A quick installation process
Winamp 2 is an old version of the popular Winamp and it is still installed on many Windows workstations out there, although some would argue that it looks like a waste of time because it lacks a lot of advanced features.
The application is a very light package, which means it can be installed a lot faster than other similar players. Just as it happens with any audio player, one can configure the file associations straight from the setup kit, as well as the components the application is to bring along.
Keeping the classic look alive
The interface is basic and old-school, but this might be the main reason while people are still using it. Since it does not use modern skins, a feature of the latest Winamp iterations, the application is lighter and can work easier even on older machines. Skins can still be installed though, but only the classic ones which do not really stress up the computer more than the standard one.
Cleverly designed and easy to use interface
The main window of Winamp includes the playlist and the equalizer, and even novices can experiment around with the settings and obtain the best quality for their tracks. There are several visualization modes included, and each user can set their favorite as the default one.
Various tools to work with
The Preferences window is feature-packed, as the software comes with functions such as plugin support, CD ripping or playback for basic video formats. Users can also use Winamp to listen to their preferred online radio stations.
To end with
All in all, Winamp 2 remains an oldie but a goldie and one cannot really complain that it does not rise up to an expert's expectations. It is just a basic way of playing multimedia files. In case nostalgia strikes, the application is alive to remind you of the good old days.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on July 22nd, 2014
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Application descriptionWinamp is a compact application designed to play audio files and to provide you with a lot of useful features. Winamp ...