A Throwback to the Past: Retro Winamp Block

A Throwback to the Past: Retro Winamp Block

Posted by WP Tavern on December 29, 2021 at 7:24 pm
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In mid-November, I happened upon a block plugin called Retro Winamp Block. As many of our readers know, I am always on the lookout for those WordPress extensions that remind me of the era when I first started using computers and exploring the web. The plugin seemed to fit the bill. It had “retro” in the title, so it had already piqued my interest without even installing it. It had been years since I used Winamp. The media player was first released in 1997 for Microsoft Windows and grew in popularity through the early 2000s. By the time I arrived on the scene, it had already built a massive user base. It was the best option available for creating music playlists at the time, and it was skinnable. Winamp was popular back when the world wide web felt more alive. I still look upon it as the golden era of user creation and the blossoming of fandom. Where else could you find a collection of Brad Pitt skins for your computer’s media player? Or, One Piece? Even Super Mario? I did not hesitate to install this throwback plugin. Unfortunately, it errored out whenever I attempted to add an audio file.…

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