Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?


Steve Wettlaufer
 

Hi everyone,

Forgive me if I missed something here on the list or couldn't find it in a search for some reason, but I'm curious about the availability of add-ons for Winamp.  The Extended Winamp 1.2 that I had been relying on forever obviously no longer works after the 2021.1 version update.  Are there plans for it to be updated?  If not, are there other options out there that perform the same or similar functions?

Thanks,

Steve


 

Hi,

At least two add-on developers are looking into it.

Cheers,

Joseph


Gene
 

You may find it a little inconvenient, but if the add-on isn’t updated, you can use an earlier portable version of NVDA with the add-on.  You can create a desktop icon and a shortcut key to run it. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 8:56 PM
Subject: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?
 
Hi everyone,

Forgive me if I missed something here on the list or couldn't find it in
a search for some reason, but I'm curious about the availability of
add-ons for Winamp.  The Extended Winamp 1.2 that I had been relying on
forever obviously no longer works after the 2021.1 version update.  Are
there plans for it to be updated?  If not, are there other options out
there that perform the same or similar functions?

Thanks,

Steve






Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Steve,

I looked in my list of add-ons after updating to 2021.1 and it says enabled and when I use Winamp, it works with no problems. I am running 1.2 of the app.



On 7/14/2021 9:56 PM, Steve Wettlaufer wrote:
Hi everyone,

Forgive me if I missed something here on the list or couldn't find it in a search for some reason, but I'm curious about the availability of add-ons for Winamp.  The Extended Winamp 1.2 that I had been relying on forever obviously no longer works after the 2021.1 version update.  Are there plans for it to be updated?  If not, are there other options out there that perform the same or similar functions?

Thanks,

Steve







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Winamp itself has been out of support for years.  There's little to no point to updating an add-on to support out of support software.

I know that some people still use and love Winamp, but as out of support software it should not be discussed on the NVDA main group.  And I'd even go so far as to say discussion of an add-on for out-of-support software is questionable, though I'd certainly not prevent it as add-ons that still exist and are actively maintained fit the group description.
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Arlene
 

Hi, Yes, Bryan is right. Winamp is an old piece of softwhere. I installed the addon Confirmed Ron it works for me. I use it all the time. 

 

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From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: July 14, 2021 7:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

Hi Steve,

I looked in my list of add-ons after updating to 2021.1 and it says enabled and when I use Winamp, it works with no problems. I am running 1.2 of the app.


On 7/14/2021 9:56 PM, Steve Wettlaufer wrote:

Hi everyone,

Forgive me if I missed something here on the list or couldn't find it in a search for some reason, but I'm curious about the availability of add-ons for Winamp.  The Extended Winamp 1.2 that I had been relying on forever obviously no longer works after the 2021.1 version update.  Are there plans for it to be updated?  If not, are there other options out there that perform the same or similar functions?

Thanks,

Steve







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Chris Smart
 

I switched to Foobar 2000 a couple of years ago.


You can customize hotkeys to act like what you were used to in Winamp, if that suits you. It's very configurable.


Arlene
 

Hi, does Foobar need an addon to run it? You say it works like winamp? If Winamp quits working that’s what I’ll switch to.

 

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From: Chris Smart
Sent: July 14, 2021 9:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

I switched to Foobar 2000 a couple of years ago.

 

 

You can customize hotkeys to act like what you were used to in Winamp,

if that suits you. It's very configurable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


David Goldfield
 

I was also one of those who held onto Winamp long after it was obvious that it would likely never return. I recently switched to VLC Media Player. This product also has similar keystrokes that are in Winamp and, in fact, are more intuitive and can also be configured. It has a dizzying array of options in its preferences dialog. After a short time of using the program I’m to the point where I wouldn’t switch back to Winamp even if development resumed.

 

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

Hi, does Foobar need an addon to run it? You say it works like winamp? If Winamp quits working that’s what I’ll switch to.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Chris Smart
Sent: July 14, 2021 9:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

I switched to Foobar 2000 a couple of years ago.

 

 

You can customize hotkeys to act like what you were used to in Winamp,

if that suits you. It's very configurable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chris Smart
 

It's a media player like Winamp. I didn't say it will behave exactly like Winamp. You will need to learn how to use it, like any other new program you've never used before.


I don't think it needs an add-on, but I have no idea what your experience will be like.


Arlene
 

I can learn it. Chris Scarstid taught me how to use hot keys with various players  like winamp and windows media player.  If there’s a will there’s a way.

