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Arabic Language

Comment by SherifAyad66
about Winamp · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

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


Not discontinued

Comment by Pierre_
about Winamp · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

Winamp is not discontinued and developments are still in progress :


Listening to old console music

Comment by realnabarl
about Winamp and Chipamp, AIMP, MediaMonkey · Jul 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

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.


It's official: Winamp is no longer discontinued!

It has been acquired by Radionomy that updated the website and promised to Reenergize Winamp.


Vox is the perfect alternative for Winamp for Mac

Comment by Repo
about Winamp and Vox Music Player · Aug 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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.

Comment by foldinghome
about Winamp and doubleTwist · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Prefer DoubleTwist for most applications even though they are very similar. Both support a ton of formats, both have clients that run on PC, but DT has a Mac client, is a little smoother and iTunes-like, and has a better navigation system.

I still keep a copy of Winamp on my Android as well in the hope that new versions will edge out DT.

Comment by JairJy
about Winamp · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Winamp is the king of media players. Excellent interface that still kick-ass, great equalizer with good presets and decibel adjuster; Replay Gain support and a lot of extensions.

The only downsides are the lack of embed cover art to files and is a little buggy with videos, specifically HD Mpeg-4 ones.

Comment by dgemu12
about Winamp and foobar2000 · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I keep trying to find alternatives to Winamp (Foobar comes close) but honestly for me this is the best player. For those worried about memory usage switch to a classic skin and the memory drops alot.

Comment by gordita_de_lisoform
about Winamp · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I tried other audio players like Foobar2000 and Alsong, but IMO Winamp remains the best. It reads so many audio formats, it's incredibly customizable and isn't a memory hog. It has the most intuitive and convenient interface. And there are hundreds of excellent plugins available out there.

Comment by SSStylish
about Winamp and foobar2000 · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful

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