Well. A little Linux report: First I tried to run Winamp itself under wine. I downloaded a .deb installer for wine from the wine homepage and got winamp acutally running on ubuntu. But since wine is a wrapper which wraps calls to the windows api straight to corresponding functions of the linux api and since winamp makes heavy usage of the windows api, winamp works worse than other windows programs on wine.
Some things that do not work:
- midi playback
- the ML doesn't show up
- modern skins do not show
- Dro's JTFE plugin doesn't work
- and worst: dragging winamp windows and even file manager windows caused winamp to stutter. At least for my setup.
"phew" I thought. That leaves me with the same winamp functionality that some winamp clones/look-alikes offer:
The old "classic" winamp clone was XMMS for years. But its designers stopped developing it in 2004 and started developing XMMS 2 which is a client/server backend, not a winamp clone.
But some developers forked the project and started developing the Beep Media Player. Basically it is XMMS with some enhancements. But - maybe you guess - the developers started BMPx, which is in development, but isn't intended to mimic winamp anymore.
But some developers (the 3rd generation) took over and the current fork is called "Audacious". So all people switching to linux should have a look at that first: http://audacious-media-player.org/Main_Page
Especially at the feature list. It is basically winamp 2.8 with some basic queuing support and a rather bad "avs" clone.
Since I am used to the Winamp ML, I use the gnome default player "Rhythmbox" as my Media Library and DragN'Drop the songs into the Audacious playlist.
Here a screenshot with winamp on the left and audacious on the right side.