Being discontinued since December 2013
, one of its latest available versions is Winamp 5.7.3444 beta, which runs on Windows 8 and which is still downloaded by thousands of users.
Winamp has been around for many years due to its easy-to-use interface, flexibility and high fidelity play-back.
Winamps plays a variety of audio files (MP3, AAC, WAV, OGG, MOD, S3M, XM, MIDI) and the next types of video files: AVI, MPEG, NSV and ASF.
For those users which only listen to music in Winamp, they should know that this reliable piece of software offers a wider range of features than expected.
Install the latest version of Winamp and explore visualization and audio effect plug-ins; organize your contents in the advanced media library provided by Winamp; enjoy radio and TV support and even perform CD ripping and burning.
When installing Winamp, you have the possibility of accepting or refusing the “Winamp Toolbar” which is embedded into your Internet browser.
Compared to previous beta builds, this version includes several improvements. With the 3444 release, you can use an up/down spinner control on the playlist configuration page which helps you adjust the font size.
Furthermore, you have the possibility to uninstall when beta revisions expire.
The stability of the Winamp 5.7.3444 beta has been significantly improved and some crashes have been eliminated.
The most important changes in this version of Winamp include the following: having the possibility to disable the mouse wheel from changing the volume, extra notification area tooltips up to 128 characters instead of 64, using a Reset button to clear history in the Open/Add URL dialog, removing invalid characters from playlist name on export and many others.
Despite of viewing more and more contents on the Web and storing our information in the cloud rather than on our computers, Winamp still has its place on any computer and it has not lost its usefulness.