Webamp allows you to use Winamp in any browser, and even add it to your web page


Things as they are: I never liked it. I don't know if it's because the year he was born I didn't have a computer and when I had my first PC there were nicer programs, but I never used Winamp. I went from the native Windows player to MediaMonkey, software that taught me what a music library should look like. But I'm not usually an example of a person who follows trends or just knows them, and Winamp was very popular. So much so that clones exist, the company that develops it wants to bring it back to life and there is even a web version called webamp.

Webamp is simply "A reimplementation of Winamp 2.9 in HTML5 and JavaScript with full support for skins«. It has been around for a couple of years, and can be used from its web page. In it we see the blue background, typical of Windows 95, in a kind of virtual desktop containing only the player. That and some shortcuts: the executable, which allows you to open the player if you close it, the various skins and another to a website where you can get more of these skins.

Webamp: Winamp in HTML and JavaScript

webamp simulates the operation of Winamp very well. It has playback buttons, the section with the equalizer, the playlist and MilkDrop, which shows visualizations. If we click the “eject” button, we can upload our own music for it to play.

For those who have one web page, you can add the player to it copying and pasting the code in your GitHub page. Now, it doesn't have CSS rules for placement, so if nothing else is added, there will be a window floating around and annoying more than anything else. This is partly so that it can be dragged and dropped all over the visible part (viewport). If you look at the bottom right of this article is the fully functional player. If it's not on top of the text without any control, at least on a desktop browser, it's because I've told it to.

As in the original Winamp, Webamp also allows to move the widgets and rearrange them to our liking. The minimize button is disabled, but all the others work. To the left of the text "WINAMP" there is a logo, and from it we access the options menu. For example, if we close the visualization window, we can reopen it from it, and it also allows us to put the original skin back if we have changed it with one of the links on the desktop.

If you were looking for a web player, this is a good option

You may like it more or less, and it didn't convince me 26 years ago, but Webamp can be used anywhere to play the music that we have on our hard drive, regardless of the equipment. If the operating system allows browsing from a file manager, it is possible.

As a web player, I think it is an option to take into account, especially if we are the owners of a web page and we can add the script. But if what we want is to play music offline, Webamp is not worth it (unless the page is loaded before, in which case, with the page already in our browser, everything works and can be used even in airplane mode), and Winamp's design is not the best out there. In Linux we have since memory reaches Audacious, and I think that not only does it have nothing to envy to the old Winamp; is that it is better. I even see more interesting pulling cmus from the terminal, of course, if we do not need attractive visualizations or an equalizer.

I let you play with it Winamp Webamp that is floating by this window (I hope that nothing goes wrong with WordPress or some content blocker and makes me feel bad). You can do everything except minimize, which we have already said is disabled, and close the program, simply because there is no way to reopen it. What a time Spotify.

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  1.   tremendous said

    Hello. I don't know what you mean by saying that you can't play music offline, I have music on a mobile sd card and it lets me select both a single song and a directory, I remove the data from the mobile and just follow the music. The truth is quite good and it sounds very good, I was a Winamp user, because what it offered you was tremendous sound quality, compared to the rest. Greetings.

    1.    pablinux said


      What I mean is that you need the Internet to access the web page. But I edit that part to make it more clear.

      A greeting.