Windows 10: Winamp Has a New Owner, Relaunch Possible Once Again

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       20 Dec 2015 #1

    Winamp Has a New Owner, Relaunch Possible Once Again

    Vivendi purchases majority stake in Radionomy

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    Winamp could once again be brought back to life after Vivendi Group took over the majority stake in Radionomy, the previous owner of the app who purchased it from AOL in early 2014.

    Previously the world's leading media player app, Winamp still has an uncertain future but thanks to Vivendi's involvement, there's still a chance to see it brought back to life sometime in 2016.

    AOL initially planned to discontinue both Winamp and Shoutcast, but after negotiations with Belgium online radio service Radionomy, the company decided to sell the media player and all the adjacent services. Although the Belgium investor originally promised to keep Winamp alive, no update has been released since the takeover, with most people claiming that it was very close to getting discontinued.
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  2.    20 Dec 2015 #2

    By all means Winamp is dead. I followed the "development" of the updated version on the Winamp forums for a while. 2 years after the purchase by Radionomy there is still nothing, not even a beta. If you ask questions the only thing you will get is a reply in anger by one person only and there are absolutely no hard facts, only speculations, you are asked to be patient and and you get remarks that you should not ask for an updated version since the current version still works. To me it sounds like they are simply reluctant to come forth with the truth: Winamp development has been stopped, Winamp is dead.
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  3.    21 Dec 2015 #3

    I made the jump to Foobar 2000 some time ago. I am not going back to WinAmp. I my humble opinion it had became quite bloated already.
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  4.    22 Dec 2015 #4

    Well ........ I still use Winamp. Quite often in fact as its my primary music player. I have installed foobar2000 recently and have been checking it out somewhat. But honestly....... Winamp/VLC (Music/Video) take care of all my Media needs and wants.
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  5.    22 Dec 2015 #5

    Without proper WASAPI support, I'll stay with Foobar for unmodified digital signal to the sound card.
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  6.    23 Dec 2015 #6

    Tired of waiting. Already moved on to AIMP.
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