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In 1997 Nullsoft also released MacAmp, an
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equivalent of Winamp. In October 2011, ''Winamp Sync for Mac'' was introduced as a beta release. It is the first Winamp version for the Mac OS X platform and runs under version 10.6 and above. Its focus is on syncing the Winamp Library to Winamp for Android and the iTunes Music Library (hence the name, "Winamp Sync for Mac"). Nonetheless, a full Winamp Library and player features are included. The developer's blog stated that the ''Winamp Sync for Mac Beta'' would pave the way for future Winamp-related development on Mac and a fully featured media player as Winamp on Windows. However no further development occurred.


An early alpha preview of Winamp3 for desktop
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was developed in October 2001, but the project was not pursued. Nonetheless some versions of Winamp for Windows are functional using Wine (software), Wine.


DOSamp for
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operating systems was released in 1997. The software was soon abandoned by Nullsoft to focus on the Windows version (Winamp).

Easter eggs

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, one of Winamp's original authors, hidden in Winamp's About dialog box. The included Easter eggs have changed with versions of Winamp, and over thirty have been documented elsewhere.

Derivative works

''Unagi'' is the codename for the media playback engine derived from Winamp core technologies. AOL announced in 2004 that Unagi would be incorporated into ''AOL Media Player (AMP)'', in development. After beta testing, ''AMP'' was discontinued in 2005, but portions lived on in AOL's Web-based player. A HTML5 and JavaScript-based web player resembling the graphical user interface of Winamp 2 has been developed.

See also

* MacAmp * Audacious (software), Audacious *
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* qmmp * List of media players * Comparison of audio player software, Comparison of media players * List of feed aggregators * Comparison of feed aggregators * List of audio conversion software


Further reading


External links

Winamp Skin Museum

Winamp Heritage
- archive of Winamp resources
WACUP (WinAmp Community Update Project)
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