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Winamp 2 + Winamp 3 = Winamp 5!

CmdrTaco posted more than 10 years ago | from the next-generation-of-a-classic dept.

Music 896

An anonymous coward writes: Having been a loyal iTunes user for quite some time, after seeing the report on Ars Technica about the newly released Winamp 5 Final, I simply had to try it out. It's pretty amazing, rivaling iTunes in many ways on Windows (mainly, speed). Ripping, library, etc: They're all there. Plus it comes with a slew of of new scriptable features. Simply put, it's dead sexy. Get your copy now! Note, last link requires some other OS.

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fp! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733889)

I got it! woohoo!

More American garbage (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733890)

God Bless America

God Bless America, with the worst crime levels in the first world
God Bless America, where "democracy" means a rich, white male as President
God Bless America, the biggest consumer of the world's natural resources
God Bless America, so happy to violate international laws
God Bless America, where "freedom of speech" means race-hate groups like KKK
God Bless America, and its massive and ever-growing poverty gap
God Bless America, with barely 300 years of dire history and culture
God Bless America, all its appalling "sitcoms" with no grasp of irony
God Bless America, with the highest obesity levels in the developed world
God Bless America, because corporations should be allowed to run amok
God Bless America, wasting billions to attack foreign countries

God Bless America, and thank God I don't have to live there.

More anti-American garbage (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733932)

"God Bless America, where "democracy" means a rich, white male as President"

This shows you are a racist and a sexist, and that is all.

"God Bless America, the biggest consumer of the world's natural resources"

All of which are paid for. so?

"God Bless America, so happy to violate international laws"

Does not happen.

"God Bless America, where "freedom of speech" means race-hate groups like KKK"

And hate groups like Marxist-Leninists and everyone else who wants to say a thing: the country with the most open media in the world (the least government control).

"God Bless America, and its massive and ever-growing poverty gap"

Yes. Some people have 2 cars and others have 14. The gap between the haves and the have-mores is such a big deal!

"God Bless America, all its appalling "sitcoms" with no grasp of irony"

If you do not like them, change the channel.

"God Bless America, with the highest obesity levels in the developed world"

Just another sign of prosperity :)

"God Bless America, because corporations should be allowed to run amok"

That's not America, because in America, corporations are taxed to hell and back and the silly regulations get piled on.

"God Bless America, wasting billions to attack foreign countries"

When the countries attack us first, like Iraq, it is not a waste at all.

"God Bless America, and thank God I don't have to live there."

You're probably Eurotrash, whom America had to save again and again.

Re:More anti-American garbage (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733969)

Wow, you really are walled-up in your own little world, aren't you!

Corporations do run amok. Look at what SCO is doing -- other countries have put a stop to that kind of behaviour.

Invading Iraq violated international laws.

And exactly how did Iraw attack you first? Do you really believe what you've just said?

Get out more! There's a whole world out there.

More anti-American garbage (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734029)

"Wow, you really are walled-up in your own little world, aren't you!

It's called planet Earth.

"Corporations do run amok. Look at what SCO is doing -- other countries have put a stop to that kind of behaviour."

The problem really is with attorneys, who are allowed to lie in the courtroom and file frivolous lawsuits (like the infamous time when they sued McDonald's for someone spilling hot coffee on her own lap).

"Invading Iraq violated international laws."

No, it did not.

"And exactly how did Iraw attack you first? Do you really believe what you've just said?"

Only because it is true. "Iraq" attacked US peacekeepers scores of times over several years, and was told to stop.

Re:More anti-American garbage (-1, Offtopic)

CaptainMurphy (731642) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733986)

uhh...isn't the war on iraq supposed to be our first pre-emptive war b/c iraq didn't attack us, but they supposedly had weapons of mass destruction which they could use against us?

Re:More anti-American garbage (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734063)

>This shows you are a racist and a sexist, and that is all.

Yah, saying that a country never had any president from one sex is a sign of racist

>All of which are paid for. so?

Paid by the money looted from sources like currently run Iraq ? Good !!

>Does not happen.

Yah .. like denouncing the verdicts of internation court ??

>And hate groups like Marxist-Leninists and everyone else who wants to say a thing: the country with the most open media in the world (the least government control).

Yah, like Al-Jazeera was banned (or attempted to do so) during the Iraq war ?

>That's not America, because in America, corporations are taxed to hell and back and the silly regulations get piled on.

Yah, Like how Microsoft, CISCO .. are paying "heavy" tax.

