Winamp for Mac

Winamp for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 3 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.7.1.86
File Size:
2.92MB
Date Added:
November 04, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Total Downloads:
104,798
Downloads Last Week:
171
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Apart from being a useful music organizer and player, Winamp for Mac performs quick imports from other music downloading programs like iTunes. Its good graphical interface and easy-to-use features make it a good choice for any level of Mac user, from newbie to expert.

Winamp for Mac starts up with a menu that allows the user to import songs from other programs, which includes iTunes as one of the options. As an additional useful feature, the program can be set to check iTunes every time at startup so that any new songs are added, automatically. As opposed to most applications, the menu is set with light text on a black background, which is acceptable for this type of media application. Once initiated, the iTunes sync completed much more quickly than expected, even with over two thousand songs on the test computer. Playlists imported, as well, and were displayed in a left sidebar. As in iTunes, itself, the songs are displayed in the main window. Track information, playback controls, and volume are controlled from the top of the window and the buttons are easy to understand and operate. These options can also be changed from drop-down menus along the top of the computer screen.

Even though it's a program originally developed for Windows-based computers, Winamp for Mac works well and easily integrates with existing song downloading software on Mac. This application could be a worthwhile solution for those looking for an alternative program to play back audio files.

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    2.3

    out of 3 votes

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    • 1 star: 2
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    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1 stars

    "Waiting is The Hardest Part"

    June 22, 2012   |   By S1rst1nky

    Version: Winamp for Mac 0.7.1.86

    Pros

    Hey, it's a start. This is a beta in its infancy, and betas don't stay the same, they just keep getting better, so we can't really start comparing it to the Windows version...yet. Give it time and I think we'll see a major improvement: equalizer, skinning, video, etc., all the things we love about it.

    Cons

    Everything, but it's a beta, and Winamp is venturing into untested waters. Winamp for Android isn't really that great in my opinion, so putting it on a Mac (with less features) makes for a boring media player, sort of like iTunes.

    Summary

    I have to use a Mac for my job, and I really like it! However, I don't like iTunes, but I'm stuck with it. I love the Win. version of Winamp and have been using it for over 10 years. I was a little annoyed when I went looking for Winamp, found it for Mac, and downloaded it, thinking it was like the Windows version, but found out it isn't.

    The beta is, in a word, terrible. Other words that come to mind are bland, plain, utilitarian, and devoid
    of any kind of fun or entertaining features. It plays music and that's about it. No skins, equalizer, PL, video, media library, crossfade, themes, or anything. No options for upgrades or customizations.

    However, to be fair this is the fledgling release of a media player that was never intended or developed for the Mac OS. Macs had iTunes and people liked it so there was no reason to make a Mac version, until now. I think Winamp is on the right track with this, and I am looking forward to the latest updates to it.

    I don't think it will be long until we will start to see it developing into a player comparable in form and function to the Windows version The only hurdle is going to be the cross-platform adaptations for the skins. Nobody's really making skins for Winamp Mac, but (hopefully) that will change.

    For now it's hurry up and wait!

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  • 1 stars

    "Abysmal compared to Windows version, but it exists!"

    May 08, 2012   |   By taffiner

    Version: Winamp for Mac 0.7.1.86

    Pros

    I hope this is only a start, because there is no possible comparison against the original Windows version yet. But many of us were waiting for it for a long time, specially for the magnificent plug-ins and skins it has to offer. Hope they will include the whole package some day, cause just been an interface for Android is truly disappointing and a waste of downloading time and resources.

    Cons

    Come on, hurry up!

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  • 5 stars

    "WinAmp is the ORIGINAL media player, Good Start"

    December 29, 2011   |   By halfmoonh4

    Version: Winamp for Mac 0.7.1.86

    Pros

    Not iTunes, built for Android

    Cons

    No Visualization (yet) ... I want Milk Drop

    Summary

    I love my MAC, but I'm on an iTunes or iPhone fan. This will let me sync with my Galaxy S II with my 32Gb microSD

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