Friday, October 17, 2003

iTunes and Winamp

The world is a changing. Apple announced iTunes for
Windows. I have to say, I'm a huge iTunes fan but I'm
really disappointed with the Windows version. How dare
Steve Jobs say "Best Windows App Ever". My main issue
with it is performance, it's quick to start but slow at
just about everything else.

It also doesn't support my CD burner which isn't all
that generic, it's a Sony SCSI CD-R drive. The iPod
service that they installs also takes up a chunk of
memory for one specific task that I can't even turn off.

Anyway, Winamp5 also went to Beta yesterday. It's pretty
much plastered all over the internet at this point. I
must say, the feedback has been phenomenal. People love
it. We've accomplished our goal of bringing the best of
Winamp 2 and 3 into on player. Congrats team. People keep
bashing Winamp 3 but if they knew the story behind it,
they'd be more understanding. I think that it just needed
more time to evolve and get it's bugs worked out. It's
fine, we've reached a happy median. We've learned from
our successes and failures and have created something that
we as a team are REALLY proud of.

By the way, if you have a decent 3D card, switch the
default visualizatiion to MilkDrop in the modern skin. It's
SO good.

More to come...

-s

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