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What is Winamp?

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Winamp is a media player developed initially for Windows by Dmitry Boldyrev and Justin Frankel in 1997. Since then, it has been ported for use on OS X and Android. As of 2014, the last release version for Winamp was version 5.666. Winamp supports add-on extensions like skins and plugins.

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Winamp features include podcatcher, media player device support, media library, media monitor, Winamp remote, plugins, skins, playback formats and adding album art and track tags. After the release of Winamp 2.0 in 1998, AOL bought Winamp for around $80 million in 1999. In 2014, Radionomy bought Winamp and Shoutcast for $5 to $10 million and, in the process, saved Winamp from being shut down. Winamp has a history of including Easter eggs, or entertaining, hidden features, in its programs.

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