Winamp

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    15,563,797
  • Date Added:
    November 30, 2010
  • File Size:
    16.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,153
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 14 votes

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    out of 1507 votes

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5 stars

"Have used Winamp for years"

December 18, 2010  |  By longcatlis

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

Excellent display of titles and facility to upgrade titles

Cons

Nothing I can think of

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4 stars

"Good application!"

December 16, 2010  |  By zhyang

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

Replay well on music.

Cons

Take too long for buffering and shut off when you play back after paus for awhile.

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5 stars

"Winamp 5.6"

December 15, 2010  |  By mcmenden

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

Good software to manage all of your media files. Compatible with most media files and portables including my ipods and sansa clip+. Low memory consumption and runs seemless with windows 7. Nice Shoutcast Radio integration, custom skins, and useful plug-ins.

Used itunes previously and this is much better in most ways! Highly recommended!!

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5 stars

"all-purpose practical free-software!!!!!!!!!!!!"

December 11, 2010  |  By sopheclese

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

wonderful lay-out. high tech. swift import of songs.advanced radio music service. useful toolbar.

Cons

found none up till now& hope not to encounter any!

Summary

on using i found it more reliable & technically more advanced than all others. the main window shade is very attractive & the skin is so alluring. many thanks to Winamp agent team & also to our great CNET which introduced this software to me!!!

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3 stars

"Best player available"

December 11, 2010  |  By Swanholm

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

Full control of everything

Cons

Lack of defenses - can't fend off being stepped on by iTunes Also, WinAmp customer support seems non-existent (no replies to emails, etc)

Summary

I prefer WinAmp but, since I have to use iTunes for my iMobiles, I can't use it

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4 stars

"Works better than my old version."

December 10, 2010  |  By ltdwelley

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

Easier to make a play list.

Cons

None yet - have not used it that much.

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4 stars

"Excellent free media player"

December 09, 2010  |  By gizzenbriggs

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

An excellent way of playing mp3s and some videos with a slick easy to use interface.

Cons

Sometimes a bit flaky, has been known to crash on rare occasions

Summary

Much better than Windows Media Player which has an awkward interface for my taste.

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5 stars

"Absolutelly the best audio player of all time!"

December 08, 2010  |  By thelamza

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

Everything!

Cons

Nothing at all!

Summary



Updated on Dec 8, 2010

As I said - The Best!

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4 stars

"Good system tool"

December 08, 2010  |  By chrisjw37

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

It does exactly what it says on the tin

Cons

No problems whatsoever

No nags, no hassles!

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4 stars

"Use it everyday."

December 07, 2010  |  By EdwardtheKing

 |  Version: Winamp 5.6

Pros

Its great for organizing my music.

Cons

Wish there were more skins.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6
Version 5.6 adds wireless desktop sync with Winamp for Android, iTunes Library Import, includes improved playlist generator, major podcast overhaul including new directory powered by Mediafly, and new Windows 7 support including taskbar player controls.
General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date November 30, 2010
Date Added November 30, 2010
Version 5.6
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, 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

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