The Morning After

The Morning After: Winamp, your old favorite MP3 software, is back | Engadget

Winamp is the music software that doesn’t die. In the first update in four years, the producers described it as the “culmination” of years of hard work, including two crews and a pandemic-driven hiatus. The result is plenty of upgrades and improvements under the hood, but it’s still the music player many of us remember.

Once upon a time, Winamp was the MP3 software of choice, where many of us kept our music files from fledgling digital stores and peer-to-peer apps. Parent company AOL (which also once owned Engadget) went out of business in , years after Spotify was installed. But, following an acquisition by Radionomy, Winamp lives on. Still.

—Mat Smith

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