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Old 21st August 2007, 14:36   #1
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Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview 2 (Build 1504)

Winamp 5.36 Beta, Build 1504

Winamp 5.36 Beta Full
Winamp 5.36 Beta Pro (asks for key during install)
Winamp 5.36 Beta Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player)

Winamp 5.36
* New: [in_mp3] Multi-channel mp3surround support
* New: [ml_local] 3 pane view options in 'Add/Edit View' dialog
* New: [ml_local] Smart View Presets
* New: [ml_local] Album Art support/pane
* New: [ml_local] Toolbar buttons to control view options
* New: [ml_plg] Winamp Playlist Generator (powered by Gracenote MusicID)
* New: [ml_pmp] New fields, configurable filter panes & columns, 3 pane view
* New: [ml_pmp] Album Art view & support for iPod and P4S Devices
* New: [ml_pmp] Separate view for video files
* New: Album Art window for Winamp Modern skin
* New: Global 'playback thread priority' setting for decoders
* New: Version History drop-down selector and Search (in About dialog)
* Improved: General misc dialog/ui tweaks & improvements
* Improved: Re-tuned and optimized classic Spectrum Analyzer
* Improved: Surround indicator in Winamp Modern skin for multi-channel files
* Improved: [in_cdda] Conductor metadata support
* Improved: [in_cdda] Handling of multiple discs
* Improved: [in_flac/in_vorbis] ALBUM ARTIST & ENSEMBLE read support
* Improved: [in_flac] Advanced Editor mode
* Improved: [in_mod] Added support for more than 256 samples
* Improved: [gen_ff] General freeform skinning engine optimizations
* Improved: [gen_ml] Collapsed/expanded state of treeview items now remembered
* Improved: [gen_ml] Skinned scrollbars for Media Library with Modern skins
* Improved: [gen_ml] Reordering of treeview items (via drag+drop)
* Improved: [ml_disc] Better Unicode support
* Improved: [ml_history] Unicode support
* Improved: [ml_local] Customize Columns menu for top filter panes
* Improved: [ml_local] Option to show horizontal scrollbar for top panes
* Improved: [ml_local] New 'Podcasts' view (appears after downloading a podcast)
* Improved: [ml_local] Added ISPODCAST and PODCASTCHANNEL field names
* Improved: [ml_local] Added BEGINSLIKE comparison operator
* Improved: [ml_local] Dragging of headers to sort column order
* Improved: [ml_local] Redesigned Smart View Editor
* Improved: [ml_local] Star Rating display and selection
* Improved: [ml_pmp] 'Copy to Local Media' config separated from CD Ripping settings
* Improved: [ml_pmp] Portables "Sync" can now keep podcasts updated
* Improved: [ml_rg] ReplayGain calculation support for 64, 88.2 & 96 KHz samplerates
* Improved: [ml_wire] Optional automatic downloading of new podcast episodes
* Improved: [ml_wire] Multi-select, 'Send To' menu and other general enhancements
* Improved: [ml_wire] Podcast downloads now saved in channel subfolders
* Improved: [pmp_ipod] Now uses the iPod's podcast menu for podcasts
* Fixed: Long filepaths corrupted when opening Winamp via Explorer context menu
* Fixed: Oversized preference pages with large DPI setting
* Fixed: Recurrence of multiple instances bug (previously fixed in 5.3)
* Fixed: Selecting 'No' for 'Physically Remove' prompt removes playlist/mldb item
* Fixed: TV button in video window not working
* Fixed: Windows showing if switching from modern to classic skin in minimized state
* Fixed: [ASX Loader] Recursive playlist loading & case-insensitive element matching
* Fixed: [ASX Loader] Handling of entries embedded within a REPEAT tag
* Fixed: [gen_ff] "Can't unload script while in script" error when switching skins
* Fixed: [gen_ff] Transparent docked toolbars for skins using alpha-blending
* Fixed: [gen_ml] %playcount% returning Comment on drag+drop from ML to pledit
* Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB crash when trying to rip CDs in a 2nd instance of Winamp
* Fixed: [in_flac] General FLAC Editor quirks (Comments field, Enter key, etc)
* Fixed: [in_flac] 24bit files don't play when 'Allow 24bit' setting is disabled
* Fixed: [in_mod] Fadeout value goes below 0.0 sec in in_mod config
* Fixed: [in_mod] Interpolator 'division by zero' crash bug
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Crash on some mp3's with corrupt ID3v2 extended headers (rare)
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Crash on loading corrupt id3v2.3 tags of a later revision
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Negative bitrate in File Info for long mp3's
* Fixed: [in_wave/libsndfile] Crash on invalid .au files
* Fixed: [in_wm] Garbage characters when editing filetypes in config
* Fixed: [in_mp4/libmp4v2] Memory leaks
* Fixed: [ml_disc] 0 byte temp files not deleted after ripping
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Double-click drive icon in Rip & Burn not selecting tree item
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Crash when using <trackartist> in playlist filename generation
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Drag+drop from Audio CD view to Playlist Editor
* Fixed: [ml_local] (no album) items adding to Album count in Artist pane
* Fixed: [ml_local] isempty and =0 queries now return same results
* Fixed: [ml_local] Add dir to 'Watch Folders' path truncated to 64 characters
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Inserting extra period in filename when transcoding to mp4/aac
* Fixed: [ml_wire] Subscription Updates setting always resets to 'Never'
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Potential incompatability issue with latest version of iTunes
* Fixed: [pmp_p4s] 'Error In Insert' when transferring to some P4S devices
* Fixed: [vis_milk] Milkdrop DEP incompatibility
* Misc: Removed db.w5s (replaced by new Gracenote database system)
* Misc: Moved drawing engine out of gen_ff to tataki.dll
* Misc: Moved freetype font renderer out of gen_ff to freetype.wac
* Updated: Gracenote MusicID CDDB v2.5
* Updated: libpng 1.2.19
* Updated: [in_flac] FLAC 1.2.0
* Updated: [in_mp3] FhG Decoder v4.10
* Updated: [in_vorbis] libvorbis 1.2.0

