Winamp Classic is well-known media player software, which creates customized playlists and made it easy to listen to your favorite music. Although Winamp Classic also supports audio playback, it cannot handle most of the recent audio formats or even high definition video. To make Winamp Classic stream correctly you will need to have the correct code for all the formats that are commonly played on a computer. Audio files most commonly use the PCM (Pulse-code modulation) format which can be converted to wma and avi. The problem is converting PCM to other file formats as the compression used by Winamp Classic can get extremely slow on fast systems, which is one reason why people tend to choose WMA as their format of choice for converting audio files to other file formats.
The ideal situation to use Winamp Classic on your Vista PC would be to first download the free software and then transfer all your files from your digital music files to it via your USB or network-attached storage device. If you still want to use the Winamp Classic application on Vista but you are on a limited budget, there is an option of converting your audio files to WMA using one of the many (Wmicam File) applications which is available freely on the internet. The main advantage of using a WMMV application is that it takes care of the complex conversion process for you and also handles the conversions for you automatically without requiring the knowledge and assistance of a program like Winamp Classic.
To use Winamp Classic in your Vista PC, simply download one of the WMMV based WMA packages from the web and install the software. To use Winamp Classic with WMMV, you need to launch the Winamp Classic WMMV application by clicking on the "Winamp Classics" icon which is located at the bottom left corner of your screen. To test whether your new application is working properly, you can click on "Start", "Settings" or "Control Panel" to access the control panel for your computer. Now, select the "Video Manager" from the options that will allow you to browse through your video files and select any that you want to convert to use in your Windows Movie maker project. Finally, click on "OK".