Winamp

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1512 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.621
  • Total Downloads:
    15,697,604
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 25, 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1512 votes

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    • 4 star 520
    • 3 star 139
    • 2 star 56
    • 1 star 171
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4 stars

"Still one of the best for sorting, playing, updating."

October 27, 2011  |  By nirvnanow

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

Does all that one needs to to listen, sort, update, find lyrics, find album art.

Cons

To many darn windows open up when searching audio.
Hard to sync up album art, multiple jpgs.
It is better to use Google Image finder and paste art in your album folder, than use their 'find cover art' option.

Summary

Still one of the best for sorting, playing, updating meta.

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4 stars

"2 thumbs up"

October 15, 2011  |  By edog7467

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

very easy to use, sounds real good even w/o dfx enhancer

Cons

so far no complaints

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5 stars

"the best mediaplayer, because of its simple usage"

October 05, 2011  |  By Ome_Auke

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

easy usage and simple tweaking

Cons

none that I encountered

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4 stars

"Great player!"

October 04, 2011  |  By clarkdaw

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

Plays most any song and sounds fantastic!

Cons

I have no negative feedback for this application.

Summary

This is a great free program!

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5 stars

"Works great for my needs!"

September 28, 2011  |  By chuckjlds

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

I use it to play my music - mostly mp3's. Works like a champ.

Cons

non for what I use it for.

Summary

an excellent free music player.

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4 stars

"Excellent Player"

September 15, 2011  |  By Muchtar_Des

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

usefull Player...

Cons

confused addons...

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1 stars

"Messed up computer graphics and IE"

September 15, 2011  |  By wagygirl

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

None that I know of.

Cons

It made my browser, in Internet Explorer, bounce constantly. My computer was very unstable and kept crashing.

Summary

Don't use this product with Windows 7 & IE9, if you like your computer.

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5 stars

"Best free media player"

September 03, 2011  |  By cyberking_unleashed

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

Great interface, every detail is present right where u need it. The mp3 file tags are well organized & lots of info to add to it.

Cons

None so far but i have'nt tried all the features.

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3 stars

"good video player"

August 29, 2011  |  By Noelspirit

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

easy app to run

Cons

need to open app prior to streaming video

Summary

only video player I found that streams Monmouth Park Race Track horse racing at good sound, video and full screen

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1 stars

"Does not burn CDs"

August 25, 2011  |  By fulvio7

 |  Version: Winamp 5.621

Pros

The last two versions have shown versitility, and excellent properties

Cons

The last two versions give preparation errors, and fail to burn CDs. Errors are from one to all files, and those files do not burn. I use .mp3 file, and have WinampPro. Version 5.61, and earlier had worked beautifully.

Summary

Excellent player with problems when burning CDs. Reports have been unanswered, but many people have had my problem, and rolled back to v.5.61

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Nullsoft
Publisher web site http://www.winamp.com/
Release Date July 25, 2011
Date Added July 25, 2011
Version 5.621
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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