Latest version of Winamp media player can play audio and music NFTs

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Latest version of Winamp media player can play audio and music NFTs

Veteran of multimedia players, Winamp has just announced that the latest version of its software (5.9.1) can play audio and music NFTs.

While non-fungible tokens are indeed popular for displaying images and photos, an NFT can also store audio and video content.

Winamp version 5.9.1 is compatible with Ethereum (ETH) and Polygon (MATIC) NFTs, it supports ERC-721 and ERC-1155 audio and video files.

Polygon blockchain has just announced the launch of a Web3 music platform in partnership with Warner Music and LGND Music.

Winamp‘s support for playing audio and music NFTs is an opportunity to revive this ever-popular application that was launched in 1997


“We are proud to announce a new version (5.9.1) for our desktop player. This new version reduces Winamp’s memory footprint and improves security among many other improvements, it also allows you to play your music NFTs. New version available now. “, can we read on the Twitter account of Winamp.

In order to play an audio or music NFT, users can connect their Metamask crypto wallet via Brave, Chrome or Firefox browsers to the Winamp media player.

Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Winamp, said:

“The genesis of Winamp has always been about accessibility and innovation, and today we are proud to launch the first-ever standalone player that plays audio NFT, as well as all other formats out there. This new version of Winamp lets people listen to any file they want, using a player they already love.

Winamp was a key part of the first digital music innovation, when mp3s changed the way we listen to and enjoy music. Now we support the avant-garde, as more and more artists explore the web3 and its potential. »

“Winamp’s 83 million global users will be able to organize their library and playlists to incorporate these audio files, just as they would any other music,” Winamp’s press release also states.

If you want to download the latest version of Winamp media player: click here to access to the official download page.