Winamp Alternative

A leaked version of Winamp 5.8 recently spread over the Internet. Consequently, we have decided to make this new version available to you, revised by us. We therefore recommend that you download this version rather than any other as we guarantee it is safe for you to use. All in all, Winamp Alternative works in a similar way as QuickTime Alternative (a codec version of QuickTime), if you're more familiar with the latter. By including some of the most significant.

Winamp is a free multimedia player that allow users to play audio and video files. Is the most popular player for MP3 music. It supports synchronization with iTunes library.

This name is associated with MP3 format, a file type that has a small size and preserve the quality of audio file.

Users can add and organize playlists, includes many options and settings to tweak if you need to customize its behavior. Also, includes many themes (skins) and there are different plugins available to add new features.

Is able to output radio stations that are available online, so you can add a local playlist, a CD disc, different radio stations and listen what you want and when you want from a single application.

File Details

File Size3.6 MB
LicenseFreeware
Operating SystemWindows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date AddedAugust 10, 2006
Total Downloads27,379
PublisherWinamp Alternative
HomepageWinamp Alternative

Publisher's Description

Winamp Alternative is a free alternative codec to Winamp. With it you can play ShoutCast streams without installing Winamp.

Winamp For Windows 10 64 Bit

This codec installs The Gabest ShoutCast Source Filter; Media Player Classic 6.4; VP5 Plugin for Real player (to play some nsv streams in Real player); OGG Vorbis/Theora Plugin for Real; and Mozilla Firefox NSV: VP3/MP3 Plugin.

Sephiroth.. reviewed v1.1 on Mar 14, 2008

Nikki, actually exist a Firefox alternative, this its call Opera and it much better, but who need a Winamp alternative if Winamp is a totally bloated crap. Aimp and XMPlay kickass to winamp ;)

doctorsmith reviewed v1.1 on Aug 15, 2007

I'm sticking with Winamp Alternative Alternative ;-)

Nikkie reviewed v1.1 on Nov 2, 2006

see what happens when everyone goes anti for no reason.. this is the birth of that nonsense.
next.firefox alternative !!
ok.**runs**

bugmenot reviewed v1.1 on Aug 13, 2006

flashhh: why don't you just install Winamp 5 with the classic interface then? --> New core, good ole' look.

flashhh reviewed v1.1 on Aug 12, 2006

Winamp 5 has a crappy interface, and the old versions are full with system issues. I personally reinstalled my windows copy because of a Winamp 2 version.

the artist reviewed v1.1 on Aug 11, 2006

Xiaomi cast to lg tv. no watchapa, this is totally needless crap.

smanofsteel76 reviewed v1.1 on Aug 11, 2006

I can't believe anyone would want an alternative to the best! What's the point? Get the real thing. WINAMP RULES!!!!

arossetti reviewed v1.1 on Aug 11, 2006

Well, the program works as advertised hence the 5 rating, but is it needed? When the alternative is bigger than the original, and the original can be lightened further upon installation, the point of the alternative is...what?

ds0934 reviewed v1.1 on Aug 11, 2006

Crap. Who needs and alternative to the alternative? There are plenty of shoutcast players out there. WinAmp does more than just shoutcast radio and tv and mp3 libraries. Oh yeah, it's still free. You don't need pro unless you can't handle using a separate util for burning cd's. Geez.

Watchapa reviewed v1.1 on Aug 10, 2006

Question : if I have QT and Real Alt, having Winamp Alt is it usefull ? (I use MPC and foobar)
Thanks.

Your Rating

Sephiroth.. reviewed v1.1 on Mar 14, 2008

Nikki, actually exist a Firefox alternative, this its call Opera and it much better, but who need a Winamp alternative if Winamp is a totally bloated crap. Aimp and XMPlay kickass to winamp ;)

doctorsmith reviewed v1.1 on Aug 15, 2007

I'm sticking with Winamp Alternative Alternative ;-)

Nikkie reviewed v1.1 on Nov 2, 2006

see what happens when everyone goes anti for no reason.. this is the birth of that nonsense.
next.firefox alternative !!
ok.**runs**

bugmenot reviewed v1.1 on Aug 13, 2006

flashhh: why don't you just install Winamp 5 with the classic interface then? --> New core, good ole' look.

flashhh reviewed v1.1 on Aug 12, 2006

Winamp 5 has a crappy interface, and the old versions are full with system issues. I personally reinstalled my windows copy because of a Winamp 2 version.

the artist reviewed v1.1 on Aug 11, 2006

no watchapa, this is totally needless crap.

smanofsteel76 reviewed v1.1 on Aug 11, 2006

I can't believe anyone would want an alternative to the best! What's the point? Get the real thing. WINAMP RULES!!!!

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arossetti reviewed v1.1 on Aug 11, 2006

Well, the program works as advertised hence the 5 rating, but is it needed? When the alternative is bigger than the original, and the original can be lightened further upon installation, the point of the alternative is...what?

ds0934 reviewed v1.1 on Aug 11, 2006

Crap. Who needs and alternative to the alternative? There are plenty of shoutcast players out there. WinAmp does more than just shoutcast radio and tv and mp3 libraries. Oh yeah, it's still free. You don't need pro unless you can't handle using a separate util for burning cd's. Geez.

Watchapa reviewed v1.1 on Aug 10, 2006

Question : if I have QT and Real Alt, having Winamp Alt is it usefull ? (I use MPC and foobar)
Thanks.

stevetures reviewed v1.1 on Aug 10, 2006

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This product works as advertised, but I'm not sure its necessary. Most of the problems that you could find with Winamp are subjective. The most objective problem is that it's owned by AOL and doesn't employ the original team, and occasionally bundles songs and icons from AOL. But they are opt-out, and don't really weight the product down. Oh and the video suppose could be better (though you can opt-out of that too)
Besides, if you wanted a smaller footprint, just choose your install size, memory size. You can uninstall any plugins you don't like (never to be seen/loaded again). It doesn't steer you in any proprietary direction (hey, anyone who offers a free true mp3 encoder is asking for a lawsuit from Frauenhofer).
On the other hand, the Quicktime and Real alternatives are great (the Real Alternative is used in my organization with 0 complaints so far). Real Enterprise Desktop blue-screened a number of my machines before the switch to Real Alternative, and that makes for one unhappy IT admin. The quicktime alternative works but isn't quite as necessary as Quicktime is a more mature and user-friendly application.

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httpd.confused reviewed v1.04 Final on Sep 9, 2005

What's not to like about Winamp? Plenty. The inconvenient, cutesy interface in general. The crappy media library. And for old versions like the one recommended below, the security vulnerabilities.
Does that pretty much sum it up enough for you?

1uk3 reviewed v1.04 Final on Sep 8, 2005

Very good codec pack. Highly recommended if Winamp is not a player you regularly use like me.

flashhh reviewed v1.04 Final on Sep 5, 2005

This is just a mini codecs pack which will only make your computer support Nullsoft Media without messing with Winamp. I think it should be awarded.
Still, winamp sucks for me.

QQ reviewed v1.04 Beta 2 on Aug 25, 2005

Winamp Alternative Reddit

mj132, could you please render shoutcast source in graphedit for me, using winamp? no? you can't? well, then if you have no clue - why rate it?