I was just messing around on Windows 10 just now with a playlist (m3u) file and wanted to test/play it in Winamp.
I clicked on “Open with Winamp” & Winamp just froze on startup it couldn’t find the soundcard, I had to use task manager to kill the process. I tried again but the soundcard issue was still stopping it from firing up correctly.
I’ve used Winamp since I first discovered digital music way back in 1999 and its usually been fine most of the time when I’ve played radio streams or the odd file here and there.
Winamp may well have been a great solution for anyone wanting to play music files 20 years ago but there are quite frankly better audio players out there on the software market nowadays.
Winamp hasn’t seen a great deal of development since 2013/2014 after AOL sold it to Radionomy.
Sure there are fans of Winamp out there still making add-ons for it but the community and core base of users isn’t what it used to be
I’ve decided enough was enough, I don’t need Winamp on my computer any more because I play all my music with RadioDJ these days so I decided I was going to uninstall it once and for all.
“So Arrivederci, Auf Wiedersehen, Bon voyage, Sayonara…. Winamp thanks for all the fish and that but its time for me to forget about you”
Winamp could have held so much potential but Radionomy seem to care little about it and I doubt it will ever see the light of day (officially) again for a long time
P.S: Yes I’m also fully aware of the rumours about a Leaked Wianmp Beta 5.8 but as its not from an official source I’m not even going to touch it. We don’t know if the installer file has been hacked or not.