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Old 21st October 2013, 15:03   #30
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Notifications Refresh Problem (Winamp Modern Skin)

Notifications (Modern Skin) do not refresh properly any more in Winamp 5.65 and 5.64. This has been reproduced on Win 7 x64 (no clean installation) and Win 8 x64 (clean installation) independently. The bug shows as follows:

The notifications in the bottom right corner used to show the current status (such as title name, "playback paused", "end of playback") on every key hit such as "play", "pause", "stop" (or mouse click on the corresponding buttons, respectively). Particularly, when playing a song, pressing "pause" displayed "playback paused". and when resuming with "play", it displayed the title of the song. This used to work perfectly and very reliably!

Since Winamp 5.64, those notifications became very unreliable and capricious! Pressing "pause" always shows "playback paused", but resuming the song with "play" does most of the time NOT display the song title again. Rarely it works, usually it doesn't. The same holds for stopping a song ("stop") and resuming the song again ("play").

In a nutshell, if the track is stopped or paused, pressing "play" does (in most of the cases) not show the song title in the notifications!

I consider this as a bug as it used to work perfectly in earlier versions of Winamp.

-Winamp 5.65, 5.64 - clean install
-Winamp Language Pack: none
-System specs: Lenovo Thinkpad T520, Intel i7 2nd gen., 8GB RAM
-Windows OS: Win 7 x64 SP1 (all updates as of today), Win 8 x64 (all updates as of today except update to Win 8.1)
-Intel HD graphics 3000 & nVidia NVS 4200M hybrid graphics (Win 7); VMware Workstation 10.0 graphics driver (Win 8)
-Conexant Cx20590 (Win 7); VMware Workstation 10.0 sound driver (Win 8)
-DirectX 11 (Win 7); DirectX 11 (Win 8)
-Detailed step-by-step method of reproduction: install Winamp 5.65, switch to Modern Skin, enable notifications and play around with "play", "pause", "stop", "forward", etc. hotkeys and you will see that the notifications are not always refreshed properly on every key stroke.
-NO 3rd-party plugins installed
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