 

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From: Chris Smart
Sent: July 14, 2021 9:32 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

It's a media player like Winamp. I didn't say it will behave exactly

like Winamp. You will need to learn how to use it, like any other new

program you've never used before.

 

 

I don't think it needs an add-on, but I have no idea what your

experience will be like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Hi all,

Extended Winamp add-on is being updated. For this add-on, editing the add-on manifest isn't enough - a change was made to NVDA that requires this add-on to be modified. As a result, it will drop support for NVDA releases earlier than 2020.1.

As for when the new version will be released, it depends on when it will be published on community add-ons website.

Cheers,

Joseph


 

Well technically there is supposed to be a new winamp coming out.

There is wacup which is the winamp community revamp project, but in may radiognome has again said its going to continue developing winamp6, and has asked for more developers but who knows.

On 15/07/2021 4:24 pm, Chris Smart wrote:
I switched to Foobar 2000 a couple of years ago.


You can customize hotkeys to act like what you were used to in Winamp, if that suits you. It's very configurable.






.


Gene
 

This should really be on the discussion list, but I don’t know who is on that list who is participating in this thread.   I’ll make the following point as briefly as I can.
 
Just because Winamp is old doesn’t mean it may not have real advantages because it has been around so long and people have developed utilities or other  support for it.
 
The late and missed Carlos developed a very easy to use time marker utility.  I often use for time markers when I’m listening to a book using Winamp.  JAWS has a time marker feature as well. 
 
I don’t know what other players may or may not have such a feature.
 
Will those who want to discuss this further do so on the chat list, at least if you want me to reply with information about the utility?  Or write me off list. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Arlene
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?
 

I can learn it. Chris Scarstid taught me how to use hot keys with various players  like winamp and windows media player.  If there’s a will there’s a way.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Chris Smart
Sent: July 14, 2021 9:32 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

It's a media player like Winamp. I didn't say it will behave exactly

like Winamp. You will need to learn how to use it, like any other new

program you've never used before.

 

 

I don't think it needs an add-on, but I have no idea what your

experience will be like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 12:57 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Well technically there is supposed to be a new winamp coming out.
-
Uh, huh.  I'm sorry, but when a site (winamp.com) is not using https protocol, the last official release was in excess of three years ago, and a leaked preview was the last release several years ago, there's nothing else coming.

Winamp is as dead as a doornail.
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Steve Wettlaufer
 

Unless something has changed, Winamp isn't out of support.  It was updated to version 5.8 back in 2019 and I believe there are still plans for it.

Odd that the add-on works for some and not for others.  It very definitely doesn't work for me.  I was warned that it would be disabled when I updated and that it was.

Steve

On 2021-07-15 12:11 a.m., Arlene wrote:

Hi, Yes, Bryan is right. Winamp is an old piece of softwhere. I installed the addon Confirmed Ron it works for me. I use it all the time. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: July 14, 2021 7:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

Hi Steve,

I looked in my list of add-ons after updating to 2021.1 and it says enabled and when I use Winamp, it works with no problems. I am running 1.2 of the app.


On 7/14/2021 9:56 PM, Steve Wettlaufer wrote:

Hi everyone,

Forgive me if I missed something here on the list or couldn't find it in a search for some reason, but I'm curious about the availability of add-ons for Winamp.  The Extended Winamp 1.2 that I had been relying on forever obviously no longer works after the 2021.1 version update.  Are there plans for it to be updated?  If not, are there other options out there that perform the same or similar functions?

Thanks,

Steve







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Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Some Dutch company was supposed to have taken over Winamp way back in 2014.  Since then there has been a hack of Winamp--about 4 years ago I believe, but nothing since.  Back in the day, ham radio operators with respect to a new piece of equipment tentatively announced by a company that never appeared referred to such equipment as 'vapor equipment.'  So I guess the new Winamp should be called 'vapor software.'

On 7/15/2021 1:00 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 12:57 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Well technically there is supposed to be a new winamp coming out.
-
Uh, huh.  I'm sorry, but when a site (winamp.com) is not using https protocol, the last official release was in excess of three years ago, and a leaked preview was the last release several years ago, there's nothing else coming.

Winamp is as dead as a doornail.
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I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


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JM Casey
 

I still use Winamp for music, myself, but..I’m pretty sure it’s dead software. I am running 5.666 on my desktop, and I installed that 5.8 beta or hack or whatever the hell it is on my laptop. I really think the only thing they did for 5.8 was to remove some dead plugins.

