Winamp 5.666

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Version 5.666 of Winamp

Last version of Nullsoft Winamp :(

Last changelog from Winamp fourms:


Winamp 5.666

* Improved: Added a Reset button to clear history in the Open/Add URL dialog

* Improved: Added an option to disable the mouse wheel from altering the volume

* Improved: Added more commandline switches (run: winamp.exe /? to see full list)

* Improved: All menus now use the skinned style when option is enabled in ML settings

* Improved: Disable all online features when no internet connection selected in Prefs

* Improved: High DPI & text scaling compatibility fixes for dialogs & library views

* Improved: Increased notification area tooltips up to 128 chars (instead of 64)

* Improved: Library views now optionally group the 'Play' and 'Enqueue' buttons

* Improved: Mass metadata editor from library now also available in Playlist Editor

* Improved: Retry UAC prompt if user previously selected "No" (for relevant settings)

* Improved: Speed-up of Winamp shutdown process

* Improved: [gen_ff] Added a setting to control show/hide time for docked toolbars

* Improved: [gen_ml] Drag & drop handling tweaks

* Improved: [ml_downloads] Added 'Size' column

* Improved: [ml_history] New options for resuming playback (for podcasts or all files)

* Improved: [ml_history] Added a 'Play Offset' column with right-click option to clear

* Improved: [ml_local] Added Podcast, BPM & Rating fields to Ctrl+E metadata editor

* Improved: [ml_local/history/pmp] Added F8 to refresh current search

* Improved: [ml_nowplaying/wire] Added support to use alternative services

* Improved: [ml_playlists] Option to use source file instead of database-managed copy

* Improved: [ml_pmp] Added a simple view to match Local library support

* Improved: [pmp_android/usb] Added support to File Name Formatting

* Fixed: Agent not using Winamp window if a clone is already running (eg. KMPlayer)

* Fixed: Fallback issue with lang packs when loading accelerator tables

* Fixed: Length not being read when set to read titles on load

* Fixed: Ratings-related freeze on right-clicking large selections in playlist editor

* Fixed: Saving to wrong extension for the 'Save As' action in the Alt+3 Artwork tab

* Fixed: Unicode characters not displaying in taskbar when some old plugins are present

* Fixed: Various issues with aero-peek and docking of freeform skins as an appbar

* Fixed: [gen_ff] Docking to bottom/right when windowframe scale is anything but 1.0

* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] 'Jump to File' window not always visible when pressing 'J' or 'F3'

* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Broken 'Add to Library' shell menu item

* Fixed: [gen_tray] Lockup/double-start issues when using the 'Prev' action

* Fixed: [in_flac] Removal of embedded artwork

* Fixed: [in_midi] Memory comparison crash with badly formed .kar files

* Fixed: [libmp4v2] Crash due to invalid pointer check on corrupt files

* Fixed: [ml_local] Search filters with unicode characters not being remembered

* Fixed: [ml_playlists] Remove invalid characters from playlist name on export

* Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Crash on bad path

* Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Use filename if no metadata available to generate filepath

* Misc: [installer] Added a "Winamp (Safe Mode)" option to start menu icons

* Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations (lots of them!)

* Updated: [enc_fhgaac] Fraunhofer AAC Encoder v3.02.16

* Updated: [enc/in_vorbis] libogg 1.3.1

* Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.32

* Updated: [in_wave] libsndfile 1.0.25



The Pro & Full installers are the same for this release (No OpenCandy/Emusic/AOLSearch/Toolbar).

This is the best release of Winamp ever, imo, but let's just hope & pray that it's not the last...

However, this will be the last AOL/Nullsoft release of Winamp :-(

See the download page for more info.

A big thank you to all our users, former team members, beta testers, moderators, translators, skinners,

plugin developers, preset & color theme designers, community members, everyone... for everything...


Known Issues

Some mp3 files might cause Winamp to crash.

If you experience this issue, then please use in_mp3.dll from build 3512 instead (Info | Download).

Weird black pixels on corners of Bento & Modern skin notifier. Fixed png files available here.


Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Player, plays music, Bento skin, dual monitor spanning.

What does not
The bento skin's timer doesn't show up, and when minimised to the thin bar, reads 00:00.

What was not tested
Advanced testing (Pretty much all other stuff not necessarily required as long as you just want to hear stuff play).

Additional Comments

Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 02 20161.9.11 Yes Yes Gold Jack Greiner 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 11 20161.9.7 Yes Yes Gold Carlos Rodriguez 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Jan 11 20161.9.0 Yes Yes Gold Jack Greiner 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Nov 26 20151.7.55 Yes Yes Gold Jack Greiner 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 02 20141.7.19 Yes Yes Silver DarkMan 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4825 Winamp Media Library Does Not Display NEW View
12060 Direct3D window is not placed withing its parent window UNCONFIRMED View
15346 Winamp disappears when you move it's location NEW View
16367 Applications don't receive multimedia keys NEW View
18926 In Winamp, the "send to..." submenu in the playlist menu does not appear NEW View
20569 Winamp's next page in the shoutcast radio/tv list doesn't respond RESOLVED FIXED 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
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

Optimal Experience 5.56

For optimal experience using application install the following DLLs from winetricks:

-directx9 (Overkill but helps in the long run)
-ie8 (For web browser functionality)

OR run:
winetricks comctl32 directmusic directplay directx9 gdiplus ie8 mfc42 vcrun6 

If you use the modern skin you might need to enlarge the main window for the media library to show up.


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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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