Learn about Winamp® Media Player
What are the role, benefits and system requirements of Winamp Media Player?
Winamp is a proprietary media player introduced by Nullsoft for Windows based PC. Each version of Winamp is coming up with loads of new features and improvements. It has lots of advanced features like updated interface, iPod syncing, remote music access. It is multi-format freeware and supports playback of Windows Media video and Nullsoft streaming video. Winamp is noted for its graphical sound visualization and media library features. It has extensible support for portable devices like iPod, USB thumb drive. Winamp makes it easier to discover new music online and incorporate it into your library without having to download it through your browser. User can manually import them to the media library. Winamp uses a high quality IIS based Mp3 decoder for playback. The MP3 encoder used is based on LAME. Winamp is supported by 500MHz Pentium III with 128MB RAM and 15MB hard disk space. For accessing all online service features Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher is required. 1xspeed or greater CD Burner is necessary for burning.
Discussed below are some of features of Winamp Media Player:
- Media library
- Playback formats
Winamp media library enables users to create rule based list of media files. Favorite videos and songs can be organized in one place. It supports Internet radio and TV and user can easily tune into favorites channels by bookmarking it for future access. You can also burn music to CD or transfer it to portable devices.
Winamp allows playing wide varieties of specialized media formats like MP3, mpeg4, M4A, FLAC, WAV and WMA. It supports many types of streaming media like Internet radio, Internet television, Podcasts and also enables users to access their media libraries via Internet connections. Gapless playback for MP3 and replay gain for volume leveling across tracks is its additional playback feature.
Podcatchers are technological advancement that provides the users, luxury of choosing any kind of audio content to transmit. Winamp has a built-in podcatcher that updates your MP3 download and music store. Winamp podcatcher is also capable of displaying articles as well as downloading and playing the same content as streaming media. It can be downloaded with any kind of Operating Systems.
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