More to follow in subsequent betas...



Please report any issues with the beta in this thread only.
Make sure your report is complete, according to the stickys in Bug Reports
(clean install, no 3rd-party plugins, full step-by-step method of reproduction, relevant system specs, links to sample files, etc).

Particular areas which need testing are:
  • Album Art support (view/pane in ml)
  • Media Library navigation tree (drag+drop items, collapse/expand, etc)
  • New ML Local Media filters/panes/config
  • New PMP filters/panes/config
  • Check for any gen_ff/skinning bugs
  • New Podcast views/features
  • CDDB2.5 features/editor
  • Playlist Generator (play tracks similar to)
-Album Art support is still incomplete (more to come: download, refresh, etc) ;-)
-Currently looks for folder/cover/%album%.jpg/gif/etc then embedded (in tags).
-(this order will be reversed in the next public beta).
-Note: At the moment, the only way to clear the cache is:
-to close Winamp and delete the art*.* cache files in the "Plugins\ml" folder
-(art.dat, art.idx, art60.dat/idx, art90.dat/idx, etc).

-mp3surround is playback only for now (no encoding).
-You can find tracks at

-Playlist Generator is still in early beta (rt. click ml/pledit items > Play tracks similar to).
-1) Manual config via: Prefs > Plugins > Media Library > ml_plg.dll > config
-2) Initial Scan may take some time. The more files in your mldb, the longer...
-3) Limited to 20 results only (with option to change coming later)
-4) Obeys the Play/Enqueue as default action in ML Prefs
-5) Database stored in Winamp\Plugins\Gracenote (along with all other GN/CDDB files).
-6) Selected item is not in the generated list (but will be in a later beta).

-Re: Skinned ml scrollbars
-For support, Wasabi version needs to be specified as 1.3 in skin.xml, eg.
-<WasabiXML version="1.3">

Hidden settings:

Navigation_ItemHeight=18 (default)
Navigation_ShowIcons=1/0 (show/hide tree icons)
Navigation_FullRowSel=1/0 (hi-lite full row in tree, or just the text)
Navigation_MouseDownSel=1/0 (rt-click selects item, or not)

showeject=0/1 (show/hide 'Eject CD' icons in tree)
showparent=0/1 (group CD Drives under 'Rip & Burn' parent, or not)

These settings will hopefully be accessible via the UI eventually....


Known Bugs/Issues:

-Updated JTFE (gen_jumpex.dll) to come later
Includes fixes for a couple of known 5.35 bugs
Also known: Enter & dbl-click aren't working when the JTFE dialog is skinned.

-New CDDB features may still be a bit buggy (eg. see ujay's post below)

-Mouse cursor disappearing over ml column headers (1504-specific) *

-Winamp Modern skin Album Art window still checked in menu when closing it via the 'x', and not changing with colorthemes (fixed version here) *

-"Send To > Format Converter" is broken for multiple selections *

-Alas, Winamp 5.36 Full/Pro is probably no longer compatible with Win9x (Win 98/ME)
(Lite should still be ok, as it is mainly the ML which is incompatible).

* = Fixed internally



Color Editor 2.1.1
Check this thread for the latest installer - some feedback on vista is required!.

Winamp Essentials Pack v5.36 Beta

A couple of updates available for Winamp Modern skin Album Art window here & here

5.36 Beta 2, Build 1500-1504 changelog

Old Winamp 5.35 Released thread
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