Winamp Windows 11

Winamp for Windows 11

Last updated: February 07, 2022
File Size: 24.00 MB

Winamp, (Windows Advanced Multimedia Products) was first released on April 21, 1997, and created by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev under the Nullsoft banner, is a media player that supports a variety of audio formats, including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and WMA.

Early versions of the player – named WinAMP as a combination of “Windows” and “AMP” (an abbreviation for the Advanced Multimedia Products MP3 file playback engine it employed) – had basic controls, but by the time version 1.006 was released a few months later, its iconic graphical user interface had taken shape.

Winamp was an instant success with early adopters. By mid-1998, the programme, which began as freeware but later switched to a shareware model, had been downloaded over 3 million times. This piqued the interest of major media companies, including AOL, which purchased Nullsoft in June 1999 for $80 million in stock and continued to operate it as a subsidiary.

Soon after, mainstream success followed. Winamp had 25 million registered users by June 2000, and only a year later it had surpassed the 60 million user mark. It was obvious that MP3s would be the next big thing in music. And they were for a while.

Winamp made it simple to make a playlist: simply drag files into the playlist window and begin listening. This, in conjunction with early file-sharing networks, altered how people discovered and listened to music. Winamp grew to 90 million users, before fading away into obscurity when the likes of iTunes came onto the scene with its relatively decluttered look and seamless search function. However, it is now making a comeback.

From 1997 to 2013, the original Winamp media player was under development, with the final version being v5.666.3516. An unfinished build of v5.8 was leaked in October 2018, and Radionomy (the owner of Winamp, now known as Shoutcast) decided to make it public. More updates were promised, but they were never delivered.

A live video included the seemingly impromptu appearance of a new app called Media Player, as reported by Windows Latest and other blogs. This appears to be a modern replacement for Windows Media Player, which debuted in Windows Millennium Edition and hasn’t been updated in years.

The newest version of Winamp for Windows 11 functions as a music library, allowing users to browse and play music, as well as create and manage playlists. In addition, any music and playlists from Groove Music will be automatically transferred to the Media Player, which will take the place of the Groove Music app. There’s also a dedicated playback mode that shows album art in full screen and mini player mode.

The new Media Player app may eventually replace the legacy Windows Media Player app that is currently available on Windows 11. However, Microsoft has stated that the legacy music app will remain available in Windows Tools. Also, because video and music are now combined, the standalone Movies & TV app is no longer required.

The company officially released Winamp’s first update in years. The update added support for Windows 11. Simultaneously, Radionomy (the new owners of Winamp) announced that they are working on a new Winamp for Windows and other platforms.

The updated website of Winamp includes a new statement indicating that the media player is making a comeback. Sign up for Winamp’s newsletters to be notified when the redesigned player is available for Windows 11, and other platforms.

Radionomy has not specified when the Media Player app will be made available to general users, but it has stated that during testing with Insiders, some issues were encountered that prevented playback from network locations. There are also a few bugs with editing album metadata, sorting library content with accented characters, and UI elements that ignore the user’s app theme preference.

The new Winamp appears to be more of an audio streaming platform, akin to Spotify or Pandora, than an update to a music player application. AudioValley could simply be using the Winamp name to generate publicity for an audio platform that is not very— there is a distinct lack of media players that are not simple web apps right now.

In addition, Radionomy intends to “add new ways to browse your music and video collections and manage your play queue.” [1]

There are plenty of third-party, potentially better alternatives to Windows Media Player, but the latter retains a special place in the hearts of many Windows users who grew up watching and listening to content on the default media app. Microsoft pushed its own first-party alternatives, namely Groove Music and the Movies & TV apps that debuted on the platform with Windows, out of the spotlight in Windows 11 and buried WMP in the menus.

Below you could find the Winamp for Windows 11 (Windows media player) with contains additions, cumulative set of all hotfixes, and security updates.

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References

[1] Microsoft: Here’s our new media player for Windows 11 to replace the Groove Music app, Liam Tung, Nov 2021, https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-heres-our-new-media-player-for-windows-11-to-replace-the-groove-music-app/

 

Winamp Mac

Winamp for Mac

The Winamp Mac version is an complete audio player for Mac users, as it allows file syncing between multiple devices.

Full compatibility with version macOS 10.15 Catalina. Not compatible with macOS Monterey 12.0.1 (M1).

