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WinAmp coming to Mac - who gives a damn?
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slboett
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Jan 18, 2001, 09:19 PM
 
AppleInsider says...does anyone care? It's a little too little too late, IMHO.

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Jan 18, 2001, 09:22 PM
 
uh... I care... WinAmp rocks!! Very small, functional, plugins... I think it is the best mp3/cd player around...

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slboett  (op)
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Jan 18, 2001, 09:34 PM
 
Ugh!

Audion, SoundJam (iTunes) and SoundApp (not to mention a few others) wipe that crappy thing.
WinAmp blows.

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Jan 18, 2001, 09:34 PM
 
Yeah I care too. WinAmp has always been a great MP3 player for me and you can't beat the cost (free). It's got all the features of Audion and SJ without the price and fancy faces, what's wrong with that? I'd download it in a second.
     
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Jan 18, 2001, 09:37 PM
 
Ha! If Sonique 2 ever comes out, it'll whipe the floor with everything. AND, it'll be available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux (non-ports, the program is portable).

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slboett  (op)
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Jan 18, 2001, 09:41 PM
 
iTunes is free as is the scaled-down version of SoundJam...so what in god's name will MacWinAmp offer that we can't already get? A neato rectangle with 3000 rectangle skins?

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Jan 18, 2001, 09:47 PM
 
Equalizer and plugins.
     
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Jan 18, 2001, 10:04 PM
 
I agree to mainly what's the point, but it is a software deveoper who is deciding to develop for the Mac. I'm just thinking of it that way.
     
slboett  (op)
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Jan 18, 2001, 10:06 PM
 
Yes, I see that as well - but how LONG has WinAmp been around? Now they want in? Sorry, I don't care.

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Jan 18, 2001, 11:56 PM
 
isn't the "Win" part of "WinAmp" for something like "Winblows" or something?
how does MacWinAmp work?

ps. scott, I agree most with your 2nd post

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Jan 19, 2001, 12:30 AM
 
Winamp sucks..... shitty skins, and ... well, the buttons are all in the same place..... blech. What a horrible MP3 player. Sonique is kinda cool, but TOO big....

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Jan 19, 2001, 04:09 AM
 
But getting WinAMP means we get AIMazing! (I hope)

Thats the only reasin I want it.

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Jan 19, 2001, 04:30 AM
 
wouldnt it be called "MacAmp" ?

and dont get so happy yet, what if they dont have half the features they have on the windows version? we've seen that happen with apps. like icq/yahoo/etc.
it is too late for winamp to try anything.
all iTunes has to do is come up with an update, with equalizers and plug-ins. but then it would probably take up like 40 mb of ram
     
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Jan 19, 2001, 04:34 AM
 
Please, the guy who put his time and effort into MacAmp failed miserably so now he wants to port WinAmp to Mac in attempt to make some sort of success of his efforts. <-----that's the interesting part


WinAmp is comming to Mac <------this is the headline that doesn't deserve an entire article, it should just be a new software announcement at the most.
     
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Jan 19, 2001, 08:54 AM
 
big deal. so what.
I think it's too late for WinAmp.

new mac users get iTunes.
Older users already have their favourite program: SJ or Audion or soundApp, etc.

winamp can go suck my wang.
     
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Jan 19, 2001, 09:25 AM
 
I agree I have never used WinAmp. I already have SoundJam and since iTunes is free you can't beat that. Most mac Users Have either Sound Jam or Audion or both and or iTunes as well. I also agree it maybe too late for WinAmp er is it MacAmp. Dunno I'm so confused now... hehe
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Jan 19, 2001, 01:19 PM
 
Dammit. Macamp= Macast. That is until Winamp threw there huge $ around and got them to change their name. Macast is the ORIGINAL Macamp........

ALWAYS.

Macast would kick the living sh*t out of winamp any day of the week.

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