Winamp

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1507 votes

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  • Version:
    5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    15,563,797
  • Date Added:
    September 28, 2006
  • File Size:
    16.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,153
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 35 votes

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Media Player of All Time"

    October 10, 2014   |   By Jonny1942

    Version: Winamp 5.666

    Pros

    - Blazingly fast - built by an 18-year old genius in an era when performance still mattered
    - Unique and intuitive design that make WMP and iTunes feel like the UX from Mars (honestly I don't know anyone who can navigate those other two)

    Cons

    Years ago when AOL bought WinAMP! they replaced the media library GUI with a bloated, slow, and unresponsive HTML GUI. Actually, any HTML GUI is bloated, slow, and unresponsive. If you want to kill a product that shines particularly for its performance and responsiveness, give it an HTML GUI. Before they did that WinAMP! had a super-fast and responsive filter-on-the-fly native media library GUI. The devs were "less than civil" about it when we protested the change.

    Summary

    WinAMP! is a glimmer of "the good 'ole days" when software had to be fast and lightweight in order to run. You typically only had a handful of MB to work with, and now a-days we have a million times more capacity to work with and we simply treat it like a crutch piling layer upon layer of lazy fat and sloppy code spending more time convincing the end users that this is normal than actually doing the right thing. WinAMP! is one of those few things still remaining today that helps me escape the garbage in modern software.

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  • 3 stars

    "Too cluttered and unorganized"

    July 06, 2014   |   By tomysshadow

    Version: Winamp 5.666

    Pros

    Can play FLAC and be customized a lot. For those of you who like libraries, this is a primary focus of Winamp, and it also has the ability to play CDs.

    Cons

    I never really liked Winamp, I find it to look too old overall and the library/playlists I don't like. I'd prefer to organize my files using Windows Explorer than within the player I use. But it is a matter of personal preferences. It is also awful for watching videos, which doesn't work half the time. The default skin could also be changed so... *shrugs* the catchphrase is also inappropriate for children.

    Summary

    It has had a comeback, but I still don't like it all that much. Depends who you are though.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simply the best"

    June 08, 2014   |   By remnantwmig

    Version: Winamp 5.666

    Pros

    Intuitive interface

    Cons

    No so far !!!!

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  • 3 stars

    "whatever happened to the audio converter?"

    May 06, 2014   |   By VinylMuseum

    Version: Winamp 5.666

    Pros

    Winamp has been around for a long time, and it used to be the only app I used for playing music on any of my computers. The free version used to include the audio converter.

    Cons

    The free version doesn't have the audio converter no more I see, and because of that I will not download the new version for any of my computers until they add the audio converter back to the free version, and I will give it five stars instead of three, because if I use a free player, I'l just use Itunes that come free with Mac. But for my microsoft computer I need an audio converter, and winamo was the first app I thought of until I found out the audio converter is not available no more. I guess you have to pay 20 dollars to have that feature. Thanks winamp, it doesn't kick a.. no more since the converters not available.

    Summary

    ADD the audio converter back to the free version. & I will come back and give 5 stars plus rewrite my review, p.e.a.c.e

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  • 1 stars

    "comes with malware"

    April 17, 2014   |   By leighssneaky

    Version: Winamp 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 stars

    "Excellent !"

    February 06, 2014   |   By Hughes-Alexandre

    Version: Winamp 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 stars

    "Nothing better for your tunes!"

    December 26, 2013   |   By CNETUser0001

    Version: Winamp 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 stars

    "Best music player all around"

    December 09, 2013

    Version: Winamp 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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    General
    Publisher Nullsoft
    Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
    Release Date September 28, 2006
    Date Added September 28, 2006
    Version 5.3
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Music Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 16.64MB
    File Name winamp5666_full_all.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 15,563,797
    Downloads Last Week 11,153
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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