AOL’s recently dropped Winamp music player may yet be saved – the software is still available for download despite the supposed December 20 retirement date, and rumours grow regarding its sale alongside the Shoutcast music service that should at least secure Winamp’s short-term future.
In the meantime, if you’re a Spotify Premium user who yearns to access your Spotify music through a Winamp-like interface, then your search is over thanks to the release of Spotiamp 0.2.
Spotiamp has been developed by the Swedish Spotify office in homage to Winamp – although developed in-house, however, the app is unofficial. Also available in portable form, the software closely mimics the Winamp look and functionality, but you will need a fully paid-up Spotify Premium account to use it.
Browse and listen to your Spotify Premium music collection through Spotiamp.
Once installed, log into your Spotify account and you’ll have access to your playlists, radio stations, suggested music and a search tool, all through a small and fast player. It works in a similar way to Winamp – there’s a small main player window plus a number of add-on windows, including EQ, playlist and album art, you can show or hide as required.
Spotiamp also bundles a Shoutcast server, allowing you to pipe your Spotify music to any Shoutcast-enabled devices you might own. Once enabled, simply point your devices to http://127.0.0.1:5010/play.pls, replacing 127.0.0.1 with your PC’s IP address.
The connection to Winamp goes deeper, with users able to transfer their visualisation plugins and skins from Winamp into Spotiamp – simply copy the relevant files into freshly created plugins and skins folders inside the main Spotiamp directory.
Spotiamp 0.2 and Spotiamp Portable 0.2 are both available now as freeware downloads for PCs running Windows XP or later. A Spotify Premium account is required to log in and use the software.
AIMP is a freeware audio player developed by Russian developer Artem Izmaylov in 2006, and the full name of AIMP is Artem Izmaylov Media Player. AIMP is available for both Windows and Android systems. Besides, it supports many kinds of audio formats, such as MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC and more.
Almost everyone who has listened to music on a computer has installed the music player software of AIMP, and its function has also grown from the early MP3 file playback to the current audio and video. As a result, the size and resources of the software are also increasing. This has caused many users to switch to other alternatives, hoping to find a similarly functional but less resource-intensive software. However, in terms of functions, AIMP provides a function closer to that required by the average user, rather than a versatile software. So when you use AIMP to play music, the resource usage is relatively low, so that your computer has the remaining resources to do other work.
However, if you want to play Spotify Music files on AIMP, then you will find that you can't make it even though AIMP can support so many audio formats. That is the limitations of Spotify. Therefore, to solve this issue, you need to convert Spotify music to digital audio formats before you listen to on AIMP. In this post, we are going to make you stream Spotify Music to AIMP at ease.
So if you’re Spotify free user, you'd better to get a Spotify Premium account to enjoy Spotify music more freely or use a third-party software to help you. Sidify Music Converter is here specially designed for offering users an easy way to convert Spotify music to plain audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC or AIFF.
Sidify Music Converter
- Download Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF without Premium;
- Stream Spotify Music for free without ads;
- Burn Spotify Music to CD or share to others via Email.
Let’s see the tutorial on how to download songs from Spotify to MP3, and stream the downloaded songs to AIMP for playing offline.
Step 1 Open Sidify Music Converter
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Download and install Sidify Music Converter on PC or Mac, then open this application.
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Step 2 Add Spotify Song or Playlist
Click on button to add Spotify track, playlist, artist or album to Sidify by drag & drop.
Step 3 Choose the Output Format
Click on button in the top left corner to change the output settings: Sidify supports you output Spotify as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, or AIFF with the best sound quality kept.
Step 4 Start Downloading Songs from Spotify
Now you can start downloading songs from Spotify by clicking Convert button on the bottom of Sidify.
Step 5Find the Well- downloaded Files
Can I Play Spotify Through Winamp
After conversion, you can click on the 'Converted' button to easily find the well-downloaded MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF file in the top right corner.
Step 6Transfer Spotify Music to AIMP
Can I Play Spotify Through Winamp
Please install AIMP program on your computer and open it. Touch on 'Menu' and choose 'Open Files' or 'Open Folder' to import the converted Spotify Music files. Or you can also click the 'Add Items Menu' icon in the bottom right and select 'Files', 'Folder' or 'Playlist' to add the converted Spotify Music. Then you can play Spotify Music on AIMP and enjoy the music easily.
Can You Play Spotify Through Winamp
Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the first 3-minute audio from Spotify for sample testing, you can purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.