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Album List 2

Updated to 2.06

Updated to 2.06


Album List is back! Totally rewritten to take advantage of Winamp5 and added a lot of new features! In a nutshell, Album List takes your organized directories and turns them into an easy to use list.

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March 6, 2004 by Safai Ma468800 downloads

Album List 2 - Updated to 2.06

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The Albumlist plugin for the modern skin.

Even though the Media Library will do for most people, this little plugin gives a different perspective on your music collection. It will also start your music where you left of when you last closed Winamp.


This plug-in is not working properly for me in the latest (5.581) Winamp. It crashes when you try to change options. - September 8, 2010 by Paul B

Hey, I signed up just to say THANK YOU. This program is just what I needed and it works perfectly even in Windows 7. - July 13, 2010 by [email protected]

Awesome - This is the missing funcionality in winAMP - March 22, 2009 by Oscar Salinas

Doesn't work v5.54 - Please let me know if updated to work w/ current winamp.I remember this being good the last time I used it. - February 25, 2009 by Simon Dedman

Was the most prefered pugin for me! - Look at the date of the submission, and check out other peoples comments. This does not work for current version of Winamp. Perfect if you still have a winamp 2 or 3 somewhere!That said.....This Plug-in WAS GREAT! Loved the album art for its time! I kept installed through the winamp upgrades until i purchased pro and did a clean install for winamp. What I did not know was this little guy did the "play random album" after the last track in your play list has finished. I miss that feature SO much! I could also use a new way of starting the play list exactly where it left off when winamp is closed. To the author: Since winamp basically incorporates your idea for the album list in its media library now, could you create a small simple plug-in with just the two mentioned features? PLEASE?!Great Work for its time! I used it, I loved it... back in the day. - January 23, 2009 by Highley Devine

genious, but then... - The best plugin ever, but it causes winamp to crash when I opened the preferences! And I'm not the only one! I use Winamp 5.531. Hopefully it will be corrected so that it will do it's function.... - July 6, 2008 by Jan Guenther

super, then disappointed - This would be an awesome pulg-in, but it is still not doing what you expect from such a pulg-in: Display your album folders together with the cover and to display a songlist of every album if you click on it. It would also be nice if one could group the albums (not the single songs) according to music style. Unfortunately Winamp also crashed after installing the plug-in when I open Winamp's preferences. As a result, I returned to the old Plug-In "Dynamic Library" which still works much better for me. - February 11, 2008 by Jrg Hammer

thnx - merci - January 24, 2008 by koko nagy

Works great, love it. But... - ...I just wish I could sort a little more. Artist>Year is a good start, but I'd like to be able to sort by path>artist>year, for example (I just don't like how "various artists" gets thrown in with the rest of the "V" artists, and for file sorting purposes I have albums and compilations separated). A few more options like that would be excellent, and would make this a perfect plugin. My suggestion would be to have drop-down menus in the Preferences window that allow the user to pick a few options for sorting instead of (in addition to?) the right-click menu. - January 24, 2008 by Captain Spectacular

Richard - hiy..............? - January 22, 2008 by Richard amilano

i love it - i love this plugini really like the options it has for it, mostly the play random album optionnice work ;) - December 12, 2007 by adam ferguson

Bah. - Don't bother if you don't sort your mp3's into "album" folders, or include the album title in your mp3 names. I don't use either of these sorting conventions and thus found that Album List didn't provide me with a useable list. However, I don't give it a zero rating for that... I give it a zero rating because my Winamp is now screwed up as a result of installing this plug-in. It crashes every time I open Winamp's preferences. What a piece of junk. - December 5, 2007 by Ernest Olivier

This thing's great. - Works with 2.91 and 5.5. No need for me to bother with that iTunes junk any more - what I liked about iTunes is all taken care of with this plugin for my preferred, FLAC-supporting, player. - November 21, 2007 by Sloppy C

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mandarin - vion - October 1, 2007 by vion lie

best plug in (that could be even better) - awesome plug in... is there a chance for an upgrade including an integrated search bar? ...and an ID3 tag editor (for those tagged as "unknown album" or "Various Artists")?thanks bye{d} - August 28, 2007 by diego villegas

