Winamp releases new version after four years in development


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Winamp has released its first release candidate after four years in development, officially bringing the popular media player out of beta.

Before music streaming platforms rose to prominence, we needed to rip our music from CDs and play the resulting MP3 files on a media player.

One of the most beloved media players to play MP3s was Winamp, which included retro skins and animated visualizations that synced with your music.

Winamp ceased development after version 5.666 was released in 2013. That was until October 2018, when Winamp 5.8 was leaked online, and the developers decided to publish it themselves on the Winamp.com website.

Since then, the developers have promised an updated version with cloud streaming support and more modern features. Finally, in November 2021, the Winamp.com website received a facelift with a new logo and a beta signup form to be notified when new versions were released.


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Still using the old one -- works well on W11 too. I particularly liked the auto tag feature when ripping audip cd's. Looking forward to developments with this one -- I wonder if my old serial nr for the pro version will still work !!!

Public beta can be downloaded from here : (note changelog up to march 2021 in spite of the data 2019)


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Wow - what a joke this is. I installed this on my HP laptop with a 4K display and guess what? No support for a high DPI display! 4 years development, and it won't even support current display technology!!!

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