Good old famous media player Winamp since 1997 is set to get non-exist past December 20, 2013 as per Winamp official website. The download of website will not available after its current latest version 5.66.
The Winamp website has stated – “Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release.
Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.”
Winamp supports playback of 60 audio and video formats and available in two versions: Winamp Standard and Winamp Pro and now will no longer be available for download from the Winamp website however it might be possible that its latest and other versions might be available for download on other websites such as download.cnet.com, filehippo or softonic.com.
In early 2000’s Winamp is most popular and most common media player among PC users of that time.Winamp was developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev in 1997 as a freeware.
Winamp was created by Nullsoft in 1997 as a community supported media play ans has been most used media player worldwide. The Winamp creator company Nullsoft was than acquired by AOL in 1999, also created SHOUTcast, Gnutella (open source) and NSIS (open source installer used by Winamp, Dropbox, Firefox and others)
Winamp was initially developed for Windows but later it was also available for Android and Mac OS X in beta versions and an alpha version for Linux was also released.
The introduction of smartphones and MP3 players has now faded the PC media player usage, this might be one of the reason Winamp PC media player might cease to exist.