Old 10th January 2001, 21:56   #1
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Have ya'll noticed a big event with AOL in the news lately? ya might wanna wait til thats over before u come complainin about winamp 3

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Old 10th January 2001, 22:04   #2
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You'll have to tell us the news. I don't know anything.

Anyway, doesn't matter how big it is, they'll always be at least 5 Winamp 3 quesions a day.
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same here. I haven't heard anything big since the merger

eh, heh.
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Old 10th January 2001, 22:13   #4
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What happened to AOL? Not that I care, only for Winamp.
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Old 10th January 2001, 22:41   #5
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all right boys, the SEC hasnt approved the merger yet, so that may or may not happen, thats what i was referring to, currently the whole AOL-Time Warner thing is under review

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Old 10th January 2001, 22:48   #6
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Only thing in the news with AOL that has the possibility of affecting Winamp, is the Time-Warner merger. Why, because that will most likely tighten the controls even more on so called "pirated music and mp3". And since AOL owns Winamp, it could trigger policies that mimic the secured WMA format. In otherwords, Winamp-3 might have restrictions on playing music, that you don't own, or have not encoded/encrypted on your own machine. Sounds crazy of course, but not out of the range of possiblity. Obviously older versions of Winamp could not be controlled, but to get all the bells and whistles with Winamp-3, you might "possibly" lose some of the freedoms you have grown to take for granted.
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Old 10th January 2001, 22:55   #7
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all right boys, the SEC hasnt approved the merger yet, so that may or may not happen, thats what i was referring to, currently the whole AOL-Time Warner thing is under review
videocrew, I didn't see your new post before I wrote mine. Your take on this is a little different than mine, as far as how this affects Winamp-3.

In my opinion, AOL merging with Time-Warner is NOT good news for Winamp. There's really no way it could be.
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Old 10th January 2001, 23:29   #8
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about WA3 encryption, couldnt you just use an older in_mp3.dll file?

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Old 10th January 2001, 23:32   #9
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Yes but it would be old. It might not work with Winamp 3.

It won't happen anyway. If it did, a crack would turn up (hopefully)
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Old 10th January 2001, 23:33   #10
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winamp 3 is modular. someone could port over another decoder.

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Old 10th January 2001, 23:48   #11
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I don't particulary think AOL was the best thing to happen to winamp much less the merger.
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Old 10th January 2001, 23:51   #12
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of course it's not good, but then neither is anything that involves AOL.
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Old 11th January 2001, 00:22   #13
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WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!!!
winamp is free, wonderful, and all because of AOL
so far AOL has been the best thing besides skinning to happen to winamp. as long as AOL stays where it is, i be happy llama

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Old 11th January 2001, 15:51   #14
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s1138 is right.
AOL haven't made winamp put Any ad's or anything in (apart from that icon) face it if they hadn't told you.
you wouldn't know that AOL owned them,
Even though Aol is the evil of all earth
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