20 October 2007

Winamp 5.5 - 10th Anniversary Edition

That's right, 10th Anniversary, the first version of Winamp came out in 1997. Interestingly, on the 6th of August that year, Microsoft bought a $150 million share of the "financially troubled" Apple.

Since I bought my iPod (2004) I've pretty much exclusively used iTunes however, my foray into the world of FLAC has meant that it's not really meeting my requirements any more and I've been looking for a media library application with better format support.

I'll be posting a feature comparison and which one I've decided to go with in the coming weeks but until then I'll just say that I'm impressed with Winamp 5.5 so far. I'm only using the free version however it seems to have come a long way since the last time I used it. Features I'm particularly enjoying are:

  • Album art
  • Advanced SQL query style smart playlist generation
  • iPod support
  • Ripping to FLAC


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