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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1515 votes out of 1515 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.666
  • Total Downloads:
    16,310,189
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 02, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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

Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

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.nullsoft.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 16,310,189
Downloads Last Week 2,703
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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