Winamp is a widespread and extremely popular music player for Windows which can also render video files.
Being discontinued since December 2013, one of its latest available versions is Winamp 5.7.3444 beta, which runs on Windows 8 and which is still downloaded by thousands of users.

Winamp has been around for many years due to its easy-to-use interface, flexibility and high fidelity play-back.

Winamps plays a variety of audio files (MP3, AAC, WAV, OGG, MOD, S3M, XM, MIDI) and the next types of video files: AVI, MPEG, NSV and ASF.

For those users which only listen to music in Winamp, they should know that this reliable piece of software offers a wider range of features than expected.

Install the latest version of Winamp and explore visualization and audio effect plug-ins; organize your contents in the advanced media library provided by Winamp; enjoy radio and TV support and even perform CD ripping and burning.

When installing Winamp, you have the possibility of accepting or refusing the “Winamp Toolbar” which is embedded into your Internet browser.

Compared to previous beta builds, this version includes several improvements. With the 3444 release, you can use an up/down spinner control on the playlist configuration page which helps you adjust the font size.
Furthermore, you have the possibility to uninstall when beta revisions expire.

The stability of the Winamp 5.7.3444 beta has been significantly improved and some crashes have been eliminated.

The most important changes in this version of Winamp include the following: having the possibility to disable the mouse wheel from changing the volume, extra notification area tooltips up to 128 characters instead of 64, using a Reset button to clear history in the Open/Add URL dialog, removing invalid characters from playlist name on export and many others.

Despite of viewing more and more contents on the Web and storing our information in the cloud rather than on our computers, Winamp still has its place on any computer and it has not lost its usefulness.

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THOMSON mp3PRO Decoder: allows to play mp3PRO files with full quality in Winamp.

MP4 Input Plugin: This plugin supports AAC, HE AAC and PS AAC and can be considered a correctly working replacement for in_mp4 included with Winamp 5.

WinampAC3: is a Winamp 2 and 5 input plugin to play .ac3 files.

Tara's Real Audio Input Plugin: Real Audio Input Plugin allows Winamp to play real audio, real video, real jukebox, mpegs, live rtsp/pnm streams, and many other formats.

Winamp PowerPlayer: will turn your Winamp into a professional video player. Play any video file which is supported by DirectShow (includes MPEG, DAT/VCD, WMV, MOV, AVI, DivX, Real Media, QuickTime Movies...

Winamp MPC Plugin: is needed to play MPC files with Winamp (2 or 5).

Streamripper: helps to rip streams directly from Winamp.

CD Reader: is a freeware Winamp plugin to play music CDs with exceptional quality.


Winamp 5.623
on 24 December 2011, reviewed by:

confirming that there is a general problem with winamp not closing properly; application need to be killed in task manager; ...


Winamp 5.622
on 27 October 2011, reviewed by:

winamp is awesome since ancient times, too bad it is very bloated and full of crap this days, you need ...

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