>Just another sign of prosperity :)

There are so many other signs of prosperity too.. like worst family values , very high drug addiction rate...etc

>When the countries attack us first, like Iraq, it is not a waste at all.

When did Iraq attack you ? But never mind you are an american. So two things are forbidden for you(FACTS and HISTORY)

>You're probably Eurotrash, whom America had to save again and again.

And you are surely american who's brain ceases to exist when it comes to stupid patriotism

Good day american !! watch fair and balanced Foxnews and improve your knowledge about world further.!!!

Some other OS... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733891)

You know.. the one that hardly anyone uses.. I think its called Windows or something.

Obscure thing. :)

no troll (0, Troll)

Down8 (223459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733997)

This is an (apparently) subtle joke, not a troll.

Long live speed-reading moderators, I guess.

-bZj

Link Broken (4, Informative)

Flounder (42112) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733893)

Get your copy now! [nullsoft.com] Note, last link requires some other OS.

Also note, the link does appear to look at the referrer. Able to get to the file from WinAmp.com [winamp.com] , but not from the direct link.

Noted! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733911)

That really licked the llama's ass.

Re:Link Broken (2, Informative)

admbws (600017) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733943)

Seems to work well enough from here, but on a slightly offtopic note, should anyone actually honour the referer header anymore? It's a horrendous privacy flaw. Mozilla/Firebird users can add this to their user.js to disable it:

user_pref("network.http.sendRefererHeader", 0);

Re:Link Broken (3, Informative)

AntiOrganic (650691) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733977)

I'd imagine they're using sessions of some kind to keep track of your IP address, since I visited the site before and the direct link from Slashdot works fine for me.

Re:Link Broken (1, Insightful)

Evil Adrian (253301) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733996)

Ultimately, who cares if they track the referrer or not? This has nothing to do with anything...

Re:Link Broken (3, Informative)

admbws (600017) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734018)

$ wget http://download.nullsoft.com/winamp/client/winamp5 0_full.exe
--14:00:00-- http://download.nullsoft.com/winamp/client/winamp5 0_full.exe
=> `winamp50_full.exe'
Resolving download.nullsoft.com... done.
Connecting to download.nullsoft.com[64.12.168.244]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 4,207,711 [application/octet-stream]

Blah blah blah (Lameness filter encountered)..

14:00:36 (114.79 KB/s) - `winamp50_full.exe' saved [4207711/4207711]

No problems for me!

Re:Link Broken (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734052)

Or type about:config and change it there.

Is this a joke? [nt] (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733899)

nt

When the duplicate story arrives... (4, Funny)

benito27uk (646600) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733904)

Will it be winamp 10?

Re:When the duplicate story arrives... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733938)

Naw. It'll be Winamp X.

Re:When the duplicate story arrives... (1)

jargoone (166102) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734012)

Does that mean we'll have to pay $129 every year for an "upgrade"?

Re:When the duplicate story arrives... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734061)

No, that would be an anti-trust violation.

Link to privacy policy returns 404 (5, Interesting)

corebreech (469871) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733905)

See? [winamp.com]

Also, if you're going to compare it to iTunes, mention the fact that you can't do a lot of things (like ripping to MP3) unless you pay for the Pro version.

iTunes is free, right?

So maybe somebody should mention this.

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733976)

Free with a $200 OS and overpriced, underperforming hardware, sure.

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (2, Interesting)

deuce868 (673251) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734007)

Funny, I somehow got it on my Windows XP box with a free download from the Apple website.

Now a port for my linux box would be sweet.

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734015)

Bitter you don't have a dual G5 like I do?

I'll take care of it... (5, Funny)

interactive_civilian (205158) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733982)

corebreech said:
So maybe somebody should mention this.
Don't worry. I'll take care of this.

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that while iTunes allows you to rip to .mp3 or AAC as well as other things (like run on a Macintosh) for FREE, you have to pay for the pro-version of WinAmp to do the same things (well...accept for the AAC and MacOS support).

Just wanted to mention this...

;-p

heh...oh well...I have some karma to burn.

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (4, Informative)

Liselle (684663) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734001)

I don't find them mutually exclusive. I use iTunes to organize portions of my music library... the portions that go on my iPod. I might be missing something, but I don't find iTunes terribly useful for listening to single one-shot tracks.

I use Winamp for playing files with weird extensions, because there are so many nifty plugins that let me listen to PSFs, NSFs, etc. There's no reason to have a one-size-fits-all music player. I have Winamp 2, Winamp 3, and I use them both. Downloading Winamp 5 now, and we'll see how I like it.

