Welcome to Winamp. It 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 just some of the hot, new things you can do with the latest version of Winamp:
- 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 Audio CDs. Burn baby burn!
- 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 its functionality through the use of "plug-ins". It's like the Mr. Potato Head® of music.
- Winamp can manage all of your portable media players and devices. Plug in, turn on, tune in, drop out...
- Winamp allows you to alter the sound of your music through a built-in Equalizer. An audio receiver right on your computer.
- Winamp allows you to watch visual effects that are driven from your music with Visualizations. From flaming fireballs to screaming strobe effects, it's all there.
Some sweet treats you get only with Winamp Pro:
- Rip and burn your audio CDs at speeds of up-to 48x
- Rip your audio CDs to high-quality MP3
- Convert other formats to MP3
- Play MPEG-4 video formats straight out-of-the-box
Note that the last version of Winamp Pro was v5.66.
As from v5.8, Winamp is fully freeware again.
All the above ex-Pro-only features are in v5.8 except for CD Burning.
The reintroduction of CD Burning is planned for a forthcoming release.