The goal of the Winamp for Mac Sync product (now in Beta) is to eventually evolve into a full featured media player. Inessence, just like the Winamp Media Player for Windows, we want Winamp for Mac to be the Ultimate Media Player for the OS X platform.
Initial Import – The first time you run Winamp (after you accept the Winamp End User License Agreement) you will see a “Import Your Stuff” screen with 2 buttons “Import iTunes” and “Import Music Folder”. You can skip this step and do later by clicking “Skip Import” link in the lower right corner.
The Import iTunes Button will import the contents of your iTunes library at this moment. If you want your Winamp library to stay in sync with your iTunes library, make sure to leave the “Keep Updated” check box checked. If you want this to be a one-time import then uncheck that box. This action will import all tracks and playlists in your iTunes library but will not import podcasts, video and books (podcasts and video are not yet support but are on the Winamp for Mac roadmap).
The Import Music Folder Button will import the contents of your Music folder that is located under your user name on your Mac. If you want your Winamp library to stay in sync with your Music folder, make sure the “Keep Updated” check box is selected. If you want this to be a one-time import then uncheck that box. This action will import all tracks and playlists in your iTunes library but will not import podcasts, video and books (podcasts and video are on the Winamp roadmap).
Android Sync You can sync your music to a Winamp for Android device through USB or wireless connection.
Wired: For wired sync, you will need to plug-in your Android device via USB. In Winamp for Mac, go to the Devices node in the Media Library. From the Android device be sure you have enabled the USB mass storage mode. Enabling USB mass storage, allows you to copy files to/from your Mac.
Additionally, the Winamp for Android app offers an optional setting to enable “auto-mount”. Auto-mount will automatically enable the USB mass storage mode. To activate this setting, go to the Winamp for Android home screen >> Menu >> Settings and select “Enable auto-mount”. Note: this may temporarily disable other applications from running on your Android device.
Wireless: With the latest version of Winamp for Mac installed on your computer and with Winamp for Android installed on your mobile device, you have the option to sync media over a Wi-Fi network. From the Winamp app home screen go to Menu >> Settings and select “Enable wireless sync”. This allows Winamp for Android to connect to Winamp on your Mac.
Before your first wireless sync, you will have to pair your Winamp app with your Winamp desktop application. This occurs prior to the first sync and is not required for subsequent transfers. In Winamp for Mac, go to the Devices node and select your device. This will send a notification to your Android device. Once confirmed, your device will become active for sync.
For users who have used iTunes, Winamp for Mac allows you to easily import your iTunes library and playlists.
A playlist lets you keep a list of tracks to play whenever you want. You get to keep your choice and order of tracks. If you are using Winamp for the first time, then the playlist may be empty.
Play Queue Window The play queue window allows you to view and edit your current play queue track listing. The play queue window is collapsible by toggling the play queue button underneath the volume control. This allows you to hide your listening tracklist while managing your music or creating new playlists. The play queue also allows for drag and drop.
Which Audio File Types Do Winamp For Mac Support? Winamp for Mac supports all audio files which you have associated with QuickTime. This includes audio file formats MP3, M4A, M4B, M4P, AIFF, AU, SD2, WAV, SND, AMR.