Winamp hints at a 'small release' in early 2016

Posted By James on Jan 02 2016 01:20 AM

The recent acquisition of Winamp and SHOUTcast through the Radionomy takeover by Vivendi Group has sparked some further rumours. Vivendi is one of the largest digotal media groups in the world with subsidaries including Universal Music, Dailymotion, Ubisoft and Gameloft.

Users within the Winamp Forums have been speculating further development under Vivendi's control after Radionomy failing to deliver significant upgrades on the software development end. 

Benski, a former Winamp developer re-ensured Radionomy's ambition to deliver an updated version of Winamp and further development of SHOUTcast, but with limited time and budget, failed to do so.

There will be a small release some time in early 2016. There will not be any new features; this release will be just be a small update to replace or remove software libraries that were not transferred during the sale (such as Gracenote).

This confirms that a development team (possibly small scale) has been set up to update the existing codebase of Winamp to remove features not acquired in the aquisition deal by Vivendi. This may spark further development and investment from Vivendi in the future.

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