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{{Software Infobox
|name = Winamp
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|name                 = Winamp
|screenshot = [[Image:Winamp-screenshot.png|250px]]
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|logo                = [[Image:Winamp logo.png|48px|Original logo]] [[Image:Winamp logo 2018.png|48px|2018 logo]]
|caption = Modern Winamp skin
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|screenshot           = [[Image:Winamp 5.8 screenshot.png|256px]]
|maintainer = Team Nullsoft
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|caption             = Winamp 5.8 using the Big Bento skin
|stable_release = [http://www.winamp.com/player/free.php 5.34]
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|author              = Nullsoft
|preview_release = None
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|developer            = Nullsoft, Radionomy
|operating_system = Windows
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|released            = {{start date and age|1997|04|21}}
|use = Media Player
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|stable_release       = 5.666
|license = freeware
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|stable_release_date  = {{start date|2013|12|12}}<ref>[http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373755 Winamp 5.666 Released (Build 3516)]</ref>
|website = [http://www.winamp.com/ www.winamp.com]
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|preview_release     = 5.8.3660 beta
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|preview_release_date = {{start date|2018|10|19}}
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|operating_system     = Windows, macOS, Android
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|use                 = Media Player
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|license             = freeware
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|website             = [http://www.winamp.com/ winamp.com]
 
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'''Winamp''' is a music player for Windows, macOS and Android, developed by Nullsoft with a feature-reduced freeware edition. The commercial "Pro" version is also available.
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'''Winamp''' is a free music player for Windows developed by Nullsoft. A commercial "Pro" version is also available.
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The main advantages of Winamp is its ease of use. In addition, it is skinnable, and extensible using plugins. As of version 5.2, it fully supports multi-user (i.e. each user of your computer may have their own skin, playlist, and other settings).
 
The main advantages of Winamp is its ease of use. In addition, it is skinnable, and extensible using plugins. As of version 5.2, it fully supports multi-user (i.e. each user of your computer may have their own skin, playlist, and other settings).
  
You can download Winamp at http://www.winamp.com/ . While you are there, you might also check their [http://www.winamp.com/skins/ skin library] and [http://www.winamp.com/plugins/ plugin library]. And also check the very useful [http://forums.winamp.com/ community (forums)] where new plugins are announced and publicly tested, and very minor updates (i.e. 0.001 version increment) are posted.
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You can download Winamp at [http://www.winamp.com/ winamp.com]. While you are there, you might also check their [http://www.winamp.com/skins/ skin library] ''(broken link)'' and [http://www.winamp.com/plugins/ plugin library] ''(broken link)''. And also check the very useful [http://forums.winamp.com/ community (forums)] where new plugins are announced and publicly tested, and very minor updates (i.e. 0.001 version increment) are posted.
  
=== Functions ===
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== Features ==
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=== Free ===
==== Free ====
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* Crippled [[CD]] burning (~)
* Crippled CD burning (~8x)
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* Crippled CD ripping (~)
* Crippled CD ripping (~8x)
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* [[AAC]], [[MP4]], [[FLAC]] ([http://win32builds.sourceforge.net/flake/index.html Flake] encoder), [[WAV]], [[WMA]] encoding
 
* [[AAC]], [[MP4]], [[FLAC]] ([http://win32builds.sourceforge.net/flake/index.html Flake] encoder), [[WAV]], [[WMA]] encoding
 
* [[Transcoding]] of the different audio formats
 
* [[Transcoding]] of the different audio formats
 
* [[ReplayGain]] support
 
* [[ReplayGain]] support
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* ReplayGain scanner to apply Album Gain or Track Gain to the tags
 
* Media library
 
* Media library
 
* Full Unicode support
 
* Full Unicode support
* [[ReplayGain]] scanner to apply Album Gain or Track Gain to the tags
 
  
==== Pro ====
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=== Pro ===
 
The Pro version, which can be bought online, comes with some additional features compared to the free version.
 
The Pro version, which can be bought online, comes with some additional features compared to the free version.
 
