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Winamp 5 Skins

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Well, I changed my mind about downloading Winamp 5.

I downloaded Winamp 5.0rc8 today, and began toying around with it. In my previous Winamp 5 post, I talked about how Winamp 2 was so much faster, but Winamp 3 had so much more potential. I will now say that Winamp 5 is a beautiful cross between the two, keeping the best things from Winamp 3, and adding them to Winamp 2 to create a super-fast, magnificent audio player that supports the skins from both earlier versions! This was definitely the coolest part of it all.

Now, I’m picky when it comes to my Winamp skins. I like to find one or two that I like, and stick with them. Winamp 2 skins were very intuitive and easy to use, but not usually very exciting. Winamp 3 skins looked awesome and were very exciting, but were often times difficult to navigate and use. Hopefully, native Winamp 5 skins will also take the best of both worlds.

Here are my personal favorite skins, available for download. You’ll want to right-click (or control-click for Mac users) and choose to “Save Target As…”

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.