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (1)

deuce868 (673251) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734036)

What I love about iTunes is the search. Once you start typing it starts limiting the files quickly. I tried the WinAmp beta and the thing I did not like was that while it would limit the playlist based on a library search, it would not reset the playlist once you removed the search criteria from the library like iTunes does.

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (3, Insightful)

watzinaneihm (627119) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734016)

Nothing big there methinks.Their help page, which is available by clicking on the help in winamp is also not available see! [winamp.com]
I just downloaded it before the /. effect (got the link from ars) , and it does look dfferent. Equaliser is no longer a seperate panel, it is part of the main panel (I am calling each seperate piece in winamp 2.x a panel, eg. main player, equaliser, playlist , visualistation etc.) .
The preferences menu is back to what it was in 2.x almost.The player appears bigger than 2.x or 3.x on my screen, I suppose it is designed for some huge resolution monitors.
Maybe some internal changes too, turning on equaliser to maximum somehow doesnt seem to cause the cracking sound on my speakers anymore, Im not sure but it does seem to do software amplification better.

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (0, Troll)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734017)

Yeah, iTunes is so free that they shove it down your thorat when you download quicktime.

I want quicktime Not a fricking iTunes install.

Why does Apple think they have to force it on people?

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (1)

aanand (705284) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734030)

Nothing that a nice copy of CDex [sourceforge.net] can't fix.

Re:Link to privacy policy returns 404 (1)

CaptainMurphy (731642) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734051)

and why would i want to pay for those things when i can do all of them for free with other software. btw that article was right, winamp3 sucked the llama's ass. it would crash when i tried to open it half the time, and then it was really slow on my good comp when it did open up. does vers5 have the same problems?

Good but not Great (0, Flamebait)

LegendNH (65593) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733907)

I can sum up Winamp in a simple phrase:

Winamp 2.x > *

Re:Good but not Great (1)

telekon (185072) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733926)

only if * != xmms

Re:Good but not Great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733959)

windows != linux

xmms != runs on windows

winamp != runs of linux / unix

you != capable of efficient reasoning

Re:Good but not Great (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733971)

xmms is a piece of shit.

"some other OS" (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733910)

Gee Taco, will you say the same thing the next time some big glitzy Windows-only game comes out that you'll just die to try?

Unlike iTunes (1, Flamebait)

Bubba (11258) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733914)

Winamp doesn't run on my G5.

Re: Unlike iTunes (-1, Redundant)

Bubba (11258) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733935)

Oh yeah, and it costs $15 for the ability to rip and burn.

Anyone who didn't get CD burning/ripping software (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733975)

with their writer hold your hands up?

You people with your hands up, you got ripped off, that's why we don't buy hardware that fell off of some guys truck.

Re:Unlike iTunes (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733981)

>Winamp doesn't run on my G5.

There's a lot more hardware/software available for Windows than for your G5. But the G5 is a lot better looking than most PCs, in most peoples opinions, and the mouse is easier to use. Swings and roundabouts really, innit.

Re:Unlike iTunes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734032)

Hahahahaha bubba you have a slashdot account. Man, you're such a fag.

Ripping and Burning is Pro only (5, Informative)

hyperherod (574576) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733915)

Looks like you have to pay $15 [winamp.com] to get MP3 encoding and CD burning functionality. Considering a lot of people want to rip and burn to save money (read: nicking songs!), this seems a pretty stupid idea if they want to go better than iTunes, and any other software which will do it for free.

Re:Ripping and Burning is Pro only (1)

Crypto Gnome (651401) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733954)

Considering your attitude, I'm not surprised the RIAA is doing its best to RAPE potential customers.

Not all people who're ripping music are pirates. Some of us are just trying to play music from CDs we've bought on our iPOD.

Another reason to rip (1)

loadquo (659316) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734009)

I just prefer music without the helicopter taking off sound of my laptops dvd-rom drive.

Re:Ripping and Burning is Pro only (1)

vasqzr (619165) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733980)

Thomson wants to make money off MP3!

PC Software Applications
mp3 Decoder US$ 0.75 per unit or US$ 50 000.00 - US$ 60 000.00 one-time paid-up
Encoder / Codec US$ 2.50 - US$ 5.00 per unit



Let's not forget that if you want to rip to MP3 in Windows Media Player, you've gotta shell out a couple bucks for the additional software.

