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Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity media player for Windows. Winamp supports playback of many audio (MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc.) and video types (AVI, ASF, MPEG, NSV), custom appearances called skins (supporting both classic Winamp 1.x/2.x skins and Winamp 3 freeform skins), audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins (including two industry dominating visualization plug-ins), an advanced media library, Internet radio and TV support, CD ripping, and CD burning. Also built in audio converting, audio streaming, video streaming and more.

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Version:5.666 History
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  Latest version:
5.666 (November 26, 2013)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Winamp 5.666 (Latest)

Improved: Added a Reset button to clear history in the Open/Add URL dialog
Improved: Added an option to disable the mouse wheel from altering the volume
Improved: Added more commandline switches (run: winamp.exe /? to see full list)
Improved: All menus now use the skinned style when option is enabled in ML settings
Improved: Disable all online features when no internet connection selected in Prefs
Improved: High DPI & text scaling compatibility fixes for dialogs & library views
Improved: Increased notification area tooltips up to 128 chars (instead of 64)
Improved: Library views now optionally group the 'Play' and 'Enqueue' buttons
Improved: Mass metadata editor from library now also available in Playlist Editor
Improved: Retry UAC prompt if user previously selected "No" (for relevant settings)
Improved: Speed-up of Winamp shutdown process
Improved: [gen_ff] Added a setting to control show/hide time for docked toolbars
Improved: [gen_ml] Drag & drop handling tweaks
Improved: [ml_downloads] Added 'Size' column
Improved: [ml_history] New options for resuming playback (for podcasts or all files)
Improved: [ml_history] Added a 'Play Offset' column with right-click option to clear
Improved: [ml_local] Added Podcast, BPM & Rating fields to Ctrl+E metadata editor
Improved: [ml_nowplaying/wire] Added support to use alternative services
Improved: [ml_playlists] Option to use source file instead of database-managed copy
Improved: [ml_pmp] Added a simple view to match Local library support
Improved: [pmp_android/usb] Added <disc> support to File Name Formatting
Fixed: Agent not using Winamp window if a clone is already running (eg. KMPlayer)
Fixed: Fallback issue with lang packs when loading accelerator tables
Fixed: Length not being read when set to read titles on load
Fixed: Ratings-related freeze on right-clicking large selections in playlist editor
Fixed: Saving to wrong extension for the 'Save As' action in the Alt+3 Artwork tab
Fixed: Unicode characters not displaying in taskbar when some old plugins are present
Fixed: Various issues with aero-peek and docking of freeform skins as an appbar
Fixed: [gen_ff] Docking to bottom/right when windowframe scale is anything but 1.0
Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Broken 'Add to Library' shell menu item
Fixed: [gen_jumpex] 'Jump to File' window not always visible when pressing 'J' or 'F3'
Fixed: [gen_tray] Lockup/double-start issues when using the 'Prev' action
Fixed: [in_flac] Removal of embedded artwork
Fixed: [in_midi] Memory comparison crash with badly formed .kar files
Fixed: [libmp4v2] Crash due to invalid pointer check on corrupt files
Fixed: [ml_local] Search filters with unicode characters not being remembered
Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Crash on bad path
Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Use filename if no metadata available to generate filepath
Misc: [installer] Added a "Winamp (Safe Mode)" option to start menu icons
Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations (lots of them!)
Updated: [enc_fhgaac] Fraunhofer AAC Encoder v3.02.16
Updated: [enc/in_vorbis] libogg 1.3.1
Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.31
Updated: [in_wave] libsndfile 1.0.25

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"Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.



Posted November 21, 2013 by . Tool version 5.66 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


This is POS of a player.

If you like winamp style audio player without all the garbage, Try AIMP, lightweight no nonsense that just work, plus it has tabbed playlist which is golden for anyone who like to listen to different genre.



Posted October 14, 2011 by . Tool version 5.621 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Tried this, both lite and larger, because foobar is just silly when it comes to ease of use and configuration, though it does work well.

Tried Mediamonkey but it's way too much if a resource hog for what it does and tries to hijack all of your file associations. Even video files.

Well, this looks simpler but it ain't. Bloated, useless piece of crap with a prettified interface that doesn't work properly.

Not only that but when you uninstall this POS it's still trying to associate files. Don't you morons know enough to change the registry back properly? Idiots.

So, back to Foobar.



Posted October 14, 2011 by . Tool version Lite using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Winamp rocks!
This is the media player for almost all your needs. The only thing I don't use it for is DVDs (although there is a plugin on the Winamp site if you want to use it). If you have the codecs installed Winamp will play anything WMP will play (well so far for me, however doesn't play media in the web browser - I use Real Alternative Player for that). So you can get rid of WMP completely (remove it from your next Windows reinstall - google for nLite). Winamp is far less system hungry than WMP (10 anyway, I have't tried WMP11 yet), especially in oldschool (classic-v2.x) mode. My brother runs it (v5.22 I think) on his 1Ghz celery with no worries (plays continuosly even when doing other stuff). I used to play games like Quake4 and HalfLife 2 with Winamp playing MP3s in the background with no worries (try doing that on my computer with WMP! - not likely!)



Posted August 16, 2006 by . Tool version 5.24 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Seriously guys, if you don't like the features of the new version, just download 5.1 LITE package. THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT REASON TO USE v2. Or just download the full version and use the classic skin if you want faster loading.

Download here:
http://winamp.com/player/free.php



Posted September 07, 2005 by . Tool version 5.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


If you prefer the old but light and reliable 2.9x version look for it at http://www.oldversion.com/


Posted September 06, 2005 by . Tool version 2.95 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I don't like the new version of Winamp at all. Bloat ware. I actually like Windows Media Player 10 much better for an all in one media app.

The older 2.x versions were great, and there used to be a link on the winamp page to download the older versions, but there isn't any more.

If your a fan of programs like Music Match, then this could be for you.

*During the setup, you can customize the installation type to perform and look like the older versions, but they should just offer a different download. Perhaps a full and a lite version. I give the older versions a 10.



Posted July 21, 2005 by . Tool version v5.094 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 4 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


Still using version 2.91, purely for music playback. A bit outdated now, but still kicks the llama's watusi.


Posted February 24, 2005 by . Tool version 2.91 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


I have used this since v2, which was many years ago. And it's the best Audio player. Perfect!


Posted December 06, 2004 by . Tool version 5.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Winamp is a cool player.I use it mainly to play my mp3 music files and the sound quality is brilliant.
It is also good for watching Internet TV,you can find some good films on occasionally.
What more can I say,it's stylish amd reliable and supports many file formats.



Posted November 16, 2004 by . Tool version 5.05 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I like Winamp.


Posted November 16, 2004 by . Tool version 5.05 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Winamp 3 is a big improvement over Winamp 2. I love the skins and the fadeou/in feature. It works better than a lot of others that you have to pay for. I highly recommend it.


Posted August 08, 2003 by . Tool version WinAmp 3 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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