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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1517 votes out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.666
  • Total Downloads:
    16,142,505
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 02, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Version 5.666 is the last release.

Editors' Review

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WinAmp 5.3 took some long-needed steps to improve the old-school media player, with support for AAC encoding, CD burning, and a robust file-management system. WinAmp 5.56 ups the ante with strong support for portable devices, including iPods, the ability to sync non-DRMed files to your PC from your device, an optional new interface layout and a built-in browser for media discovery.

We liked that clicking on an artist's name will get you related headlines and Web sites in a separate pane. There's also Podcast support, device synchronization that lets you tweak the sync list while in progress, and continued support for AOL's excellent Shoutcast. The new Bento layout is worth mentioning, too, because it gets the venerable llama away from the old modular format. The joined panes for the browser, media player, artist list, album list and more make WinAmp instantly more visually appealing. There's also an Auto-Tag feature, which will download metatags from the Gracenote database, and Winamp's proprietary music scrobler called Orgler, with links back to AOL Music.

If you want MP3 encoding and full-speed CD burning, you have to shell out $19.95 for the Pro version. However, there are other problems. Automatic album art download support is spotty at best. More importantly, there are some stability issues when playing videos, and occasional program crashes were far more common than they should be.

WinAmp 5.56 is no iTunes killer--not yet. It has become, however, a strong alternative and should be of interest to those looking for something with more meat on its bones. Llama meat, that is.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1517 votes

    • 5 star 630
    • 4 star 520
    • 3 star 140
    • 2 star 56
    • 1 star 171
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5 stars

"The best in my opinion, media player, especially audio"

January 13, 2016  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

2016-01-13 11:38:52  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

Best audio player
So fast and handy
Easy to use
Support most files
Video, movie support
Could be specialized to any user
Lots of other contents
Free and commercial use (Pro version)

Cons

Nothing I have seen
Better than the past versions now

Summary

It's my first choice
The best audio player, one of the best media players
Special, individual, private configuration
Fast and handy
Best media application in my point of view

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5 stars

"Outstanding audio player!"

December 31, 2015  |  By GCG1000

2015-12-31 13:50:11  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

Winamp offers a comprehensive GUI, utilizing audio rack design, which provides the user with a flexible playback, yet complete, listening environment; NONE of the current players come close to Winamp's quality or performance! Sound quality is superb through my dual amplifier driven speakers..

Cons

Sadly, Version 5.666 is the last release. (Maybe Winamp will be resurrected in the near future!)

Summary

Winamp pro edition is currently FREE and absolutely top notch! iTunes, MS' Groove and VL's audio quality leave much to be desired; Winamp is truly the best audio player for Win 10, nothing else comes close!

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5 stars

"Just great"

December 21, 2015  |  By Sinclare Lim

2015-12-21 23:38:42  |  By Sinclare Lim

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

Grat software, I use it daily

Cons

none I can find

Summary

see pros please

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5 stars

"Best audio player"

December 14, 2015  |  By totalrecallbg

2015-12-14 13:03:19  |  By totalrecallbg

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

-Themes
-Media library
-Lightweight
-Addons
-Dope audio visualizations
-Plays everything without questioning
-Equalizer with saved pre-sets
-Not clogged up with ******** (like iTunes for example)
-Starcraft theme

Cons

-Bento theme might use more system resources
-No cloud support

Summary

it's the best media player ever, nothing will surpass it anytime soon for sure, been using it for years

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3 stars

"Help, I can't see it!"

August 15, 2015  |  By mgsimm

2015-08-15 11:16:43  |  By mgsimm

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

I love the quality of my music.

Cons

It's so tiny, I can't see it (unless I sit on the edge of my chair & get up close to my computer).

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4 stars

"Love it!!!"

April 25, 2015  |  By johntony56

2015-04-25 19:29:09  |  By johntony56

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

Winamp has been around for almost the history of the web. Its been my #1 player since v2.0. The number of skins is massive. Great eye candy plugins.

Cons

Won't play .flv files. Hard to find. Company seems to become unstable; takeovers, buyouts, etc. The future of Winamp is debatable and uncertain.

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5 stars

"Best player!"

March 25, 2015  |  By janna4646

2015-03-25 07:04:08  |  By janna4646

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

Stable, Skins, plugins and more.

Cons

No more updates.

Summary

WinAMP! is a glimmer of "the good 'ole days" when software had to be fast and lightweight in order to run.

Version 5.666 is the last release.
You know it's not true, I had found last beta version 5.7
http://www.mywinamp.com/2015/03/08/winamp-for-windows-v-5-7-3444/

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5 stars

"Really nice in its category."

March 21, 2015  |  By tauroman

2015-03-21 22:51:39  |  By tauroman

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

Brings back nostalgic memories. I have tired VLC which i use primarily for music, now i have switched back to Winamp and the sound it throws is great. Has many skins and tools to configure, which is great.

Cons

It can get little tricky and puzzling. But worth the trouble.

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1 stars

"Malware. Do NOT download or install. ZERO stars"

March 09, 2015  |  By mmagliaro

2015-03-09 10:51:37  |  By mmagliaro

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

None. It has become bloated, invasive, and a virus carrier. There are plenty of media players out there. AVOID.

Cons

In the main installer page, it sneakily says that it will change your default search engine to Yahoo, and install two other changes. If you see this (I did), you can uncheck that, and check the "custom install" box, which will allow you to UNCHECK those other install options. Okay, so far so good.

After installation, imagine my surprise when an automatic scan buy something called "PC Cleaner" pops up. Cannot believe this. CNET - FOR SHAME that you let things like this slip through.

I jumped to the Task Manager and terminated the PC Cleaner process, and was able to actually find it in the Programs list and uninstall it. But I suspect that it is now malware lurking on my machine. So I'll have to start scanning and malwarebytes cleaning.

I loaded WinAmp itself exactly once after all this, and was greated by a loud audio "boom" and a freakin' COMMERCIAL for "WinAMP". C'mon guys, this is beyond bad taste. This thing used to be a lean, free, easy-to-use audio player

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5 stars

"Really happy with this program."

December 21, 2014  |  By MarisSteely

2014-12-21 21:59:50  |  By MarisSteely

 |  Version: Winamp 5.666

Pros

Smooth working, effective.

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.666
  • Wireless desktop sync with Winamp for Android
  • iTunes Library Import
  • Enhanced Windows 8 support
  • Improved high resolution screen support
  • Improved playlist generator
  • Stability improvements, security and bug fixes
  • Available in 16 languages including Russian, French, German and Polish
General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date November 26, 2013
Date Added December 02, 2013
Version 5.666
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0c,Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher
Download Information
File Size 16.64MB
File Name winamp5666_full_all.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,142,505
Downloads Last Week 2,699
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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