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Winamp Rises From The Ashes, Will Live On Under Radionomy

Good news, everyone! Winamp, one of the internet’s favourite music players, will live to see another day. The program has been bought by digital audio company Radionomy.

Spotiamp Is A Spotify Player To Serve Your Winamp Nostalgia

Windows: When we heard that Winamp was shutting down, it was a devastating blow. Spotify, however, has seen fit to pay tribute to Winamp’s legacy with a faithfully reconstructed player for its streaming service.

Winamp, Our Favourite Media Player For Windows, Is Shutting Down

Damn. It’s been a good 15 years, but Winamp, our go-to desktop media player, is shutting down on 20 December.

Six Apps We Used To Love (And Where They Are Now)

Today’s best apps and services for search, email, music streaming and to-do management weren’t always number one. Some of the apps we loved a long time ago are still out there, updating, adding features and keeping their fans happy even if they don’t have what it takes to thrill tech bloggers or stay in the limelight. Here are a few of those old dogs you may remember, and some of the new tricks that make them worth a fresh look.

Dealhacker: Get Winamp Pro For 15% Off

Winamp is our favourite music player for Windows, but the free version lacks a few key features — most notably video playback and unlimited CD ripping. If you want to upgrade to Winamp Pro, reader vanLog shares a code that will get you 15 per cent off.

Winamp 1.0 Sports Wi-Fi Syncing, iTunes Importing On Android

Android: Whether or not you use Winamp on a Windows system and enable wireless syncing, there’s a few things to recommend Winamp for Android. It’s got a good, better-than-default interface, it supports Shoutcast streaming stations, and can import iTunes libraries and playlists. In other words, it makes you think about using Winamp on your desktop.

Win7shell Adds Windows 7 Jump List Support To Winamp

Windows only: Winamp plugin Win7shell enables support for Jump Lists when using the media player under Windows 7—now you can quickly access frequently used music right from the taskbar.

The Now Playing Dashboard

Music-lover dmosiondz put the currently-playing Winamp track front and centre on his/her Windows desktop using one of the most popular desktop customisation tools, Samurize. This good-looking “Now Playing” dashboard boasts album art (middle), song lyrics (right), a Winamp controller (bottom left), plus the time, weather forecast, and system information. Dmosiondz explains the complete setup down to the fonts used:

MiniTube Adds Music Videos To Winamp

Windows only: Winamp plug-in MiniTube adds YouTube videos to your music playlist. Fire up MiniTube when you want to see your music as well as hear it, and it searches YouTube for a video that matches the metadata on your MP3 file, and starts playing it along with the music automatically. In theory this is awesome, but MiniTube’s implementation falls short in one main way: the video often starts after the song does, so it’s not necessarily synced with what you’re hearing. If you can’t stand being a few beats behind, however, you can opt to listen to the YouTube audio instead of your MP3 file. MiniTube is a free download that works with Winamp.

MiniTube [Winamp Plug-ins via gHacks]

MiniTube Syncs And Plays Music Videos With Your MP3s

Windows (with iTunes, WinAmp, or KMPlayer): Free plug-in tool MiniTube hunts down music videos from Flash-based video sites and plays them along with your tunes. MiniTube’s signature feature is the ability to play the video synced up to your local MP3—in other words, lip-synced to wherever you are in the song when the video starts playing. Its video accuracy depends, of course, on the accuracy of YouTube uploaders (and the video’s copyright status), but you can tell MiniTube that a video is wrong and have it re-search, and it can be set to disappear when there’s nothing to grab. Check out a video demonstration of MiniTube in action below.

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