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submitted 4 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Would be funny if Winamp gets a second life ~20 later.

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[-] [email protected] 121 points 4 weeks ago

It doesn't say what license they are going to use, so it may not be open source. The wording is very weaselly.

[-] [email protected] 33 points 3 weeks ago

This is news from September and linked blog post from December. Nothing happened.

[-] [email protected] 52 points 3 weeks ago

Winamp has announced that on 24 September 2024, the application's source code will be open to developers worldwide.

[-] Xabis 30 points 3 weeks ago

Winamp has announced that on 24 September 2024, the application's source code will be open to developers worldwide.

The date is given on the page, which hasn’t lapsed yet.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago

They’re probably spending intervening 10 months cleaning all the embarrassing comments out of the code before the initial commit.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

Good find, I honestly didn't notice that this was from Dec 2023.

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[-] [email protected] 22 points 3 weeks ago

IMHO, it sounds like it'll be "Source Available." Especially

Winamp will remain the owner of the software and will decide on the innovations made in the official version.

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[-] ace_garp 38 points 3 weeks ago

Audacious is already an open-source audio-player, that can display these 98,000 .wsz Winamp Classic skins, today.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

I like Audacious but it lacks the Winamp features of later builds. Went for Strawberry instead when I migrated to FOSS.

[-] ace_garp 3 points 3 weeks ago

Strawberry looks very polished. I'm going to try it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

Oh it's the continuation of XMMS, I have found memory of using that!

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

I only wish it had Milkdrop

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[-] Threeme2189 9 points 3 weeks ago

It really whips the penguins ass

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

Not a serious suggestion, but I can confirm that WACUP does at least have no noticeable issues using WINE

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago

With this initiative to open the source code,

The wording is quite evasive. They didn't say directly "With this initiative to open source" but "to open the source code." They do however mentioned collaboration and contribution.

I'm quite confused what license they would use.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

What about the legendary music visualisation we could make it standalone at last ?

[-] [email protected] 17 points 4 weeks ago

qmmp does pretty well with the winamp skin, but it would be a treat to run the real winamp on linux

[-] [email protected] 35 points 4 weeks ago

linamp really whips the penguin's ass!

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago

I would love Winamp on Linux. I just switched off Windows this year and I haven't been able to find a media player I liked yet. I haven't tried qmmp though.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

ya gotta try it, its almost impossible to tell;

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

Audacious can even theme itself using Winamp themes!

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[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Try installing Audacious.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago

If I'm correct Justin sold WinAmp and then created Reaper AKA the best DAW ever made.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

If Justin/anyone at Cockos is reading this: please open-source REAPER. You really would be doing the audio community a huge service.

[-] Phegan 15 points 3 weeks ago

It really whips the llamas ass.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 weeks ago

wtf, winamp was closed source? What was I thinking running that back in the day!?!

[-] johannesvanderwhales 3 points 3 weeks ago

I think I was running x11amp, but it was Linux-only at the time.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

Now the question is - are they open sourcing the original Winamp, or the awful replacement?

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

I still got my skins saved somewhere...

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

Can they open source their original code? IT REALLY WHIPS THE LLAMAS ASS!!!

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

imagine if we all leave vlc for winamp again

that poor llama

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago

I wonder how long it will be before someone ports it to Linux

[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

There isn't much point of that, XMMS was basically that — a faithful reproduction of Winamp for Linux between 1997-2007. Since then there's been a ton of forks — XMMS2, BMP, Youki, Audacious etc.

Audacious is still around, sort of (last release a year ago) and it's basically Winamp, it can use Winamp skins and has plugins.

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[-] Captnkrk69 7 points 4 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Even more so now

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

"Llama tested... Mother approved!"

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[-] TSG_Asmodeus 5 points 3 weeks ago

I still use, Jesus, version 5 or something. Nothing has managed to be as handy as old winamp.

[-] AtariDump 4 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] Peffse 4 points 4 weeks ago

It's been too many years since I've dabbled in code licensing so I'm a bit in the dark as to what this implies, but if this results in a Linux fork that's capable of running Winamp plugins...

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[-] De_Narm 4 points 4 weeks ago

My only windows machine left still runs Winamp. It may be old, but at least for playing my offline library, I really don't know what they could possibly change. For everything else, I wouldn't use Winamp anyway.

[-] TheTetrapod 3 points 3 weeks ago

I install it every time I reinstall Windows. It's not like the native music player is any better than this program that hasn't been updated in 10 years.

[-] Lost_My_Mind 3 points 3 weeks ago

At some point, the creator said "I don't need to update this anymore.....what am I going to do? Make it BETTER???"

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