Winamp Classic

Media player compatible with Windows, Android, and OS X

7.5

141 Votes

  • Category Players
  • License Free
  • Version Full 2.95
  • Size 2.48 MB
  • Works under Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows 7 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 95 / Windows 8
  • Language English
  • Program by Nullsoft

Winamp Classic is a well-known media player application that makes it easy to play your songs and created customized playlists. While it has lost some popularity to other programs in the last couple of years, it was once the world's most popular music player software. Back in the year 2000, when MP3 music was starting to gain traction, the Winamp player had over 25 million users. If you're feeling a bit nostalgic for the music player that you used when you were younger or want to try one of the most iconic programs from the early days of the Internet, you'll find what you're looking for by downloading and installing Winamp.

This program is version 2.95 of Nullsoft's media player and was released over 17 years ago. It gives you the classic interface that made Winamp a success when it was launched and can play all of your MP3 files with ease. Even though Winamp Classic also supports video playback, it may not be able to handle the latest video formats or HD video. You can use it to play MP3 files stored on your PC or a removable drive, as well as read music CDs. The software is able to connect to some online radio and TV services, but relies on older technology which is no longer used by any commercial online service.

Winamp Classic is less than 3 MB in size and can work with all versions of the Windows operating system, including Windows 95. If you have an old PC or laptop that you want to use as part of a DIY home entertainment system, you can use it as the "engine" that powers your setup, as it has been shown to run well even on computers that were built more than 20 years ago.

Pros

  • One of the classics from the early days of online music.
  • Can play and organize your MP3 files and supports playing from audio CDs.
  • Works perfectly on old computers.

Cons

  • Doesn't support modern streaming services or video formats.
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