WinAmp's humble beginnings from this bloggers perspective.
The news of WinAmp has been sending shockwaves with their announcement of finally shutting down the program and closing the doors after 14 years on December 20th, 2013 along with all sister media servers associated with it. Throughout most of the older internet community and since we haven't posted a blog update in a while we thought that we should give our views and insights about WinAmp since in a very strange way we had WinAmp even BEFORE we had a PC.
We had a version of WinAmp Called "AmiAmp" for the Commodore Amiga computer which possessed a 68020 processor or better the first MP3 we ever got was on some french server on Lyon that had lots of anime p0rn, but for some reason, they also had "The Cranberries - Salvation" in MP3 format on there. It was the only song on that FTP site. If anyone from the Cranberries is reading this
Relax. We did get the CD a few years later. -S
My Amiga 3000 with a 25Mhz 68030 processor was not strong enough to play the mp3 at 128kps stereo, I could only play it in mono with %100 CPU power. When we eventually stopped drinking the kool-aid and left the Amiga scene and got a PC we of course got Winamp right away.
Read on to continue our diatribes of old software.