Winamp
Old Version of Winamp 5.08
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Winamp 5.08
Supported Systems
Legacy OS support
Windows 95, NT, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
License
Freeware
Release Date
22 December, 2004 (10 years ago )

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System Requirements of Winamp 5.08
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
Program Information of Winamp 5.08
Version Name:
Winamp 5.08

File Size:
4.37 MB

Released Date:
22 December, 2004 (10 years ago)

MD5 Checksum:
ee0ff1e2a5d22855793467428d86fbf7

SHA1 Checksum:
4E3D6C0BDF9433C3BD49EF4E6CDC83D66ED7130B

Version History of Winamp 5.08
  • Change log not available
Winamp Screenshots
Winamp 5.08 shows main player added script/ActiveX disabling for Media Library's minibrowser. More
Winamp 5.08 shows now updated Media Library preferences screens and fixed visualization when playing CD tracks. More
Winamp 5.08 shows About dialog box created a new eMusic bundles. More
About Winamp

Winamp is a feature-rich commercial digital audio editing software developed by winamp Inc. It was first released to the public in April 1993, and is similar to applications like the open source Audacity, though offering powerful features at a very reasonable cost. It is freeware/shareware, multi-format, extensible with plug-ins and skins, and is noted for its graphical sound visualization, playlist and media library features. Winamp now can also be used as an RSS media feeds aggregator capable of displaying articles, downloading or playing that same content as streaming media. SHOUTcast Wire provides a directory and RSS subscription system for podcasts.

A version prior to the version 5 series still exists for download at the official website. All versions up to 4.26 can run on any Windows operating machine thus requiring a moderately fast computer to handle the program at it's best. But since 2004, winamp has evolved into a new era, changing from version 4 to 5, updating its visual aspect and introducing much more rich editing features and special effects, with the counter-effect of leaving old Windows versions compatibility such as 95, 98, 98SE obsolete (although winamp will still run on Windows 98SE, albeit unsupported) and render the software unusable on those systems. Also, the system requirements have increased considerably since now a Pentium 3 of 700 MHz and DirectX 8 are part of the minimum equipment required compared to the Pentium 2 of 300 MHz and DirectX 5. In some of the old shareware versions such as 4.13 you could continue editing as long as you like. You could perform 100 actions per session. After that a notification would be displayed for every operation. Fortunately you could just save your work and restart the program and you would once again be able to perform another 100 actions. There were no limitations in repeating this.

Winamp Features

  • Fast, high-quality, non-destructive editing, supporting up to high quality DVD format.
  • Real-time rich-graphics visuals; such as bar, waveform, spectrogram, spectrum, VU meter, etc.
  • A plethora of basic and advanced effects and filters such as noise reduction, compressor/expander, volume shaping, volume matcher, pitch, reverb, resampling, parametric EQ, etc provide functionality generally only found in very expensive audio editors.
  • Effect previewing lets you try an effect before committing to the change
  • Effect presets let you save favorite settings combinations for later reuse
  • DirectX Audio plug-in support provides a way to add new functions and additional file formats
  • A huge list of supported audio file formats, including but not limited to WAV, MP3, Windows Media Audio, Ogg, FLAC, AIFF, AU, Monkey's Audio, VOX, mat, snd, voc, etc.
  • Batch processing and conversion support lets you convert a set of files to a different format and applying effects.
  • Multiple undo levels
  • Edit multiple files at once
  • Support for large file editing

Updates : Winamp Updates

Did You Know?

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.