First Winamp version for the Apple Macintosh platform:

– One click music and playlist import from iTunes and Mac desktop
– Keep Winamp Mac up to date automatically with Watch Folders and iTunes library synchronization
– Wireless and wired synchronization with an Android devices
– Play local files and playlists

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Release Date: October 11,  2011
Author: Nullsoft
Version: 0.8.1
OS: The program runs under Mac OS X 10.6 and above
File Size: 4.8 MB
Last Updated: December 02, 2021

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Winamp Android

Winamp for Android

The resurgence of Winamp is set to continue with the new downloadable app for android. This is music to the ears of millions of Winamp fans around the world. Developed by Nullsoft, you have a choice of either the free or professional version, depending on which version is best for you. It’s also available in a choice of 14 languages.

Features Available

This totally customizable, and unique, media player still stands out from the crowd and looks to be going from strength to strength. The software incorporates scrobbling with the last.FM app, which means you can capture your mobile listening in real-time. The Intuitive interface delivers consistent access to the Winamp home screen, player controls and the play queue for full functionality. You can also manage temporary track listings by sorting or saving as a playlist.

Overview

The standout feature of the android app is the free wireless syncing, which is compatible with both the Mac Sync Beta and the Winamp media player for PCs. The beauty is that both desktop apps allow one-click access to playlist importing and iTunes playlists, making it even easier to manage music from a variety of sources allowing you to catalog your music and video library in one place. Combine this with the access to the Radio SHOUTcast function, which gives you access to over 45,000 internet radio stations, and you’ll never miss a song again!

Other Features Include:

• Persistent player controls
• The now playing screen is easily collapsible or expandable
• Play queue management
• Artist News, photo’s, biographies and discographies
• Album art gesturing for track changes
• Integrated Android “Search and Listen to” voice commands
• Playlists and shortcuts
• Free music streaming with CDLP- steam on-demand any popular album releases

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The Winamp Android pro bundle offers additional features, such as a customization home screen, cross-fade, gapless playback and a 0-band graphic equalizer. It also supports FLAC playback from browse by folders, along with replay gain. It also allows you to play any streaming audio URL, and brilliantly, adverts can also be avoided! To run this version you’ll require chip-sets with the ARMv7floating point instruction set. Almost all android devices in circulation from 2011 onward already contain this technology, but it’s worth checking.

Winamp Skins for Android

This beloved feature which separates WinAmp from other media players has some new additions as well as some familiar favorites. The android version allows you to use both Modern and Classic skins, so you can be both hip and retro at the same time. The android version also features the Bento Skin which is even easier to customize and is faster than previous versions. Plus you’ll find a choice over 20 color themes to suit every mood, file or project available. Winamp also carries forward the unobtrusive “Window Shade” mode. There are nearly 3000 Winamp skins available to download or Plugins. Modern skins support Alpha Channel transparency, a docked toolbar, scripting control and various other innovations which interact with the user-friendly interface.

Visual Effects

The familiar and fantastic visual effects which work in conjunction with the music’s frequencies are all there including screaming fireballs and sensational strobe effects. Then there’s the familiar MilkDrop 3D plugin which uses graphics hardware to deliver 3D visual effects through sound, creating incredible displays every time, not just the same repeated ones.

Plug in’s

Winamp has Plugin’s available for a multitude of uses. The language packs have helped the software to expand and retain its popularity as a multimedia player around the globe. There are DSP/Effect Plugin’s such as the AB Analysis Tool, Electri-q and PushTec to increase how you interact and create unique visual effects. Some of the general plugin’s available include Deadhead, BogProg embedded Art and many many others. There are a ton on input, output and encoding Plugin’s for complete customization. Not to mention the ones for awesome games like pac-man and Sea Wolf and these are easily combined with the plugin’s for your portable devices.

The Winamp communities continue to keep making this software their own, by adding their unique take on certain aspects of the software, constantly keeping it evolving so it stays fresh and new. This can be seen with just the various adaptions of the Bento skin alone. Winamp remains the only truly fully customization multimedia player on the market and it’s fantastic to see it adapting to new devices and additions so easily. So if you’ve made the move to Android, you can take your version of your own personal Winamp with you, and continue to make it personal to you, no matter which devices you choose to run it from.

Release Date: December 10, 2010
Author: Nullsoft
Version: 2.1/1.14
License: Freeware / Shareware versions
OS: The program runs under Android 3.0 and above
File Size: 28.8 MB
Last Updated: December 01, 2021

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