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Old 08-18-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
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What doth thou think of Winamp?

I just downloaded it to compare to window's media player and they're both pretty different from the looks of it...

I don't get how to work the internet radio and things on Winamp. And the visuals are quite trippy. But it does have quite a spiffy design and I downloaded a Bono Vertigo skin for it which is cool.

However

Windows media player is pretty straightforward with the radio tuner as well as video player. And it's definately more user friendly also.

It seems what one lacks the other makes up for

What do you all think?
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I prefer Winamp.

Both are pretty easy to use, I just prefer Winamp.
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yeah it seems pretty cool
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WinAmp's awesome. I didn't know anyone actually still used Windows Media Player.
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:54 PM   #5
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i like winamp. i like itunes better, but winamp is good. windows media player is evil. so is realplayer.
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i like winamp. i like itunes better, but winamp is good. windows media player is evil. so is realplayer.
RealPlayer is so bad that it makes WMP look worthwhile.
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Winamp is definetly a lot better.

It doesn't clutter your whole screen. Just a simple player, and a playlist. That's all you need.
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winamp is great for advanced stuff, but itunes is by far the easiest, and it has some awesome sharing options, and of course you have the music store at your disposal - apple.com/itunes.

Windows Media Player is the worst thing ever made, don't be caught using it or you might lose all credibilty as a computer user or as a person in general.
seriously, if you need to open up something thats .wmv you can at least use VLC player.
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I used Winamp religiously for years, then I got iTunes...I'd reccomend you just download that. You have everything there in front of you and sorting everything by name/album/etc. just turns it into the most useful thing, musically, on your computer. Whenever I use winamp now it's just a pain having to open things one at a time or find everything to make a playlist from scratch...
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I use Winamp for playing music - great for plugins ( flac,shn...) and ArialCDRipper for conversion between formats.
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I used Winamp religiously for years, then I got iTunes...I'd reccomend you just download that. You have everything there in front of you and sorting everything by name/album/etc. just turns it into the most useful thing, musically, on your computer. Whenever I use winamp now it's just a pain having to open things one at a time or find everything to make a playlist from scratch...
See, that's one reason why I don't want iTunes - I don't want a program to organise or sort my files, I have my own archiving methods on my hard drive that I don't wish to change. I love WinAmp because I can just whack everything I want onto a playlist and then I have both that playlist and all the controls I need in front of me in a simple interface that doesn't cause clutter.
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Before iTunes, I always used Winamp.
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I use both.. I tunes to organize my files and rip Cds.. and Winamp to play them.

I don't like the big ol Itunes program on my screen.. I just like the little Winamp Icon in the bottom corner, and the small sleek playlist and interface.
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I have a question. Right now I'm using foobar2000 to listen to music and various other programs to watch video - Winamp plays video, right? anyway, I'm thinking of switching to Winamp for everything, but does it use a lot of resources? whenever I use iTunes it uses tons of memory and is generally very slow, and foobar is exactly the opposite. how much space/memory does Winamp take up?
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RealPlayer is so bad that it makes WMP look worthwhile.

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