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Author Topic: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready  (Read 316 times)


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Re: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2021, 04:45:37 PM »
At least there was a WACUP mention for a change but they've lied about things happening for almost 8yrs though there might be some legitimacy this time around but everything they've said gives me no interest to want to try it out if it does ever appear.

I'll just stick with being a dinosaur in my 'classic' winamp-like world as that's what I want & am highly doubtful their never version is going to be anything Winamp-like in nature (when they're using a new logo that's almost SS-like in style, I don't get good vibes let alone their new website taking over 10seconds to load for me) & just get on with keeping WACUP going :)

Am also sure there'll be loads that'll lap up whatever they offer & it's probably going to cause this project issues but whilst there's enough support & interest then I'll keep going with it.

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« Last Edit: November 19, 2021, 04:46:36 PM by dro »

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Re: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2021, 06:07:32 PM »
If the "new" Winamp is as slow as the "new" Winamp website, I wouldn't be too concerned...

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Re: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2021, 06:35:21 PM »
Seems we can thank this person for some of that slowness... https://twitter.com/AudreyRBC/status/1461756490839117832

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Re: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2021, 07:11:32 PM »
I guess what some organizations dont understand when acquiring software is the user profile of people actually using the product and their motivations/expectations.

I'm pretty sure most people still using Wacup/Winamp don't give a **** about funky marketing crap and new logos. But a number of us care about features/functionalities and developers listening to users, not marketers.

Also, I'd bet that a lot of us still use it because we want to have control over the media we listen to, not the other we around:

" artists and audio creators we're all about giving you control over your content. We'll help you to connect closely with your fans"

Wow. No. you don't get it... I dont want you to connect with me, I'll let you know if I want to...

And yes some of us like "Blobby gradient experiences" 😂 , thanks Audrey. But we like it fast and CPU/OS efficient. Don't spend your dev time and money on something which already exists (Its called Milkdrop Audrey...)

Oh man... Another streaming app coming...

Cheers.



 

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Re: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2021, 09:33:02 PM »
Nothing that's being done nor shown off is imho a surprise. The lot that own Winamp & SHOUTcast are about how to sell TargetSpot adverts & how to make money, no more no less. They also made it quite clear that classic Winamp wasn't going to continue (it died in June 2014 in my eyes) & I was told I was too stuck in the past & that the streaming stuff is what people want.

Maybe it is the only way to go nowadays but like you note, if you're still using Winamp now, you're not really going to be into the things that have made many more move to other services. Either way, their product, their choice & likewise I'm going to keep doing WACUP as that's what works for me & hopefully is beneficial to others.

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Re: Winamp prepares a relaunch, new beta version almost ready
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2021, 01:43:21 PM »
With WACUP having constantly being updated and improved I don't see the need for anything else.
It will be up to those who know to keep spreading the word when any new Winamp is mentioned.