windows or just VLC. It's not like sound quality is any different between them.
 
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now i use between Aimp, Foobar, and old Winamp
it's kinda good but if they wanna go with the app, make it low resources, small installer
 
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But it's 2021, what is the point of another music player? I agree that Foobar2000 is kinda cool, but even it is niche use software at best. In terms of anything else, there's no good reason to use anything other than whatever comes with windows or just VLC. It's not like sound quality is any different between them.
And then there's the whole bunch of users that use Itunes, Spotify, Google Music or whatever.
 
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I really like Winamp, thanks for post this.
Old school! :rockout:
 
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Digital music stored locally is a dying breed and Winamp needs to reinvent the wheel to become successful.
That's obvious. They have no real strategy, so why the hype? All their website says is that they are looking for ideas and that they will hire people. They have no idea what they will do and their only asset is Winamp name which some nerds still remember and general public doesn't. Looks like their are either running out of cash and this is the last hoorah before they will go bust or they are doing okay, but want to put Winamp back on the maps, but have no strategy. Either way I don't expect anything good out of this and I don't understand why Winamp even became somewhat popular at their peak. It looks like one of the hundred music players that did exactly the same thing.
 

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I used to love winamp, there were so much you could do with it, moreso than other 3rd party players, with that came just as many bugs.
It was my go to player because it didn't do many things. Not without plugins.
These days, I'm mostly on Spotify. And since I dwell on Linux, I had a good run with Amarok and lately Elisa.
 
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