2.0 (4, Insightful)

Da Fokka (94074) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733919)

I'm still using 2.whatever because it's faster than the newer versions, which have no additional features worth the speed decrease.

Re:2.0 (4, Informative)

dschuetz (10924) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733960)

Actually, from what I understand 5.0 is the 2.x engine with the interface controls of 3.x. So it's the best of both worlds.

I've been using a beta of 5.0 for about a month now, and it's very nice. Definitely worth checking out.

Re:2.0 (5, Informative)

Bish.dk (547663) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733970)

the newer versions, which have no additional features worth the speed decrease.

It took me about 0.5 nanosecond to fall utterly in love with "global hotkeys". Never again will I need to use mouse or ALT+TAB to find Winamp, just to change the song. Everything can be controlled from whatever program I'm currently using.

That's definately worth the increased startup-times (which, by the way, seems to only exist if you're using a "modern skin").

Re:2.0 (5, Informative)

Down8 (223459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733974)

You are the reason for WinAmp5!

I avoided 3.x like the plague, as well, b/c it was a resource hog. WA5 has taken the goodness from WA2 (speed), the goodness from WA3 (awesome skins), and maintained the general WinAmp greatness (play anything, cool vis, etc.), and brought them to WA5.

Seriously, unless you're only looking ot be 31337, WA5 is worth a try. I would caution you again installing both and not expecting problems between the two though.

-bZj

This just in... (-1, Troll)

72beetle (177347) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733920)

CmdrTaco, no longer content to repost content from his own website, has taken to lifting stories and headlines from Metafilter [metafilter.com] .

Time for a vacation, Malda. Really.

-72

Yes CmdrTaco... (5, Insightful)

Nos. (179609) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733921)

Note, last link requires some other OS.
Imagine that a product called Winamp requires windows.

Re:Yes CmdrTaco... (0)

AntiOrganic (650691) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733944)

Just like that wxWindows thing, right?

Re:Yes CmdrTaco... (0)

LittleBigLui (304739) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734026)

Or that Lindows thing.

or....

please don't hit me now......

that XWindows thing.

Pre-slashdotted for your pleasure! (4, Funny)

StickMang (568987) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733927)

Moments after this story was posted, the download links were unavailable. Glory be the power that is slashdot!

CmdrTaco is on a Rampage! (0, Redundant)

Dak RIT (556128) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733928)

First he duped articles on Slashdot, then he shamelessly duped the title from ArsTechnica to Slashdot! What's next!? Slashdot Duped (http://dotslash.org)? Oh yeah, and Winamp 2 + Winamp 3 does not equal Winamp 5. It equals 2*Winamp 5, so I guess it's a buy one get one free sale.

This posting is free of all logic and sense, courtesy of a blue pill.

Uhh (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733931)

"Note, last link requires some other OS."

Har har, a Microsoft joke. Don't you ever get fucking tired of this crap?

Truth in Advertising (1)

headbonz (156721) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733934)

From the bullet list below the screen shot:

Most things actually work!

The future is here, it just isn't evenly distributed. - Willaim Gibson

Wheee SlashDotted already! (3, Interesting)

Crypto Gnome (651401) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733937)

http://download.nullsoft.com/winamp/client/winamp5 0_full.exe brings up 404.

Looks like someone at Nullsoft saw the HUGE load [slashdot.org] and pulled the file.

anyone got a Mirror?

No video support in winamp 2?! (4, Insightful)

ooby (729259) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733939)

I've been watching videos in winamp 2 for a while. It even runs better than Windows Media Player, though sometimes it's upside-down. I don't think the reviewer ever tried to run video in winamp.

And another thing: 4MB?
Winamp 2 is 1MB. No, thanks. I'll stick with my winamp 2.

Re:No video support in winamp 2?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734006)


For real. Winamp 2 pops right up, while 3 would take like 40 seconds to load. Will 5 be even slower?

Re:No video support in winamp 2?! (1)

yasth (203461) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734011)

To give some credit, there were improvements found in Winamp 3 that Winamp 2 did not have
at the time, like video support

My emphasis. Yes they added it later when everyone realized what a pile of trash 3 was, and they needed to stop migration away from winamp.

Re:No video support in winamp 2?! (1)

Decaffeinated Jedi (648571) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734022)

Yeah! Since when are good programs larger than 1MB?!? ;)

Re:No video support in winamp 2?! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734024)

Who cares how big it is? Why is that an issue?

