Winamp

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1507 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    15,563,797
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 10, 2007
  • Price:
    Free

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 5.5 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.

If you want MP3 encoding and full-speed CD burning, you have to shell out $24.95 for the Pro version. However, there are other problems. Support for album art is spotty. All of our attempts to download new art through the program failed. More seriously, there are some stability issues when playing videos, and occasional program crashes were far more common than they should be.

WinAmp 5.5 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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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 154 votes

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4 stars

"DFX plugin"

January 03, 2009  |  By nnormore18

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

Pros

I Installed the DFX plugin and believe me it sound's awesome. It sounded great already but that plugin makes it sound like a home sterio.

Cons

No DVD playing and no album art.

Summary

awesome sound

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4 stars

"Bloated but still the best out there"

January 14, 2008  |  By paranoid*android

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

Pros

Since around the yr 2000 i've been using winamp i love its simple yet extensive options and gui, the visualizations were revolutionary only compatible with sonic media player (not sure if it exists anymore!). This is definitely getting better with more and more features being bolted on.

Cons

Porn movies are to easily accessed, for most this is a bonus! - however any kid could see this content, maybe this seedy side of winamp should be passworded?!

Also, I think that winamp has become bloated and inefficient over the years.

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4 stars

"Very good player"

January 13, 2008  |  By bobyingst

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

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5 stars

"Good but there is little problem in winamp toolbar"

January 12, 2008  |  By madhesh1988in

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

Pros

Good in the development ideas and has more stability and more feature

Cons

nothing in the player side but in the winamp toolbar used in browsers the GUI shows only the playing file name not the function of the button, and the name of the file name can be showed in the toolbar instead of giving the buttons of shoutcast and it can be made optional

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4 stars

"After Pro upgrade it's the best"

January 12, 2008  |  By CWBillow

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

Pros

Winamp has wonderful Media Library functions and great input and cataloging.

You need the Pro uupgrade to burn in MP3 format, but it's well worth it.

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2 stars

"not bad"

January 10, 2008  |  By dus_003

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

Pros

best la for me.....

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4 stars

"its the best i cant do without it"

January 09, 2008  |  By delslyfran

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

Pros

it has a better sound quality than any ather player i've ever used

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4 stars

"Always been a good player, now full of crap, and videos dont get better yet"

January 07, 2008  |  By AsI.LayDying

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

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4 stars

"nice grafics!! and work's great!!"

January 06, 2008  |  By josesssss

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

Cons

i whish tha't plays dvd's

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5 stars

"it is fantastic"

January 06, 2008  |  By magdifaried

 |  Version: Winamp 5.5

Pros

cause i like music i do have a test of the good things

Cons

i am not a technicion

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5
Winamp 5.5, the 10th Anniversary Edition, adds a host of new features, including a new integrated user interface (Bento skin), support for album art, improved syncing with portable music players, new dynamic playlists, and an integrated browser for playing MP3 files from the Web.
General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date October 10, 2007
Date Added October 10, 2007
Version 5.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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