* Burn CDs at full speed
 
* Burn CDs at full speed
 
* Rip CDs at full speed
 
* Rip CDs at full speed
* additional MP3 encoding
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* additional [[MP3]] encoding
  
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== Supported formats ==
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=== Playback ===
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Directly supported formats (i.e. provided with installer) include: [[MP1]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[WAV]], [[AAC]], [[WMA]], (Ogg) [[Vorbis]], [[MIDI]], [[FLAC]], and [[Module]]
  
=== Supported formats ===
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Plugins also exist for many other formats, such as [[TTA]], [[WavPack]], [[Musepack]], [[TAK]]. Go to Winamp's [http://www.winamp.com/plugins/ plugin library] to download.
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==== Playback ====
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Directly supported formats (i.e. provided with installer) include: [[MP1]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[WAV]], [[AAC]], [[WMA]], [[Ogg Vorbis]], [[MIDI]], [[FLAC]], and [[Module]]
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Plugins also exist for many other formats, such as [[TTA]], [[WavPack]] and [[Musepack]]. Go to Winamp's [http://www.winamp.com/plugins/ plugin library] to download.
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== Supported languages ==
 
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=== Supported languages ===
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* English
 
* English
  
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== Supported platforms ==
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* Win 2000
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* Win XP
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* Win Vista [http://www.winamp.com/player/faq#35 with issues]
  
=== Supported platforms ===
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== Recommended plugins ==
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* '''Playlist Separator''' provides a customizable separator line to delimit albums in a long playlist.
* Windows
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* '''MojoMaster''' sexy dancer visualization.
 
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=== Some recommended plugins ===
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* '''Playlist Separator''' - provides a customizable separator line to delimit albums in a long playlist.
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* '''MojoMaster''' - sexy dancer visualization.
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=== External links ===
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==Gallery==
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<gallery widths="256">
* [http://www.winamp.com Winamp: Homepage]
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Winamp-screenshot.png|“Modern” skin
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Winamp 5.8 screenshot.png|“Big Bento” skin
* [http://winamp.com/player/ Winamp: Download]
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</gallery>
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* [http://winamp.com/about/story.php More information]
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== References ==
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<references/>
  
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.winamp.com Official website]
  
[[Category:Software]]
 
 
[[Category:Media Players]]
 
[[Category:Media Players]]

Latest revision as of 14:45, 20 October 2018

Winamp
Original logo 2018 logo
Winamp 5.8 screenshot.png
Winamp 5.8 using the Big Bento skin
Developer(s) Nullsoft, Radionomy
Release information
Initial release April 21, 1997; 25 years ago
Stable release 5.666 (December 12, 2013[1])
Preview release 5.8.3660 beta / October 19, 2018
Compatibility
Operating system Windows, macOS, Android
Additional information
Use Media Player
License freeware
Website winamp.com

Winamp is a music player for Windows, macOS and Android, developed by Nullsoft with a feature-reduced freeware edition. The commercial "Pro" version is also available.

The main advantages of Winamp is its ease of use. In addition, it is skinnable, and extensible using plugins. As of version 5.2, it fully supports multi-user (i.e. each user of your computer may have their own skin, playlist, and other settings).

You can download Winamp at winamp.com. While you are there, you might also check their skin library (broken link) and plugin library (broken link). And also check the very useful community (forums) where new plugins are announced and publicly tested, and very minor updates (i.e. 0.001 version increment) are posted.

Features[edit]

Free[edit]

  • Crippled CD burning (~8×)
  • Crippled CD ripping (~8×)
  • AAC, MP4, FLAC (Flake encoder), WAV, WMA encoding
  • Transcoding of the different audio formats
  • ReplayGain support
  • ReplayGain scanner to apply Album Gain or Track Gain to the tags
  • Media library
  • Full Unicode support

Pro[edit]

The Pro version, which can be bought online, comes with some additional features compared to the free version.

  • Burn CDs at full speed
  • Rip CDs at full speed
  • additional MP3 encoding

Supported formats[edit]

Playback[edit]

Directly supported formats (i.e. provided with installer) include: MP1, MP2, MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, (Ogg) Vorbis, MIDI, FLAC, and Module

Plugins also exist for many other formats, such as TTA, WavPack, Musepack, TAK. Go to Winamp's plugin library to download.

Supported languages[edit]

  • English

Supported platforms[edit]

Recommended plugins[edit]

  • Playlist Separator – provides a customizable separator line to delimit albums in a long playlist.
  • MojoMaster – sexy dancer visualization.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Winamp 5.666 Released (Build 3516)

External links[edit]