It’s the fact that Winamp is the most widely used audio/video/media player now. But it’s also the fact that some people really don’t like Winamp due to various reasons!
Following are the top alternative media players to winamp player:
VLC Media Player
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac …) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Play CDs and digital audio files (MP3, AAC/M4A, OGG, WMA*, MPC, APE, FLAC, WAV, etc.) with MediaMonkey. Adjust volume levels automatically (using Replay Gain and MP3 Gain technology), and fine-tune your audio using an equalizer and hundreds of available dsp audio-effect plug-ins.
Quintessential Media Player
Quintessential Media Player is a feature rich media player for Microsoft Windows. It supports all popular audio formats including MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and CDs. QMP is highly skinnable and has a robust plug-in architecture.
Songbird is a free and open source software audio player and web browser which utilizes the cross-platform frameworks, Mozilla’s XULRunner and GStreamer media framework, and is thus capable of running on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Solaris and Linux.
musikCube is an mp3 player for the modern generation. It helps you just listen to what you want to hear, while offering innovative features not seen elsewhere. For the technical user, musikCube is based on an embedded SQL database engine known as sqlite. For the non technical user, that means its fast. Really fast!
Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux and Unix, MacOS X and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before – and it looks good doing it!
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.
XMPlay is an audio player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2 / MP1 / WMA / WAV / AIFF / CDA / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio formats, and PLS / M3U / ASX / WAX playlists. A load more formats are also supported via plugins.
Billy is a lightweighted no nonsense audio player that allows you to quickly play an entire directory of MP3 files.
Sonique is a discontinued Windows freeware audio player capable of handling MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Microsoft Windows Media, audio CDs, and more. It fuses a highly stylized aesthetic with a fluid, windowless interface and fully animated menu systems.
Enjoy the Music!