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Winamp 1.0 for Android review: now with free MP3 downloads and streaming

Moments ago, Nullsoft released Winamp 1.0 on to the Android Market. It's free to download, and we can safely say that it's best music player for Android. It's so good that it might even whip the llama's ass. [Disclosure: Nullsoft and Download Squad are both owned by AOL] With the bump to version 1, Winamp for Android introduces a bunch of cool new features. Most notably is the ability to...

Winamp forums attacked, accounts and email addresses exposed

[Full disclosure: AOL is the parent company of both Winamp and Download Squad] Hackers have broken through security protecting the Winamp forum database, compromising the user forums, exposing accounts and email addresses in the process. In a post on the company's forum, Winamp's General Manager, Geno Yoham, explained that an attack was quickly detected and isolated to the Winamp forum...

Winamp sneak peek: Android app to bring UI updates, voice and genre search

Nullsoft, now with over 250,000 Winamp for Android downloads under its belt, is gearing up for a new release in March, and we've been lucky enough to get our hands on an early alpha build. You may want to leap straight into the gallery to look at the updated UI -- but if not, read on! [Disclaimer: Nullsoft and Download Squad are both owned by AOL.] The most obvious change is a...

Motorola Connected Music Player for Android is packed with awesomeness

Motorola's new Connected Music Player isn't the first leaked audio app we've seen -- but it's certainly got a leg up on the one we saw from Google. CMP goes way beyond shuffling through your music and video library, building in a ton of (predictably enough) connected features. Let's start with the radio. CMP includes both SHOUTcast integration and the ability to tap into your phone's FM radio...

Tune Pop for Android lets you easily see what song is playing

Notifications on the Android platform a bit, er, awful. The notification bar at the top of the screen just simply doesn't cut it when it comes to displaying important information -- it's completely out of the way, and it garbles anything longer than a few words. Basically, it's only useful if you actively check -- let's see if I have any messages.. -- which isn't really the point of...

Winamp for Android beta with SHOUTcast integration and improved UI released

A month after the release of its first beta, Nullsoft has just released the next beta version of Winamp for Android. The main new feature is SHOUTcast Internet radio integration, but there's also a host of yummy little changes. Your best bet is to click through the gallery -- but otherwise, read on. For the most part, the SHOUTcast experience hasn't changed much since I looked at an alpha build...

An early look at Winamp for Android's SHOUTcast integration

This morning, I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at an alpha version of Winamp for Android. The beta version currently available from the Android Market is already a lot better than other media players, but judging by what I've seen today, it's going to get even better. For this alpha build, Nullsoft has focused on SHOUTcast integration. The implementation is still a little rough around...

Winamp for Android beta is full-featured and offers wireless media sync

Earlier today Nullsoft pushed a beta version of Winamp onto the Android Market -- it's free, and should work on all Android 2.1+ phones. There is also a new desktop version of Winamp that you'll need ('full', not 'lite'!) to make full use of the Android app. Winamp for Android's key feature -- and indeed, the only real feature that it brings to a very saturated media player market -- is that it...

Billy is a truly tiny, minimalistic music player for Windows

Ahh, ... feature bloat, how we love thee. There used to be a time when Foobar2000 was the scrappy, fast, agile player on the market. It was up against Winamp, which had become so bloated that it was almost a joke. Today, years later, here's Foobar2000 weighing in at 29MB of RAM on my system. That's with the stock UI, no fancy skinning, and very few add-ons enabled (just the ones that come with...

foobar2000 1.1 Beta introduces automatic updates for components

Foobar2000, the hard-core Swiss-army knife of the Windows music player world, has recently released version 1.1, which introduces a major new feature: Automatic component updates and removal, right from the UI. This is a big deal because Foobar2000 is extremely modular. There are components for just about anything, from playing files directly from within 7z archives, all the way to changing the...

Winamp adds support for WebM video

The list of supporters for Google's open WebM video container continues to expand at a rapid pace -- and while most of the news you've probably read has been centered around web browsers and HTML5 video, desktop media apps are starting to add support. Apps like AOL's own Winamp, which just announced support for WebM in an official blog post. It may not seem like a very big deal, but Winamp is...

WinAmp adds a music store, powered by 7Digital

Big news today from our friends over at the official WinAmp blog: you can now purchase and download music right inside your WinAmp window! Like the Ubuntu One Music Store, Winamp's downloads will be provided by 7digital. As I mentioned with U1, one of the key features here is availability: 7digital is available nearly everywhere, unlike some competitors (such as Amazon). 7digital also boasts a...

Add Windows 7 shell integration features to Winamp with a handy plugin

Winamp has always been one of my favorite media players. One of its best features is its extensibility. Thanks to an enthusiastic developer community, there are tons of great plugins that let you personalize Winamp to your liking. Like many mainstream apps, Winamp doesn't yet take advantage of Windows 7 shell enhancements like jumplists, thumbnail preview player controls (a la Windows Media...

Winamp revs up discovery features in new release

Years ago when I was first using Napster on a then blazing-fast dual-channel ISDN connection, WinAmp was my media player of choice. It's come a long way since the early days, and gone from being used by those in the know to the go-to player of more than 84 million people worldwide. When I finally updated from my trusty old RCA Lyra to an iPod Touch, I quickly downloaded WinAmp again and let it go...

Easily install popular programs after a reformat with Smart Installer Pack

At work, I usually either use a drive imaging program to load the operating system and applications onto a machine. If I'm reformatting a customer's machine, I use WPI (Windows Post Installer) to silently install programs. At home, however, I'm a little less cautious when I reformat and often forget to back up my program installers. That's when something like the Smart Installer Pack might come...