Why Bother With Winamp?

I can’t help but notice that people are still using Winamp to stream their Internet radio stations with.

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While Winamp is a great little media player things have moved on in the last 15 years.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:11 PM Europe/London

Using Winamp To Automate A Radio Station?

Saw a topic on the Winamp forums from a user wanting to use Winamp Pro to automate the music for his radio station.

“Do I need a plugin to make playlists so it operates 24 hours? If so, which ones are the best? this is for music playlists but I want Winamp to never stop, It will actually be used for a small radio station.”

 
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Last updated on: June 27th, 2017
at 10:06 AM Europe/London

Winamp Feature Req: Smart Crossfade

A user has posted on the feature request section of the Winamp forums asking the developers to include “Smart crossfading” in the next version.

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“Smart crossfade analyses the playlist and determines if the songs are in increasing sequential track order from the same album. If they aren’t (like in most random mixes) user defined crossfading is used”

 
Any improvement in crossfading between tracks in Winamp would be welcomed.

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Last updated on: May 16th, 2017
at 13:12 PM Europe/London

Winamp And Shoutcast Now Owned By Vivendi

I saw a post on the Winamp/Shoutcast forums this morning. It would appear Winamp and Shoutcast are now partly owned by a company called Vivendi.

“Winamp is back… in the hands of a major corporation: Vivendi has acquired a 64.4 percent stake in Radionomy, the European online radio services company that owns Winamp and Shoutcast as well as the online radio ad marketplace Targetspot.

 
Vivendi owns the likes of Universal Music Group, Canal+ and Dailymotion.

You can read more about this story at the following links.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:34 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster The Fisher Price Of Radio Automation?

I saw a tweet a while back about SAM Broadcaster & I have to say it made me laugh out loud.

“SAM Broadcaster is the Fisher Price of radio automation and shouldn’t be used by anybody”

 
Personally I think that’s an insult to Fisher Price products at least their record player, radio & tape deck worked!

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Last updated on: July 14th, 2017
at 13:42 PM Europe/London

Oddsock Gen Song Request Plugin (Winamp)

Oddsock Gen Song Request Plugin (Security Risk)

I noticed a post on the Winamp forums where someone was asking for a song request plugin for the program.

Another user suggested they should use the Oddsock Gen Song Request Plugin.

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Last updated on: June 26th, 2017
at 14:02 PM Europe/London

Reasons Not To Use Sam Broadcaster

Reasons why you shouldn't use SAM Broadcaster

We can think of quite a few reasons you might want to choose an alternative to SAM Broadcaster, but here’s a collection we’ve put together.

Lousy Customer Support

When you pay $$$ for software you would expect help and support if something went wrong.

When SAM Broadcaster goes wrong (and it will) don’t expect to get much help from Spacial support:

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Last updated on: July 18th, 2017
at 13:45 PM Europe/London

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