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Old 27th November 2010, 11:19   #1
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Winamp 5.601 Released

Winamp 5.601, Build 3091 ( - 9 Dec 2010

Winamp 5.601 Full (US English version)
Winamp 5.601 Full (Multi-national installer)*
Winamp 5.601 Pro (Multi-national version, asks for key during install)*
Winamp 5.601 Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player)
More installers (mp3 bundle & other languages - site update expected later today)
* (French, Dutch, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Portuguese & Romanian)

Winamp 5.601 is essentially a 5.6 maintenance release


Winamp 5.601
* Improved: [in_wave/libsndfile] Added AIF to default extension list
* Improved: [ml_plg] Localization of playlist names & various other tweaks
* Fixed: Win2k compatibility (caused by 5.6-specific DLL load vuln fix)
* Fixed: [in_midi] Security vulnerability (thanks: Morten @ kryptoslogic)
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Querying endoffset metadata for iTunes gapless playback
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Sync and Eject issues
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Compilation flag when Album Artist is "Various Artists"
* Fixed: [pmp_wifi] Crash when devices.w5s missing
* Misc: Made installer disable incompatible 3rd-party gen_lyrics plugin
* Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations

Winamp 5.6
* New: [pmp_wifi] Android Wi-Fi support
* New: Direct mouse wheel support
* New: Option to write ratings to tags (for mp3, wma/wmv, ogg & flac)
* Improved: Redesigned Devices/Portables view in Media Library
* Improved: New on-the-fly "Vertically flip (Shift+F)" option in Video context menu
* Improved: [dlmgr/jnetlib] Handling of http status codes 100 & 201-206
* Improved: [ml_plg] Playlist Generator: context menu dialog & other features
* Improved: [ml_pmp] More user-friendly Transcoding options for portable devices
* Improved: [ml_transcode] Added support for <disc> & <discs> in naming scheme
* Improved: [nsutil] Optimized video flip modes
* Improved: [pmp_android/ipod] Added encoder blacklist
* Improved: [ReplayGainAnalysis] Support for more sample rates
* Fixed: DLL load security vulnerability
* Fixed: [enc_lame] Memory leak
* Fixed: [gen_ff] Bookmark corruption via Send To menu in main window songticker
* Fixed: [gen_ml] Empty/Grey ML when restarting Winamp from a minimized state
* Fixed: [gen_ml] Scrolling lag in nav panel with large amount of items
* Fixed: [in_midi] Buffer/Integer overflow issues (thanks: Joakim @ nsense)
* Fixed: [in_mod] Buffer overflow in comment box (MTM security vulnerability)
* Fixed: [in_mkv] Crash when reading a string that was exactly SIZE_MAX bytes
* Fixed: [in_mp3] ID3v1 UI glitch, APEv2 + Lyrics3 tag combo bug, APEv2 tag removal
* Fixed: [in_mp4] Potential crash on getting metadata/albumart from invalid MP4 files
* Fixed: [in_nsv] Integer overflow in allocating memory for metadata
* Fixed: [in_nsv] Integer overflow when parsing TOC (thanks to: C. Eiram, Secunia)
* Fixed: [in_nsv] Video flip mode detection quirks
* Fixed: [ml_local] Arrow direction and sort inconsistencies in 3-pane views
* Fixed: [ml_plg] Playlist Generator crashes and database corruption issues
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Autofill crash on empty libraries
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] Crash on drag+drop items from one playlist to another
* Fixed: [ml_transcode] Freeze transcoding .cda when using <filename> in scheme
* Fixed: [playlist] Relative pathnames when filename is already relative
* Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Playlist sync & loading issues
* Fixed: [pmp_android/ipod/usb] Issue with forward slashes in playlist paths
* Fixed: [pmp_usb] Bug when multiple usb devices are connected
* Fixed: [vis_milk2] Unicode issues with fonts & presets editor (5.58-specific)
* Fixed: [vis_milk2] sprites.ini file lookup
* Fixed: [vp6.w5s] Buffer overflow issue
* Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
* Misc: Portables/Devices support now also adds ml_devices.dll & devices.w5s
* Misc: Prompt user whether to move skins/langpacks when changing location
* Misc: Removed Winamp Remote from installer
* Misc: [ml_pmp] Moved 'Podcast Sync' to new tab in portable device options
* Misc: [out_ds] Config now displays 7.1 speakers as '7.1' instead of 'Unknown'
* Updated: Gracenote CDDB/MusicID v2.6.206
* Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.2.3
* Updated: [in_vorbis] libogg v1.2.1 & libvorbis v1.3.2
* Updated: [vp8] libvpx v0.9.5



1. The new Winamp for Android app v0.9.2 is available on the Android Market.

Winamp for Android 0.9.2 requires Winamp 5.6x for sync, Android OS 2.1 or later to run and OS 2.2 for SHOUTcast browser support.

