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Nullsoft Winamp 2.95 is a very small audio player and simplified for easy use. It loads fast and doesn't take up that much space and memory. An intuitive interface incorporate all needed features and no more. It excel in sound quality, speed and unique features. Winamp supports MP3, CD, Audiosoft, Audio Explosion, MOD, WAV and other audio formats, custom appearances called skins, plus audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins. Winamp 2.95 (old version) uses less memory, smaller footprint, and starts up quicker. For older machines, this can be very important. The 2.x versions were widely used and made Winamp one of the most downloaded pieces of software for Windows. In theory the best Winamp version right before AOL bought the company and sinked the product. 100% Free no nags, pop-ups, hidden spy or bundle-ware.


Winamp 'noaod' stands for 'No AOL On Desktop'. In other words it doesn't put a 'Try AOL' icon on your desktop like some of the other versions do. Winamp 2.95 is the successor of Winamp 2.91, because Winamp 2.92 was a leaked beta and never got official.

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Latest version: 2.95 (26 Jun 2003)
License: Freeware
System requirements: Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10
Download: winamp295_full_noaod.exe (2.4 MB)
Mirror: winamp295_full_noaod.exe

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This is a MAD input plug-in forWinamp 2. It replaces the MPEG audiodecoder functionality that comes with Winamp to provide superior sound for MP3and other MPEG audio files. It supports output resolutions from 8 to 32bits.

Please note: There is not yet available a plug-in forWinamp 3.

Hear the Difference

The following sound samples demonstrate the audible difference between MADand most other decoders. These samples were created at an 8-bit resolution sothat the difference is readily apparent; naturally the quality improves withmore resolution, but the difference remains.

  • Sample decoded by Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder 2.666:sample-nullsoft.wav (711K)
  • Sample decoded by MAD plug-in 0.7.0a:sample-mad.wav (711K)

You may want to turn up your volume to really hear the difference.

How it Works

High-quality output begins with a highly accurate decoder. MAD fullysatisfies the ISO/IEC 11172-4 computational accuracy requirements forcompliance. However, accuracy alone is notenough.

Internally, MAD represents the decoded audio signal with high precision.Combined with a form of dither, this allows output samples to be calculatedwith less objectionable quantization noise and more audible dynamic range thanmost decoders produce today. The result is unusually high-quality output thatis a more faithful reconstruction of the signal encoded in MPEG audio than youmay have realized possible.


You can use this plug-in with any sound card using either 16- or 8-bitoutput resolutions. Output is dithered so that you will perceive an increaseddynamic range even at these low resolutions.

If your sound card supports higher resolution output, you can choose tohave MAD produce output directly in 24- or 32-bit formats.

High-resolution output also depends on support from your Winamp outputplug-in. At this time, 24-bit output is reported to work with Nullsoft'swaveOut plug-in if the 'Max blocksize' and 'Min blocksize' configurationparameters are set to 16kB and 4kB respectively.

24-bit output is not reported to work with the DirectSound plug-in.

It is not yet known if any combination of output plug-ins and sound cardswill support 32-bit output. If you are able to try this, please report theoutcome. Note that the sound quality from 32-bit output is identical to thatof 24-bit output; the samples are simply padded to a 32-bit word length forcompatibility with hardware that requires this.


A beta version of the plug-in is available fordownload. Source for the plug-in is available in theregular source code release of MAD.

Preliminary streaming support is implemented, but you may wish to leave thedefault decoder installed for more complete handling of play from URLs untilfull streaming support is available.

Mailing Lists

To receive announcements of new releases, you may subscribe to themad-announcemailing list.

To discuss MAD in general with other users, you may subscribe to themad-usermailing list. This list also receives announcements frommad-announce so it is not necessary to subscribe to both.Pre-release versions of the plug-in are sometimes made available tosubscribers of this list in order to get feedback on new or experimentalfeatures before an official new release is made.

Both mailing lists are for MAD in general, not just this plug-in, so pleasebe sure to identify your use of the plug-in in your messages.

Copyright and Author

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Winamp Official Website


This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Winamp Official Site

Send inquiries, comments, bug reports, suggestions, patches, etc. to the author, or visit the SourceForge project to contribute to the public forums or submit bug reports or patches there.