Winamp Is About To Die…But There Are Plenty Of Other Ways To Get Blasted
AOL, which bought Winamp from its developers Nullsoft…is ending support for the Winamp media player on December 20th. While Winamp is the media player of choice for some of our desktop and laptop Blasters, there are still plenty of other options: iTunes, VLC Player, and the flash and flash/HTML5 players on our site. We'll also be bringing the 80k Ogg Vorbis stream back to the home page shortly, as that is a favorite of Linux users and pops up in the built-in HTML5 player in Chrome and Firefox (with no in-player metadata support…use the display on our website for that). In other browsers, that stream will open up (with in-player metadata) in VLC if you have it on your computer. iTunes does not support the Ogg Vorbis codec.