The World’s Best Mediaplayer WinAMP is Back! Media player classic at its best!

Almost every platform got a form of WinAMP. This is one of worlds best mediaplayer still, and now it is out in a new version 5.8. Back in the days before we got our music from the cloud services such as YouTube, Spotify and iTunes, almost everyone used this player for listen to music by using the MP3 music format.

World's Best Mediaplayer WinAMP is Back with Full Nostalgia
WinAMP 5.8 is back for Windows 8.1 and up

WinAMP is still World’s Best Mediaplayer for any platform

When it came to players, there is no player that is more popular than WinAMP. I add big letters for AMP, because its what we wrote when we mentioned about the player back in the days!

Whether you like all kinds of skins, the visualizers, or just a media player with a ton of options. WinAMP was one of the players that had it all. And now this player is back! Yes, WinAMP 5.8 is just out! It is back with changes that make it compatible with today’s modern operating systems such as Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

World's Best Mediaplayer WinAMP is Back with Full Nostalgia for Windows
What would whip the llama’s ass?

Radionomy purchased the media player classic WinAMP player

In the beginning it was Nullsoft that made WinAMP. Then AOL got the rights and Back in 2014, Radionomy purchased WinAMP from AOL.

This company promised to keep WinAMP alive, and it seems like they have kept their promise. Radionomy is now a company that keeps the nostalgia flow with this news that is just out. With their promise to continue developing WinAMP to improve its functions. Those promises were mostly seen with some doubtful views as Radionomy haven’t shown any new updates with any new release or update in the past 4 years.

Radionomy has stated that they are not stopping here and have big plans for Winamp.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Radionomy CEO Alexandre Saboundjian, revealed that a massive release is planned for 2019 that aims to add cloud support for streaming music, podcasts, and more.

“There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience,” Saboundjian stated in the interview. “You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts, to streaming radio stations, to a playlist you perhaps have built.”

So it is nice to see them taking this mediplayer serious. Finally, WinAMP can revive itself.  Big news for 2019! But also great news got released today about Winamp 5.8, which is released in all its nostalgic glory. Finally!


This is the very first WinAMP update in 4 years! With its expanding control panels, car stereo like skins, hard core settings, and its visualizers that you can stare at for hours, WinAMP is ready to rock and roll! World’s best mediaplayer is back!

World's Best Mediaplayer WinAMP is Back with Full Nostalgia for Windows
AmigaAMP running in AmigaOS 3.9 on Amiga 500 with 68080.

Amiga platform got AmigaAMP which is still in Development

While Radionomy is doing a very good mediaplayer for the Windows platform. There is also AmigaAMP version of the mediaplayer, which been developed for a long time. Last version came out last year. I am personally using it for listening to music from our Amiga 500 with a 68080 CPU at Distrita. The 14-bit sound that Paula produce, is the best thing for my ears. So, I can’t live without it!

You might wonder what the songs which is listed in my AmigaAMP Playlist is. Well. It is the brand new album made by Psyria. This a dance music artist that is using Amiga for making lovely eurodance dance type of music. It is really nice music genre, which you can listen too on our Eurodance niche site here! And you can read all about it on Amitopia, where you also get some interesting answers about what sort of hardware and software that he uses.


Also our niche Amitopia Amiga Magazine site got a big Thank You from Psyria. Where you find link to where you can buy Psyria’s Moving On album.


World's Best Mediaplayer WinAMP is Back with Full Nostalgia for Windows

Here is all of the official Changes in Winamp 5.8

New: Windows Audio (WASAPI) Output plug-in (w.i.p.)
Improved: Added an option to completely disable Winamp’s video support
Improved: Added an auto-fullscreen option to video prefs
Improved: Added /ENUMPLAYLISTS to the command-line support
Improved: Windows 8.1 and 10 compatibility
Improved: [in_mod] OpenMPT-based Module Player (replaces old MikMod player)
Improved: [ml_playlists] Added browse path & edit title functions in Ctrl+E editor
Improved: [Bento] Updated scrollbars and buttons and other tweaks (thanks Martin)
Improved: [Bento & Modern skins] Added a Playlist Search feature (thanks Victor)
Fixed: New URLs not being remembered after using Reset history in Open URL dialog
Fixed: Various memory leaks
Fixed: [gen_tray] Not showing correct current icon pack in preferences
Fixed: [in_avi] Divide-by-zero crash with badly formed files (thanks ITDefensor)
Fixed: [in_mp3] Crashing with some ID3v2 tags
Fixed: [ml_wire] Slow loading issue
Fixed: [ssdp] Crash on load if jnetlib was not correctly initialized
Misc: Minimum required OS is now Win XP sp3 (Windows 7 or higher recommended)
Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
Misc: Moved shared DLLs to Winamp\Shared folder
Removed: All former “Pro” licensed functions (Winamp is now 100% freeware again)
Removed: gen_jumpex & UnicodeTaskbarFix (making way for native implementations)
Removed: ml_nowplaying
Removed: [in_wm] DRM support
Replaced: CD playback and ripping now using native Windows API (instead of Sonic)
Replaced: MP3 Decoder now mpg123 based (instead of Fraunhofer)
Replaced: AAC Decoder now using Media Foundation (Vista and higher)
Replaced: H.264 Decoder now using Media Foundation (Vista and higher)
Replaced: MPEG-4 Pt.2 Decoder now using Media Foundation (Vista and higher)
Updated: [in_vorbis] libogg 1.3.3 & libvorbis 1.3.6
Updated: [libFLAC] FLAC 1.3.2
Updated: [libyajl] libyajl v2.1.0
Updated: [OpenSSL] OpenSSL v1.0.1i
Updated: [png] libpng v1.5.24.



Get the latest WinAMP 5.8 for Windows 8.1 and Up here


Source: AmigaAMPWinAMP, BleepingComputer