Ars Technica: Winamp, the best MP3 player of the 1990s, just got a major update. “… last week, for the first time in four years, Radionomy released a new version of Winamp. The release notes for Winamp 5.9 RC1 Build 1999 say that the update represents four years of work across two separate development teams, delayed in between by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Eyerys: ‘Winamp Skin Museum’ Is A Tribute To A Software That Rules Music Before The Internet. “The skins are literally bitmap files which change the looks-and-feel of Winamp. As of the year 2000, there were about 3,000 Winamp skins available for download on Winamp’s website. And here, Jordan Eldredge, a programmer and classical singer living in the San Francisco Bay Area in the U.S., has given the internet a chance to again experience using those Winamp skins.”
BetaNews: Plex releases media server app Dash, and Plexamp player for Windows, mobile, macOS and Linux
BetaNews: Plex releases media server app Dash, and Plexamp player for Windows, mobile, macOS and Linux. “If the phrase ‘it really whips the llama’s ass’ means anything to you, you clearly remember the heady days of WinAmp. Now media server and management company Plex has come up with its own take on the classic software. Called — slightly uninspiringly — Plexamp, the player is available for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and Linux. The company has also released a new app for managing Plex media servers: Plex Dash. This is great news for Plex users, but there’s a slight catch in both cases.”
Ars Technica: Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass. “Rejoice, llama-whipping fans, a new version of Winamp is set to be released in 2019, according to a Monday report by TechCrunch. Alexandre Saboundjian, the CEO of Radionomy, said that the upgrade would bring a ‘complete listening experience.’”
Neowin: Llama’s not dead, Winamp 5.8 Beta leaks online . “Winamp was released in 1997 originally developed by Justin Frankel, later sold to AOL in 1999 for $80 million. It was then acquired by Radionomy for an undisclosed sum from AOL, back in 2014. Now, almost 4 years later and ahead of an expected official company announcement, a beta version for the upcoming Winamp 5.8… bearing a build date of October 26, 2016 has apparently been leaked on the web after being uploaded to the public by an anonymous user on a selection of filesharing sites.” As this is a leak, I wouldn’t trust it entirely, but I’m glad to get some evidence that Winamp is still under development.