Winamp is the latest WebM supporter

Many years have past since Winamp’s golden years when Justin Frankel and company scored hit after hit with every release (save Winamp 3), but it’s still my favorite music player (no media player favorite yet), and I’m pleased to learn it has just become the latest WebM supporter, adding its important user base as potential consumers of the open video format.

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    1. I’ll always have fond memories of Winamp as the first player I ever used for mp3s back around 1999. I loved it and stuck with it until a few years ago when I finally switched to foobar2000 (which I love and continue to use) after Winamp’s installer became a minefield of promo links and toolbars I had to tiptoe through during each update. Nevertheless, I’m sure it’s still an awesome player and it obviously has a large and devoted fanbase. I’m glad to see them adding WebM support.
    1. Interesting I never really use WinAmp other than to play MP3/WMA/M4P/OGG and any other audio format. Never been really tried it for video, I use GOM.
    1. I used Winamp in windows too, but now, I don’t know which is a good music player, or a media player. I would like to see something like Amarok but faster, nicer and not so buggy.
    1. I noticed the support also while updating. It’s good to see for sure. I’ve been using Winamp since the late 90’s but now I just use it for music, both local and streaming. I used it in the past as my primary media player, but I stopped for a number of reasons, primarily, bloat which has turned it into an ad machine, it uses more system resources than I’d like, and it’s slow and heavy. I’ve been looking for a replacement for a while and thought that VLC youtube to mp3 would be it since I had been using it for a while too, but that didn’t work out, so I’ve been using SMPlayer which I really like, but not for music. I wanted to give Winamp one more shot so I chose the Lite version, it was too light, so DJ Egg at the Winamp Forums told me to download the standard version and then just add/remove what I wanted on the Choose Components page in the installer. Long story short, I’ll be keeping Winamp and it’s now slim, fast, snappy, and using much less RAM and other resources. Is there a Winamp equivalent for Linux?

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