THE NUMBER 01 PLUG-IN!!! - If you have alot of full CDs on your computer and use winamp, this is the plug-in you have been looking for. After using this plug-in for around four months now I must say, without Album List 2 I could never use winamp again. I have about 46GB of music and hate loading just one CD at a time, so I had a 10000+ song playlist. That sucked hard so I started looking for a solution to my problem and found this little gem.THIS PLUG-IN ROCKS SO HARD! It does everything I ask it to, it does just what it said it did and does it well. I was close to giving up on winamp but not any more. THIS NEEDS TO BE BUILT IN WITH WINAMP FROM NOW ON!This plug-in gave me a new window to play with. The new window loads all of my music CDs from my selected music folder and will now show the info I choose to display in my list.The info I like to show is as followed, Artist name, CD title, Release year, Number of songs & total album run time. There is more info you can have it display and it will show whatever info you want, whatever way you want.The built in playlist window is now used for showing the tracks of the CD you choose from the Album List. The built in playlist works the exact same as it allways has. - June 10, 2007 by faggot dicksucker

Pretty awesome, but...! - This is definitely what Winamp needs, and makes listening to & browsing music a joy when you have all your album artwork in your collection.But beware the "Cache Covers" option (as of v2.06)! With just over 1,000 albums, each with their cover art (both in folder.jpg and embedded within each track), enabling "Cache Covers" causes winamp to freeze for up to 10 minutes when attempting to quit (otherwise a ctrl-alt-del to kill it). It will do this every time (implying it's trying to re-cache always upon exit, rather than use any old cache... or perhaps it's failing to create the cache each time).Disabling the cache doesn't cause this problem and it runs fine without the cache option, displaying album art extremely quickly each time... it's just that one problem just steals half a point from a 5 rating! Highly recommend this plugin to anyone! - May 20, 2007 by Azzer Cronin

Album List 2 - good - April 29, 2007 by ALES FERK

Fabulous, should be standard with WinAmp - I posted a comment on Jan. 7th, 2007 and would actually like that deleted. I have no idea why I had some trouble setting this neat plug-in up at first, but it works perfectly fine since. I like the visual of being able to select from all the neat thumbs, it's like selecting directly from my CD shelf. A very useful addition to the WinAmp library. Keep up the good work! Suggestion: In a future version I would like Album List to enhance the possibility to jump to a certain album, or to certain artists (in thumbs view). The way it works now it directly starts to play a certain album (which is not what "jump to" means). When you have 2,500 or more albums it's sometimes a bit tricky to search a particular album via the scroll bar only. So, the 'searchability' should probably be enhanced. - April 12, 2007 by az frankie

Awesome! - Great plug-in! One of the best plug-ins available for Winamp. Despite of some missing options (e.g. removing single albums), it's a must have for anyone o: - April 1, 2007 by Abi S.

Very Fun! - I enjoy this plug-in. It makes your music library seem like it has character by listing out the album covers. I enjoy opening winamp to this view all the time. Although, this version crashes when you view it in the preferences menu if you're running windows vista. you can go to their site and download the latest version that has a fix for it, though. And media library integration in the newer version, as well. - March 14, 2007 by Matt Davis

Excellent! - This plugin is brilliant! Thanx for this plugin. - February 25, 2007 by Steve Darken

not the latest version - get the latest version 2.06 here - February 16, 2007 by Peter Raptors

great job! - This is just perfect... I did not know this plug-in, this is all i have been looking for ever since I used Winamp 2. Great job, it should be included in the upcomming versions of winamp. - February 9, 2007 by Anibal Gamboa

Not essential - But well worth having. There was something special about looking through your record collection before Cd's and looking at all the covers. This brings back some of that enjoyment. Get it, it works well and is very easy to set up. Once set up just double click the album cover and your music playing. - February 3, 2007 by Peter Lockhart

Good Stuff - Simply Brilliant. Looks like a newer version is on their website which has media library integration. Do yourself a favor and check it out. - January 10, 2007 by Jim Amendola

Winamp crashed repeatedly - After installing the plug-in, it took a long time to scan all my albums (approx. 2,300 as of yet). Trying to configure th plug-in, WinAmp crashed repeatedly. I wasn't able to call the cover thumb view promoted here, or edit any other details. I'm not sure whether my rating is justified, but right now I'm disappointed. - January 6, 2007 by az frankie

Very Good - Does wat it says. Works perfect. Integrated in the ML. I had to download a newer version from the author's site to avoid crashing when going to the preferences. Very good plugin. Handy to see your albums, in groups if you want - January 4, 2007 by Assurancetournix B

Great Plug-ins! - I Love this Plug - ins. It's very usefull and yes, you can see the cover album on your library!!! - August 16, 2006 by dIEGO P.

