This developer created the DIY Winamp MP3 player. Check out how it works!

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This developer created the DIY Winamp MP3 player. Check out how it works!

Winamp Media Player is a classic app that has gained popularity since its first release in 1997. The app was a fan, although it had very limited functionality compared to current music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. Favorite during its heyday.Now the developers Physical MP3 player based solely on Winamp.. Let’s take a closer look in the next section.

Developer builds Winamp MP3 player

A developer named TimC, who is also part of the open source hardware company Adafruit, recently built a Winamp-based MP3 player using a DIY device called Adafruit PyPortal. PyPortal is a DIY device that comes primarily with a display and small speakers and can be programmed to display news, stocks, memes and other content.

So as part of his project, Tim C Converted PyPortal device to Winamp MP3 player Play all your favorite songs and support the iconic user-created Winamp skins of the Winamp Skin Museum created by Facebook engineers in 2020.

How does it work?

Technically, this device is different from a regular MP3 player. To import all the music to PyPortal Winamp MP3 player, you need to copy the songs to SD card and insert them into your device. In addition, if the song and artist names are displayed correctly on the player, they will need to be renamed accordingly.

The Winamp MP3 player can also read playlists.. However, you must manually create it and configure it as a .json file before importing it to your device. You can also create multiple playlists and switch between them by renaming the playlists you play on your PyPortal device to “playlist.json”.

When it comes to controls, this is where the Winamp MP3 player is struggling. Winamp skins, even basic skins, have many buttons and equalizer sliders, All of them don’t work with PyPortal Winamp MP3 player.. Only the top where you can play or pause a song and the bottom where you can move to the next or previous song will work. In the video below, TimC demonstrates how a physical Winamp MP3 player works.

In addition, if you want to create your own Winamp MP3 player, check out the Adafruit website where developers provide all the steps and components needed for a project. So please tell us your thoughts on the device in the comments below. On the other hand, if you have a Mac, you can also try the re: AMP media player, which supports the classic Winamp skins.