Windows users probably might have used WinAmp more often before the birth of Itunes or improved version of Windows Media Player. AOL recently announced that they are shutting down WinAmp by December 20th 2013 which will also shut all the sub-services such as Shoutcast. There have been talks that Microsoft is planning to buy over WinAmp and the negotiation are on the way with AOL though it is still very early stages as many news source suggest.
I loved WinAmp and i am sure those who used to run their own shoutcast etc would miss WinAmp.
After 15 years, the end of an era is here. Media player Winamp will shut down for good on December 20th.
The player was first released in 1997 and offered a light playback tool for MP3s and other audio and video files. More recently, the software added online music streaming, and Gracenote integration.
Reads the Winamp homepage: “Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release.
Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.”
You can still get the media player here at Afterdawn: Winamp v5