A flexible and sophisticated application for playing and managing your music
Winamp is more than just a player. It's your window to the multimedia world. From MP3s to streaming video, Winamp is the one place you go to feed your audio/video habit.
Here are some key features of "Winamp 5":
· Winamp can use both Modern and Classic skins, so you can be both hip and retro at the same time.
· Winamp gives you easy and organized access to your favorite media. That's what you call mass media
· Winamp can play a huge variety of audio and video formats right out of the box... err... out of the installation.
· You get access to hundreds of free audio and video channels in the Media Library. This ain't your father's library.
· Winamp can burn your music to CDs.
· Winamp makes it easy to create and manage your favorite songs through playlists. Yes, you can be your own DJ.
· Winamp allows you to extend it's functionality through the use of "plug-ins" Its like the Mr. Potato Head of music.
· Winamp will allow you to alter the sound of your music through a built-in Equalizer. An audio receiver right on your PC.
· Winamp allows you to watch visual effects that are driven from your music with Visualizations. From flaming fireballs to screaming strobe effects, its all there.
What's New in This Release:
· New: Chinese, Japanese & Korean installer translations and language packs
· New: [in_swf] Adobe Shockwave Flash (SWF, RTMP) playback support
· New: [gen_dropbox] Winamp DropBox alpha (use: Ctrl-Shift-D)
· New: [Online Services] AOL Radio featuring CBS Radio (requires in_flv)
· Improved: Background reading option for playlist metadata
· Improved: Classic songticker scrolling for Winamp Modern skin pledit winshade
· Improved: Vista elevation (fixes: installing skins, filetype reg, Pro reg)
· Improved: Zero padding option for playlist item numbers
· Improved: [in_flv] Better streaming support and other improvements
· Improved: [in_mp3] Added APEv2 tag options to configuration
· Improved: [in_mp3] Optional retention of existing APEv2 headers
· Improved: [ml_disc] Artwork support for Data CD Reader
· Improved: [ml_disc] Better detection of any copy operations in progress
· Improved: [ml_disc] Improved start times if ml_disc view is active
· Improved: [ml_local] Redesigned 'Show Info' panel
· Improved: [ml_nowplaying] Redesigned 'Now Playing' artist experience
· Improved: [ml_playlists] Right-click option to sort list of playlists alphabetically
· Improved: [pmp_usb] Connect/Disconnect/Blacklist config options
· Fixed: Alt+F4 closing Winamp instead of individual dialogs
· Fixed: Bento browser redirecting network drive url's to Winamp Search
· Fixed: Blank playlist when in docked toolbar mode and Winamp is minimized
· Fixed: Modern skin component windows appearing individually in Alt+Tab
· Fixed: Multi-flashing on startup when previously closed whilst minimized to systray
· Fixed: Pure Virtual Function Call runtime crash errors
· Fixed: Redraw issue when built-in classic vis is disabled
· Fixed: Various multi-monitor docking issues
· Fixed: Various other 5.53-specific keyboard accelerator issues
· Fixed: [Bento] Drag+Drop into Playlist from Open Files dialog
· Fixed: [burnlib] 'CD Drive locked by another Winamp process' on 2nd burn attempt
· Fixed: [burnlib] 'Burner releasing failed' error
· Fixed: [dsp_sps] Crash on close when config Help dialog is still open
· Fixed: [enc_flac] MD5 checksum generation
· Fixed: [gen_ff] Attached vis plugin crash on winshade to normal mode in Modern skin
· Fixed: [gen_hotkeys] Assigning Winkey with already used Ctrl combinations
· Fixed: [gen_ml] Enter/Shift+Enter broken for ML treeview items (5.53-specific)
· Fixed: [in_cdda] Composer/Conductor logic bug when saving CDDB data to database
· Fixed: [in_flac] Minor metadata writing bugs
· Fixed: [in_midi] Seeking with 'DM/MS Synth' device in Streamed playback mode
· Fixed: [in_mp3] Crash on files with invalid/corrupt gapless data
· Fixed: [in_mp3] Create new ID3v1/v2 tags configuration setting
· Fixed: [in_vorbis] Huge lag on files with large embedded cover art
· Fixed: [in_vorbis] Metadata & Format Info display for streams in View File Info
· Fixed: [in_vorbis] Potential unicode-related crash on open/close issue
· Fixed: [jpeg.w5s] Saving corrupt album art
· Fixed: [ml_autotag] Results dialog hidden under Winamp when AOT is enabled
· Fixed: [ml_disc] Small resource leak
· Fixed: [ml_playlists] Enter/Shift+Enter broken for selected ML Playlist items
· Fixed: [ml_playlists / ml_transcode] Sending playlists from ML tree to Transcoder
· Fixed: [ml_wire] 404/timeout with valid rss feeds on Vista
· Misc: Miscellaneous localization tweaks, fixes & updates
· Misc: More miscellaneous general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
· Misc: Setup fixes (Agent not always starting, WLZ filetype not registering, etc)
· Misc: Various other 'Winamp Modern' & 'Bento' skin updates
· Misc: [enc_flac] Now encodes using libFLAC instead of Flake
· Updated: Bento skin v1.2
· Updated: freetype 2.3.7
· Updated: libpng 1.2.28
· Updated: [enc_lame] LAME 3.98..