Winamp Plugins

Winamp Plugins

Winamp may seem to have to gone by the wayside in terms of technical advancement as a media player but this is not the case at all. Although it’s 21 years old it still commands a well-regarded fanbase and a big reason for this is the huge range of free and paid for plug-ins that are available. The 3rd party plug-ins architecture enables you to extend Winamp’s flexibility to do what you require with Input, Output, Visualization, Digital signal processing/effects, Media library, mobile and general purpose and are quick and easy to download. The majority of plug-ins work on a local cache rather than live queries against the Icecast, SHOUTcast and Tunein services.

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The general purpose plug-ins catalogue even includes everyday features which you can run, like an alarm clock, and the User Interface can be customized to your individual tastes and preferences. You can change your UI as often as you choose and save them as different installs. This comes on handy when you have you have more than one user. Some other examples of fun plug-ins are the CDG karaoke Plugin which is a free and safe plug-in you can use to play CDG files (mp3+g) in sync with MP3. SoftAmp Virtual Sound Winamp plug-in for 3D sound produces a three dimensional sound with four independent virtual speakers and enjoy the sound coming from above or from above and the reverberation effect is provided. You can even download the Pac-man game for free and relieve your youth!

The more serious and practical plug-ins such as the multiple DSP stacker allow you to stack as many plug-ins inside Winamp as you want, allowing you to manage everything from one place. Also available is the Waveform Seeker Plug-in v2.3.1 which defines the waveform output of a selected file which you can then use to search or seek within the file and allows you to maximize the potential within that file.

The Winamp software development kit even allows you, as a user, to create your own plug-ins across the 7 different categories such as output and input for specific projects to determine the outcomes you want to achieve. They also allow you to remove certain features that you don’t need or want, so you’re not stuck with built in facilities that take up valuable storage space. You manage your media player software, it doesn’t manage you.  There are numerous forums available on the net to discuss which plug-in will work best for what you want to do. Being a member of the forums is a great way to talk to like-minded people with a passion for the software and to continually grow your Winamp capabilities. It’s also your chance to change Winamp along the way and keep it fresh, relevant and in development.

If you haven’t had a look at the catalogue and range of plug-ins available in a while, then why not start downloading today and start experimenting today. Happy fine tuning!

This is an archive plugins for the best Winamp media player. You may find the most recent Winamp plugins. The archive contains over 1000 best and popular Winamp plugins. Have fun with your favorite media player.

Date: 2021-1999
License: Free version
Author: N/A
OS: Windows, Winamp

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Winamp Skins 2021

Winamp Skins 2021 (RePack 23)

Last updated: 01/01/2021
Skins: 73450
File Size: 11.30 GB
License: Free
OS: Windows/MacOS, Winamp 2.95 – 5.80

And as usual, we have collected the all of the best skins into The Best of Winamp Skins 2021 (RePack 23). Open the best skins instantly! Or, you could search through our web site and choose for yourself! The archive contains more than 73000 skins.

So what has happened on the skins front in the current year?

The first thing that came into my mind was the Skinning Framework Classic Pro. Classic Pro gives you the power to create single window skins just the same way as Winamp Classic Skins. Till now the Classic Pro Framework has been downloaded over one million times from different download mirrors what is a huge success. But this would only have been possible with lots of people creating cool skins for it!

Thus, let’s start with my top 3 Winamp Skins.
First there is “cPro Insomnis”. It has a dark and stylish user interface and is now offered with a bunch of cool color themes.
Then we have “cPro Relax”, a colored and nice styled skin which was the clear winner of the “Skinning Shootout” held by Skin Consortium.
Another highlight was the recall of “cPro MMD” – the official Classic Pro port of the legendary MMD3 skin by Sven Kistner.

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But also the Classic Skin developers have done some great work in the past!
My absolute favourite is “MMVIII” by GaretJax and mike_db – a great level of detail and nice colors, so go and check it out!
As a counterpart to this skin David Wood has created a cool vista styled skin called “Glitch Alienmorph Black” with a modern and clean userinterface.
Last but not least we also have a future styled skin by SMAR Designs: “Acierate” is green and sharp, so don’t cut yourself on it!

Unfortunately Modern Skin development has suffered from a big decline in the past few years. This might be due to the lack of interest of existing coders in creating skins and the hard way to learn modern skinning if you are a beginner. Nevertheless there have also been some highlights in this category:
Taking the download count “Azenis mimi” by itemsoft is the clear winner. A simple and clean interface based on the well-known Azenis theme.
For all Winamp classic fans Corwin has created a revamped and feature picked skin called “NEO CLASSIC”.
And we have another winner in this category as well: “krazyPlayer” by Skin Consortium has won the “Winamp Freestyle Skinning Contest” over at deviantArt. This future styled skin has a nice RGB color picker as well as a stunning breathing beat animation.

So this was my fast run through the current year! Of course there are plenty of other cool skins to talk about, so I encourage you to comment and let us know your favorites as well.

Best wishes for 2021!

Download Winamp Skins 2021 (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

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Winamp Shortcuts

Winamp Keyboard Shortcuts

Thought this was pretty cool and wanted to share. It’s no big secret and easy to find, but Winamp has a ton of helpful keyboard shortcuts. I’ve copy and pasted the list below, but in case you need to find the list again…

Open your Winamp player, go to your toolbar and click on Help > About Winamp. A dialog box opens, and you’ll see four tabs: Winamp, Credits, Keyboard shortcuts, and Version history. Click on the keyboard shortcuts tab

Keyboard Shortcuts (these can be used in most Winamp windows)

Key Action
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F1 Open Help
Ctrl+F1 About Box
Ctrl+A Toggle Always on Top (N/A in playlist editor and media library)
Ctrl+Alt+A Toggle always on top (playlist editor)
Ctrl+W Toggle Windowshade mode (main window, unless in playlist editor)
Ctrl+D Toggle Doublesize Mode
Ctrl+E Toggle Easymove (only applicable in classic skins)
Ctrl+T Toggle Time Display Mode
Alt+W Toggle Main Window
Alt+E Toggle Playlist Editor
Alt+G Toggle Graphical Equalizer
Alt+V Toggle Video Window
Alt+L Toggle Media Library
Ctrl+Tab Cycle through different Winamp windows
Alt+S Go to Skin selection
Ctrl+P Go to Preferences
Alt+F Open Main Menu
Alt+K Configure current visualization plug-in
Ctrl+Sh+K Start/stop current visualization plug-In
Ctrl+K Open visualization plug-in section of preferences
Ctrl+J Jump to time in current track
J or Keypad . Open jump-to-file box
Ctrl+Alt+N Spawn new Winamp instance
Alt+M Minimize Winamp
Ctrl+H Show recently played files/streams (History 🙂