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Old 5th May 2020, 09:31   #4
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WACUP (pronounced 'wakeup') is neither an upgrade or downgrade for Winamp. It is a separate app, still in development, based on the last AOL Winamp release before AOL sold Winamp back in 2014. It is being developed by 1 of the last AOL Winamp developers. His goal is to provide bug fixes, updates of existing features, and most importantly new features to eventually become a highly Winamp compatible media player.

A good way to think about WACUP is that it is like a video game mod where you initially use the original game but then files related to it are added to or edited in-order to provide a better experience.

You can try the latest WACUP pre-release version or you can join it's beta test group and use the latest beta release. Both contain everything needed to install the app separate from a Winamp installation. The pre-release may be a little more stable than the beta, but it is still a work in progress.

Similar to Winamp 5.8, WACUP does not contain any of the old 3rd party Winamp features that were funded by AOL (like metadata lookup, CD burning, etc.). WACUP does come with a skin (user interface) that is designed to work well with 4K monitors.

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