With AOL’s announcement of discontinuing Winamp, I thought I’d upgrade to their last version 5.66. However, it appears a new company has overtaken development, but I thought I’d compile a list of known working (and useful plugins with this version)
After installing the new version, I reinstalled my plugins and Winamp wouldn’t start. It would crash launching the Setup Wizard for configuring how you’d like Winamp setup on your user account.
After going through and removing every single plugin I could find, I eventually got Winamp to start up, and play a .sid file. I thought I’d fixed it, but just to make sure, I closed it down and started it up again. Same problem.
After much tweaking, uninstalling and clearing the junk in my registry, I thought I’d try a version that I’ve downloaded in the past, in this case, Winamp 5.65, the version released just before the final version.
I installed my plugins, and so far have not had a single problem. The following is a list of plugins I have found to be compatible with v5.65
Download Links Winamp 5.65 (Pro Version) Chipamp 1.1 - Plays various chiptune formats. Compressor & Wider for Winamp v1.1 - Compressor/Limiter CDG Plugin - Karaoke Plugin Winamp Essentials v5.65 - Essential Winamp Plugins (Time Restore/WavPack+Additional Formats) iZotope Ozone for Winamp - Music Enhancer / Compressor / EQ / Analogue Modeling Multiple DSP Stacker v1.6 - Load multiple DSP plugins at once Winamp Colour Themes v2.3 - Extra colour schemes for Modern and Bento skins. Winamp Icon Pack v2.3.4 - Higher resolution file icons iZotope Vinyl v1.0 - Vinyl Modelling / Audio Destruction
If you are the developer of any of these downloads, I have just uploaded them unmodified. If you would like me to take them down, send me a message through the “Contact” page. If you would like to add your plugin here, also message me (as long as it is compatible with v5.65)
I also have hosted a mirror of the original AOL Winamp website here.
If you are curious as to how I have these plugins setup, see my specially written article “How I Listen To Music“