This is the physical version of the historic MP3 player – Metro World News

This is the physical version of the historic MP3 player – Metro World News
This is the physical version of the historic MP3 player – Metro World News

In a digital era where applications and multimedia services such as Spotify and Apple Music set the musical trend, We cannot forget those who, at some point in history, were, are and will always be considered true pioneers.

If we talk about historical programs, we must mention yes or yes to Winamp, a player originally created for Windows, in the era when MP3s circulated without too many restrictionslong before the standardization of streaming platforms.

When a little more than 20 years have passed since its creation, the computer engineer of Mexican origin, Rodrigo Méndez, created the physical version of the music playerideal for collectors and nostalgics.

Image: WIRED | Winamp returns.

Linamp Features

The platform specialized in technology, Hackaday.io, explains the characteristics and operation of the revolutionary Linamp, detailing that its operation depends on a Raspberry Pi 4B minicomputer, a 32BGB memory card to store the songs and in front, it has a screen of 7.9 inches showing the classic Winamp interface.

In the rear section there is a 3.5 millimeter headphone port, USB-A and USB-C ports, plus an Ethernet input. For the rest, Linamp plays music found in its internal memory and is also compatible with an external CD player.

Méndez indicated to the aforementioned web portal that “Winamp was one of my first contacts with music on computers. Since then, I’ve always liked the default look that comes with Winamp and I love the equalizer with bars”.

Likewise, he recognized that much of its inspiration was due to the Aiwa Stereo system, the same one he had when he was a child. Furthermore, it was Méndez himself, who manufactured the metal casing and the software.

 
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