Winamp Heritage - Legacy resources of Winamp media player

Winamp player overview


Winamp Main Window

  • Winamp 5.5x 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 5.5x carries forward the unobtrusive "Window Shade" mode.

Above: Main Window

Above: 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


Winamp Library

  • 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
  • Online Services
    • 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
    • Purchase MP3s via the secure 7digital mp3 store
    • Other integrated features include: Winamp Charts, OurStage Radio, MP3 of the Day, TourTracker, Lyrics services, and more.
  • Now Playing
    • 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 (powered by Mediafly)
  • Easily manage all of your Portable Media Players. Winamp natively supports the following devices:
    • iPod (Original, Shuffle, Classic & Nano 1st-4th gen, but NOT iTouch or iPhone)
    • Creative Nomad/Zen/MuVo
    • PlaysForSure (P4S) devices
    • USB Thumbdrives
    • ActiveSync devices
    • Android smartphones

Above: Media Library Manager

Above: SHOUTcast Radio

Above: Now Playing

Winamp Browser

  • 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


Winamp Video

  • 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 Visualizations

  • Winamp 5.5 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 Equalizer

  • 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