Another great plug-in. - This does everthing it says it can do. To see all my albums and their covers in one window. It almost feels like shopping in a store to see them all at once. This by far is the best plug-in I have used for Winamp. Everytime a friend comes over and sees what it does they have to have it. I have given it to over 15 friends and they have given it to their friends and work mates. So far I haven't heard one complaint. I don't know how I got along without it all these years. The only bad thing I found with it is that I didn't know about it until a few months ago. lol Keep up the good work. - August 15, 2006 by The Apaleador

Very good so far - Extremely good plug-in with solid programming and great features. However, I do have a few issues with this which is why I only gave it 3 stars. 1. I'd like to see album list integrated into the media library views rather than being an external window. (see AlbumView plugin) 2. It is only possible to access the menu by right-clicking on an album, even when selecting "view" or other non-album-specific tasks. I'd like to see a title bar menu. 3. This one is asthetic only, but, I'd like a view that isn't so intensive. A bit of a space between the album covers with the artist/album displayed beneath (check out the AlbumView plug-in to see what I mean)... much easier on the eyes! 4. Some compilations appear as "various artists - album" whilst others appear as "track 1 artist - album" 5. 1700+ album covers - slows winamp down to a halt. Overall the plug-in has lots of potential. All the best bits of AlbumList and AlbumView would be the perfect jukebox/coverart plug-in. - January 11, 2006 by joe constantine

Essential Plugin - Ever want to listen to a random album instead of a random mp3 file? This plugin is the only way to manage it. An essential plugin, the functionality of which should have been integrated into winamp a long time ago. - October 28, 2005 by Aharon Varady

--- - speechless. I didn't expect to find everything I was looking for (except the Atrac3Plus-PlugIn, but who cares?) in one single plug-in. I even went back here AND registered just to rate your "!"-plug-in. One small thing keeps the 5th star from my rating (so, it's only a 4,9): The Language may be adaptable by the txt-file, but there are still a few words, that are NOT in this file, so those remain untranslated. And my englisch is nut sow gewd. ;-) - October 24, 2005 by Michi Miller

best plugin ever - totally awesome plugin actually does more then it says in the description, hard to find cover view though (right click a list object an access the view menu) - May 14, 2005 by eric neuman

This plugin should be included by default with a Winamp download - Excellent plugin! This plugin has lots of kick-ass features and good configurability. It makes browsing with albums, mp3s and playlists much easier and cooler too, thanks to the album cover view. - March 16, 2005 by Winamp_Fanboy McFanboy

Toaster - This is really great, certainly when you have more than 1000 mp3-albums! Use this in combination with the "Toaster" plugin by Shane Hird and get covers from to get that real CD-collection-experience! - March 13, 2005 by simon sabbe

Brilliant Plugin - I do love the winamp ML - can't fault it in any way... but this is awesome to quikly view your album info (especially total playing time) if u have loads of music and often listen to albums as a whole. The winamp ML should really have something like this built in to it. Brilliantly made - totally configurable, including global hotkeys - and it doesnt matter what skin u use, as it uses the current skin to build its apperance! (if u get what i mean). -well worth the download - March 10, 2005 by Rue Davies

LOVE THE COVER VIEW - This is what I have been looking for forever! I LOVE the album cover view, it is AWESOME!! I feel like I'm pickin cds again... EXCELLENT job, 5+ stars! - December 8, 2004 by Josh Morales

PERFECT! - I love it! Very customizable! This is the perfect accesory to winamp, I have about 100 CD's with covers and now I can pick them easily and nicely. An idea: Allow for customization of the album cover's size in pixels. I want larger covers... - November 23, 2004 by Daniel Leyzberg

A classic plugin! - Good to see a classic WA2 plugin is still around, and better than ever. - July 25, 2004 by Clay Stallard

Great plugin!!! - Yea, great and all but it would b nice to have all more of the funktiones in the global hotkeys list. Like play random album and such... Otherwise dont change a thing, unless its for the better. :) - June 19, 2004 by Emil Palm

Great Tool... A few problems - This is a great tool for someone like me who likes to listen to full albums (it is easier to read than the Media Library). It seems to not pick up the time on all albums though (I can't figure out when it is working and when it is not). It also mislabes some albums (this seems to be random also). The only other thing I would recommend is to have an option to alway add the album to the play list sorted by track number. For some reason some get added based on the track name. - May 30, 2004 by Todd Berman

great - Although AL was designed before the the ML, it still has enough features to keep it usable. Great for people who love 1970's FM radio (Listening to complete albums at a time). Ver 2 is based on the ML instead of the PL so it is completely Skinable with all modern Skins! - March 10, 2004 by jake sulzener