With media player Winamp headed to software heaven, Crave's Bonnie Burton, who once worked for the firm that made it, looks back on workplace tensions and fun -- and Mike the llama.
The popular music and video player has avoided an early retirement through a deal in which it changes hands from AOL to Radionomy.
Winamp is still a fun player for customizing your playback experience, but most users will prefer the all-in-one experience of Windows Media Player or iTunes.
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Will the popular video and music player be saved at the last moment? A deal with parent company AOL to sell the software may be in the works, reports TechCrunch.
A Windows app gives an old-school interface to the streaming-media service. Don't expect full-on MP3 playback support, though.
There will be no more llama whipping for media player Winamp when parent company AOL closes it in December.
Employees from several AOL music-related services tweet the news that their division is closing down.
Installer.app will still be useful in the next device.
The social-media site, which focuses on ad-supported streaming music, invites developers to contribute to its service and potentially make it more user-friendly.
Recent departure of a Nullsoft founder raises questions about the future of the Winamp media player.