Because many of us dont want to spend a cable subscription's level of money every month on streamign "servicees" that are missing huge portions of the available catalog, constantly take stuff down because of "rights" or "problematic content" or to promote "another service"? Just a thought.With VLC, YouTube, Netflix, Disney+, Prime etc... for video content and Spotify and Soundcloud for audio, I see no need for personal libraries anymore (unless you rip media and need the $$$). Now if you care about the best of the best audio fidelity, I suppose why not but I just don't have time to keep the libraries up when Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube gives me all the content quickly.
Never did use Winamp as much as I did iTunes (it made me killmyself everytime I would reinstall my Windows @iTunes).
Thanks, I will try.I've been using a very obscure (I think) player called AlSong since the 2010's because it had an option to show song lyrics in real time and because I got really used to it's shortcuts that allow me skip songs and adjust the volume wherever I am.
Since you can play any video or audio file with VLC, installing something extra is no longer necessary.
There is a version of VLC for Windows. It seems to work well enough for me for both video and audio files. And, of course, since VLC is currently being updated, it will handle new audio formats as they are invented.I'm guessing you're one of those hard-core Linux people. VLC doesn't come with Windows, and Winamp is still far superior for audio (and MPC is far superior for video - VLC is garbage by any measure). The last solid version of Winamp is 5.666. The versions that came after that won't load your existing playlists correctly.