Get Winamp 5.666 Build 3516 (patched downloads)
Here are safe patched Winamp 5.666 downloads (full, lite and international) which fix the main crash issues present with the last
AOL provided release of Winamp from December 2013.
These patched builds were originally provided at
winampplugins.co.uk and are currently unaltered from what was first provided on that site on 17 November 2014.
Winamp 5.666 Full (US English)
This is the full Winamp installer which provides the complete Winamp experience without any of the language packs.
Download Full (US English)
Filesize: 9.85 MiB (10328598 bytes) SHA256: 5158 D1E9 2FE4 7622 7E9B C739 CD15 FFF4 E9E8 47D8 5986 13A6 AE22 0CE0 85E3 A6FB
Winamp 5.666 Lite (2.x-style MP3 / CD player)
This is the lite Winamp installer which is more like the Winamp 2.x release with modern skin support and a few other features removed.
Download Lite (US English)
Filesize: 3.32 MiB (3482886 bytes) SHA256: 0B0C 00CD 41F6 6C35 60A4 00A4 2D99 0419 DF95 2CA0 E77B E096 2353 1322 2FEF 3636
Winamp 5.666 Full (International)
This is the full Winamp installer which provides the full Winamp experience with the ability to choose one of the officially provided language packs during install.
Download Full (International)
Filesize: 14.32 MiB (15023516 bytes) SHA256: EA9A 6BA8 1475 D498 76D0 B8B3 00D9 3F28 F795 9B8E 99CE 4372 DBDE 7465 67E1 4002
Requirements: Winamp requires Windows XP or newer. Windows 7 or newer is recommended.
What was changed ?
The following are all of the changes which were made to produce these patched Winamp builds:
Includes both of the
in_mp3 and JTFE update patches
Hardly anyone is downloading them and wonder why 5.666 is crashing for them! Removed all Gracenote provided dlls since Winamp no longer has access to the Gracenote services
Loss of the Gracenote functionality breaks CDDB lookups, Auto-Tagger and Playlist Generator Removed Auto-tagger (ml_autotag.dll) plug-in
Removed Playlist Generator (ml_plg.dll) plug-in
For some it may still work depending on the existing local playlist generator database but for most it is not even able to initialise to start using it Removed Winamp Detector browser plug-ins
These weren't installed by default in 5.666 anyway and are useless now post-sale Includes 'fixed' notifier.png for the Bento skins
See here for the related forum thread Includes 'fixed' notif-bg-alpha.png for the Winamp Modern skin
See here for the related forum thread The installers are not signed but any originally signed exe / dll files are within the installers
I do not have the means to sign them and doing so would not be the correct thing to do anyway
These are the specific plug-ins which were changed in these patched builds if you're already using the un-patched 5.666 build 3516 release:
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With over 13 years experience with Winamp plug-ins as well as having worked on Winamp natively on/off since 2007 until the last AOL release, I'm now back to being a 3rd party developer (coding without the corporate BS) and hope to do some of the things I used to do with Winamp to try to do something to keep it alive when it's new owners don't appear to care. I also worked on SHOUTcast since late 2010 until mid-September 2015.