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|caption = Modern Winamp skin
|caption = Modern Winamp skin
|maintainer = Team Nullsoft
|maintainer = Team Nullsoft
|stable_release = [http://www.winamp.com/player/free.php 5.35]
|stable_release = [http://www.winamp.com/player/ 5.54]
|preview_release = None
|preview_release = None
|operating_system = Windows
|operating_system = Windows
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== Supported platforms ==
== Supported platforms ==
* Windows
* Win 2000
* Win XP
* Win Vista [http://www.winamp.com/player/faq#35 with issues]
== Recommended plugins ==
== Recommended plugins ==

Revision as of 07:09, 24 July 2008

Modern Winamp skin
Developer(s) Team Nullsoft
Release information
Initial release Unknown
Stable release 5.54
Preview release None
Operating system Windows
Additional information
Use Media Player
License freeware
Website www.winamp.com

Winamp is a music player for Windows 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 and plugin library. 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.



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


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


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

  • English

Supported platforms

Recommended plugins

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

External links