Winamp 5.623

Winamp supports a wide variety of contemporary and specialized music file formats, including MIDI, MOD, MPEG-1 audio layers 1 and 2, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV, OGG Vorbis, and Windows Media Audio. It supports gapless playback for MP3 and AAC, and Replay Gain for volume leveling across tracks. In addition, Winamp can play and import music from audio CDs, optionally with CD-Text, and can also burn music to CDs. Winamp supports playback of Windows Media Video and Nullsoft Streaming Video, as well as most of the video formats supported by Windows Media Player. 5.1 Surround sound is supported where formats and decoders allow.

Winamp supports many types of streaming media: Internet radio, Internet telelvision, XM Satellite Radio, AOL video, Singingfish content, podcasts, and RSS media feeds. It also has extendable support for portable media players, and users can access their media libraries anywhere via internet connections.

You can extend Winamp's functionality through the use of plug-ins, which are available on the Winamp site.

Changelog:

* Fixed: mp3 decoding errors at end of file (should fix reported CD burning errors)
* Fixed: [aacdec] Detection of parametric stereo for AAC files made with older encoders
* Fixed: [enc_fhgaac] MP4 encoder not always closing on errors or aborted transfers
* Fixed: [in_avi] Crashing with certain malformed AVI files
* Fixed: [in_flac & in_mp4] Memory leaks
* Fixed: [in_mod] Bounds check for comments parsing
* Fixed: [pmp] Multithreaded race condition (now supports thread-safe transfers)
* Fixed: [pmp_android] Embedded album art being deleted on transfers
* Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
* Updated: [enc_fhgaac] Fraunhofer AAC Encoder v3.2.4
* Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.2.5

Download: Winamp 5.623 | 15.7 MB (Freeware)
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Thanks for the info.

While I cannot be sure, I don't believe MediaMonkey uses Apple DLLs, as I've used it on my office PC (in portable mode, stored on the iPod itself), which has never had iTunes installed.

I used to use ml_ipod with my 1st gen and 4th gen.Nanos, however as you probably know, the 5th gen. Nano is not supported.

As the post on the Winamp forum noted, it should be theoretically possible to support newer iPods using the gtkpod code. However I get the impression that the devs are keen to focus on Android, rather than playing cat and mouse with Apple. I don't blame them, of course, however as a Winamp fan, I would much rather use my preferred player/manager.

osm0sis said,
Unfortunately Apple have made it very difficult and the method MediaMonkey uses can't legally be done by others.

I'm curious - do you have any more info on this?

Cute James said,

I'm curious - do you have any more info on this?

As I understand it from lurking around the Winamp forums for years, Apple has obfuscated the DB on the iOS devices, and as soon as people figure out how to do it, they generally block the method because they want people to only be able to use iTunes. Winamp has had support for the newer devices in preliminary stages a number of times but then a new iOS revision comes out and all that work goes down to the tubes, so they basically gave up. Same goes for Songbird's iPod support.

http://forums.winamp.com/showt...d.php?p=2724648#post2724648

I believe I read the MediaMonkey support uses unlicensed Apple DLLs or processes that I don't think are technically allowed to be used that way.

http://forums.winamp.com/showp...p?p=2737256&postcount=4

Edited by osm0sis, Dec 10 2011, 5:32pm :

I still use Winamp regularly, however without support for modern iPods, I believe MediaMonkey is currently the only iTunes alternative for transferring music/podcasts to my 5th gen. Nano.

I still use Winamp regularly, however without support for modern iPods, I believe MediaMonkey is the only iTunes alternative for transferring music/podcasts.

this used to be nice but Foobar2000 is my audio program of choice as it's just more simple and can convert from FLAC to MP3 etc quite well.

so basically i used WinAMP for ages up until about the last half year or so and dumped WinAMP entirely.

* Updated: [enc_fhgaac] Fraunhofer AAC Encoder v3.2.4

i am pretty sure Nero's AAC encoder and Apple's (iTunes) are considered the best for the AAC audio format.

ThaCrip said,
this used to be nice but Foobar2000 is my audio program of choice as it's just more simple and can convert from FLAC to MP3 etc quite well.

so basically i used WinAMP for ages up until about the last half year or so and dumped WinAMP entirely.

i am pretty sure Nero's AAC encoder and Apple's (iTunes) are considered the best for the AAC audio format.

Actually according to the recently made latest test from Hydrogenaudio, Fraunhoofer AAC is close to Apple AAC which is the one that gave the best results overall. Nero AAC has lost its magic and is no longer updated, apparently Nero is about to release an HD-AAC command line encoder soon.

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/f...s/index.php?showtopic=90403