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    Winamp is described as 'media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014' and is a leading Audio Player in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Winamp for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Mac and Android Tablet. Most alternatives are Audio , Media Players and CD Rippers. The best alternative is AIMP, which is free. Other great apps like Winamp are foobar2000 (Free), Clementine (Free, Open Source), MusicBee (Free Personal) and MPV (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 10, 2022
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    1. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.
      AIMP vs Winamp opinions
      Almost everyone thinks AIMP is a great alternative to Winamp.
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      Killy AIMP is a spiritual successor of Winamp, with similar UI, but with modern features, full Unicode support, CUE files support etc.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      Absolute best player and music manager. It loads fast and is feature-packed but never too overwhelming.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      DevGrx Modern alternative to Winamp.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      sound quality is the best, many plugins and skins, covers every sound format.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      free, customizable and always up-to-date
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      AIMP it's like Winamp, but not abandoned and more powerful.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      That's (one of the) best audio player app available on-line, in many ways similar to Winamp, but with some new features. Highly recommend!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.
      foobar2000 vs Winamp opinions
      Most users think foobar2000 is a great alternative to Winamp.
      Flexible, very customize.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      InsaneFromEarth Not discontinued, so yea...
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    3. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.
      Clementine vs Winamp opinions
      Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to Winamp.
      The last.fm tagging is awfull
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      alego4710 Clementine has Last.Fm integration, better visual aesthetics (in my opinion,) song fingerprinting for tag finding, and it's cross platform.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    4. MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.
      MusicBee vs Winamp opinions
      Most users think MusicBee is a great alternative to Winamp.
      The User Interface is AMAZING! You can really make this Jukebox look the way, YOU want it too!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    5. MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.
      MPV vs Winamp opinions
      This alternative is disputed. MPV is still a legitimate alternative to Winamp, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      MPV is a movie player. Movie players are not dedicated, library-based music players.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      Movie players are not good, library based music players.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. 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. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.
      Audacious vs Winamp opinions
      Most users think Audacious is a great alternative to Winamp.
      It plays mod/chip tunes and MP3s
      Top positive comment  almost 7 years ago

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      damonh Its skins and interface is almost identical to Winamp. It's simple, minimalistic and it works like a charm, just like good ol'Winamp
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      It just works with no fuss.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Lonser It's Open Source and a real music player.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      similar with Winamp, simple beautiful interface, easy to use, run on windows and linux, open source
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Kholdfire Excellent code craftsmanship, beautiful design and efficient on memory and CPU/GPU usage, as well as being a near identical twin or clone of WinAmp, my all-time *favorite* multimedia player.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Exactly like Winamp, except it's also open-source and runs on Linux too.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    7. Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

      Bundleware

      Several antivirus detect a potentially unwanted application (adware) PUA.FusionCore in the file F.dll dropped by the installer of PotPlayer in the Temp folder. Once that file is blocked by the antivirus, the program is installed with no problems and ads.

      Most users think PotPlayer is a great alternative to Winamp.
    8. Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.
      Strawberry vs Winamp opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      shosseinib it supports music collection. scrobbles to last.fm and other services. Load lyrics from various sources and have an active development team.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    9. Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

      Media Player Classic vs Winamp opinions
      Some users think Media Player Classic is a great alternative to Winamp, some don't.
      MPC is a good player, but it is not a library manager like WinAmp
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    10. 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.
      Most users think MediaMonkey is a great alternative to Winamp.
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