The addon doesn’t seem to do much for me.

 

The good news is, as long as Windows continues to support Windows Direct Sound – winamp will probably still work. Sure, it’s legacy, but not even Foobar uses wasapi natively from what I can tell. Seems audio standards takea  really long time to catch on.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Wettlaufer
Sent: July 15, 2021 07:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

Unless something has changed, Winamp isn't out of support.  It was updated to version 5.8 back in 2019 and I believe there are still plans for it.

Odd that the add-on works for some and not for others.  It very definitely doesn't work for me.  I was warned that it would be disabled when I updated and that it was.

Steve

On 2021-07-15 12:11 a.m., Arlene wrote:

Hi, Yes, Bryan is right. Winamp is an old piece of softwhere. I installed the addon Confirmed Ron it works for me. I use it all the time. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: July 14, 2021 7:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

Hi Steve,

I looked in my list of add-ons after updating to 2021.1 and it says enabled and when I use Winamp, it works with no problems. I am running 1.2 of the app.



On 7/14/2021 9:56 PM, Steve Wettlaufer wrote:

Hi everyone,

Forgive me if I missed something here on the list or couldn't find it in a search for some reason, but I'm curious about the availability of add-ons for Winamp.  The Extended Winamp 1.2 that I had been relying on forever obviously no longer works after the 2021.1 version update.  Are there plans for it to be updated?  If not, are there other options out there that perform the same or similar functions?

Thanks,

Steve









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Arlene
 

Hi, same here. I’m using winamp 5.66 or whatever it is.  Never knew there was an update. Been using it for years.

 

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From: JM Casey
Sent: July 15, 2021 10:47 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

I still use Winamp for music, myself, but..I’m pretty sure it’s dead software. I am running 5.666 on my desktop, and I installed that 5.8 beta or hack or whatever the hell it is on my laptop. I really think the only thing they did for 5.8 was to remove some dead plugins.

The addon doesn’t seem to do much for me.

 

The good news is, as long as Windows continues to support Windows Direct Sound – winamp will probably still work. Sure, it’s legacy, but not even Foobar uses wasapi natively from what I can tell. Seems audio standards takea  really long time to catch on.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Wettlaufer
Sent: July 15, 2021 07:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

Unless something has changed, Winamp isn't out of support.  It was updated to version 5.8 back in 2019 and I believe there are still plans for it.

Odd that the add-on works for some and not for others.  It very definitely doesn't work for me.  I was warned that it would be disabled when I updated and that it was.

Steve

On 2021-07-15 12:11 a.m., Arlene wrote:

Hi, Yes, Bryan is right. Winamp is an old piece of softwhere. I installed the addon Confirmed Ron it works for me. I use it all the time. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: July 14, 2021 7:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

Hi Steve,

I looked in my list of add-ons after updating to 2021.1 and it says enabled and when I use Winamp, it works with no problems. I am running 1.2 of the app.


On 7/14/2021 9:56 PM, Steve Wettlaufer wrote:

Hi everyone,

Forgive me if I missed something here on the list or couldn't find it in a search for some reason, but I'm curious about the availability of add-ons for Winamp.  The Extended Winamp 1.2 that I had been relying on forever obviously no longer works after the 2021.1 version update.  Are there plans for it to be updated?  If not, are there other options out there that perform the same or similar functions?

Thanks,

Steve







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For a nation to claim it has always been great, needs no improvement  and to cling to its past achievements is no virtue!

 

 


Pamela Dominguez
 

I still use winamp, but I also have VLC mediaplayer.  Pam.
 

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:31 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?
 

I was also one of those who held onto Winamp long after it was obvious that it would likely never return. I recently switched to VLC Media Player. This product also has similar keystrokes that are in Winamp and, in fact, are more intuitive and can also be configured. It has a dizzying array of options in its preferences dialog. After a short time of using the program I’m to the point where I wouldn’t switch back to Winamp even if development resumed.

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

Hi, does Foobar need an addon to run it? You say it works like winamp? If Winamp quits working that’s what I’ll switch to.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Chris Smart
Sent: July 14, 2021 9:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there up to date add-ons for Winamp?

 

I switched to Foobar 2000 a couple of years ago.

 

 

You can customize hotkeys to act like what you were used to in Winamp,

if that suits you. It's very configurable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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