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Old 16th May 2016, 00:03   #169
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Originally Posted by Dr.Flay View Post

Winamp is the only player of its class that put its eggs in 1 tagging basket.
Yeah, that was a mistake pushed by the accountants.

Until the sale, Winamp was based in the USA and had to pay license fees that players based in other countries manage to avoid. Gracenote, in particular, charged a lot to partially compensate for revenue it couldn't get elsewhere.

After the sale (before the group was disbanded), the Winamp developers were looking into alternate free and reliable sources of metadata for tagging (with the possibility of letting users choose from among them). Until a new lead developer (familiar with the Winamp base code which, in part, is very old) is hired, progress on this and other updates will remain painfully slow.

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