The official version of Winamp 5.9 has been released.

The main changes in Winamp 5.9 are improved compatibility with Windows 11 and optimized performance of playing https:// streams. The developers also said that Winamp 5.9 may not have changed much for end users, but the underlying codebase has changed dramatically, with an upgrade from Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2019. After the groundwork is done they will be able to start fixing and adding functionality to the software.

Other updates

  • Fixed: [in_mp3] Fixed an issue where mp3 files with embedded album art but no content type would crash
  • Fixed: [in_mp3] Fixed field not showing/creating in APEv2 tags
  • Misc: [dsp_sps] Improve, refactor and rebuild
  • Improved: Updated the code to generate html playlists and made it cleaner
  • Improved: [in_mkv] support vp8
  • Improved: [in_mod] Improved playback experience for .itz, .mdz, .s3z & .xmz compression modules
  • Improved: [ml_wire] New Podcast Directory
  • Improved: [out_ds] Correctly display device information in Unicode format

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Winamp is a classic multimedia player, currently provides Windows and Android versions, is a free non-open source software.

AOL announced on November 20, 2013 that it would shut down Winamp’s website on December 20 of that year and would no longer maintain and provide download services. On January 14, 2014, Radionomy acquired Winamp from AOL and promised to re-launch the app. After a 4-year wait, in 2018, Winamp finally came back and announced the launch of Winamp 5.8.

Now, after nearly 4 years, Winamp has finally released an update after 5.8: 5.9. Although the version number of 5.9, Build 5.9.9999, is infinitely close to ‘6’, Winamp 6, which Winamp developer Radionomy promised as early as 2018, still has no news, and even a public beta version has not yet been released.

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