End Of An Era: Winamp Shutting Down

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One of the must downloads of the early days of the internet, Winamp, is shutting down. End of an era for sure.

Personally remember the Windows 98 days of using it and downloading sometimes ugly skins to go with it, it lost its way when it was bought by AOL and became less and less relevant as we entered the cloud era.

Update: Please read the links to petitions and the other good points made by commenter smaragdus http://www.rgdot.com/bl/2013/11/20/end-era-winamp-shutting/comment-page-1/#comment-49138

Freeware Shorts: Winyl Skinnable Audio Player

Winyl (Version: 2.50 as of this post) is an audio player and an audio organizer as well. It lets the user organize files or songs by rating and other categories and also create playlists. Those playlists can be dynamic, that is they can be based on song ratings for example.
It strives to use little system resources plus it is skinnable and supports album art images. As of this post a few skins are available with the download and at the program author’s forums. Supported file formats include the usual┬áMP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, M4A and others.