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September 27, 2006

Winamp Moves to the Web

My favorite audio player for Windows, Winamp, has been upgraded to version 5.3 and has two new features: Winamp Dashboard and Winamp Remote.

Winamp Dashboard is a sort of personalized homepage, that lets you add widgets for news, most played songs, viral videos, Winamp skins.



Winamp Remote is a media server, that allows you to share your music to the world. "Winamp Remote gives users the ability to access their personal collection of music from any internet-connected computer. Support for video and photo sharing and access from internet-capable mobile phones is expected soon. Winamp Remote also contains powerful but easy-to-use tools that let users share listening and viewing experiences with friends." (from the press release)

To use Winamp Remote, you need to install a new application and create an account. Then you can share some of your folders and invite your friends to enjoy your music. They can explore the music library in a browser and stream the songs using their favorite audio player.



Here's the download link you won't find on Winamp site: Winamp 5.3 Full (6.12 MB). Both new features are available in the Media Library.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads-up! Same as you, Winamp has long been my favorite Windows audio player. And Bjork is awesome. :)

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  2. Winamp uses to much ram, i love Quintessential Player, uses almost no ram, and is basically the same as Winamp

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  3. real geeks use good old winamp 2.93 (oldversion.com's)

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  4. ionut you know what ?
    Winamp really wins the longest Ass....!

    Give me the link for the winamp remote site....

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  5. Here's the link to Winamp Remote, but you also need to download Winamp 5.3.

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  6. Winamp is my favourite Windows audio player! I like it a lot! Thanks!

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