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New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:05:07 am »
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/01/new-lease-on-life-aol-reportedly-selling-winamp-to-radionomy/

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Instead of shutting down Winamp, AOL is apparently close to selling the media player to Radionomy, a streaming music company. AOL's planned shutdown of Winamp was met by protest from users of the 16-year-old software. Now, TechCrunch has reported that both Winamp and streaming software Shoutcast are being acquired by Radionomy and that the acquisition should be finalized today or tomorrow.

Lending credence to the rumor is the fact that Winamp's name servers were transferred from AOL to Radionomy yesterday, as noted by TheNextWeb and others. We've asked AOL and Radionomy to confirm the acquisition, but we haven't heard back yet.

Similar to Pandora, Radionomy lets users create their own radio stations and claims 13 million unique users. TechCrunch speculates that "Winamp’s media playing software could be used to help program those radio stations and offer additional services."

Winamp and Shoutcast were both developed by Nullsoft, a company purchased by AOL in June 1999.

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Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 01:04:22 am »
They will probably get the program and burn it to the ground once they acquire it.

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Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 10:02:46 pm »
Sure, sure, after spending (Investing) so much of their filthy lucre they are gonna just throw it away like that

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!
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Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 11:19:14 pm »
Yeah it's a strong brand, they may just gut it and make use of the branding but I think it would be unlikely they would discard it.

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Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 02:35:03 am »
Sure, sure, after spending (Investing) so much of their filthy lucre they are gonna just throw it away like that

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

Don't be snide to me just because I made a guess based on similar events that have happened in the past.

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Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 05:54:01 am »
Sure, sure, after spending (Investing) so much of their filthy lucre they are gonna just throw it away like that

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

Don't be snide to me just because I made a guess based on similar events that have happened in the past.

anyone remember sonique?

Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 01:50:56 am »
was he a hedgehog?

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Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 02:58:32 am »
was he a hedgehog?

heh... no thats 'sonic' .... sonique was a competitor to winamp back in yon times..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonique_(media_player)

you can get aac and vorbis rc2 (the vorbis plug it comes with is too old to play what we know vorbis to be now) but no FLAC since it wasnt invented before this player was sold and died.... i just have a funny feeling the same is going to happen to winamp... someone will buy it and it will just die out...

Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 03:05:27 am »
its the people behind it that bring life to it, if they're not passionate about it it will die

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Re: New lease on life? AOL reportedly selling Winamp to Radionomy
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 05:23:51 am »
its the people behind it that bring life to it, if they're not passionate about it it will die

the sad part is you would need a clone since its not open source.... the plugins are the real things that need to be kept around since they are the unique items now... and the api could be (and has been) cloned to run them...

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