Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Winamp, the old MP3 program, is officially back


Winamp, the old MP3 program, is officially back

Winamp, a popular third-party Windows application for playing digital audio (usually files ripped from CDs or downloaded over peer-to-peer file-sharing networks), is back. Developers Published The software was last released (Winamp 5.9 RC1 Build 9999) late last month, four years since its last update. The current build is “the culmination of 4 years of work” since the last release – with a plague-related hiatus by two different development teams. The application is migrated to the new database (VS2019), new features are expected to be added after testing.

At the height of the download era, Winamp was known for playing the most popular audio formats and for its ability to customize the user interface with three views and unique “skins” that changed the look of the application. Digital streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music have waned in popularity as the iTunes Store and beyond spread. In 2013, parent company AOL turn off Its development. The company was soon sold to Belgian digital audio company Radionomy. The latest version (5.8) was last updated Published in 2018 After the initial leak, the developers were pressured to release it themselves.

Check out the “Longform” feature on PitchforkDigital music collectors have taken over the world“And this”Restarting Winamp doesn’t bring back the fun of MP3s“In the field.

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Stuart Wagner
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