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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsMusic & Music Players · 1 decade ago

What is a winamp?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Winamp is a multimedia player made by Nullsoft and eventually acquired by America Online. It is skinnable, multi-format freeware / shareware. Winamp was first released by Justin Frankel in 1997. It also now plays streamed video content, both live and recorded, authored worldwide.

    Originally, MP3 playback was based on the AMP® decoding engine by Tomislav Uzelac (later PlayMedia Systems). In later versions this was replaced with Nitrane, a proprietary decoder created by Nullsoft and disputed by PlayMedia. A lawsuit was filed by PlayMedia resulting in an out-of-court settlement, licensing and confidentiality agreement. Shortly after, Nullsoft switched to an ISO decoder from Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the developers of the MP3 format.

    Current Winamp development is credited to Tag Loomis, Taber Buhl, Ben Allison, Maksim Tyrtyshny and Will Fisher.

    Winamp has grown in the past year (2005) from 33 million monthly users to over 52 million monthly users, making it by some counts now the third most actively used media player globally.

    Winamp's strength comes from a very active user community who continue to develop both new features, visualizers and skins.

    Winamp has focused on four primary design tenets that drive its success: Continued focus on the size and performance of the player itself, support for the widest range of audio and video formats of the major players, unique features for the audiophile looking for the highest quality output from a digital media player, and a design architecture that allows as much community-driven extensibility as possible.-

  • 1 decade ago

    Winamp is a free media player software from http://www.winamp.com/player/free.php

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    winamp is free media player.

    you can play songs, mp3 files, movie etc.

    you can also create your own voumes of selected songs

  • 1 decade ago

    It is a media player in which you can watch internet TV and movies on also listen to you downloaded/ uploaded music. and also listen to AOL radio. You can change the skin of the player to match your personality also.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Like media player.....plays songs & sounds

  • 1 decade ago

    media player software

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it a program to play music and videos which can be downloaded from net.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it is a free audio and video player for the pc

    www.winamp.com

    Source(s): user
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its a program for playing songs and videos i guess

  • 1 decade ago

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