Winamp 5.8 Beta Build 3660 Available to download – Fully supports Win 8, 8.1 and 10

Recently, the world is shocked with the announcement of the return of the “King of Mp3” media player, Winamp, by labeling as the “Undertaker” of all media players by next year under the code-name of Winamp 6. With the announcement of Winamp’s comeback, the website undergone tremendous change and according to the official website of Winamp,

and I quote,

A leaked version of Winamp 5.8 recently spread over the Internet. Consequently, we have decided to make this new version available to you, revised by us.

We therefore recommend that you download this version rather than any other as we guarantee it is safe for you to use.

This version is not an ongoing project but be sure that we are currently working hard on a future new Winamp. Scroll down to learn more!

You can download Winamp 5.8 Beta [here].

 

According to the official forum of Winamp, Version 5.8 beta and brings the following new changes:

* New: Windows Audio (WASAPI) Output plug-in (w.i.p.)
* Improved: Added an option to completely disable Winamp’s video support
* Improved: Added an auto-fullscreen option to video prefs
* Improved: Added /ENUMPLAYLISTS to the command-line support
* Improved: Windows 8.1 and 10 compatibility
* Improved: [in_mod] OpenMPT-based Module Player (replaces old MikMod player)
* Improved: [ml_playlists] Added browse path & edit title functions in Ctrl+E editor
* Improved: [Bento] Updated scrollbars and buttons and other tweaks (thanks Martin)
* Improved: [Bento & Modern skins] Added a Playlist Search feature (thanks Victor)
* Fixed: New URLs not being remembered after using Reset history in Open URL dialog
* Fixed: Various memory leaks
* Fixed: [gen_tray] Not showing correct current icon pack in preferences
* Fixed: [in_avi] Divide-by-zero crash with badly formed files (thanks ITDefensor)
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Crashing with some ID3v2 tags
* Fixed: [ml_wire] Slow loading issue
* Fixed: [ssdp] Crash on load if jnetlib was not correctly initialized
* Misc: Minimum required OS is now Win XP sp3 (Windows 7 or higher recommended)
* Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
* Misc: Moved shared DLLs to Winamp\Shared folder
* Removed: All former “Pro” licensed functions (Winamp is now 100% freeware again)
* Removed: gen_jumpex & UnicodeTaskbarFix (making way for native implementations)
* Removed: ml_nowplaying
* Removed: [in_wm] DRM support
* Replaced: CD playback and ripping now using native Windows API (instead of Sonic)
* Replaced: MP3 Decoder now mpg123 based (instead of Fraunhofer)
* Replaced: AAC Decoder now using Media Foundation (Vista and higher)
* Replaced: H.264 Decoder now using Media Foundation (Vista and higher)
* Replaced: MPEG-4 Pt.2 Decoder now using Media Foundation (Vista and higher)
* Updated: [in_vorbis] libogg 1.3.3 & libvorbis 1.3.6
* Updated: [libFLAC] FLAC 1.3.2
* Updated: [libyajl] libyajl v2.1.0
* Updated: [OpenSSL] OpenSSL v1.0.1i
* Updated: [png] libpng v1.5.24

Since it is still in the beta stage, you might encounter an issue or glitches when using it.

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Winamp 5.8 Beta Build 3660.

Basically, I am a Winamp user itself and even though the media player didn’t receive any updates since from the year 2013, I am still loyal with this player, as I really liked the features offered and its UI. Last but not least, I really hope, they do revamp the UI to the newer one, as, for those whose used sportify or groove music, they might feel the UI of Winamp quite awkward. Let’s hope for the best for Winamp.

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