Winamp

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.54
  • Total Downloads:
    15,563,797
  • Date Added:
    July 10, 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 5.54 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 5.54 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

    4.1

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • 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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5 stars

"I'ts great!"

January 19, 2009  |  By Kuaimataz

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

I always like it!

Cons

Simply, I like it!

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5 stars

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October 09, 2008  |  By ioanacarmen

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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2 stars

"Decent media player, registry hog"

September 27, 2008  |  By drmatt_music

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

UI is clear. Tagging tool is clear and exposes standard features (i.e. not just Microsoft proprietary tags). Large variety of well-implemented features for freeware.

Cons

Hogs registry settings for file types which it cannot play. Does not allow you to switch those file types to another player.

Summary

In order to actually play a full variety of RFC-compliant media, I found I had to uninstall Winamp and carefully clean all traces of it out of the Windows registry. It makes a handy tool for adding IDV2 and IDV3 tags to MP3 files, so if you have a spare notebook you can devote just for that purpose, you might consider intalling it there. Otherwise, do not download.

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5 stars

"No need for iTunes, ever!"

September 22, 2008  |  By jay_vail

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

I can easily uninstall itunes, quicktime, and all apple affiliated crap!

Cons

Nothing at all

Summary

Free at last, free at last...

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5 stars

"Fast, stable, free as beer, can do whatever you want."

September 21, 2008  |  By Liomar

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

It's simple, but if you want to go geek, there's plenty of things to fiddle. Great library management, and connects to iPod's way better than iTunes.

Cons

It likes to phone ma AOL.

Summary

After all this time, it is still a great player, if not the best out there

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5 stars

"awesome player"

September 18, 2008  |  By samuraisushimonster

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

cool features, desktop visualizer, good ipod syncing, can download podcasts

Cons

has some glitches

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4 stars

"One minor problem I wish would be fixed."

September 13, 2008  |  By Mahpiya

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

Too many pros to list. Most feature-rich program for the price.

Cons

When I want to "remove" duplicate files from my library, instead of the cursor returning to the spot at which I began, the program returns me to the top of of the song list instead. It's annoying and time consuming to mouse down to my original spot.

Summary

Other than the con I've listed, this Is a much better program than most others. I occasionally go back to Windows Media Player to create playlists because it's a habit and I like interface for that purpose. But in my opinion, you can't get a more feature-rich program for the price.

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4 stars

"great porduct"

September 10, 2008  |  By charlesmjohnson

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

great porduct

Cons

I don't have any complaints at this time. But give me time, i am sure I will have some sooner or later.

Summary

great porduct

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4 stars

"it is good"

August 26, 2008  |  By imigadak

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

it is good

Cons

it is good

Summary

it is good

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4 stars

"Excellent Media Player but Not The Spectacular one"

August 25, 2008  |  By Saptarshi Ghosh

 |  Version: Winamp 5.54

Pros

There are a lot of skin and plug-in at the winamp;s website which are very useful. A large no of formats are supported by it. It Doesn't takes a lot of HD space in respect of the features it has.

Cons

The speed for internet based services like AOL Radio is quiet slow even the computer is connected a high speed. Sometimes the Global Hokey doesn't work.

Summary

Overall the software has a good interface, can play a no of formats which makes it a good media player, takes less memory and can be rated 4 out of 5 stars.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.54
Version 5.54 enhances dynamic Song Recommendations, discovers artist Songs, Videos, Radio and Photos, OL Radio Powered by CBS Radio.
General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date July 10, 2008
Date Added July 10, 2008
Version 5.54
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, 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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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