Yes, he is still not dead. No, this is not the brand new Winamp we were promised at the end of last year.

The developer released an update of classic Winamp – to version 5.9 RC1 Build 9999. This is the first update of the player in the last four years (after the release of Winamp 5.8), which the developer calls the “culmination” of the work of the two teams, which was also paused due to the covid epidemic.

For an ordinary user, this release will not differ much from the previous one – the largest amount of work performed was related to the migration of the project from Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2019. After that, the developer plans to return to work on the functionality of the player – fixing or removing old functions and adding new ones.

A new version of the Winamp music player has been released