AOL's Nullsoft Winamp, creators of the Winamp audio player and SHOUTcast, today announced the launch of its redesigned Internet music site, www.winamp.com. Completely redesigned from the bottom up, Winamp.com includes a host of new features, along with a streamlined user interface, that allows easier interaction between the site and the Winamp audio player. Beginning with a cleaner and simplified appearance, the new site offers easier navigation and user-friendly tools not available on previous versions of the site.
For the first time, visitors to Winamp.com are able to download music directly from the site to their Winamp audio player. The new site will feature music from download partners Mjuice.com, Audiosoft and Riffage.com and a new music directory powered by Listen.com. Now, more than 100 music selections from different genres are available for download on the Winamp site each day. The tracks are updated daily, weekly, and monthly with each of the ten genres updated every day. In addition, daily-featured selections on the Winamp site will spotlight hot, new downloads as selected by Winamp's team of music experts.
Downloading and learning to use the Winamp player is also easier than ever through a "Walkthrough" tutorial that offers step-by-step instructions on the Winamp audio player's features. Now with the new Winamp.com, those downloading the player for the first time can enjoy quality downloadable music within minutes of accessing the site.
Winamp.com also features improved tools that allow users more options in customizing their individual Winamp audio player. Hundreds of additional custom appearances or "skins", as well as visualization and audio effect "plug-ins" have been added and are available for download. In accepting user created material, Winamp has developed streamlined user administration pages to allow "plug-in" or "skin" developers to publish their work through an easy-to-use system. Creators can add, update, or remove work from the database through accessing their own personal web based account.