A new release of Winamp popped up in my tech news feed this morning and I found myself installing it on my Windows 10 machine a few minutes later. Guess what, I’ve been using it ever since.
I am glad the logo of this fan’s favorite music player hasn’t changed. Seeing it from my taskbar brings back some old memories from early 2000s’.
And it doesn’t disappoint, lightweight, feature-rich, and sounds great.
How lightweight is it? Compared to Chrome, Firefox, it feels nothing added to the system.
Feature wise, I can listen to not only MP3 files I have in my library, but other online resources too, such as online radio stations, all organized by genre while still can be searched by a station, artist as well. Heck, I can add my favorite podcasts and use it as my Windows podcast player too.
And if you don’t have an Equalizer for your Windows installed, you can enable and customize the Winamp’s built-in Equalizer instead. You can start with one of the presets in the app or import one if you already have one you like.
Frankly, I might leave it on my computer for a while.
According to the owner,
This version is not an ongoing project but be sure that we are currently working hard on a future new Winamp.
It seems Winamp will still be with us for the near future, though we don’t know when the new release will be.