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Winamp Lite

By Nullsoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 25, 2011

Winamp has been around for ages--it's one of the first media players we remember using--and it's still alive and kicking. Winamp Lite is a scaled-down version of the program, offering the basic character of Winamp with fewer features and in a smaller package. Although we personally find Winamp to be dated and awkward to use, hard-core fans will likely approve of this lightweight version of the software.

Opening Winamp Lite was a blast from the past, as its interface has remained largely unchanged over the years. It's still full of tiny text and buttons with hard-to-read labels. The program is organized into a main window, playlist editor, equalizer, and video player; aside from the main window, these can be opened and closed independently of one another. It's easy enough to import and play songs with Winamp Lite, although some of its other features are likely to flummox the first-time user, given the abbreviated descriptions on many of the program's buttons. The online Help file isn't particularly helpful, either. Winamp Lite does get points for its excellent sound quality and support of a variety of file formats, which are attractive features for serious users. Overall, we know that Winamp has its loyalists, and we don't begrudge them their media player. But anyone who isn't already a fan of Winamp would do better to seek out a more straightforward option than Winamp Lite.

Winamp Lite installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.65

Version 5.65 fixed issues with Winamp Detector plugin not working with latest Firefox, quirks with color theme list handling, and improved memory allocation.

General

Release July 25, 2013
Date Added July 25, 2013
Version 5.65

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 258,987
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

Winamp is more than just a player. It's your window to the multimedia world. From MP3s to streaming video, Winamp is the one place you go to feed your audio/video habit.

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