Alternatives to Winamp for all platforms with any license


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  • VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Solaris Xfce

    • Winamp plays and organizes music. VLC just plays everything. It also doesn't support critical features like replaygain and tagging. teque5Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • VLC is a media player that can also function as a music player, with playlists and management similar to Winamp. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • MPC-HC icon


    MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are...

    Open Source Windows

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  • AIMP icon


    Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately...

    Free Windows Android

    • AIMP is a spiritual successor of Winamp, with similar UI, but with modern features, full Unicode support, CUE files support etc. Killy3 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • iTunes icon


    iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want to get. You can even tune in to free...

    Free Mac Windows iPhone iPad

    • iTunes is and always has been bloatware intended only for Mac users and/or Apple device support. No customization, limited functionality for media playback, and limited codec and format support. Windows users are better off sticking with Winamp or foobar2000. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • MusicBee icon


    MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.

    Free Personal Windows

    • The User Interface is AMAZING! You can really make this Jukebox look the way, YOU want it too! Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Rhythmbox icon


    Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes, it is free software...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Banshee icon


    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with radio....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued No new releases and features since 2014. Latest versions, 2.6.2 (stable) and 2.9.1 (development), released in February and March 2014, are still working and can be downloaded from the official website.
  • Miro icon


    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog:

Winamp Comments

Not recommended

Negative Comment by Shojimeguro
about Winamp 2 days ago

AIMP is better alternative


Arabic Language

Comment by SherifAyad66
about Winamp Nov 2016

Winamp is a very good media player but it lacks Arabic Language


Not discontinued

Comment by Pierre_
about Winamp Nov 2016

Winamp is not discontinued and developments are still in progress :



Positive Comment by danielustimes
about Winamp Jun 2016

It Really Whips the Llama's Ass


Winamp and Linux systems

Comment by LisaGordon
about Winamp Oct 2015

I also love Winamp application since 2001. I recommend using native application for Linux systems. Look it
Anyway Windows Winamp and WINE works too.

OR you can use XMMS is basically a port of WinAmp that runs on linux/unix. Looks almost exactly the same, runs the same, and can use the same types of files.


Listening to old console music

Comment by realnabarl
about Winamp and Chipamp, AIMP, MediaMonkey Jul 2015

For listening those old console music, nothing can be better than Winamp plugins. But many people don't like Winamp's interface, so we need some players that support Winamp plugins, and I found 4 popular ones!

MediaMonkey is a very modern player, it supports Winamp plugins very well.
XMPlay supports well too.
AIMP may be the most handy player nowadays, but the newer versions seem to give up the support of Winamp plugins, but version 3.55 is just OK for that.
Musicbee supports, but not good, some plugin will crash the application.


Many hours spent watching the pc screen...

Positive Comment by cristoforomione
about Winamp Jun 2015

playing with winamp visualization in a dark room!


Winamp is the Greatest!

Positive Comment by PeterSavin
about Winamp Aug 2014

Simply the greatest. Nothing else will ever come close.


Left Foobar2000 and iTunes

Positive Comment by Satuim
about Winamp Apr 2014

Winamp as everything I need plus more.
And I have found no replacement worthy.



Comment by ass
about Winamp Apr 2014

it is abandoned & discontinued. please hide it from alternatives.


Save Winamp

Comment by Venom88
about Winamp Dec 2013

There are still a lot of Winamp lovers out there.

If you are interested, there's a petition made by to convince AOL to keep Winamp alive or to open the source code.


Very sad about it leaving

Positive Comment by Satuim
about Winamp Dec 2013

It is a really good program. I'm using it right now.
There are rumours that Microsoft are picking it up. I hope that this is true and they can use Winamp to fix their horrid Media Player.


Great media player, handy docking functionality.

Positive Comment by BjornR
about Winamp Nov 2011

Winamp has been my favourite audio player for years and it still is only because it can be docked.
Furthermore it seems to play everything.

No toolbars or other crap if you UNCHECK those options during install !