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Now it’s official : the development of Winamp continues

Now it’s official : the development of Winamp continues
  • On January 14, 2014

Radionomy takes over and develops the Winamp Media Player on. To purchase also includes the Shoutcast streaming service. A press release makes it official: The Belgian streaming service Radionomy accepts the AOL products Winamp and Shoutcast . The company promised to develop the popular media player. There should be new features , ” which are suitable for the desktop , mobile devices , cars and other environments.” For financial details neither AOL nor Radionomy expressed.

Online radio Radionomy buys Winamp:

TechCrunch already knew beginning in January 2014 by the change of ownership . The technical side conceded so rumors about a possible from the software from the table. As the first but encountered the Winamp own forum on the Verkauspläne : There some members noticed that Radionomy the name server addresses from Winamp took over , but not the Shoutcast service. Earlier, reported TechCrunch , AOL had found a buyer for the media player . At that time it came from Microsoft.
Originally shutdown was planned:

In November, AOL announced the closure of Winamp. For the 20th December 2013 should all download links disappear from the AOL website. The software , however, is still in the download area of COMPUTER BILD available . With AOL the disaster took its course

AOL Winamp took over in June 1999, two years after the foundation together with the streaming portal for 400 million U.S. dollars. After the sale Winamp went off the road to success and managed in the coming years not to compete with iTunes or VLC player. The trend for music streaming, as it launched Spotify , Winamp could not follow also , so that the distribution of the player in recent years decreased significantly.

More than a Media Player:

Winamp is simply a software to play music and videos : Many users spent a lot of time earlier to adapt the program interface with skins or create playlists. Some people looked even just the visualization of the played Song.