Winamp 5.x

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Wine Version1.6.2
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Version 5.0 - 5.58
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What works
Main Player, Playlist, Equalizer, MP3 support, Visualizations,

What does not
Minimizing, Media Library, System Tray Icon (glitches whatever's next to it on the system tray), Modern skins tend to be glitchy

What was not tested
Agent, Video, External Device Plugins, Online Services, Media Library Services

Additional Comments

Tested version 5.5
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 02 20141.7.19 Yes Yes Silver DarkMan 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Apr 04 20141.7.15 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Mar 02 20141.7.13 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Jul 22 20151.6.2 Yes Yes Gold Asu 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Jun 23 20141.6.2 Yes Yes Bronze B4RTL3TT 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
421 Implement a DIB engine CLOSED FIXED View
729 Shading of the Winamp equaliser and playlist windows does not work properly CLOSED FIXED View
2836 Text problem... i don't see any text CLOSED FIXED View
3850 Winamp 5.11 (lite version) crashes when installing CLOSED FIXED View
4825 Winamp Media Library Does Not Display NEW View
6184 Winamp bug CLOSED WORKSFORME View
8300 Title bar shown in window style that does not have one CLOSED FIXED View
10815 Drag from native apps, drop to Wine doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
12060 Direct3D window is not placed withing its parent window UNCONFIRMED View
12118 F1 button in WinAMP Milkdrop visualization shows garbage instead of the help info CLOSED FIXED View
12574 Using WinAMP's media Library causes crash CLOSED FIXED View
14690 Winamp Equalizer and playlist keeps always on top CLOSED FIXED View
15346 Winamp disappears when you move it's location NEW View
16367 Applications don't receive multimedia keys NEW View
16475 dragging the winamp window is slow CLOSED FIXED View
18051 winamp doesn't run CLOSED FIXED View
18854 Playing video in Winamp does not work CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18926 In Winamp, the "send to..." submenu in the playlist menu does not appear NEW View
19042 When Winamp starts, the playlist window is in "always on top" mode until it is dragged. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19726 maintainer rights CLOSED FIXED View
20007 Winamp 5 won't start CLOSED FIXED View
20569 Winamp's next page in the shoutcast radio/tv list doesn't respond UNCONFIRMED View
22891 winamp [5.572] Winamp.exe hangs after exiting winamp forcing a kill UNCONFIRMED View
22892 winamp [5.572] Modern skins don't update metadata information NEW View
24389 Winamp: crashes with Bento-Skin (needs msvcr90.dll._wtoi_l) CLOSED FIXED View
29697 Winamp [5.623]: Application crashes at startup, needs msvcr90.dll.bsearch_s CLOSED FIXED View
29698 iexplore shows blank page CLOSED FIXED View
34143 Window'ed Milkdrop 2 visual plug in doesn't work in WinAMP UNCONFIRMED View
36098 Winamp's DirectSound plugin doesn't work with 192KHz/24bit ALSA audio output UNCONFIRMED View

HOWTO WINAMP 5.5 - 5.56

Before installing winamp 5.5 - 5.56 you can try a 'sh winetricks comctl32 wininet ie6 allfonts divx' in the terminal for a better winamp experience in WINE

(see below for instructions)

Comctl32, ie6 & wininet for the media library to show up and for the 'send to menu' to work, allfonts for a good display of the bento skin and divx to watch online shoutcast movie stations and local movies.

There are some annoying window issues with the modern and bento skin. Like submenus disappearing behind the main window, or even a disappearing window with a repositioning.

To prevent this you can enable the virtual desktop in winecfg (you can set “1280x945” for a full-screen experience on a 17inch monitor) otherwise use “pkill winamp*” to get out of trouble.

If you use the modern skin you might need to enlarge the main window for the media library to show up, if you want to use the Bento skin, make sure you only enable it 'after' you filled the library in classic or modern skin style

If your new to WINE this might sound a bit daunting, but really an installation is mostly a matter of copy/paste in the terminal, so go ahead.

cd ~/ && wget && chmod +x winetricks

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-winamp sh winetricks comctl32 wininet ie6 allfonts divx

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-winamp wine winecfg

(optional, enable a virtual desktop, go to graphics, check emulate)

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-winamp wine '/path/to/winamp556_full_emusic-7plus_en-us.exe'

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-winamp wine 'C:\Program Files\winamp\winamp.exe'


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MilkDrop works
by AR on Thursday June 4th 2015, 0:00
Milkdrop works with
$ WINEARCH='win32' sh winetricks d3dx9_36

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Winamp 5.666 works with Media Library on Fedora 21 wine-1.7.43
by AR on Sunday May 31st 2015, 16:16
$ wget
$ chmod +x winetricks
$ sh winetricks
$ WINEARCH='win32' sh winetricks comctl32 wininet ie6 allfonts allfonts wmp9
$ wget
$ wine winamp5666_full_en-us_redux.exe

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WMA/WMV - Winamp 5.x
by Luke Retho on Wednesday January 21st 2015, 12:34
When you add Media to the library, make sure the folders do not contain .wma or .wmv files, else crash. (It could work with WMP libraries, but I did not test this)

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