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Winamp Full

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Nullsoft has a lot of ground to make up after the Winamp 3.0 debacle, a dwindling user base, and stiff competition from Apple iTunes. Winamp 5.3 was a huge step in the right direction, with support for AAC encoding, CD burning, and a robust file-management system. Finally.

Winamp 5.3.1 makes some small but effective changes to its predecessor. In addition to playlist syncing for portables and a More Info feature that shows information about the currently playing track, we get a more stable, less-crash-prone environment for MP3s and podcasts and CD-text-reading support. We also love the Internet TV feature, which provides some great music videos and live concert footage, although the Singing Fish search is rife with mislabeled files. Ostensible rock-concert footage turns out to be, on more than one occasion, unlabeled pornography.

Another eye-catcher is the excellent collection of visualizations. The massive catalog of Winamp 2.x and 3.x skins works with this new version. The free version is feature-rich, but if you want MP3 encoding and full-speed CD burning, you have to shell out $14.95 for the Pro version. Winamp is one of our all-time favorite players, though, and version 5 renews its promise.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "comes with malware"

    April 17, 2014  |   By leighssneaky

    Version: Winamp Full 5.666

    Pros

    It does work once you remove the malware.

    Cons

    It comes with conduit (and no option to not install conduit), which is malware that hijacks your browser. It's difficult to remove. It involved running Malware Bytes and then changing some settings manually, as well.

    Summary

    Download this program from somewhere else.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent !"

    February 6, 2014  |   By Hughes-Alexandre

    Version: Winamp Full 5.666

    Pros

    Stable - Efficient - Reads many many audio formats (I dont use it for video) - Simple, easy and useful buttons and features - Don't speed down your computer - Excellent audio quality - Easy to write ID2-3 tags - Ability to physically delete files from in the program - ...
    This is the appliation I have used the most in my computer life : For 20 years !!!

    Cons

    - Some buttons of the interface should be bigger.

    Summary

    Excellent, simple, efficient !
    I recommend it !

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nothing better for your tunes!"

    December 26, 2013  |   By CNETUser0001

    Version: Winamp Full 5.666

    Pros

    Fast
    Easy to use
    Low CPU usage
    More than enough features
    Plug-ins
    Skins

    Cons

    No more updates beyond 5.666

    Summary

    I'm sorry to see it go.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best music player all around"

    December 9, 2013  |  

    Version: Winamp Full 5.666

    Pros

    Very good sound. Low CPU use.
    Leave your files where you placed them and never try to re-encode them. Only change the tags when YOU do explicitely change them. This is oposite the the default behavious of the mamoth iTune (over 300 Mb) that insist on re-encoding all audio to AAC, relocate and retag your files on play...
    Can handle libraries and playlists containing upward of 100000 tracks.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs Malware! Sweetpacks is impossible to remove!"

    October 8, 2013  |   By dinotoad

    Version: Winamp Full 5.65

    Pros

    None - Installed Malware on my system which was very difficult to remove

    Cons

    Installs Malware! Installs Sweetpacks and other malware which is very hard to remove

    Summary

    Stay away!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "None of the others I tried worked right...."

    September 28, 2013  |   By PatGoldson

    Version: Winamp Full 5.65

    Pros

    WinAmp works just as the publisher said it would. Easy to install. Easy to build playlists. Straightforward interface. Quick to respond.

    Cons

    As did all the other (a long list of top rated) media players I tried, it drags and skips a bit when I open other applications.

    Summary

    I tried the Windows, Apple and a tedious list of other media players and as I said, they all skipped and dragged, and they were unpredictable in the set-up stage- especially in the setting up the media files- like double entries of files or incomplete entries of the files in a folder.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good alternative to Windows Media Player"

    September 4, 2013  |   By Blues22475

    Version: Winamp Full 5.65

    Pros

    Plays most common music file types.
    Plug-ins for playing other music types (such as music from video games) and adding additional features.
    Lots of custom classic skins.
    Classic skin mode is great for systems that have very low resources and struggle to play music in Windows Media Player (first started using this on a P3 machine in my youth).

    Cons

    Playing videos on it can be a bad time. Do not use this if you're looking for something to play videos on.
    Installer can install alot of crapware if you are not paying attention.

    Summary

    Overall it's pretty great media player. Have been using it for years and years. The installer is something to watch out for as it installs crapware if you are not reading and changing the things installed on it.

    Plug-ins allow you to add functionality to the player, and it also can play video game music that is emulated (with the use of add ins).

    Very customization for those who like tweaking it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "My malwarebyte detected a Trojan"

    August 29, 2013  |   By TommyLarson

    Version: Winamp Full 5.65

    Pros

    I have not installed it yet

    Cons

    I have not installed it yet

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great until you get on their sell mode"

    August 24, 2013  |   By jkingo

    Version: Winamp Full 5.65

    Pros

    Great at auto-tag; plays almost all files including FLAC

    Cons

    Like all freebies, they'll do anything to get you to upgrade

    Summary

    Had to uninstall because I could no longer see the library. Because Winamp is so determined to make money off their "free" version, if you press the wrong button on your computer/winamp program, all you can see is a full screen of nonsense trying to sell something or put you on twitter. Tried to go back to library, tried scrolling through help, tried file, edit, visual, nothing. Good luck to Winamp; it was a nice free device. But it's not exactly intuitive.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "alternative to the sheep but BEWARE:"

    July 27, 2013  |   By durango1967

    Version: Winamp Full 5.65

    Pros

    -no longer skips between dance tracks. IE continuous play- This was a big drawback to ALL media players until the Winamp version update just before this one. On dance music albums these type of players would pause between tracks like a normal album but on a lot of Trace or House music is blended for seamless transitions between tracks. Very annoying but fixed now.

    -not iTunes

    -not Windows Media Player

    Cons

    first thing the install program does is takeover and add stuff (toolbar and new tab redirect) to your browser WITHOUT asking. redirects searches to BING of all things AND not easy to get ride of...did this to both Firefox and Chrome...had to delete and re-install both to get back to 'normal'. NOT COOL! PS: decided to stick with the last version because of this.

    still doesn't seem to have options to post what your listening to Social Media.

    have to pay 'extra' to play .mp3

    Summary

    if it didn't try to take over my browsers and computer in general it would be my only media player.

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