Re:No video support in winamp 2?! (2, Informative)

dotwaffle (610149) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734034)

Video in Winamp 2.91 is quite cool actually, more over it's fast at loading, unlike Winblows Media PLayer. Yeah, I've stuck with 2.91 for months now, and I don't want to upgrade to do the same stuff, but with "modern skins". Sorry, but Justin leaving has corrupted Winamp. I can see why he left. AOL's presence can be felt. I mean why should I pay 10 ($14.95) for a media player? Come on! Chances are, Winamp 5 has DRM and everything too... And it probably abuses third world children... No wait, that's another well known media program!

Re:No video support in winamp 2?! (1)

jargoone (166102) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734069)

Yeah, 4MB? Count me out. I mean, RAM and hard drives cost a small fortune these days. As does bandwidth.

combined apps (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733945)

I love the way that konqueror (kde3.2) handles audio cds. It makes a virtual file system where it sorts the songs by sevral means as well as providing virtual files in .wav and vob standard which you can drag right to another folder and it gets ripped right away

overall, its nicer having separate programs for playing/riping/burning, etc.

~omi

nail on the head (1)

Down8 (223459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734065)

overall, its nicer having separate programs for playing/riping/burning, etc
This is why I see no problem with them charging for "WinAmp Pro" and its ripping/burning capabilities. I'd stick to Nero and other programs anyway. If you want a do-it-all program, $15 ain't a lot.

Not that this will in any way subdue the comments that complaint about this.

-bZj

Winamp 5? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733947)

One word: Foobar2000 [foobar2000.org]

Re:Winamp 5? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734021)

one word will also describe foobar2000: crap

dead sexy? (-1, Troll)

hoochiepapa (605469) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733950)

Somebody needs to get out more

I wonder... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733951)

...if it'll let me play CDs and .WAV files. Winamp3 doesn't, for some reason. I think the CD problem is that it tries to read the whole disk first, but fails. I have no problems with any other apps.

Re:I wonder... (1)

Dylan_t_p (630258) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734028)

ever tried adding the track.cda files in manualy? I had this same problem for awhile I did something that fixed it and got around this issue but I have no clue at this point what it is since I use xmms in linux now :)

anyone else get this? (5, Interesting)

1000101 (584896) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733952)

When I go to http://winamp.com [winamp.com] it looks different than when I go to http://www.winamp.com [winamp.com] Why?

Re:anyone else get this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734023)

They did not update the config of the web server properly. Still pointing to the old directory. That's why.

Re:anyone else get this? (1)

Vellmont (569020) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734038)

Someone forgot to update where the winamp.com virtual host points too?

Re:anyone else get this? (2, Informative)

Down8 (223459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734043)

You know, when I heard WA5 dropped (this morning), I went to winamp.com and just figured the new build got leaked early. Then I later ended up at www.winamp.com and figured they had just updated it. Wouldn't have noticed had you not pointed it out. Weird. Guess they were saving the old in case the new site borked or soemthign.

-bZj

Keep Getting Your Digs In... (0, Redundant)

illuminata (668963) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733953)

Note, last link requires some other OS.

As if we weren't supposed to know what OS an EXE is for?

Why is it so necessary to constantly get your MS insults in? It's not as if we haven't heard them before.

I'm sorry, I had to respond to the flamebait.

Re:Keep Getting Your Digs In... (1)

DrWhizBang (5333) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734020)

dude - relax.

actually, some people may not know what an .exe is. or they may assume it is just a mis-named zip. or something. there is nothing wrong with pointing out that the file at the link provided is platform specific. I also don't find it insulting to say "some other OS." He probably is not using Windows. It's not like he said "some other CRAPPY OS".

If there's anything worse than ia troll, it is someone hunting imaginary trolls.

Mirrors (-1)

notbob (73229) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733957)

Softpedia Link with 4 mirrors [softpedia.com] Yes yes karma whorin.... but hey its got winamp5 with working link :) I beat the slashdot people to checking links... what a feat... maybe I should dupe this post to be just like them.

iTunes ain't all that (-1, Troll)

Aliencow (653119) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733963)

I have an ibook and I don't use itunes..

It takes way too much CPU, sometimes when I import files it chokes on them and it takes like 3 minutes before it gives me an error, it doesn't resize to a cool bar like Winamp/XMMS, and the library would be cool if people ripped music with appropriate ID3 tags which happens mostly only on the music I rip by myself. (Hey I pay tax on ipods now so I'm allowed to get mp3s from P2P)

Cmdr Taco: How good is this one really? (2, Interesting)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733965)

I'm still using Winamp 2 because they later started to degrade the project with bloating. Is this one really good, and is there any whiff of "DRM" to tell me what I cannot do with my own content on my own machine?

