Winamp is one of the most popular and versatile media player that has evolved from the very basic media player into world's most widely-used fully-featured, completely customizable music player.
The application includes an impressive list of additions and improvements when compared to other products. Some of these great features include: ability to burn selected audio files to Audio CD, rip audio discs in several formats such as AAC, MP3, WMA ,WAV and MP3 and listen to AOL Radio stations.
This update also allows users to buy tickets for concerts, find lyrics and information about artists, download music, manage add-ons, import iTunes library and more.
Winamp integrates all the features within a user friendly and intuitive interface, so all functions can be accessed with ease. It provides an optional new interface layout with over 20,000 skins, the best visualizations, joined panes for the browser, media player, a list of artists and albums what makes Winamp visually more appealing.
Winamp takes advantage of a host of new functions such as Orgler that enables tracking and sharing listening history, an Auto-Tag feature which provides latest music metadata, improved iPod Sync Support, fully integrated web browser and customizable links.
When it comes to playing multimedia files, Winamp is best to use application that supports a variety of audio and video formats and well-organized interface, allows access to numerous free audio and video channels in the Media Library.
• 500MHz Pentium III or comparable
• 256MB of RAM
• 20MB Hard Disk Space
• 16bit Sound Card
• DirectX 9.0c (for watching videos )
• Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher
• 1x speed or greater CD Burner (Required for Burning)
• 2x speed or greater CDROM (Required for Ripping)
Here is a list of several new features which are available in the latest version of Winamp:
- Winamp can use two types of skins, classic and modern.
- Winamp gives you easy and organized access to your favorite media. Colloquially they are called mass media.
- Winamp supports variety of audio and video formats immediately after installation.
- Thanks to the library media, we have access to hundreds of free audio and video channels.
- Winamp can burn your music to a CD
- Winamp gives you the opportunity to organize your songs in a playlist, now you can be your own DJ.
- Winamp can be equipped with various plug-ins, thanks to them its functionality can be enhanced.
- Winamp can manage your portable music players.
- Winamp allows you to customize audio playback with built-in graphic equalizer.
- Winamp allows you to enjoy the stunning visuals during music playback.
Winamp main window:
- Winamp 5.5 supports the latest skins that are very functional and at the same time look very good.
- Easy and fast access to your media library, editor, playlists, videos, visualizations, media browser, equalizer, options, skins and color schemes - all of a single window
- Winamp features over 20 color schemes that fit for every occasion
- Winamp 5.5 is able to adjust the transparency so that the window looks amazing.
- Winamp supports all listed formats: AAC, it, mod, NST, stm, AIF, itz, MP1, NSV, STZ, AIFF, KAR, MP2, OGG, ult, AMF, M2V, MP3, okt, flac, VLB, mp3, m3u , m3u8, pls, ASF, M4A, MP4, PTM, WAV, AU, mdz, MPEG, RMI, WMA, AVI, MID, MPG, s3m, WMV, CDA, MIDI, mtm s3z, xmfar, MIZ, NSA, SND, xm, 669, VOC, B4S, asx, wpl.
- Remove and add items to the editor by a drag and drop directly from Windows Explorer or the Media Library.
- Just double click on the track or press enter to play the song
- Ability to sort the list based on title, file name, path or file name
- Very quick and easy access to list manger button, thanks to it we can save or load lists very quickly.
- Organize and search your favorite songs and videos in one place
- Rip your favorite music from CDs and save them in AAC, MP3, WMA, WAV or FLAC
- Record your favorite music compilations to Audio CD (recording speed limited to 2x for free version)
- Easily modify the words in your collection tags (artist, album, type, title, etc.)
- Download and view albums arts containing your songs
- Use of Internet radio and television. More than 10 000 available radio stations and about 250 TV channels at your disposal
- Easily manage your mobile devices. Winamp supports devices such as iPod (Original, Shuffle, Nano, Classic), Creative Nomad / Zen / MuVo, PlaysForSure (P4S), and portable USB drives.
- Ability to browse the Internet thanks to the Bento browser
- Ability to manage and add favorite sites
- Ability to download music from music blogs
- The search engine can find skins, plug-ins, concerts and music videos
- Fast access to customer support and help
- Play multiple formats with ease (AVI, NSV, WMV, MPG, etc.)
- The easy way to resize the image playback with 1X, 2X buttons and maximize window button
- Ability to play movies in full screen mode
- Quick access to many internet TV channels created by users
- Winamp 5.5 is equipped with the latest version of the groundbreaking visualization center
- Use more than 100 built-in visualization created by users
- Ability to manually change or amend the automatic visualization
- Full screen mode available
- Ability to download new visualizations from the Winamp.com site
- With the slider, we can adjust the sound balance
- Ability to set smooth transitions between songs
- Possibility to choose presets for a particular type of music
- Ability to create your own settings and save them for later use