Winamp

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.62
  • Total Downloads:
    15,563,797
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 30, 2011
  • 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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    • 2 star 56
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5 stars

"Absolutely the best freindly highly technical software!"

July 24, 2011  |  By sopheclese

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

All that you need to control your audio-video files is there without any aggressive reaction from the features of this wonderful software, not to mention the useful toolbars.

Cons

Please try to make it open all kinds of video files.

Summary

This free utility is the best in every respect . Ilike the black skin a lot! Thanks to Winamp team & to great CNET !!!

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1 stars

"Latest version is terrible - roll back to previous one!"

July 24, 2011  |  By rainbowdan

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

None. Winamp was my favourite player for many many years, but the current incarnation is awful.

Cons

I've just upgraded to the latest version, only to find that I've lost the Media Library and the 'Winamp Modern' skin that previously came with the program.

Summary

Winamp is a great product, and I highly recommend it. BUT DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS VERSION, get the previous version instead.

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5 stars

"´c'est déjà une vieille connaissance"

July 21, 2011  |  By criseve

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

très complet. relativement simple.

Cons

un peu trop lourd

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1 stars

"Data Execution Prevention has closed Winamp"

July 18, 2011  |  By earlraydoc

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

NONE, because it won't open!

Cons

It won't even open!

Summary

I've installed Winamp twice and it... just... won't... open...

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4 stars

"Keeping up the tradition of excellence"

July 10, 2011  |  By jwdunkel

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

So much better than the others I've tried. Head and shoulders above most in the intuitive interface and available features.

Cons

Non that I can think of - great for what I need!

Summary

Best I've tried by far!

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5 stars

"A great entertainment resource to have!"

July 10, 2011  |  By 2bwshook

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

It's free; constantly updated; and a great way to play music while you're using your computer.

Cons

Every time it updates I have to reload the skin I like (Wild Glaze). Nothing wild about it; it's nice looking!

Summary

I'd recommend it to anyone. Load whatever kind of music you like into it; and play. Makes boring tasks more interesting.

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4 stars

"What I use for most of my listening"

July 09, 2011  |  By mlr_in_capitola

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

Updates keep it ahead of the bad guys. They also make the product generally that much easier to use.

Cons

Every little thing ends up as a new release.

Summary

I've gone through a number of audio apps, mainly for listening to Internet radio, and I finally decided to keep this one. It's made keeping the stations I like available, and that has never been true with the others.

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5 stars

"A really great media player."

July 04, 2011  |  By allfoursnready

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

So much nicer than windows media player!

Cons

None at all!!!

Summary

It's everything I want in a player.

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5 stars

"My player of choice...with a multitude of options."

July 04, 2011  |  By El-Flippo

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

1)Handles my 250,000 audio files with no sweat.
2)VERY flexible customizations
3)I LOVE THE VARIOUS SKIN OPTIONS!!!!!!!!! - especially when you match the right Theme + with the proper transparency + with the right wallpaper = AWESOME!

Cons

If you have an extremely large library, my advice is to import in batches...like maybe 5 letters of the alphabet at a time.

Summary

Add the paid version of the DFX plug-in for Winamp, and combined with Winamp's native Equalizer - and a good speaker system/headphones - you don't need to look any further. Oh, and did I mention the virtually infinite skin options [when combined with the transparency feature and a slick wallpaper]?!

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5 stars

"Best of all media players out there"

July 03, 2011  |  By Raj_2891

 |  Version: Winamp 5.62

Pros

- excellent playback
- low footprint
- convenient user interface (i dont want to mess around a big clunky user interface like windows media player - just wanna listen to my music)
- variety of dsp plugins - (and thats the killer factor)

Cons

an option to play a whole album at once (it was there before but it was replaced by display a whole album)

Summary

I have been using winamp since 10 years now. There is a plugin which I have discovered when using my first winamp and which kept me hooked to winamp. Its is called enhancer dsp plugin. The developer does not update it anymore but you can get a wrapper for windows 7 functionality. Using winamp with this plugin is just bliss for your ears. Even my laptop speakers seem like one of the best hifi systems I ever used. And did I mention it is free.

I don't bother as much for the user interface as usually I will select an album and let winamp run in the background.

Winamp receives 5 stars from me for that. :)

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General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date June 30, 2011
Date Added June 30, 2011
Version 5.62
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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