Re:Cmdr Taco: How good is this one really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733999)

It has the speed of 2, with the features of 3. The best of both worlds !!

Does WinAmp render right finally on Win2k? (2, Interesting)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 10 years ago | (#7733989)

I have used WinAmp in the past, and like most apps with "skins", it flashes, blinks, doesn't quite work right, and is generally retarded on Windows machines. Does this version finally work OK? Does anyone else have these problems?

All right!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733991)


Its finally here! So you /. music thieves get out there and steal some more songs to listen to on this turd software.

Its not stealing if you don't actually take some physical thing, right? Wrong. Does your mama know she raised a thief?

GNAA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7733998)

Buy a Mac you windows faggots. GNAA! iTun3z r00lz d00d

Great Media Player (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734003)

Winamp is the best media player out there, period. It's an incredible program, and really shows what a good programmer, writing an application for a solid OS, using well documented, well designed APIs, with excellent, professional development tools, can do.

Error in setup program (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734004)

Winamp Setup
(X)Error, Can't
Initialize plug-ins
directory. Please
try again later
[OK]

Installing.. (5, Informative)

MikeDX (560598) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734005)

Remember to untick "Add AOL shortcut to desktop"

2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 19... (4, Funny)

3Suns (250606) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734014)

2+3=5

Is Nullsoft adopting a Fibonacci versioning system?

'cause that would be awesome.

Re:2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 19... (1, Funny)

3Suns (250606) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734041)

Um, that should be 21, not 19 in the subject... I can't add this morning.

Does it still (2, Informative)

LittleLebowskiUrbanA (619114) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734027)

hijack your bookmarks and change your video preferences to open everything in Winamp regardless if you specifically denied it that right during setup?
After Winamp3 did that to me, that was it.

cant wait to get home from work and try this (1)

KaizerWill (240074) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734031)

Ive been using itunes since its windows release, but its so freaking bloated its not funny. The thing that really matters with a media player anymore is the media library capabilities. Ive been able to overlook how slow iTunes runs for that reason, and if winamp can do the same things while not choking my computer, then three cheers

2+3=23 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734037)

hail, she what done it all.

iTunes vs. Winamp: Media Library Is Still a Mess (2, Interesting)

John_Booty (149925) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734049)

For me, iTunes sets the bar here, as far as anything I've tried on Windows. It's so easy in iTunes to drag songs to other playlists. Why does iTunes get this SO right, and nobody else comes close?

What I like to do is listen to my entire collection on shuffle, most of the time. Occaisionally I'll hear a song that I'd like to add to one of my playlists (coding music playlist, one for my next roadtrip, etc). In iTunes this is easy. In Winamp it's possible but kind of a mess, and you can't drag from the playlist window to the list of playlists in the Media Library window. And I diskike the "let's have a different window for everything" interface concept of Winamp in general.

Those are nitpicky concerns, but for a music player they're pretty vital. It's got to be easy to use, since I have it open, off to the side, while coding... if I have to devote a lot of thought to futzing around with somebody's kludgy interface, it's a big distraction.

Not that iTunes is perfect. Chugs like a mofo when you've got 50-60GB of music imported...

Do I really want to know? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7734050)

it's dead sexy

How about if I just take a cold shower and lie real still?

Mirror. (3, Informative)

themassiah (80330) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734055)

Hopefully my local RoadRunner's NOC can handle this. I know they just laid a new buttload of fiber, we'll see if we can get them to light it up. *crosses fingers*

http://home.twcny.rr.com/scooper2/winamp50_full.ex e [rr.com]

Thanks (1)

AbbyNormal (216235) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734058)

"Its dead sexy."

Great, now everytime I run Winamp, I'm going to think about fat bastard! "I'm Soooo Sexxxxxxxxy". Thanks for the mental vision!

note.. (-1, Flamebait)

happystink (204158) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734060)

note: link requires some other OS... than the ones that 10% of slashdot readers use as their primary desktop OS.

2 web sites? (1)

sofakingl (690140) | more than 10 years ago | (#7734068)

It's odd how http://www.wimamp.com brings you to the new site for Winamp5, but http://winamp.com/ brings you to the Winamp3/2 site. guess they want to let people get the old ones still, in case this one turns out to be unliked by some people.
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