Winamp was great back in the days of Windows Media Player 1.0, the Napster heyday. Ahoy!
Next for me was MusicMatch, which was great until Apple iTunes software funally got nearly as good
as the hardware, at least in the Windows world. It's still a resource hog, but so was MusicMatch.
Nowadays, I use iTunes to sync my iPod and keep track of everything MP3 on the computer, so it can
load into the 160gig iPod.
But for playback on the computer, I use Foobar 2000 for everything. I like the interface, really
like the sound quality (it doesn't use the awful Quicktime playback engine, which iTunes does), and
it's relatively easy on resources.
The smallest and simplest MP3 player of them all, at least for Windows, was STP. It died out years
This thread makes me think back to the late 90's, when it was so exciting to be able to rip CDs to
the computer be rid of flipping shiny platters to create a mix playlist. I remember taking an old
486 PC, loading it up with Linux and configuring it to use this whacky music-server system
controlled by a connected Palmpilot device. Talk about a kludge!
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Jim Sam" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 6:46 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] RIP: Winamp
>A bit of Friday afternoon reading for anyone like me that missed it.
> Yesterday, AOL announced they were going to cease support of Winamp.
> Yes, I realize I just wrote AOL and Winamp in the same sentence in
> 2013. Sad day in that that program was genius for its time (and its
> lack of complexity and battery wasting background tasks is something
> to be wanted still), but times change.