Winamp

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1508 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.58
  • Total Downloads:
    15,697,604
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 30, 2010
  • 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 5.56 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, and Winamp's proprietary music scrobler called Orgler, with links back to AOL Music.

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 5.56 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

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5 stars

"Best Music Player ever!"

July 13, 2010  |  By Rimpitzki

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

I use Winamp just for listening music. And it handles that perfectly!

Cons

I find the browser useless. Video playing isn't so good (I recommend VLC for video/movie watching).

Summary

Absolutely amazing. Definately best music player so far, no doubt.

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5 stars

"I have used this player as my prefered player for years"

July 13, 2010  |  By daddydave0

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

It was over six years ago I was introduced to this player and have enjoyed the many upgrades.

Cons

Cons, well yes, how many upgrades can there be?

Summary

I have nothing but prase for this poduct

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5 stars

"This is a great media player."

July 13, 2010  |  By danleep

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

Great skins R available. Easy installation. No compatible issues. Great visuallations.

Cons

I have no "cons" for this player.

Summary

I use the free version and am very satisfied. This player will play more than WMP.

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2 stars

"Started out with an ugly skin."

July 12, 2010  |  By dougp3104

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

`As far as music players go this is fair. I don't like the way the tone controls on the equalizer are limited.

Cons

I have set another media player as my default player. This one pops up once in a while. When it does I usually close it and use a different media player.

Summary

I keep it on my computer because a friend of mine likes to use it. i can never understand why he uses it.

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3 stars

"An improvement over the previous versions"

July 12, 2010  |  By falexge

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

Winamp finally fixed the portable usb media device indexing problem [it was high time they fixed that].

Cons

The portable media device index fix removed the ability to rename a device in winamp.
Indexing of media files on a USB flash drive is frustratingly slow and there is no progress indicator!

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4 stars

"I will always use Winamp over iTunes."

July 11, 2010  |  By luchtm

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

Very easy to use... a wide selection of ways to upgrade your program. Lots of different skins to use.

Cons

The program can be buggy... especially with using different skins.

Summary

Plain and simple, I just prefer the Winamp interface to iTunes...

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5 stars

"No flash, but solid audio player"

July 11, 2010  |  By Klytomnestra

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

Good audio quality with the AAC plug-in. Title of music shows in toolbar.

Cons

Audio is first class, but video play is buggy when it works at all. I never use it.

Summary

While working at the computer, I listen to classical music on CD and internet stations. For my uses, Winamp is exactly what I want, and I've been a satisfied user for years.

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4 stars

"good enough"

July 07, 2010  |  By jazirian

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

works the way i want it to (with a little fussing)

Cons

it wants to play everything from video to audio and it can't

Summary

worth it (free)

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4 stars

"Great alternative to Media Player."

July 07, 2010  |  By zgarcia1828

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

Applicable to a wide range of media files. Simple player. Many neat skins.

Cons

None to report.

Summary

Pros explains it all.

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2 stars

"New flip video option for older drivers"

July 01, 2010  |  By halfbreed52

 |  Version: Winamp 5.58

Pros

Winamp has considered us with older drivers and has added new feature to flip video. A fix long anticipated.

Cons

unfortunately, I have tried everything as per new instructions. Result: NO EFFECT ON PLAYER. Still shows videos upside-down! Very disappointing.

Summary

Unless I have missed something, flip video option (new) DOES NOT WORK. Perhaps someone can shed more light on this problem. In the meantime, only option is to download older version of winamp. (Back where I started)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.58
Version 5.58 has improved new 'Vertically flip videos' option for compatibility with old drivers.
General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date June 30, 2010
Date Added June 30, 2010
Version 5.58
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
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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