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Old 11th September 2007, 00:34   #2
DJ Egg
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Changes from Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview build 1504 to 5.5 Beta Build xxxx

-New: Winamp Bento (SingleUI Skin)

-New: Unified File Editor, with Album Art tab (for mp3, m4a, wma, ogg, flac)

-New: Album Cover retrieval service (via: rt-click albumart icons in ml view > Get album Art, or AlbumArt tab in unified File Info editor)

-New: Mostly full translatable Localization support (incomplete)

-New: Option to show/hide playlist item number in classic songticker (prefs > skins > classic skins)

-New: [gen_ml] Option to use skinned/unskinned scrollbars (Prefs > Media Library > Library Options: Use freeform scrollbars when available)

-New: [gen_ml/ml_disc] Added 'Tree Options' tab in ML Prefs for previously hidden 5.36beta options

-Reversed order of retrieving album art (embedded, %album%.*, cover.*, folder.*)

-Improved: [ml_local] Added tooltips for the new pane/view options buttons

-Improved: [in_mp3] Faster metadata gathering (also improves ReplayGain scan speed)

-Improved: [in_wm] Faster WMA/WMV metadata gathering

-Improved/Fixed: Album Art view/pane tweaks & optimizations (cache, scrolling, performance, etc)

-Improved: [pmp_ipod] iPod Classic/Fat Nano/Touch support (hopefully!)

-Fixed: DWM Thumbnails & Flip3D for Modern skins in Vista

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

-Fixed: Winamp Modern skin windows not being drawn correctly (too narrow) on Swedish/Finnish/Lithuanian Windows and maybe other locales (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: Modern skin Album Art window issues (not: remembering open/closed state; following colorthemes; snapping)

-Fixed: Search dialog bugs in About box (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: skinned scrollbar glitches when switching from Modern to Classic skin (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: AAC bitrate & length calculation being off-by-1000 (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [dsp_sps] DEP incompatibility

-Fixed (NOT!): [in_cdda] Crash when using aspi, stuttering when using spti (with sonic disabled/not present) (5.36beta-specific)* [Alas, this fix didn't make it into the build]

-Fixed: [in_mp3] seeking mp3surround files with right-cursor (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [in_mp3] MP3 decoding not using CRC checking prefs option (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [in_wm] audio/video type distinctions

-Fixed: [gen_crasher] not creating crash.dmp file

-Fixed: [gen_ff] weird modern skin display problems (half windows etc) under certain locales (Swedish, Finnish, Lithuanian, etc) (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [gen_ff] Use Freetype TTF Renderer not remaining checkmarked in Modern Skin prefs between Winamp sessions (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Crash when loading multiple files via Explorer context menu

-Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Remove Duplicate Entries action broken in pledit

-Fixed: [ml_bookmarks] bookmarking of playlists causing duplicates

-Fixed: [ml_disc] Detecting all usb drives on insert as cd drives (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [ml_local/nde.dll] Local Media views blank with multiple instances of Winamp (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [ml_local] drag&dropping of Local Media smartsviews onto one another (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [ml_playlists] Time column partially hidden when vert scrollbar present (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [ml_transcode] Send To > Format Converter broken for multiple selections (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Album Art bug fixes (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [pmp_ipod] connected iPod sometimes hanging Winamp on startup (5.36beta-specific)

-Modified: No more playlist item number shown in Winamp Modern skin songticker (1504-specific)

-Modified: [gen_ff] newer v1.3x freeform skins no longer use the internal ttf renderer, whether enabled in Prefs or not (now using win32 engine instead)

-Misc: Various other minor 5.36beta-specific tweaks/fixes & general optimizations

-Misc: AlbumArt cache now auto deleted when ML database is cleared (via Prefs)

-Misc: Winamp Remote is now an installer option (ml_orb.dll)

-Misc: Removed rare .APL (AAC Playlist) extension from in_mp3 (resolves a conflict with MonkeysAudio in_ape plugin)

-Misc: Removed defunkt singingfish search from online services

-Misc: Removed unicows.lib/dll as we have now officially dropped support for Win9x (sorry).

-Misc: Removed gradient banner from most media library plugin views

-Misc: UTF8 winamp.ini saving

-Misc: Better handling of Unicode skin path

-Updated: Gracenote MusicID 2.5.x update

-Updated: libpng 1.2.20 (was 1.2.19 in last beta)

-Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v0.99.1c b420 'dev' (note, this is a test build which fixes a couple of known bugs - the finished version will hopefully be in 5.5 Final)

-Updated: [enc_aacplus] Coding Technologies aacPlus Encoder v8.1.0

AACPlus Version 8.1.0: release Aug 30, 2007
- AUDIO QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS:
- transient and noise like signals like applause are significantly improved at all bitrates and all channel modes without compromising other material
- improved audio quality for all multichannel modes, aacPlus and AAC
- retuned bandwidth for AAC using multichannel, dual-channel, or stereo-independent channel mode
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