Everybody has their favorite music artists, and they prefer to listen to their albums using an app capable of delivering high-quality sound, while also being as easy-to-use as possible and portable, to be able to carry it around on one's USB stick. A suitable solution is Portable Winamp.
Winamp is undoubtedly the most famous audio player on the market, and the portable version combines its well-known features with an out-of-the-box installer. In other words, you no longer need to go through an installation process in order to enjoy the software.
Since it does not create any registry entries, you can easily setup this app onto any PC you use, without worrying that you might leave any registry traces that would slow the machine down.
The Portable Winamp package includes two of the most popular skins of Winamp, so you can enjoy the familiar feel of the app, and start using it right away. The one thing you cannot get is the default file associations as this software does not create them.
Among the features of Portable Winamp, one can mention its playlist, the equalizer and the two visualization styles, along with the support for keyboard hotkeys for quickly jumping to the next song, pausing or navigating to the end of the playlist.
Portable Winamp also allows you to play videos, but keep in mind that it only supports basic formats like AVI or WMV, and that you are advised to use a dedicated software for truly enjoying your vacation clips or music videos.
When it comes to support for audio formats however, it does get more powerful than the video area: it can play MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, MIDI, AAC, MOD, FLAC, M4A and MPEG-1, as well as playing audio CDs.
When it comes to CPU usage, Portable Winamp is light, and the software rarely has errors or crashes as long as you play valid audio tracks.