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Winamp (Windows Advanced Multimedia Products) is a free, fast and flexible multimedia player for Windows. It’s one of the most popular and industry-leading software for handling audio CDs, MP3 audio files, and streaming audio broadcasts. Winamp also has access to thousands of free songs, videos and online radio stations from SHOUTcast Radio and AOL Radio with XM.

Winamp supports playback of many audio formats (MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, Windows Media Audio and Nullsoft Streaming Video, etc.) and video types (AVI, ASF, MPEG, NSV, Windows Media Player. 5.1). The software has an extremely customizable media library and allows you to rip and burn your favorite music CDs. Moreover, Winamp is a skinnable player that has thousands of skins and plug-ins that allow you to change the look-and-feel of the player, as well as add new features.

Winamp was first published on April 21, 1997, by Nullsoft (four-person team, among them: Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev), when the "MP3" term was not so known and became popular over the years with 90 million users. In June 1999, AOL acquired Nullsoft for $80 million. In 2013, AOL announced that it'll shut down the popular Winamp media player and associated web services (Nullsoft brand) on December 20, 2013. That plan changed at the last second when Nullsoft was sold to Radionomy in 2014. Since 2013, it has been discontinued, but it may be "revive" in the near future.

Radionomy relaunched "" and decided to release Winamp officially again to the world on October 18, 2018. The new 5.9 release of Winamp fixes some bugs and compatibility issues, but the fully revamped version of the app, Winamp 6, was planned to be released in 2019 (announced by Alexandre Saboundjan Radionomy’s CEO on October 15, 2018), but is still in production.

Key Features:

  • Easy to use interface
  • Lightweight and Fully customizable
  • High-quality rendering
  • Supports numerous audio and video formats
  • Audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins
  • Built-in spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope
  • Winamp can play and import music from audio CDs
  • Supports gapless playback for MP3 and AAC, and Replay Gain
  • Browse Internet Radio & TV Stations
  • Bundled Visualizations
  • Compatible with Winamp 2 Plug-ins
  • 10-band graphic equalizer
  • Powerful Media Library
  • iTunes Library Import
  • Classic and modern skins
  • Burn & Rip CDs

Last Update: April 17, 2023

Current Version:

License: Freeware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11

Developer: Radionomy


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