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Post by mongie @ 06:41pm 09/08/02 | 63 Comments
Just a quick note to tell you all that Winamp 3 has been officially released by Nullsoft.

It weighs in at 3.37mb; there isnt the usual lite, standard and full versions yet, just the full version is available, but they hint that smaller versions will be available soon

Winamp 3 offers a completely new engine compared to the older winamp2. It is built on XML, or so I am told. It allows "freeform skinning" which makes it up to the standard of the old sonique, or wmp.

Update: You can grab it now from AusGamers Files as well (promoted QGL Forum item).



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Latest Comments
ledz
Posted 06:43pm 09/8/02
So its not beta any more? :)
exo
Posted 06:45pm 09/8/02
I liked this:
mongie
Posted 06:52pm 09/8/02
no, no more beta, exocet, i like the "use the new v3" one on the classic.winamp.com page...


ok

it seems to me much smaller and quicker than the release candidates...

I would recommend it if you want someone different, although, there really isnt that much difference in terms of actual sound quality and playability...

its up to you
maxe
Posted 07:02pm 09/8/02
omg

blatant f*****g eye candy, especially those two skins.

but its really really good eye candy.

Im sold.
Suhaib
Posted 07:03pm 09/8/02
/me hits download
exo
Posted 07:04pm 09/8/02
My choice

The minimalist option is good also, fits right in at the top of my Opera window.
asshat
Posted 07:30pm 09/8/02
this is how much i love it, if they made us pay for it id buy 10 copies
Pharcyde
Posted 07:32pm 09/8/02
Ill get it when a script comes out that lets me press ctrl + alt and a button and i can control winamp from in-game.
Spook
Posted 07:38pm 09/8/02
yer
i wanna be able to unpause tunes in game
Spook
Posted 07:38pm 09/8/02
yer
i wanna be able to unpause tunes ingame
exo
Posted 07:44pm 09/8/02
I have a nice pretty keyboard with shortcuts at the top that lets me control that.
Migoo
Posted 08:02pm 09/8/02
hooray for the new winamp...
Hemerage
Posted 08:43pm 09/8/02
can u run old skins on new winamp?
(im assuming the answer to that is no...)
Suhaib
Posted 08:47pm 09/8/02
i think you can hemerage.
mongie
Posted 08:47pm 09/8/02
no.
mongie
Posted 08:50pm 09/8/02
****ing hell

I cant use my keyboard controlls with it, because it uses special software for the controlling, its not programmable...

whoop
Posted 10:03pm 09/8/02
pharcyde, it's called the sneaky amp plugin. I have it set to ` key ~ that way if I'm in game I press ` then the key I want to either ff rew play pause or stop it then ~ key. also they way I have it brings down the console before pressing the key of my choice, so I don't accidentally set of any binds :)

I hated winamp3, last I looked you couldn't change the visualisation options like the fall & rise & peak hold times. schoooo ghey!
existence
Posted 10:12pm 09/8/02
sonique s**** on wingay

Shotty
Posted 10:22pm 09/8/02
sonique s**** on wingay
AAAahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahh, hahahahhahahaha, hahaha
*wipes tear from eye*

Haaahahahahahahahaa
whoop
Posted 10:26pm 09/8/02
I join you at laughing ahahahhahaha

sonique is the most useless peice of s*** I ever installed as media players go. Hell I deleted it and KEPT windows media player...that's saying something. Last time I tried to download it you had to f*****g register just to get it and log in to some stupid ass site.
Twisted
Posted 10:56pm 09/8/02
Just installed it, had a quick go with it...about 2 minutes. I think it's s***. Maybe after a few revisions I'll have another look at it.
-db
Posted 11:12pm 09/8/02
imo WA3 is good just finished d/ling
scuzzy
Posted 11:14pm 09/8/02
shoudn't you install it and test it after you download it before you say its good?
Farseeker
Posted 11:23pm 09/8/02
mm.. corneramp..
exo
Posted 11:23pm 09/8/02
Scuzzy, with Rowan, anything is possible.
qmass
Posted 11:35pm 09/8/02
I tried it but didnt like it. I dont care how pretty it looks (and that I have to say is all that has been improved. The aesthetics) Regardless, I like the 2.8 or whatever one. As long as it plays the music I am happy...
Denny
Posted 11:37pm 09/8/02
2.76 all the way baby!@#!

i don't know if that's a particularly good release but my fave plug-in works with it without any hassles and it's as bloat free as i can get it atm
trog
Posted 12:35am 10/8/02
Looks good, but I've lost my context menus (ie, right click, play folder in winamp). Anyone know how to get them back ?
trog
Posted 12:39am 10/8/02
ahah, you can resize the main winamp window - that rocks!!! I have this tiny winamp now, instead of a phat gumby one
Skitza
Posted 09:28am 10/8/02
have you got the menu's back ?? ie right click enqueue ?? cause if nawt i wont install.
Spook
Posted 09:37am 10/8/02
hey whoopass

does that sneaky amp plugin work on winamp 3?
AcidDrone
Posted 09:40am 10/8/02
WA2 is still king imo, maybe if you wanted a winamp version of wmp then its alright but even then its pretty high ram useage(30meg++)

It might redeem something for me as the top skinners get into gear for the final ver and make some good skins but until then I will stick to WA2.
mojo
Posted 09:54am 10/8/02
the fade after songs isnt working for me :(
StreX
Posted 10:44am 10/8/02
alright, winamp3 will be alright once i figure out how to do a few things that was possible with winamp2.

for example, how do you...

