After servicing the users for more than 15 years one of the worlds famous music software Winamp media player will shut down on December 20.

The team officially announced on their website that “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 was developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev, the initial release was on 1997 April 21. Nullsoft the company behind Winamp was  bought by AOL ( America Online) in 1999  for US$80 million in stock.

After the arrival of Winamp in 1990’s online music has changed quite a bit and most of users managed their musical list by this software.

“There’s no reason that Winamp couldn’t be in the position that iTunes is in today if not for a few layers of mismanagement by AOL that started immediately upon acquisition,” Rob Lord, the first hire and first general manager of Winamp, told Ars in 2012. Arstechnica.com reports.

Anyway users are going to lose one of the old favorite music software system. Winamp’s web services will shut down on December 20 and the desktop player will no longer be available for download.

 

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