Winamp

A hugely popular and versatile audio and media player

Winamp was born as a very basic media player and has slowly but consistently improving for many years. Its main purpose was to be completely customizable and through the years, many people have contributed to a library that now consists of over 20,000 skins and loads of plug-ins. View full description

PROS

  • Fully customizable
  • Small installation
  • Runs quickly

CONS

  • No MOV support
  • Rip only on full version

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Winamp was born as a very basic media player and has slowly but consistently improving for many years. Its main purpose was to be completely customizable and through the years, many people have contributed to a library that now consists of over 20,000 skins and loads of plug-ins.

When Winamp version 5 was released, Nullsoft redeemed themselves in the public's eyes after producing a much improved player to replace Winamp 3. They didn't need much encouragement as they justified skipping version number 4 by saying that it was such a huge improvement that it deserved to be called 5!

Luckily they are justified in their opinion, as Winamp offers everything you might want in a media player. Using the skins, you can set it to look like the original or the current default which looks great and puts you in control of all your media quickly and easily. I particularly like Winamp's minimized player that consists of a small bar that you can place on the edge of your screen. Of course, if neither of these agree with your taste you can download and try any of the thousands others available on the Winamp website.

Winamp supports a wide range of file formats, and because the program is small and simple, it works quickly on almost all computers. Have a look through the available plug-ins and you will also find that you can hook up your iPod and manage its music library. Winamp may have been around for ever, but it hasn't been left behind and is a fully featured music player that's really customizable. A good alternative to iTunes.

Changes

  • New Winamp Orgler
  • Improved iPod Sync Support
  • New iTunesLibrary Import
  • New Online Services Gallery
  • New OurStage Radio Online Services
  • New Spinner MP3 of the Day Online Service
  • New Turkish, Romanian, and Portuguese Language Packs
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— User reviews — about Winamp

  • Bendare_Dundat

    by Bendare_Dundat

    "Greatest stand alone music player ever!"

    Greatest PC stand alone music player ever! I use it almost exclusively to play Shoutcast internet radio stations in the ... More.

    reviewed on March 17, 2017

  • Aria Aisyah

    by Aria Aisyah

    "yes i do"

    i want make about winamp at my computer because a like it's . More.

    reviewed on March 11, 2017

  • danielgrant

    by danielgrant

    "A genius app with an great, nay, excellent equalizer! Still brag it up!"

    Been enjoying it since the 90s. The equalizer and fractals/ visualization alone makes it great! Love seeing those up on ... More.

    reviewed on May 5, 2016

  • bbjunky

    by bbjunky

    "Winamp 5666 has an easy to use interface and very good sound. "

    Love Classic Winamp. Happy to see that Winamp is still available in Jan. 2016 to install on my new PC. I enjoy it's clea... More.

    reviewed on January 10, 2016

  • bratzdad

    by bratzdad

    "Let Me Explain the Relevance"

    Let me explain the relevance of this program in computer history. In the late '90s there were some (ahem), some people ... More.

    reviewed on October 31, 2015

  • draganmladenovic

    by draganmladenovic

    "THE BEST MUSIC PLAYER!!!"

    This is the best music player with visualization !!! Enough said !!! LOL !!! :-) :-) :-) . More.

    reviewed on October 27, 2015