Winamp set to return; will expand to multiple form factors

If you have been using a Windows computer since a while, you might remember a classic MP3 player called Winamp. It was used by almost everyone to play audio files. Their developers have now announced a beta release which makes it officially compatible with Windows 10 – and other older operating systems which were previously unsupported. This version of Winamp was leaked earlier as well and their plans to revive it were revealed.

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Winamp v5.8 now available

“A leaked version of Winamp 5.8 recently spread over the Internet. Consequently, we have decided to make this new version available to you, revised by us. We therefore recommend that you download this version rather than any other as we guarantee it is safe for you to use.This version is not an ongoing project but be sure that we are currently working hard on a future new Winamp. Scroll down to learn more!”

A beta version for Winamp v5.8 is now officially available for download. Some of the new features spotted in this release are-

  • Support for Windows Audio (WASAPI) Output plug-in (w.i.p) added.
  • An ability to just keep the Audio player capabilities enabled.
  • Auto fullscreen feature for videos.
  • Added /ENUMPLAYLISTES support on the command line.
  • Support for all Windows releases up to Windows 10.
  • CTRL + E editor support.
  • The buttons and scroll bars have got some minor upgrades.
  • New playlist feature added to Bento and Modern Skins.

The stable release of this new Winamp is expected to arrive somewhere around the Q1 of 2019.

You can learn more about this release and download it here.

Winamp is set to arrive for Windows 10, Android and iOS devices as well.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.