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    Winamp shutting down


    fter more than 15 years, the famous Winamp media player will shut down on December 20, its makers announced Wednesday.
    The announcement itself was a whimper—a small banner notification on the Winamp website—rather than a bang, and the end seems sadly appropriate. The skinnable media player was all the rage at the turn of the century, but barely made a peep since being acquired by AOL in 1999.

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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Winamp to close on 20 Dec


    Hi there
    Just saw over at W7 Forums that Winamp will cease to be available anymore after Dec 20.

    After 15 Years Of Whipping The Llama’s Ass, Winamp Shuts Down - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Pity as I use and like this program.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Yea, it's the end of an era.
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    Microsoft Wants to Buy and Save Winamp – Report

    AOL recently announced that it would discontinue Winamp on December 20, 2013, but it turns out that the media player could get a chance to live on.

    In a pretty unexpected twist of the story, Microsoft is reportedly interested in acquiring AOL’s media player and the Shoutcast service, even though no confirmation from Redmond has until now been released.

    TechCrunch is reporting via unnamed sources that Microsoft and AOL are already talking of a potential deal that could be announced by December 20, the date when Winamp is set to go dark
    Microsoft Wants to Buy and Save Winamp ? Report
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Hi there
    That might be interesting -- could make sense for Ms if they want to compete with iTunes and need some sort of decent music application -- Windows Media player is a DISEASE not an APPLICATION and who needs WMV files any more these days.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Yep but they might try to fix it and put in fuzzy fonts in it. LOL
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    You mean take out anything useful and bung it full of Bing and DRM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    You mean take out anything useful and bung it full of Bing and DRM.
    YEP that too.
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    Microsoft Has “Nothing to Share” on Winamp Acquisition

    AOL recently announced that Winamp would be retired on December 20, but a report claimed that Microsoft could actually buy the application and thus save it before it goes dark.

    Of course, the news came via unofficial sources, so we’ve reached out to Redmond to find out whether this is true or not.

    A Microsoft spokesperson told us that the company has nothing to share on this, which is not at all surprising given the fact that the tech giant usually remains tight-lipped on future acquisitions.

    On the other hand, this could be a sign that Microsoft is actually interested in taking over Winamp. History proved us that whenever reports of a new Microsoft acquisition were false, the company was quick to deny speculation.
    Microsoft Has ?Nothing to Share? on Winamp Acquisition
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    First no more Winamp and now MS is going to buy it?

    Metro GUI Winamp?
    That will definitely kill Winamp once and for all.

    OTOH, maybe someone will have actually built a decent music player by 2020.
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