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New Winamp Community Update Project (WACUP) preview released

 

Back in early 2019, a first preview of what the developers called Winamp Community Update Project was released; designed to improve the original Winamp music player through its extensive plugins system, WACUP did fix bugs, added features and updated existing features.

 

A new preview is now available that introduces another batch of improvements to Winamp. The new release is based on Winamp 5.666, like the previous one.

 

You can download an installer from the project website or a portable version. The installer will download Winamp 5.666 if it is not found on the device as it is the base requirement for WACUP. The developers recommend to install WACUP into a separate directory and not over an existing Winamp installation at the time of writing. A portable version is also available which will always be installed separately.

 

WACUP is not compatible with Winamp 5.8 Beta which was released by Radionomy, the current owner of Winamp, in 2018.

 

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The first public preview of WACUP introduced lots of crash and security fixes, improved the performance of the player, made improvements to the plugin system and media format support, and added support for new skins.

 

WACUP Preview version1.0.20.7170 introduces changes, bug fixes and new features to Winamp. The changelog is divided into three sections that list more than 150 different changes introduced in the release.

 

As far as fixes are concerned, there are plenty in the new release. The latest WACUP preview improves stability by patching code that could lead to crashes or hangs, improves compatibility with certain plugins, and updates several DLL libraries to a new version.

 

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Nothing stands out when it comes to new features introduced in the version, they all appear to be light changes or changes made in preparation of new features that will be added in future releases.

 

To give a few examples: Shuffle's session restoring can be turned off now in the preferences to restore classic Winamp functionality, a new Windows 10 preferences page has been added to disable on-screen media controls, and the Volume Logic output plug-in should now be usable with the new release.

 

You can check out the entire changelog here for a full rundown on all the changes, improvements and fixes in the new release.

Closing Words

WACUP is available as a preview only, and that means that it is beta software at this point. My initial reaction to the release still stands: it is an interesting project, especially for die-hard Winamp users, until a final version gets released. I keep on using AIMP and MusicBee for the time being though, as these suit my needs better.

 

Now You: what is your favorite music player, has it changed in the past two year period? (via Deskmodder)

 

 

Source: New Winamp Community Update Project (WACUP) preview released

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Thanks for this WINAMP / WACUP update.

 

As a die-hard Winamper of over 20 years, it’s great to finally get to use an updated modern version of an old favourite.

Having tried many other mp3 players over the years, AIMP, Media Monkey, they just didn’t cut it for quick mp3 play back like the old WINAMP.

This new WINAMP / WACUP, version will now be my default go to for mp3’s.

 

However the main software used for a 30,000, mp3 music library is still going to be “JRiver Media Center 27”, but for regular everyday use from now on its going to be the new WACUP version.

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Agreed!

On 2/24/2021 at 6:56 PM, Medlock said:

Thanks for this WINAMP / WACUP update.

 

As a die-hard Winamper of over 20 years, it’s great to finally get to use an updated modern version of an old favourite.

Having tried many other mp3 players over the years, AIMP, Media Monkey, they just didn’t cut it for quick mp3 play back like the old WINAMP.

This new WINAMP / WACUP, version will now be my default go to for mp3’s.

 

However the main software used for a 30,000, mp3 music library is still going to be “JRiver Media Center 27”, but for regular everyday use from now on its going to be the new WACUP version.

WACUP.jpg

I honestly do not think that there is any other player that can match the versatility of features and ease-of-use of this software ❤️

Miss it and going to donwload again :) 
I remember that my brothers used to use it on our first ever computer, the most expensive consumer-use one on the island, and I have been in love with it ever since :)  

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On 2/24/2021 at 12:56 PM, Medlock said:

However the main software used for a 30,000, mp3 music library...

 

30,000? You can't be actually listening to half of that. I have nearly 16,000, could delete half of that and never miss it. :P :)

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  • 4 weeks later...

Yeah, it’s mostly stolen from over 20+ years of the internet, but it’s taken many weeks, months and years to collect and MP3 metadata tag, all these files and images, so wont be deleting any of them, anytime soon.

Plus I get great pleasure in not having to subscribe to Spotify, Apple or Amazon music services.

 

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