-change the refresh rates and style (line/fire) for the spectrum analyser visualisation?

-read ID3 tags on play, rather then load/display?

-single click menu selection, where you hold down the button (oldskool).

-change playlist font size?

etc etc...
Cailean
Posted 11:44am 10/8/02
It's good for the skins that can be heaps small and do fancy s*** but.. Other then aesthetics, WA2 does everything fine, loads quicker and uses less memory. I just recently went back to WA2 after the 3 beta, because I just realised it wasn't worth the extras.
Cailean
Posted 11:46am 10/8/02
Now if anyone can tell me how to incorporate Winamp controls into onject bar I will be supremely grateful.
John
Posted 01:10pm 10/8/02
Winamp 3 seems to be a lot more bloated then 2.x. It takes ages to load a skin and doesn't appear to have any advantages over the older version.

Winamp 3 -
CPU usage = 50%
Swapfile usage = 54.9M

Winamp 2 -
CPU usage = 50%
Swapfile usage = 36.6M

Hemerage
Posted 01:33pm 10/8/02
50% cpu usage? wtf
mines 0

or i have misunderstood you
sKryBe
Posted 02:34pm 10/8/02
I actually registered winamp way back when you could pay for it. But I haven't used it in probably 12 months or more. I'll give this a try and hope it doesn't crash on my PC as much as the Betas did.

Should be fun to play with though. I just finished a five day Microsoft "Building Apps with XML" course so I'm gonna get down and dirty with this sucka!
-db
Posted 02:40pm 10/8/02
Scuzzy, with Rowan, anything is possible.


f*** up kerian let it drop already, f** man its like 3 weeks old and stop being a internet toughguy
trog
Posted 02:42pm 10/8/02
I actually registered winamp way back when you could pay for it
Me too!
sKryBe
Posted 02:48pm 10/8/02
Sigh! Them's were the days. Back when a 486dx2 66 was still a half decent PC.
Spook
Posted 02:51pm 10/8/02
half decent?
it would have been the bomb!

(kiks 386-20sx in cupboard!)
Bangers
Posted 02:55pm 10/8/02
Anyone know if winamp3 has the search song feature which was in 2.xx ?

I hate manually looking thru a 9000+ song playlist :/
Bangers
Posted 03:03pm 10/8/02
Ignore me, I just found the search feature on the bottom of the playlist.

Not as good as 2.xx but itll do.
EniGma
Posted 05:11pm 10/8/02
anyone have the script phar mentioned for winamp2.xx?
it allows winamp control from within games....
Spook
Posted 05:23pm 10/8/02
yer, im after it as well ^ and have been for ages
StreX
Posted 05:25pm 10/8/02

F***IT



Winamp2 is where its at.
dke
Posted 05:27pm 10/8/02
i didnt even bother..there was no os x skin so i wasnt gonna change.

plus ive got winamp setup as i like it, also 2.8 is my b****.
Melissa
Posted 05:30pm 10/8/02
How about trying something new f***

Quintessential Mp3 Player

imo it has a better decoder than winamp, and is fully compatible with all winamp plugins.

Oh the skins are purty too =)
John
Posted 05:33pm 10/8/02
I'm downloading it now. Better be good.
EniGma
Posted 05:42pm 10/8/02
OH I FOUND THE PLUGIN!
it's called winampmate.
there is also sneakamp
but sneakyamps requires you to type the command rather than hot keys like winampmate.
re so
Posted 05:48pm 10/8/02
anyone have the script phar mentioned for winamp2.xx?
it allows winamp control from within games....


I have a nifty plugin for that somewhere around... here
DecayingCorpse
Posted 05:55pm 10/8/02
f*** winamp 3.

i'm still 2.65 :)
Migoo
Posted 06:00pm 10/8/02
is it just me or is the sound quality worse in 3???
John
Posted 06:00pm 10/8/02
Some of the skins for Winamp 3 are nice but its just too bloated to use efficiently. Back to 2.80 for me :)
John
Posted 06:01pm 10/8/02
I think its worse.
LD99
Posted 06:53pm 10/8/02
I like the new winamp.

Except it played my a few of my video files (in divx) UPSIDE DOWN, and it lagged as hell when I tried to play any video files (including the non-divx ones).

So it's back to windows media player 6.4 for videos for me.

Otherwise it is nice... but the repeat one file function doesn't seem to work for me. Oh well... I think I'll use this new winamp for a few weeks before I dig up my old winamp v2.80.

Shotty
Posted 09:33pm 10/8/02
Einstein: linux gumby?
The GuVna
Posted 09:46am 11/8/02
U cant change the .mp3 icon anymore. The default looks ghey.
Spook
Posted 02:03pm 11/8/02
hurah for winampmate :)

spag
Posted 11:51pm 13/8/02
check your task manager.. winamp 3 uses 20mb of ram now..

what a piece of s*** bit of bloatware... 20mb just to play an mp3? even windows media player only uses 10mb of ram for the same job......

damn.. another cool program turned into bloatware..
Hemerage
Posted 11:59pm 13/8/02
winamp atm for me using a giant 2.1Mb of ram :D

btw, nice sig .. (but the quote makes it big [the karma bit])
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