Winamp

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.52
  • Total Downloads:
    15,563,797
  • Date Added:
    January 17, 2008
  • File Size:
    16.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,153
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/2000/XP

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 5.51 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.

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 5.51 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

    3.7

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1507 votes

    • 5 star 623
    • 4 star 519
    • 3 star 139
    • 2 star 56
    • 1 star 170
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4 stars

"A good versatile player."

March 15, 2008  |  By bohiker

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Pros

A good interface and easy to use. Excellent online radio, with a great music selection. Very easy access to different types of music.

Cons

The ability to burn a cd at 2x ,(unless you upgrade to Pro) is not a good feature. For ripping and burning, I use WMP.

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1 stars

"updated not"

March 12, 2008  |  By nobs_68

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Cons

softwares are updated but they seem to keep forget vista

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4 stars

"Winamp ROCKS"

March 12, 2008  |  By shakall2

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Pros

as always, Winamp is the bet freware audio player

Cons

the video player could do better

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5 stars

"Still the best old winamp."

March 08, 2008  |  By gjj1056

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Pros

Simple and easy to use. Very customizable. Light on resources (classic mode). Great mp3 player

Cons

Lack of classic mode effects and design. Modern mode too heavy on some machines.

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4 stars

"If you can only have the minimum It is Go0d"

February 23, 2008  |  By C.T.de Lange

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Cons

I will like to choose the colors!

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4 stars

"Has it all."

February 17, 2008  |  By BoBB49

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Pros

I like the ease of finding and using music files.

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3 stars

"Seems to work great, but not quite what I was looking for."

February 11, 2008  |  By polarfrz

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

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5 stars

"better than windows media player"

February 10, 2008  |  By bandit43

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Pros

you have more selections more radio stations

my sister has it she loves it alot

Cons

the upgrade popup

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1 stars

"The llama no longer loves you"

February 08, 2008  |  By everystupidnameistaken

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Pros

Winamp has always had a straightforward user interface which I am used to

Cons

I finally got mad enough about remove all the NON OPT IN spyware and partner programs and being constantly harassed on boot-up (even after hacking lots of it out of my registry) and removed the software and there was still junk left over.

I am sad that it's no longer worth it to use this software, it's a shame.

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3 stars

"It is overall an "OK" program"

February 08, 2008  |  By BrokenButterfly

 |  Version: Winamp 5.52

Pros

The features are great. It has everything.

Cons

The interface is somehow complicated to me..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.52
Version 5.51 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date January 17, 2008
Date Added January 17, 2008
Version 5.52
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, 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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