Winamp releases v5.8 beta update with support for Windows 10

Recently we reported that Winamp is going to make a comeback with new features next year. However, that update will take a while and in the meantime, the media player is getting a minor update to make it compatible with Windows 10. The latest update bumps the app to v5.8 and brings the following new changes.

  • Support for Windows Audio (WASAPI) Output plug-in (w.i.p.) added.
  • You can now completely disable Winamp’s video support and use it as a standalone audio player.
  • The update has added an auto-fullscreen option to video prefs.
  • Added /ENUMPLAYLISTS to the command-line support
  • This update has brought support for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
  • The OpenMPT-based Module Player has replaced the old MikMod player.
  • You can use Ctrl+E editor to browse the path and edit title functions easily in Winamp.
  • The scrollbars and buttons have been updated. This is change is only visible in Bento skin.
  • Winamp now has a player list feature and it’s available in Bento and Modern skins.
  • A bug where the URLs failed to remember after the users performed Reset history in Open URL dialog.

The new update was released after the users started downloading the leaked version which made it to the internet last month. The company confirmed that they know about the leaked version and urged the users to avoid leaked versions as they might contain viruses.

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.

If you’re interested in reliving the 90s then you can head to Winamp’s official website and download the new update. You can check out the full changelog of the update here. Do note that the new release is currently in Beta so there might be some issues or glitches. Do let us know your thoughts about the new update in the comments section below.

Via: Windows Latest

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