In the late 1990s and early 2000s, before the iPod, iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music existed, there was a program called Winamp. Winamp was like Spotify, but you had to manually collect every song you wanted to listen to and add it to the app. Like many programs that marked the Windows 95 era, Winamp is gone and forgotten, but it’s back.


A new version of Winamp has been released for the first time in four years. Thus, Winamp 5.9 RC1 Build 1999 was released. In the release notes for Winamp 5.9 RC1 Build 1999 it was emphasized that the update represents 4 years of work. In addition, two development teams and a pandemic-induced breakout were highlighted.


It was noted that most of the work done in this release is focused on behind-the-scenes work modernizing the code base. Which means it still looks and acts like that old Windows program.

  • The entire project has been migrated from Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2019.
  • A wide variety of audio codecs have been updated to more modern versions.
  • Improved support for Windows 11 and https.
  • Support for Windows XP has been discontinued, now requires Windows 7 SP1 or later.

Although it is said that extensive internal testing has already been done, this release is marked as Release Candidate.

Source: Mynet

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