If you had a PC and you listened to MP3s in the late 90s, chances are you managed your playlists with Winamp. Since then, Nullsoft sold Winamp to AOL (the parent company of TechCrunch) for $80 million and online music has changed quite a bit, but there was always something reassuring about the fact that Winamp was still hanging in there. So much for that. Winamp is shutting down.
Do you know Winamp? Yes, now Winamp, the most popular Windows mp3 player is now available for Android platform. If you are HTC Gratia users, you can freely download and install Winamp for your Android phone easily. Winamp for Android comes with a pretty simple user interface and combined with many features such as shoutcast [...]
Last week, AOL announced the impending death of Winamp, saying that the 16-year-old media player would be shut down within a month.But fans of the venerable software have launched a "Save Winamp" website and petition asking AOL either to keep Winamp alive or to open source its code.
AOL is finalizing negotiations to sell off Winamp and Shoutcast in a deal that would allow both products to live on, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions.
The company (which owns TechCrunch) announced last month that as of December 20, Winamp web services would shut down and that the desktop version of the video and music player would no longer be available for download.