• 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...

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

    • VLC is a media player that can also function as a music player, with playlists and management similar to Winamp.
      Guest 7/3/2016
    • Winamp plays and organizes music. VLC just plays everything. It also doesn't support critical features like replaygain and tagging.
      teque5 6/6/2016
  • 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...

    Open Source Windows

  • foobar2000 icon


    foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support...

    Free Windows

  • Clementine icon


    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • AIMP icon


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

    Free Windows Android

  • 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....

    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 11/1/2015
  • MusicBee icon


    Manage your music as a library, as playlists or as folders on the file-system. Organize, browse and find music on your computer, on...

    Free Personal Windows

    • The User Interface is AMAZING! You can really make this Jukebox look the way, YOU want it too!
      Guest 10/9/2016
  • MediaMonkey icon


    MediaMonkey is a music player and a music library manager with support for 50,000+ files and many features for organizing, tagging...

    Freemium Windows Android Windows RT

  • Amarok icon


    Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Audacious icon


    Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

    • Exactly like Winamp, except it's also open-source and runs on Linux too.
      Guest 10/1/2016
  • mpv icon


    mpv is a movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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  • Rhythmbox icon


    Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Banshee icon

    Banshee Discontinued

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Miro icon


    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Windows Media Player icon

    Windows Media Player

    The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and...

    Free Windows

  • Tomahawk icon


    Tomahawk gives you to access to all of your favorite music in one powerful media player. Seamlessly jump from playing a song off your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • GOM Media Player icon

    GOM Media Player Bundleware

    GOM Media Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • DeaDBeeF icon


    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major...

    Open Source Linux Android BSD Xfce

  • Quod Libet icon

    Quod Libet

    A extensible Music player with Podcast support, web radio, playlists and many more. As it is written in Python, writing new plug-ins...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Debian Xfce

  • Vox Music Player icon

    Vox Music Player

    All-in-one music player with SoundCloud, Youtube, LAST.FM and the unlimited cloud storage integration for Mac and iPhone.

    Freemium Mac iPhone Apple Watch

  • UMPlayer icon


    UMPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • XMPlay icon


    A tiny and portable audio player. With a size of about 280 KiB it plays OGG, MP3, audio CDs, WMA and several less used formats like...

    Free Windows

  • Poweramp icon


    Poweramp is the new powerful music player for Android. - plays mp3/mp4/m4a(including lossless alac)/flac/ogg/wav/tta/ wma/ape/wv -...

    Commercial Android

  • doubleTwist icon


    doubleTwist is a media management app that organizes and syncs the iTunes playlists, videos and photos on your Android phone. The...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • jetAudio icon


    JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it...

    Freemium Windows Android

  • Exaile icon


    Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, handling of large...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • gmusicbrowser icon


    An open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ Vorbis / FLAC / mpc/ape files, written in perl. Its made with big (>...

    Open Source Linux

  • BSPlayer icon


    BSPlayer is the first software movie player ever to enable its users to focus on watching the movie instead of dealing with poor...

    Freemium Windows Android Kindle Fire

  • 1by1 icon


    1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your...

    Free Windows Linux Android

  • aTunes icon

    aTunes Discontinued

    aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • SPlayer icon


    SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7...

    Open Source Windows

  • Foobnix icon


    Foobnix audio player for Linux, Windows and Android. Main features player Support for CUE (also wv, iso.wv) is the best under...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android Xfce

  • Zune Software icon

    Zune Software Discontinued

    Zune Software is a full media player application with a library, an interface to the Zune Marketplace, and as a media streaming...

    Free Windows Windows RT Windows Phone

  • Winyl icon


    Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows. Winyl offers great...

    Free Windows

Winamp Comments


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 http://www.mywinamp.com/winamp-for-linux/
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 SaveWinamp.com 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 !


Vox is the perfect alternative for Winamp for Mac

Comment by Repo
about Winamp and Vox Music Player Aug 2011

Vox is the perfect alternative for Winamp if you are using a Mac

It took me a lot of time but finally I found what I wanted: a light application to play my music on my Mac like I do on my PC using Winamp Lite. Vox is free. You'll be pleased.


If you're tired of Winamp, try Foobar.

Comment by SSStylish
about Winamp and foobar2000 Jun 2011

If you're tired of Winamp, try Foobar. Beats Winamp every day :D


Winamp WAS once the best audio-player

Negative Comment by Kissaki
about Winamp Jun 2011

Winamp was once the best audio-player but has since become a crappy collection of too much. Too many tools, pay-features and shareware, and intrusive sw-parts. Do not use it any more!