On WinAmp and Doctor Who Skins

I decided I wanted a Doctor Who WinAmp skin.

And why not?

I remember discovering WinAmp back in college. It was new at the time, and it seemed like all the cool kids were downloading WinAmp and ripping mp3s in those pre-Napster days. I’m not sure when I outgrew WinAmp–if I’d ever truly grown into WinAmp, as I’d never used it for much–and though I had it pre-loaded on the computer I doubt I’d looked at it more than never in the past two years.

I’d downloaded a podcast, though, and I discovered that nothing I had would play it. Windows Media Player wouldn’t look at it. iTunes said the file had corrupt headers. RealPlayer said I needed to download a new driver, then it told me there was no new driver.

What about WinAmp, I thought?

The version I had on my computer was horribly out of date. Obviously, as I’d used it less than never. I downloaded a more recent version, installed it, and voila! WinAmp would play the podcast! πŸ™‚

And because I’m a compulsive tinkerer, I needed something different. A different look. So, naturally, one’s thoughts turn instantly to Doctor Who. Well, maybe if you’re me. πŸ˜‰

I found this Doctor Who WinAmp skin, and as you can see to the left it’s pretty. A nice color scheme, a pleasing layout, and a nice use of Gallifreyan symbols for the various and sundry buttons. Also, within the WinAmp window your mouse pointer turns into a sonic screwdriver. What’s not to love?

Now I feel like I’m listening in style. :cheers:

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