Winamp Old Versions
Last updated: 01/01/2020
OS: Windows 95/98/XP/7
When it comes to technology, the speed of change is so rapid that we don’t really miss the Winamp old version.
Winamp has been around longer than most software audio players, and it has a large group of faithful fans. After trying out some of the player’s more dazzling cousins, we concluded that it’s a solid product for those looking for a simple, stripped-down player with some useful features.
It may be one of the original MP3 player programs, but don’t let its age put you off — Winamp offers an intelligent mix of features, skins, and plug-ins. Winamp supports 19 audio-file formats, but not the RealAudio format of competitor RealNetworks. It also does not support MP3 encoding. And while previous versions were distributed as shareware, this one is free — no strings attached.
The program’s playlist options include drag-and-drop editing; organizing by title, filename, or at random; reducing the interface to a playlist window with a minimal set of controls; and altering MP3 song information with a built-in tag editor.
Winamp’s interface is built around four modules. The first offers a set of VCR-like controls, a scrolling information screen, an elapsed-time indicator, and access to the pull-down menus. The second functions either as a 10-band equalizer or a display area for visualizations. The third shows the current playlist by song title and length, and the fourth provides a search engine for finding music online. You can attach the modules to each other and use them in any combination.
The most impressive of Winamp’s plug-ins is SRS Labs’ Wow Thing. It adds 3D aural effects and compensates for the loss of high and low frequencies caused by the MP3 compression. Other plug-ins perform cross-fades between songs, add Winamp controls to your Windows taskbar, make reverb effects, and change the pitch of the audio.
The program’s visualization plug-ins create 3D animated characters that dance to the music, link the program to the video signal from your video-input card, and let you create your own visualizations from a library of effects. The skins for Winamp, while not as exotic as Sonique’s, offer an assortment of attractive colors and styles.
Please find below the collection of old version of Winamp (Winamp 0.2, Winamp 1.0, Winamp 2.0, Winamp 3.0, Winamp 5.0).
They are compatible with all versions of Windows.