Even though Vista and Windows 7 come with an improved version of Windows Media Player and Media Center, many of prefer to use third-party media players such as VLC and GOM Player to watch videos, Winamp and foobar2000 to play audio files.
Winamp player is one of the best MP3 players out there for Windows. Each version of Winamp is coming up with loads of new features and improvements. The only feature that lacks in the present version of Winamp (v5.56 while writing this article) is that the Windows 7 taskbar integration.
If you have been using Winamp on Windows 7, you might have noticed that it doesn’t support Windows 7 jump lists feature by default. Although many of you might not be using the jump list feature, it’s a great time saver once you get used it.
Win7shell is a small plug-in for Winamp that enables Windows 7 taskbar feature in Winamp. The present version of Win7shell adds the following features:
# Shows playback status as the Winamp taskbar background (just like explorer progress bar)
# Customizes the aero peek thumbnail with: Winamp logo, album art, customized info about the current media playing, and custom image
# Adds next, previous, stop, and play buttons to Aero Peek thumbnail
# Displays recently played files in jump list
You can get all the above features just by downloading and installing Win7shell plug-in on Winamp. All the above mentioned features will be automatically enabled post the Win7shell installation.