O winamp will always live in our memories. Fortunately, the music player developers are keeping the program standing and released version 5.9.1, with numerous improvements to make it more stable, this Monday (5). On the other hand, we will have to deal with software NFTs.
Let’s go back to the past that doesn’t seem like it but is already distant: the 2000s. At that time, Winamp was a great solution for anyone who wanted to listen to MP3s on their computer. In addition to the amazing themes, the media player had amazing tools that let you equalize the songs your way.
Years passed and we don’t have gigs and more gigs of MP3s on our computer. But Winamp is still going strong, this time in the hands of Radionomy. The company, by the way, reported in 2021 that it was developing a new version, with the promise of bringing fans and artists closer together.
So far so good. However, this new phase of the player brought things that don’t change people’s lives much: this week, the application gained a function to play NFTs, according to the TechCrunch🇧🇷 With this, users will have a place to play their albums with limited digital editions.
It is worth remembering that the classic skin was sold as NFT to help a non-profit institution.
Winamp 5.9.1 is among us
Good or not, luckily this feature is optional. Also, users can enjoy the nostalgia moment with the classic music player.
The second release candidate (RC) of version 5.9.1 was released this Monday (5). The update, according to a post on the player’s forum, does not bring new features beyond the NFT player, but it does resolve several issues that hit the program’s performance.
The change notes also mention the NFT library. In reaction, one forum user even joked: “we live in strange times”.
Whether NFT will be useful to anyone, I don’t know – although I have a very low opinion of it, metaverse and the like. But I’m glad to hear that Winamp is up.
After all, the program got tired of livening up my afternoons after spending the whole morning at school.
And I can’t get out of the habit of remembering one of the best things about Winamp: