Normally I'd agree with you on that... which is why I'd downloaded 2.91 to use, but when I saw 5 I figured I'd give 'em another chance. My original purpose was to use 2.91 until I could get on one of my friends broadband connections, and upgrade my WMP8 to WMP10 ... but now I don't see a need to upgrade WMP, other than to play the new video codecs. I gotta say I'm damned impressed with Winamp 5.
It's only using ~7meg of memory, and almost no CPU load (1% or less) with it running.
Version 3 would constantly use over 20megs of memory, I think at one point I saw it using 28megs, and about 10 - 15% cpu load. Oh yeah, and about 8 out of 10 times, the application "studio.exe" wouldn't remove itself from memory when I'd exit ver. 3, so it'd just sit there taking up resources.
By contrast 2.91 was using ~6meg of memory, and about 1% or less cpu load. I think the extra meg of mem usage has to do with the "modern" skinning. If I really needed it running as good as 2.91 I could switch it back to the classic skinning, and it would drop back down to ~6meg. But I kinda like the newer look ... it's clean. I don't bother with "theme" skins, just the default.
Basically what they did with ver. 5 is combine 2 and 3's skinning methods, as well as fixed all the major problems with 3 (such as the resource usage issues), and they're back to using "winamp.exe" instead of "studio.exe".
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