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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Still using Winamp

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      • #2305083
        AskWoody Lounger

        I’m still using Winamp (version 5.666 Build 3516 x86) in Windows 10.

        Is it safe? Is there something as user friendly for playing saved mp3s and streaming radio?


      • #2305085
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Check the Winamp fixed bug reports here.

        I don’t remember seeing any reports of bugs in audio files impacting Windows, but I’m sure a search will bring up some answers.

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2305104
        AskWoody MVP

        Winamp 5.666 build 3516 (patched) is still in support according to their forums:
        (not linking due to blacklists)


        The issue regarding safety is well, ominous? shall we say, as they actually recommend updating to winamp v5.8
        (the lack of updated (dates) on their forum posts don’t help matters)

        If jumping to v5.8 (dependant on your use of plugins etc..and how it affects your use of the program), I’d carefully research feedback for potential pitfalls first.

        Suggestive alternative, for both radio and mp3 playing specifically for W10: Tray Radio (updated 16th Oct 2020)
        Note: no association with developer etc..

        | Quality over Quantity |
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        • #2305170
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thank you. Will proceed with caution. With computers, you have to be crazy not to be paranoid.

      • #2305206
        AskWoody Plus

        Nice to see Winamp mentioned.  I used Winamp in an old Win 95B computer to play MP3’s.  Windows 95 media player wouldn’t play them so I was glad to have Winamp.

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      • #2305259
        AskWoody Plus

        I stopped at 5.58 as later builds did not seem to support the Topaz Amp skin. I have not heard of any problems but who knows whats next??


        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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