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Open Source Winamp Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Winamp is Clementine. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Winamp and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Winamp are Audacious, MPV, Strawberry and Media Player Classic.

Winamp alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or CD Rippers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Winamp.
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  1. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
    Clementine vs Winamp opinions
    Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to Winamp.
    alego4710

    Clementine has Last.Fm integration, better visual aesthetics (in my opinion,) song fingerprinting for tag finding, and it's cross platform.

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    The last.fm tagging is awfull

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  2. 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.

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    Audacious vs Winamp opinions
    Most users think Audacious is a great alternative to Winamp.
    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

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    It just works with no fuss.

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    Lonser

    It's Open Source and a real music player.

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    similar with Winamp, simple beautiful interface, easy to use, run on windows and linux, open source

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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.

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    Exactly like Winamp, except it's also open-source and runs on Linux too.

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    It plays mod/chip tunes and MP3s

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  3. 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.

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    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.

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    Movie players are not good, library based music players.

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  4. 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.

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    shosseinib

    it supports music collection. scrobbles to last.fm and other services. Load lyrics from various sources and have an active development team.

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  5. Media Player Classic icon

    Media Player Classic

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    • Windows

    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 icon MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

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    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

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  6. 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 .

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    Rhythmbox vs Winamp opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Rhythmbox is a great alternative to Winamp.
    DocFlay

    Linux does not have many Winamp clones but this is very close

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  7. 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 an 18-band equalizer.

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    DeaDBeeF vs Winamp opinions
    Most users think DeaDBeeF is a great alternative to Winamp.

    Hot / shortcut keys. EQ. :)

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  8. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).

    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
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    The best, most full featured media library compared to Winamp. The views are different, but maybe the only other media player that has the same library functionality.

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  9. 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!

    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2018. Alpha release in February 2021.

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    Amarok vs Winamp opinions
    Some users think Amarok is a great alternative to Winamp, some don't.

    Users can add plugins to add more functionality.

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  10. Dopamine is an audio player which tries to make organizing and listening to music as simple and pretty as possible. It can play wav, mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, wma and m4a/aac.

    Music library
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