If you have been a Windows user for a long time you most likely have used or at least heard of WinAmp Media Player. It was a very popular free program that would play audio and video files and was used by a lot of people. It was also used to stream audio from internet radio sites and the like. WinAmp supported a variety of file types making it popular for end users.
Once Windows Media Player and iTunes became the standards for audio and video playback WinAmp started fading away except for the faithful old school users. WinAmp was created in 1997 and soon bought out by AOL in 1999.
The latest version of WinAmp was released this Wednesday and the last time you will be able to download the software from their site will be on December 20th. All of their associated web services will be shut down on the 20th as well. Even though former employees claim that WinAmp was pulling in 6 million a year the company has not commented on why they are shutting down.