WinamPAQ 1.0

An excellent version of Winamp for your Pocket PC

WinamPAQ is a free MP3 player for Pocket PC, that emulates the famous Winamp app for Windows. View full description


  • Faithful to the original Winamp design
  • Lots of EQ and playback features


  • Very fiddly to operate


WinamPAQ is a free MP3 player for Pocket PC, that emulates the famous Winamp app for Windows.

Winamp has always been one of my favorite music players for Windows, and I still maintain that it is better than the bloated monster that is iTunes. If you too are a fan of the player then you may wish to download WinamPAQ for your Pocket PC. The application lets you play MP3s and other audio tracks (but not videos) on your device.

WinamPAQ's oh-so familiar interface consists of the player control window, EQ and playlist editor, all stacked on top of each other. If you want though you can choose to hide any (or all) if these windows to make space on your screen.

Tiny dancer

One of the traditional complaints from anti-Winamp users is that the user interface is too small and fiddly, and this is only exacerbated in WinamPAQ by the size restrictions of the Pocket PC display. Touchscreen users can forget being able to quickly use the volume control, EQ sliders and many other functions simply because the buttons are too tiny.

Luckily, there is a Scale feature in WinamPAQ that lets you zoom in by up to 200 percent, although if you do this you'll have to scroll around the interface rather than viewing it all at once. Another way around the problem could be to take advantage of the programmable hardware button support afford by WinamPAQ, which lets you assign common controls (Play, Pause, Back, Forward, Open, etc.) to individual keys on your PPC.

Audio features

Like its Windows-based relation, WinamPAQ manages to pack in lots of cool MP3 playing features inside. You can repeat tracks, shuffle them, organize them into playlists and manipulating playback sound all through the main interface. The Preferences menu lets you make further customizations to the player, though sadly this version of the program only comes with one skin.

Die-hard Winamp fans will enjoy using WinamPAQ for sure, while others will probably get frustrated by the overly intricate interface.

More than four years have passed since, through an open source project, Pocket PC users were able to start using the most popular Windows MP3 player, Winamp on their portable devices.

WinamPAQ is a freeware MP3 player for your mobile device (PocketPC2000, Pocket PC 2002, PocketPC 2003, Handheld PC and CE.Net Device). It is fully compatible with most PDAs and is fully skinnable with most Winamp 2.0 skins.

Some of the main features in WinamPAQ are:

  • Volume Controls
  • Repeat All or One
  • Shuffle List
  • Reverse and Forward Controls
  • Graphic EQ Playlist and working Queue
  • Preset EQ Ranges
  • Skinnable with Winamp 2.0 skins



WinamPAQ 1.0

User reviews about WinamPAQ

  • drabarno

    by drabarno

    "Not a bad app, and it's free"

    I'm jealous. AOL said I wasn't allowed since they were doing a similar project, I'd give you hints but AOL might sue me. More.

    reviewed on April 17, 2009