Winamp 5.56 now officially released

July 19, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More

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Nullsoft, the developers of Winamp officially launches it latest version of the Winamp Media Player now 5.56 with some killer new features to boost. The new Winamp Orgler lets you track, chart & share your listening history with the ability to highlight top artists, songs & My Charts, an improved iPod Sync Support, addition of 16 Language Packs available including Turkish, Romanian, & Brazilian Portuguese including all the old features we’ve loved about Winamp through the years.

The new addition of the plug-in, Winamp Orgler gives you the ability to highlight & feature musical charts to your liking. Each time you listen to a song through Winamp, while the Orgler is enabled, the plug-in sends the basic metadata associated with that file (such as song name and artist name) to Winamp. Currently the Orgler only tracks songs played from your media library (internet radio isn’t tracked yet). It’s like allowing them to track the songs you listen to so they can rank which songs are really smashing the airwaves. For me, it’s like tracking the songs you hear as a vote. Hmm, this sounds like they are tracking what we’re doing right? Okay, well you can still opt not to be tracked as long as you’re not logged-in into the player.

It seems that they’re up into something with this but make sure you clean up those cookies! Anyway, I really don’t have to worry about this because I’ve given up on them a few months back. How about you? Are you excited to try this out?

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  1. DJital Sneaky says:

    I wanted to feed my orgler charts to my blog as an rss feed. Seems it can’t be done. Wish I could do something with all that info instead of just going hmmm… Thats my charts for the week. I hope they incorporate it into future versions.

  2. Mathdelane says:

    I’m not really a big fan of Winamp but yes, it should be made possible hopefully in their future releases. Thanks for dropping by DJital!

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