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Old 27th March 2008, 15:06   #1
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Winamp 5.531 Released

Winamp 5.531 Released

Winamp 5.531 Full (English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)
Winamp 5.531 Full (US English installer)
Winamp 5.531 Pro (Intl. Pro Installer, asks for key during install)
Winamp 5.531 Pro (US English Pro installer, asks for key during install)
Winamp 5.531 Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player)

Winamp 5.531
* Fixed: Bento browser redirecting some url's to Winamp Search
* Fixed: Bento collapse/expand button bug
* Fixed: Recent URL's not saving (5.53-specific)
* Fixed: Total time display of selected tracks in Classic playlist (5.53-specific)
* Fixed: [jnetlib] AOL Radio skipping/buffer issue
* Fixed: [ml_local] Right-click Play/Enqueue all items issue in 3-pane views
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] Broken right-click context menu items (5.53-specific)

Winamp 5.53
* Improved: Different shell descriptions for different associated filetypes
* Improved: New 'Refine Search' feature in Cover Art Downloader dialog
* Improved: Unicode support for Language Packs incompatible with system locale
* Improved: [in_cdda] Now reads & writes CD data to an NDE database
* Improved: [in_cdda/ml_disc] Reimplementation of simple offline CD Info Editor
* Improved: [in_flac] Faster FLAC metadata gathering
* Improved: [in_mp3] More accurate .AAC length calculation
* Improved: [in_wav/in_mp4] Support for http streaming of files larger than 2GB
* Improved: [ml_disc] Added support for Data CD reading (w.i.p.)
* Improved: [ml_local/nde] Background scanning & database optimizations
* Improved: [ml_local] Unicode compliant filename-based metadata guessing
* Improved: [ml_transcode] Remove trailing periods from destination filepath
* Improved: [pmp_usb] Added AlbumArtist support to Naming Convention
* Fixed: Classic EQ appearing with Modern skins after switch->minimize->restore
* Fixed: Various miscellaneous Album Art related issues
* Fixed: [enc_lame] Now rejects multi-channel and above 48KHz source files
* Fixed: [gen_ff] Translated skin image loading
* Fixed: [gen_ml] Header sort arrow and Rating column display under Windows 2000
* Fixed: [gen_ml] Various drawing glitches when changing views
* Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB crash under limited connectivity conditions
* Fixed: [in_cdda] Spectrum vis in analog MCI playback mode
* Fixed: [in_flac] Small memory leak when writing FLAC metadata
* Fixed: [in_flv] Last two seconds of flv videos being cut off
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Crash on encountering a bad ID3v2 version (e.g. ID3v2.F)
* Fixed: [in_mp4] Crash on file-not-found during background decode
* Fixed: [in_wave] Infinite loop on attempted repeat playback of dead files
* Fixed: [in_wm] ASX v2 loading
* Fixed: [in_wm] Crash on files & streams with a huge discontinuity jump
* Fixed: [in_wm / out_ds] Copy 'Status' to clipboard Unicode bug
* Fixed: [ml_autotag] Crash with certain tracks
* Fixed: [ml_history] Crash on drag+drop all history items to playlist
* Fixed: [ml_local] Rating of items with Unicode filenames
* Fixed: [ml_online/orb] Nodes dropping to bottom of ML tree on Lang Pack change
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] Play playlist from Media Library main menu item
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Filename length incompatibility with iPod Music Quiz v2
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Missing 'Advanced' button in Edit Query dialog
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Physical deletion of playing file
* Misc: Added Russian installer translation and language pack
* Misc: In2TV removed from Online Services
* Misc: Installer now built with NSIS Unicode version [thanks Jim Park]
* Misc: More miscellaneous general tweaks, improvements and optimizations
* Misc: Moved shared zlib.dll compression library out of winamp.exe
* Updated: Bento skin v1.1 #120



1. Re: Different shell descriptions for different associated filetypes

You may need to change at least one associated filetype, either during the Setup section of the Installer or afterwards via "Winamp -> Prefs -> File Types" for these to take effect. In some cases, you might also need to refresh/reopen a folder to see the changes, or in some rare cases you might even need to restart Explorer.

Basically, instead of seeing "Winamp Media File" as the description for all associated file types, you should now be seeing descriptions such as "MPEG-4 Audio File Format" for .M4A files in Explorer folders, etc.

Vista users might still need to start Winamp via right-clicking the Winamp shortcut icon and selecting 'Run as administrator' for these settings to take effect via: Winamp -> Prefs -> File Types.

2. Re: New offline CD Info Editor

This uses the same dialog as the universal File Info Editor (for mp3, aac, ogg, flac, m4a, wma), so please do not report things like "The 'Format Info' section is empty" as bugs.

The 'MusicID' tab will be hidden if 'Use MusicID' (CDDB) is unchecked in in_cdda config (Prefs -> Plugins -> Input), and the 'CD-Text' tab will be hidden if the Sonic CD Ripping/Burning Engine is not installed (as Sonic provides support for this feature).

3. Hidden undocumented feature

DWM thumbnail & Flip3D support for Modern skins on Windows Vista

In Vista, with Winamp closed, go to: Start->Run
Type: %appdata%\Winamp
Open winamp.ini
In the [Winamp] section, add: vista_thumbnail=1

Note, this will only work when Winamp is visible on the desktop, but not when it is minimized to the taskbar (where it will still show the Classic skin main window instead).
A major hack/rewrite would be required to make it work for when Winamp is in a minimized state (when a Modern skin is active). But at least this is a start... :-)


Known Bugs/Issues:

1. Enter / Shift+Enter broken for selected ML Playlist items (info) | patch *

2. 'B' accelerator (and maybe others) not being passed to other plugins (eg. JTFE) (info)

3. Anything listed in the Known Bugs thread without a red asterisk next to it.

* = fixed internally


Updates & Extras:

Winamp 5.531 Update Patch
Contains an updated ml_playlists.dll only | info | download

Color Editor for 5.53 (full installer) | Mirror | standalone .wac (upgrade, advanced users only)
If you were previously using the Color Editor for creating your own custom color themes,
you will need to install this updated coloreditor.wac to avoid an error in tataki.dll at Winamp startup.

5.53 Essentials Pack | Mirror 1 | Mirror 2
Includes: Lite'n Winamp Preferences (gen_nopro) update.
Full changelog

Old Winamp 5.53 Beta thread
Old Winamp 5.52 Released thread
Old Winamp 5.51 Released thread

Old Winamp 5.51 Beta thread
Old Winamp 5.5 Released thread
Old Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 3 thread
Old Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 2 thread
Old Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 1 thread
Old Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview thread
Old Winamp 5.35 Released thread
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