AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
 
AOL News
Have a news tip? Submit news.

Winamp Shutting Down

Posted by - 12:36 PM on 11/20/13
Winamp is shutting down. If you're old enough to remember/have used Winamp -- pour one out tonight.
The famous media player Winamp will shut down next month, over 15 years after its initial release. Though Winamp eventually lost popularity, in the late 90s and early 2000s it was one of the go-to media players for listening to local music or radio streams.
 
Displaying posts 1 - 15 of 104
12:37 PM on 11/20/13
#2
Gaugzilla
and one head can never die
Offline
User Info.
Gaugzilla's Avatar
R.I.P. May you continue to kick the llama's ass in digital heaven.
12:38 PM on 11/20/13
#3
Yontsey
This Awkward Silence / Dustin
Offline
User Info.
Yontsey's Avatar
Wow, forgot all about Winamp. Haven't used it in 10 years. Loved it back in the day before I started using iTunes.
12:39 PM on 11/20/13
#4
ghelms88
Back by Popular Demand
Offline
User Info.
ghelms88's Avatar
Shut up. Winamp was still around?? I totally forgot about that program, haha.
12:45 PM on 11/20/13
#5
B.Leibo
Online
User Info.
B.Leibo's Avatar
Holy nostalgia, Batman.
12:46 PM on 11/20/13
#6
Ghostpsalm
Really Impressive Title
Offline
User Info.
Ghostpsalm's Avatar
And now, a moment of silence for one of the pioneers in digital music playback.
12:50 PM on 11/20/13
#7
bradsonemanband
I make music.
Online
User Info.
bradsonemanband's Avatar
i still literally only use Winamp to listen to music on my computer... same classic skin and everything. i've been using this shit since it started, i think. i better burn the installation file so i won't have to worry about re-downloading it if i ever get a new computer or anything.
12:54 PM on 11/20/13
#8
ThaRealNC
Registered User
Online
User Info.
ThaRealNC's Avatar
Remember when the skin went from looking like a tape deck player to something on a space ship? Yeah, that was neat.
12:57 PM on 11/20/13
#9
Arry
apreeesh
Offline
User Info.
Arry's Avatar
ohhhhhh fuck. I remember having the tightest TBS skin on my winamp. RIP, you were the first legit music player I've ever used. Winamp + Scrobbling, the best thing ever.
12:59 PM on 11/20/13
ThSceneReleases
Regular Member
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
Dam.. I still use it to this day. ever since my friend showed me in in middle school i do believe. or high school. I love it. It's nice and small. Not a fan of running iTunes.
01:00 PM on 11/20/13
Merch_Mike
Faber Drive / merch guy
Online
User Info.
Merch_Mike's Avatar
01:00 PM on 11/20/13
ThSceneReleases
Regular Member
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
i still literally only use Winamp to listen to music on my computer... same classic skin and everything. i've been using this shit since it started, i think. i better burn the installation file so i won't have to worry about re-downloading it if i ever get a new computer or anything.
http://www.oldversion.com/
01:01 PM on 11/20/13
spooky2k
'something witty'
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
I guess the llama ultimately kicked winamps ass.
01:03 PM on 11/20/13
untitled94
Offline
User Info.
untitled94's Avatar
That was my main way to listen to music. I remember being able to change the skins and listen to radio streams. Slowly went the way of the buffalo after iTunes
01:08 PM on 11/20/13
Adrian Villagomez
The Sword the Anvil the Stone
Offline
User Info.
Adrian Villagomez's Avatar


My old Winamp from years and years ago.

NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
PropertyOfZack
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate