Winamp

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.55
  • Total Downloads:
    15,697,604
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 02, 2009
  • 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 5.54 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

    3.6

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 20
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 9
  • 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

"Winamp 5.55 is very good."

April 18, 2009  |  By akash_jee

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

Winamp 5.55 is very good audio and video player. this is very fast and powerfull player. i like it. Thanks for make it.

Cons

this is not bad

Summary

Winamp 5.55 is very good audio and video player. this is very fast and powerfull player. i like it. Thanks for make it.
this is not bad.

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1 stars

"Winamp v5.55 Pro is totally worthless"

April 16, 2009  |  By Bluepatrol01

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

The Older versions of WinAmp media player had been one the best around, but v5.55 has nosedived in it's ability to handle large media libraries, my advice is to find and switch to a better media player, like AIMP v2.5.

Cons

Disappointed with v5.55, failure to load a large mp3 music library, after several attempts, kept freezing @ 47%, also the CPU is stuck at a constant 100%, only way to abort WinAmp is to use the windows task manager and end the program

Summary

WinAmp v5.55 is unstable a resource hog and will lock-up your PC, the Lama needs to be buried alive, then rewritten and built from the ground up, then given back to the large and loyal user/fan base that WinAmp did have a hold over before the greed had set in it's veins, once completed should be given back @ no cost, that means FREE, for the loyal WinAmp users that still out there.

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4 stars

"Grat new visuals with familiar amd updated layout!!"

April 14, 2009  |  By don tony 6849

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

It is not radically different from the earlier product and it is user friendly

Cons

I can't think of anything special but, if I do, I'll be sure to tell you about it.

Summary

See # 3 and # 4, above.

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4 stars

"Probably the best media player in the World!"

April 14, 2009  |  By eagerles

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

Very customisable with loads of skins and plug-ins including one for SHN files (unique I believe!).

Cons

In this version the on-screen notifier doesn't go away unless you right click on it (booo!).

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5 stars

"The best music player"

March 27, 2009  |  By gjj1056

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

Light. Easy. Customizable. Comfortable to use.

Cons

Modern skins have greater impact compared to classic ones.

Summary

Does the job = easily plays music.

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4 stars

"Great Player"

March 26, 2009  |  By keyesdt

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

It loads easily and quickly, has easy to use controls, which for a novice like myself is important. I've also noticed that it plays better and clearer than my windows media player.

Cons

Haven't used it a lot so I'm not sure if it has any...yet.

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5 stars

"great music player"

March 25, 2009  |  By skittalz

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

this is the only music player that doesnt skip my music. windows music players does.

Cons

none at the moment

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3 stars

"Love features & Winamp in general."

March 24, 2009  |  By tronxguy

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

Ease of operation with my external drive

Cons

can not get to launch at all times

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5 stars

"So far, it seems to be everything it's suppose to be."

March 20, 2009  |  By stuaman

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

Loads quickly, easy to follow instructions, although not my first time using this product.
An all-in-one app that pulls all of my pod, music, video and internet TV/Radio into one place.
It's free!!!

Cons

Only had it a bit less than a week and no problems so far.

Summary

Winamp remains a simple to use, low learning curve app that gets the job done. Also being free is a big plus!

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1 stars

"It's Garbage"

March 18, 2009  |  By bod62uk

 |  Version: Winamp 5.55

Pros

It's free whoopie!

Cons

This version of winamp is awful, it simply doesn't work, online services used to be great you could watch video, all sorts.
Now it's just another great application ruined by bloatware, I blame AOL.

Summary

If you need to play music use Foobar2000, anything else, use mediamonkey.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.55

Version 5.55 features improved iPod sync support, new iTunes library import, new Online Services gallery, new OurStage Radio online service, new Spinner MP3 of the Day online service.

General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date March 02, 2009
Date Added March 02, 2009
Version 5.55
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 16.64MB
File Name winamp5666_full_all.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,697,604
Downloads Last Week 10,058
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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