Anno 2018 - Still using Winamp ?

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  1. wavetrex

    wavetrex Master Guru

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    I do.
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    ~20 years old software, for playing music, still haven't found any reason to replace it.
    (With an equally 19 years old skin ... observe the date of the BMP files inside the skin:
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    I copied and recopied this .wsz file from my 486 towards current 6800K, and as long as Windows exists, I'll probably still use Winamp and that ugly "bitstreamer" skin with Windows 95 teal background. Too bad the original file date was lost in one hard-disk restore operation)

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    Oh... and it's ridiculously efficient on today's computers, it doesn't even use 1% !!! of CPU while playing music with the interface active. And barely 7 megabytes of RAM.

    They don't code them like they used to, that's for sure...
     
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  2. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    AIMP is the leader in both PC and mobile. All round the best. You cannot go back if you know a 'lil about software and HiFi-HiRes Audio. Winamp and foobar are so weak 2000 wise.
     
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  3. tsunami231

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    Winamp forever I tried Aimp3 I didnt like it
     
  4. HK-1

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    hmm I know this application a lot of time so for those that like more details this dudes make one big job (see your forum too):D

    http://www.winamp.com/
    Edit: here have all options
    DOWNLOAD WINAMP

    Windows: Winamp 5.666.
    http://winamp.meggamusic.co.uk/Winamp_Download.htm (official fully patched builds)
    http://www.filehorse.com/download-winamp/ (patched)
    http://www.filehorse.com/download-winamp/15619/ (unpatched)
    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download...p,0301-14.html (unpatched)

    Important: Update Patches for Unpatched 5.666 (build 3516) only!


    Mac OSX: Winamp Sync Beta 0.8.1
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/40721/winamp | dmg direct
    http://mac.filehorse.com/download-winamp/


    Android: Winamp 1.4.15 & Pro apps
    Free APK | mirror
    Pro Stub | mirror
    Downloads & instructions

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    WINAMP SKINS

    http://www.allwinampskins.com
    http://www.1001skins.com
    http://www.deviantart.com/?qh=&secti...q=winamp+skins
    http://skinconsortium.com/index.php?...loads&typeID=1
    http://uploadgeneration.info/Winamp/...com/skins.html
    http://winampheritage.com/skins
    http://www.winampskins.info
    http:/www.customize.org


    WINAMP PLUGINS

    http://uploadgeneration.info/Winamp/...ins/index.html
    http://winamp.dpedu.io/
    http://winampheritage.com/plugins
    https://www.google.com/#q=winamp+plugins
    Edit2: to avoid any unpleasant surprises, right-click the Winamp executable (Winamp.exe) and change the compatibility mode to Windows 8, remembering that this modification is only valid for Windows 10 users ;)
     
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  5. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Been solely using google desktop media player for a while.

    My songs are all backed up to google music, then my pc plays them from that.

    So I can access all my music wherever with internet, my phone has a small sample of songs stored locally on it.
     
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    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Was on foobar, now side-graded to spotify.

    I absolutely despise how little costumization you can put into spotify but really nothing else does that kind of synchronization with your phone.
     
  7. Octopuss

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    Hifi hires audio? Whut.
    Winamp works just fine. I don't deal in snake oil. My music sounds great.

    edit: Your marvelous program hasn't been updated since 2013, and even that was a beta. So, lol no thanks.
     
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    https://www.aimp.ru/?do=download

    AIMP v4.51, build 2070
    01.04.2018
     
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  9. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Yes, luv it. Cant force myself to use anything else.

    Bigbento for me,

    For audio;
    audioburst powerfx2 (have full)
    Yet another wasapi2
    Asio2.0 newer x64

    Usually I just stick with audioburst :D

    And milkdrop visuals, e.g. my uploads

     
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  10. Octopuss

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    Well, you wrote AIMP3, so that's what I googled for.
    That's better.

    No Winamp-like skins though.
     

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    I don't think I've used Winamp since like 2001.
    Like someone above said, most of the music I own is backed up to Google so I just use the Google player. Either that or Spotify since a premium membership came with my phone plan.
     
  13. wavetrex

    wavetrex Master Guru

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    Precisely, I have tried lots of media players (with music), and always reverting to good old Winamp (with the version 2.0 interface, not the new "Modern" skins)

    It's fast, it's small, it launches instantly when I just doubleclick on a file or a playlist file.
    + I love that old "cassette" feeling, place in the song, press Play.

    Oh and btw, Hi-Res ? WA can play 24bit 96khz files just fine !
     
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  14. Octopuss

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    I don't have any objections sound-wise, but some of the features or lack of is really pissing me off.
    The AIMP player does look interesting after all, but I couldn't find any decent skin for it. I like the customization possibilities.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    my only issue with winamp is alot of feature no longer work or work correct, but sound quality wise it all the same,

    AIMP on thing stuck out that really triggered my OCD which how it handled playlists, i didnt like how they were handled one bit.
     

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    Hello I found another option of media player that I found very good so those who want more details see here :) https://potplayer.daum.net/
     
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    Holy crap, I found a skin that makes the player look almost just like the classic Winamp!
    http://www.aimp.ru/forum/index.php?topic=42731.0
    I hope it will keep working in future builds.

    edit: bleh, some of the elements are not entirely correct anymore, but I guess it's still useable.
     
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    ^Winamp for audio is incomparable to any others this I'm sure well at least for me ;):D
     
  20. KissSh0t

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    Winamp v5.55 - 10th Anniversary Edition is the best...

    Tried Foobar for a few months but it's pretty crappy, I will probably use Winamp until I am unable too, it does exactly what is needed.

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