The Winamp application was developed to be more than just a player. It's your window to the multimedia world. From MP3s to streaming video, Winamp is the one place you go to feed your audio/video habit. Winamp can use both Modern and Classic skins, so you can be both hip and retro at the same time.
Winamp gives you easy and organized access to your favorite media. That's what you call mass media.
Winamp can play a huge variety of audio and video formats right out of the installation.
You get access to hundreds of free audio and video channels in the Media Library. This ain't your father's library.
Winamp can burn your music to Audio CDs. Burn baby burn!
Winamp makes it easy to create and manage your favorite songs through playlists. Yes, you can be your own DJ.
Winamp allows you to extend its functionality through the use of "plug-ins" Its like the Mr. Potato Head of music.
Winamp can manage all of your portable media players and devices. Plug in, turn on, tune in, drop out...
Winamp allows you to alter the sound of your music through a built-in Equalizer. An audio receiver right on your computer.
Winamp allows you to watch visual effects that are driven from your music with Visualizations. From flaming fireballs to screaming strobe effects, it's all there.
Here are just some of the hot, new things you can do with the latest version of Winamp:
Winamp Main Window:
Winamp features our new Bento Skin that's easier to use and more powerful than ever.
Easily access the Media Library, Playlist Editor, Video, Visualizations, Media Monitor Browser, EQ, Skin Options and Color Themes all from one single user interface.
Includes over 20 color themes that suit nearly every mood or occasion!
Winamp 5.5 carries forward the unobtrusive "Window Shade" mode.
Winamp Playlist Editor
Drag and drop media directly into a Playlist from Windows Explorer or the Media Library
Jump directly to an item within the list by double clicking it or selecting the item and pressing Enter
Sort Playlists by title, file name, or path and file name
Easily Open and Save Playlists from the Manage Playlist button
Organize and find your favorite songs and videos in ONE place
Rip your favorite music CDs into AAC, MP3, WMA, WAV or FLAC (Ripping limited to ~6x speeds for free users. MP3 encoding is only available in Winamp Pro)
Burn your favorite music compilations to Audio CD (limited to 2x speed for free users)
Media Library "Smart Views" allow you to easily create rule based lists of your media
Easily modify your music collections tags (Artist, Album, Genre, Title, etc.)
Download and view cover art for all of your albums
Easily tune into user created Internet TV and Radio stations
Over 10,000 SHOUTcast Radio stations and 250 Internet TV channels to choose from
Bookmark your favorite stations and channels for future access
Hundreds of Winamp Music and AOL Videos for your viewing pleasure
Other integrated features include: In2TV, Games, Winamp Remote, and more.
View album art, artist biographies, discographies
Keep track of your favorite artists by browsing fan sites and news articles presented in the client
Easily purchase your favorite CDs, memorabilia, or just sell your own
Download or subscribe to music and video podcasts via the Podcast Directory
Easily manage all of your Portable Media Players.
Winamp natively supports the following devices:
iPod (Original, Shuffle, Nano & Classic, but NOT iTouch or iPhone)
PlaysForSure (P4S) devices
Browse any website in the Bento Browser
Easily add and customize your own favorite links
Use the Media Monitor to list and download music from MP3 Blogs
Use the Smart Search to search for skins, plugins, concerts, videos...
Quick access to Help & Support, and more
Play many major video formats (AVI, NSV, WMV, MPG, etc.) with ease
Easily resize video playback using the 1x, 2x, and Maximize window buttons
Watch your favorite videos in Full Screen mode
Quick access to dozens of Internet TV stations created by users
Winamp comes bundled with the latest version of the ground breaking AVS (Advanced Visualization Studio) and Milkdrop visualizers
Enjoy over 100 bundled visualization presets created by users
Switch between presets manually or sit back and watch your presets on Random
Easily jump to Full Screen mode
Download new visualizations and presets from Winamp.com
Shift the sound from both speakers to left or right using the Balance slider
Enable Cross Fading to transition the audio smoothly from one song to another
Select from the dozens of EQ presets to tune the sound
Create your own EQ settings and save them for future use