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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Winamp for Mac OS X

Well since Nullsoft does not provide any support for other then Microsoft Windows OS it could be tricky somehow to get it running on another OS like Mac OS X or even another *nix system…but it is not impossible. The thing you need is Wine to get it running on your *nix system or if you own a Mac like me you can use your copy of Crossover as well. I must say the last option will work the best if you want to use this kind of app….

This time we are going to use Crossover Mac 9.0.1 Standard/Professional in order to run Winamp 5.57 on Mac OS 10.6.4. In advance I must say that this version of Crossover does not support Winamp by default and neither does any previous versions of it. But you might ask…is it possible anyway…? I must say yes…! To my surprise the installation went smooth without any bugs and after the installation the program does work very well or at least for everyday use. Although I have came into the problem when you drag the window around it may feel kinda laggy when doing so. But otherwise it works well for most of your tasks with Winamp.

Winamp on Mac OS screenshot

As you can see from the picture above it even runs with the new theme style in Winamp but for better compatibility I suggest to use the old Winamp skin for faster response and use of the program.

To setup your Bottle in Crossover you only need to use a WinXP environment and continue with the installation. Winamp does not need any other runtime components to run and after installation you can use it like you did on your Windows PC.

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