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Winamp is the best, freeware media player that allows you to play most audio formats (including Internet Radio Stations) and video. Winamp works with portable media players, allows you to rip and burn CDs, has a built-in media library, graphic equalizer and visualizations. With the advanced plug-in mechanism, you have the possibility to increase its functionality. Thanks to skins Winamp can look and behave as you like...
Winamp's taskbar component. Maintains file type associations.
Advanced Plug-in Effect. Third party Effect Module created for AVS.
Advanced Visualization Studio comes bundled with Winamp. Allows endless user customization.
The standard skin built into Winamp. Also the downloadable template used to create new skins.
Winamp feature that allows quick access to favorite songs or streams.
Short for coder/decoder. A software program for converting between digital data and analog signals. Winamp uses codecs to play many different kinds of audio files.
Any one who creates a skin or writes an application or plug-in for Winamp.
A mailing list hosted by Winamp.com to help foster the developer community.
Dynamically Linked Library. A Win32 property that allows Winamp's plug-in architecture.
Winamp option that doubles the width and height of the Main and Equalizer components.
A plug-in that manipulates audio data before being sent to the speakers.
A programming term used for a hidden, often humorous feature.
Winamp component that allows audio tweaking for optimal sound quality.
Frequently Asked Questions.
A message board hosted by Winamp.com to help foster the Winamp community.
Any of various marine flatfishes of the families Bothidae and Pleuronectidae, which include important food fishes.
A plug-in that adds a new file type to Winamp's list of supported types.
Inter-process communication. Basically, anytime one program communicates with another.
A special plug-in that translates most Winamp text.
A domesticated South American ruminant mammal (Lama glama) related to the camel, raised for its soft, fleecy wool. The only animal fully endorsed by Nullsoft.
Winamp component that allows internet browsing during audio play.
MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3. A digital audio compression algorithm that acheives a compression factor of about twelve while preserving sound quality.
Nullsoft Developers Network. The developers source for official Nullsoft information.
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System. Nullsoft's in-house installer utility. Required for plug-in installation.
Group of benevolent artisans who revolutionize the computer world on a regular basis.
Plug-in Mini Packager. Predecessor to NSIS.
Portable Media Player. Creative Zen, Apple iPod, etc. Not to be confused with the original name for NSIS (PiMP).
Winamp component that allows easy sorting and sequencing of audio files.
Basis of Winamp architecture. Allows third parties to add functionality to Winamp by "plugging in" additional code.
Visually pleasing sequence of Effect Modules in AVS or Milkdrop.
Software Development Kit. All the tools you need to perform a programming job.
Nullsoft's internet streaming MP3 solution.
Interchangeable visual interface for Winamp.
Required format for Modern skins before submittal.
Widely used uncompressed audio format. Usually more than 10X larger than MP3.
The ultimate high-fidelity music player for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Winamp supports MP3, CD and other audio formats, not to mention hundreds of plug-ins and thousands of skins.
Official website of Winamp. Houses all approved skins, plug-ins, updates, forums, etc.
Winamp option that shrinks most components to a narrow bar with only most basic functionality.
Required format for Classic skins before submittal.
Obsolete name for AVS.