Winamp is free multi-format media player that was initially released in 1997. It supports different kinds of playback formats such as AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MOD, MP3, MPEG-1, WAV, and WMA. Winamp also supports playback of video formats such as Nullsoft Streaming Video and Windows Media Video.
Winamp also supports various types of media streaming. Some of these are AOL video, internet radio, internet television, podcasts, and RSS media feeds. When playing something, you can view its album art, the artists’ biographies, and their discographies. You can also keep track of your personal favorites by browsing articles and visiting fan sites that are presented on the program.
Winamp is customizable according to the user’s preferences. Plug-ins, such as Special Effects and Visualization, may be added and are available on the Winamp site. Winamp players are ‘skinnable’ as well. You can change the interface or look of your player by downloading different skins that are available on the Winamp support site. The complete version includes over 50 color themes.
When using Winamp’s Playlist Editor, you can sort playlists by file name, path name, or title. You can open and save playlists using the Manage Playlist button as well. Additionally, surround sound is also supported on Winamp’s newest version. You can also extract tracks from CDs and burn files to disks as well.