An Evaluation Of Nullsoft Winamp

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An Evaluation Of Nullsoft Winamp




Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high fidelity music player for Windows 95/98/NT.
Winamp supports MP3, MP2, CD, MOD, WAV and other audio formats. Winamp also supports
custom interfaces called skins, audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins. Nullsoft
also provides a high quality website at http://www.winamp.com. The Winamp homepage
provides support, information, software downloads, and music downloads for Nullsoft's
music products. Winamp is a high quality music player for your personal computer.




The first thing to look for when considering a program to play music on your computer is
sound quality. Nullsoft Winamp has the ability to play CD quality sound from MP3, MP2, CD,
MOD, WAV and other audio formats. Winamp has a ten band graphic equalizer and built-in
pre-amplifier that allows the user greater control over sound quality even before the
music passes through a sound card or speakers. If you are not comfortable with changing
the equalizer settings yourself, Winamp has hundreds of preset settings which are
categorized by music type. Examples of this include Jazz, Rock, Reggae, and many more.
Winamp users even have the ability to create and save song-specific pre-amplifier and
equalizer settings.




Another important factor in choosing a music program for your computer is customizable
features. Winamp meets this criterion well. The ability to customize your music player
makes the program easier to use. The user has the ability to make a "Play list" from the
music files that are stored on the hard drive of the user's computer. Play lists are easy
to load and are not difficult to create. The Nullsoft Winamp website has a Plugin and Skin
collection available for downloads to further customize your copy of Winamp. There are
hundreds of different plugins and skins to choose from. Plugins for Winamp range from
audio visualization oscilloscopes to audio effects like distortion and surround sound.
Skin categories range from different colors to cartoons and artwork. Technically advanced
users can even create their own skins.




Customer service and technical support services are important with any product, especially
when a user is unfamiliar with the product. The Winamp program can be difficult to learn
and use without some instruction. However, Nullsoft Winamp provides a stable and easy to
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