Winamp

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.581
  • Total Downloads:
    15,563,797
  • Date Added:
    July 14, 2010
  • File Size:
    16.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,153
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

+

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1507 votes

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

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 36

3 stars

"It was satisfactory"

November 20, 2010  |  By frollo17

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

Can play loads of different music files, nice internet radio although available through shoutcast

Cons

Absolutely useless at playing videos, slow, lags, and crashes

Summary

It's a nice looking program and I did enjoy the online radio stations feature, but it takes way longer than WMP to launch and crashes numerous times. When I uninstalled the program it left all my music files dead ".winamp" files. For me the program just felt to clunky, WMP still works better

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Can't play a song without my computer locking up"

November 16, 2010  |  By x.killeddestiny.x

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

absolutely none

Cons

It's performance was SO bad that I couldn't even get to know the program

Summary

If a Dell Studio XPS that's 2 weeks old doesn't have enough power to run this program I'd hate to see what does. I'd rather die then wait 5 minuits for a new song to start so I can use my computer again.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

4 stars

"Excellent audio player"

November 02, 2010  |  By ptikoy

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

Can play virtually all audio files

Cons

Not too great as a video player

Summary

Fantastic stuff as an audio player

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Still works for me"

November 02, 2010  |  By wheelzup

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

Small easy to use and set up play-lists. Internet radio is nice too.

Cons

Some static once in awhile but not enough to make me stop using it.

Summary

The thing is free, works as well as Windows Media Player if not better.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Crashed my computer"

November 01, 2010  |  By ddebanks

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

It was nice while it lasted for about a week

Cons

this program all of a sudden crashed along with half of my music

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

5 stars

"Simple small fast and unique !!"

October 31, 2010  |  By xneox

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

Whole library of addons and amazing Skins ! Really quick because of its small size even if you have a huge library. And customizable global shortcut keys. I can control, search and do whatever with winamp without ever going to the application.

Cons

Maybe certain buttons can be small for a few users. But that's where skinning comes in. I normally don't use it for videos even though it supports quite a few formats. Had noticed bugs in the video player a whille back. Havent tested after that.

Summary

Fantastic piece of software. Supports a lot of formats. Works great with my Windows 7. Way too many cool features. And you can connect to any media player of choice and also phones. Wireless transfers to my Android through winamp.

Updated on Oct 31, 2010

Forgot to mention Shoutcast ! I have a list of stations bookmarked which I listen to most of the day. Great quality and has always worked. Don't know what the others have problem with. Could be firewall or something.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

1 stars

"Long time Winamp Pro can't stand it any more!!!"

October 28, 2010  |  By tununiq1

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

Used to love it, but could not install and function propel√ły on a newWin 7 computer!

Cons

Won't play any Shoutcast stations
Followed instructions of DJEgg exactly to no success and now the Egg stopped replying to me! Since he gave, I'm done with this buggy software!!

Summary

Buggy software! No effective support!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

5 stars

"Windows media center was acting up and this worked fine"

October 26, 2010  |  By ubuibi894

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

It takes care of all my video and music needs period. I love the EQ, many different skins and the overall versatility of this software.

Cons

The EQ has a lag time when making adjustments. (may be sound card) It would be nice if I could have just a couple more bands on the EQ. All and all this is very trivial.

Summary

Two thumbs up. Thanks for the free software.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"winamp is the best media player i have used."

October 20, 2010  |  By migeno

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

its so easy to use, even i can figure it out at 61 years old

Cons

could do with more free visulisations

Summary

i think my other comments sum everything up. this program has everything going for it. the visulisations are fantastic. thats what an old hippie thinks anyway. thanks for an ace piece of software

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

5 stars

"A variety of programmes in one"

October 18, 2010

 |  Version: Winamp 5.581

Pros

The possibility to use apps inside Winamp is really great! When I use Winamp, I can (if I install extras) read the lyrics, get the chords, remove vocals etc, etc. And it plays all my media filetypes with ease.

Cons

It cannot change size (esp. width) of the player itself. Also miss that it doesn't automatically "learns" where to I move my music files after a playlist is created, not only that they are moved (or deleted).

Summary

Awesome player: Video OK, music GREAT!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

Results 1–10 of 36

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Winamp
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 5.581
Version 5.581 fixes minor resource leak fix, plus other optimizations and tooltip issue causing dialog windows to vanish underneath Winamp.
General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date July 14, 2010
Date Added July 14, 2010
Version 5.581
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
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

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Winamp

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK