At that time, Ogg Vorbis was still a new format.
The advantages offered by Ogg Vorbis are smaller file size, high sound quality, and better restitution.
Ogg Vorbis is still considered as one of the best lossy codecs.
Various improvements have been made to the last update: changed the “estimate bitrate” user interface string to “nominal bitrate” for extra accuracy, merged the two different installers (v1.1 and Archer) into a single one (the user can choose one of the two modes when installation begins), and added a SSE processor detection in the installer, preventing users from installing versions which are not compatible with their computers.
This application’s final release was in 2005, version 1.1 for Winamp 5.