Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity music player for Windows. Winamp supports playback of many audio (MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc) and video types (AVI, ASF, MPEG, NSV), custom appearances called skins (supporting both classic Winamp 1.x/2.x skins and Winamp 3 freeform skins), audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins (including two industry dominating visualization plug-ins), an advanced media library, Internet radio and TV support, CD ripping, and CD burning.

This Full version plays MP3s, AAC, WMA, and more; Compatible with Winamp 2 Plug-ins; Full Support for classic and modern skins; Plays Videos; has a Powerful Media Library; Browse Internet Radio & TV Stations; Integrated Internet Music Videos & Songs; Bundled Visualizations; and Burn & Rip CDs.

Winamp features: a playlist editor and a 10-band graphic equalizer with user-definable presets that can automatically load specific files. It also includes Windows Media Technology 4.0 input/output support and the industry-standard Fraunhofer MP3 decoder.


  • Wireless desktop sync with Winamp for Android
  • iTunes Library Import
  • Major podcast overhaul including new directory powered by Mediafly
  • New Windows 7 support including taskbar player controls
  • Available in 16 languages including Turkish, Romanian & Brazilian Portuguese
  • Improved playlist generator
  • Add the Winamp Toolbar and control playback from your browser (optional)

What's New

Winamp 5.9.2 release notes

  • New: [ml_fanzone] Connect to the online Winamp Fanzone
  • New: [ml_hotmix] Connect to the Hotmix Radio service
  • Improved: [gen_crasher] Added correct Windows 11 detection method
  • Improved: [ml_wire] Replace internal IE engine with Qt v5.12 engine (w.i.p.)
  • Fixed: Erroneous "URL: Winamp Command Handler" filetype association
  • Fixed: [Big Bento] Drag titlebar issue
  • Fixed: [Big Bento] Config overlap issue
  • Fixed: [ml_local] Drag to rearrange smart view order causes corruption
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] Memory leaks
  • Misc: Added option for RC builds in Update notifications
  • Misc: All DLLs are now digitally signed
  • Misc: Many more general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Replaced: jnetlib.w5s functions moved to new wac_network.w5s component
  • Replaced: dlmgr.w5s functions moved to new wac_downloads.w5s component
  • Updated: [jpeg] ijg-libjpeg 9e

Final 5.9.1 Release Notes:

  • Improved: [ml_local / nde] Memory footprint reduction
  • Improved: [ml_local] Load time speedup and other optimizations
  • Improved: [ml_online] Increased maximum bandwidth (from 350 to 3500)
  • Improved: [playlist/ml_playlists/ml_pmp] Playlist loader/writer refactoring
  • Improved: [dlmgr] Increased buffer size for faster podcast downloads
  • Improved: [Bento skin] Increased menu & config widths to help with translations
  • Improved: [Installer] VS2019 runtime checker script (thanks Pawel Porwisz)
  • Fixed: Hang when reopening Winamp if previously placed on disconnected monitor
  • Fixed: [Installer] Silent install switch blocked by external dependencies
  • Fixed: [gen_ff] Windowshade and Docked Toolbar modes not remembered on restart
  • Fixed: [gen_tray] Settings not being saved after Winamp restart
  • Fixed: [in_mp4/libmp4v2] Overflow and seek issues with specific mp4 videos
  • Fixed: [in_wave/libsndfile] Error parsing list subchunks with some riff headers
  • Fixed: [ml_downloads] Cancelling multi-selection only cancelled first item
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] Crash when editing playlist entry
  • Fixed: [ml_wire/xml] Display of non-Latin characters in Podcasts
  • Fixed: [out_ds] Crossfader broken in Bento/Modern skin EQ
  • Fixed: [out_ds] Potential buffer overflow issues
  • Fixed: [out_wasapi] Crash on opening flv videos (rendering still needs fixing)
  • Fixed: [playlist/ml_playlists] Memory leaks
  • Fixed: [playlist/ml_playlists] Reported issues with special/unicode characters
  • Fixed: [vis_avs] AVS Editor menu not localized when lang pack applied
  • Misc: Many more general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Misc: Replaced nu::PtrMap with std::map and nu::PtrList with std::vector
  • Misc: [vcpkg] changed from manifest to classic mode
  • Removed: [wbm] Lazy-loading wbm system files (no longer required)
  • Updated: [in_flac/enc_flac] libFLAC 1.4.2
  • Updated: [in_mod] libopenmpt 0.6.6
  • Updated: [OpenSSL] OpenSSL 3.0.5
  • Updated: [vpx] libvpx 1.12.0
  • Updated: [xml] expat 2.4.9
  • Updated: [zlib] zlib 1.2.13
  • New/Improved: [ml_downloads/ml_playlists] Download context menu in ML
  • New: [ml_nft] Import, play and download music from your NFT Library (optional)