Please do not post anything related to the WfA app in this thread. Use the WfA forum instead!
Winamp for Android forum | Winamp for Android Discussion thread

2. Re: New 'Devices' view: To return to old Portables view, delete plugins\ml_devices.dll & system\devices.w5s (ml_pmp & pmp_*.dll plugins are still required)

3. Direct mousewheel support means you can now scroll ML panes etc without having to focus them first. Winamp still needs to be focused though...

4. The new option to 'Save ratings to file' can be found via: Winamp -> Prefs -> Media Library -> Library Options tab.
We are using the WMP-compatible standards for mp3 & wma (mp4/m4a to come later), and the vorbis standard for ogg & flac for writing ratings to tags.
If no ML present, user is prompted to save ratings to file & will not be prompted again (winamp.ini settings = noml_ratings=0/1 & noml_ratings_prompt=0/1)

5. Lang Packs

The Chinese & Korean langpacks have not been updated for this release. Sorry :-(

The Spanish, Italian, Dutch & Swedish langpacks have been partially updated. We welcome offers from anyone who can help with translations.

All other lang packs have been updated.


Reporting Bugs:

Please report all bugs in the Bug Reports forum!
Make sure your report is complete, according to the sticky threads in Bug Reports, ie.
Clean install, no 3rd-party plugins, list of plugins, full step-by-step method of reproduction, relevant system specs,
exact error messages, screenshots, which skin (one of Classic, Modern, or Bento only, or all three), links to sample files, etc.
If error reports, screenshots, sample files, etc are smaller than 200kb, then please attach them to your post. Otherwise, please upload to one of,, or and post the url here (no rapidshare or imageshack or similar links please).

Note that incomplete/lame bug reports may be totally ignored.


Known Issues:

1. [pmp_wifi] Hang on connection closed (usually from uploading album art that's already present) *

2. [ml_plg] Add multiple tracks from same artist/album not working on regenerate *

3. [pmp_ipod] iPod sync issues (due to hash code generation bug) (info) *

4. [pmp_ipod] iPod Nano 4G sync issues (info) *

5. [ml_plg] Potential "force rebuild" issue for users with non-English locale *

6. Also see Known Bugs thread

* Fixed in Winamp
* Fixed in Winamp
* Fixed in Winamp
* Fixed in Winamp (take 2)

Note: 1-5 are v5.6-specific

UPDATE: 7 Dec 2010

A 5.6 to 5.601 Update Pack is available for people who don't want to redownload the full installer again.

Note: Will only install if Winamp 5.6 is already installed!

The update pack contains the following files:

in_mp3.dll (MPEG Audio Decoder)
in_midi.dll (MIDI plugin)
in_wave.dll (Waveform Decoder plugin)
libsndfile.dll (Waveform Decoder library)
in_mp4.dll (MP4 Demuxer)
libmp4v2.dll (MPEG-4 Decoder library)
gen_ml.dll (Media Library window)
ml_plg.dll (Playlist Generator)
ml_pmp.dll (Portable Media Player plugin)
pmp_ipod.dll (iPod Support)
pmp_wifi.dll (Android Wifi Support)
whatsnew.txt (changelog)

Files will only be overwritten if they already exist, e.g.
if pmp_ipod was already installed it will be overwritten
but if pmp_wifi wasn't installed, then it still won't be after running the updater.

Sorry, but updated lang packs are not included in the Update Pack
because 7 of them have been updated since build 3085 (see changelog below)
and installer size would just be too big if they were all included.

[EDIT: 09 Dec 2010]
Update Pack updated


Updates & Extras:

Winamp Update Pack (info)

Winamp 5.6 Essentials Pack

Winamp Icon Packs (4 packs now available)

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