Alternatives to Winamp for all platforms with any license

  • 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 protocols. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player. ...

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    • 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
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    MPC-HC

    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 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars. ...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • iTunes icon

    iTunes

    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, on-demand music stations that have been totally revamped by our...

    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

    Manage your music as a library, as playlists or as folders on the file-system. Organize, browse and find music on your computer, on portable devices and on the web. Small or large collections are handled with ease. Have folders...

    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
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    Media Player Classic

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The currently active fork is Media Player Classic Home Cinema, but MPC is still downloadable from FreeCodec.com
  • MediaMonkey icon

    MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey is a music player and a music library manager with support for 50,000+ files and many features for organizing, tagging, converting and burning your music. It also has advanced podcasting and syncing features. MediaMonkey...

    Freemium Windows Android Windows RT

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    mpv

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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  • Rhythmbox icon

    Rhythmbox

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

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Amarok icon

    Amarok

    Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before - and it looks good doing it! Features - Scripts ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Audacious

    Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. Its advanced audio playback...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

    • Exactly like Winamp, except it's also open-source and runs on Linux too. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Banshee icon

    Banshee

    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with Last.fm radio. Sync your G1 phone, iPod, and other devices.

    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

    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, podcast, or video blog and explore hundreds of free channels...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/
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    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 video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Organize your...

    Free Windows

  • GOM Media Player icon

    GOM Media Player

    GOM Media Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • DeaDBeeF icon

    DeaDBeeF

    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has...

    Open Source Linux Android BSD Xfce

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  • 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 is really easy.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Debian Xfce

  • UMPlayer icon

    UMPlayer

    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, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Poweramp icon

    Poweramp

    Poweramp is the new powerful music player for Android. - plays mp3/mp4/m4a(including lossless alac)/flac/ogg/wav/tta/ wma/ape/wv - optimized 10 band graphic equalizer for all supported formats, separate Bass and Treble controls -...

    Commercial Android

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  • XMPlay icon

    XMPlay

    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 XM, IT, MOD, UMX and others. Furthermore it supports a wide range of plugins, skins and...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

  • doubleTwist icon

    doubleTwist

    doubleTwist is a media management app that organizes and syncs the iTunes playlists, videos and photos on your Android phone. The doubleTwist Player for Android can find and sync all of the music, podcasts, and video on your...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • 1by1 icon

    1by1

    1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases. Features ...

    Free Windows Linux Android

  • jetAudio icon

    jetAudio

    JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it also has features such as CD burning, recording, and conversion to other file formats. You can create...

    Freemium Windows Android

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  • gmusicbrowser icon

    gmusicbrowser

    An open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ Vorbis / FLAC / mpc/ape files, written in perl. Its made with big (> 10,000 songs) libraries in mind. Features include: plugin system, customizable weighted random mode...

    Open Source Linux

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  • aTunes icon

    aTunes

    aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems. A skinnable java alternative to iTunes (similar...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued last update: 22. June 2014
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    Exaile

    Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm submission support, and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • SPlayer icon

    SPlayer

    SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7, Indeo, XVD, OGG / OGM, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, 3GP/AMR, and subtitles. SPlayer well equipped with...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 3.7 Build 2437, released in August 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Winyl icon

    Winyl

    Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows. Winyl offers great new ways to organize and enjoy all your music. Listen to music and radio, rate your favorite tracks...

    Free Windows

Winamp Comments

Arabic Language

Comment by SherifAyad66
about Winamp Nov 2016

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

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Not discontinued

Comment by Pierre_
about Winamp Nov 2016

Winamp is not discontinued and developments are still in progress : http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=374929

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Winamp

Positive Comment by danielustimes
about Winamp Jun 2016

It Really Whips the Llama's Ass

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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.

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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.

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Many hours spent watching the pc screen...

Positive Comment by cristoforomione
about Winamp Jun 2015

playing with winamp visualization in a dark room!

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Winamp is the Greatest!

Positive Comment by PeterSavin
about Winamp Aug 2014

Simply the greatest. Nothing else will ever come close.

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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.

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abandoned

Comment by ass
about Winamp Apr 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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 !

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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.

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