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Old 31st August 2006, 15:30   #2
Ben Allison
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Winamp 5 Wishlist

This is the list of the most commonly requested features for the next releases of Winamp 5. These already have been noted and do not need to be continually requested. These requests have already been brought to the attention of the developers.

Note: Threads asking for items on this list will be locked. Any posts asking for hardware mp3 player ports, or linux/mac/handheld/phone/etc ports will be locked instantly. Posting phrases such as "Like (insert some other p.o.s. player here) does" will probably get you totally ignored.

Updated for Winamp 5.666+

Crossed out items have already been implemented for the next release.
Or, if they cannot be implemented, see the comments below the entry.

Be sure to also check the posts below for:
- Known workarounds & 3rd-party plugin solutions
- Already Implemented requests (archive)

* after an entry denotes 'also see known workarounds' below

Winamp Core

Share files with iTunes users
(DAAP client/server)

Proxy authorization support
via pop-up username and password dialog.

Always On Top for individual windows
eg. playlist or main or ml window only

Album Art window for Classic skins *

Mass download Album Art for multiple albums at same time

Read/write metadata support for multiple genres and contributing artists per song

Save embedded Album Art (in file tags)

Playlist Editor
'Physically Delete Files from Disk' Accelerator Key (shortcut/hotkey)

Jump to track number option *
Jump to Track plugin, by DrO

Winamp3 style disable playback (for individual pledit items) *

Winamp3 style poppler/sidecar (multiple playlists) *
The Bento skin has a "view playlists" info pane
Sidecar for Winamp Modern skin also now available

Tabbed playlists

Winamp3 style 'sort' options (sort by: artist / album / track#) *

Winshade unlink position & width
Like the main window winshade

Columns for Artist, Album, Title, etc like in Local Media views of the library

Hide username:password@ for url's in playlist

Play music files with fullscreen vis plugin, and fullscreen video files consecutively in same playlist.

Native Cuesheet support (.cue files) *

Native MonkeysAudio (APE) and Musepack (MPC) support *

FTP streaming support *

32-bit playback

http auth support for password protected playlists

Support for spaces in url's, ie. no need for %20 (auto-urlencoding)

Input Plugins

FreeDB support
Unable to due to Gracenote licensing agreements.

Import/export CDDB entries from/to cdplayer.ini


ID3 v2.4
Upgrade current support from v2.3
Preliminary support in 5.2, more to come later

Lyrics3 2.0 writing

RTSP streaming support

Changeable editor font for the File Info box

Save Ratings and Playcounts to ID3v2 tags (POPM and PCNT frame)
Rating support implemented in 5.58-5.6

More configuration implemented (eg. buffers, priority, etc)
Note: Supported extensions list implemented in 5.33

rtsp/rtp protocol, sdp, amr support

MP4/M4V Video support
Implemented in 5.57 for Pro users only
For non-Pro users, see here for known workaround.

FLAC Streaming Support

OggFLAC support

Display bitrate, codecs, resolution/size etc, like other video input plugins *

(or new in_ogg plugin?)

Opus support

OggFLAC support

Speex support

Streaming metadata support

Video Support (Theora/ogv)

Lossless OggPCM support


Brightness and Contrast controls
Hopefully coming in 5.5x

Custom zoom / pan & scan options

VCD and DVD support
"Main Menu > Play > Play Video CD X:" Maybe.
DVD menu support would be nice too.
in_mplayer plugin

No minimize option when Winamp minimized

Controls in the video window
Modern Skins support this

Native subtitle/.srt support

Counter in full screen OSD

Customizable/Skinable OSD

Disable/bypass EQ and DSP effects on Video playback

Hotkeys to move video forward/back to manually fix desync issues

Video screenshots - save current frame as jpeg/png
Note: PrintScreen works fine if unchecking 'Allow hardware overlay' in Prefs

Start in fullscreen mode

Force fullscreen to go on monitor X

Video as desktop (like milkdrop)

Media Library: General
Customizable metadata detection mode!
A 4th 'Custom' option where you can specify e.g. "artist - album - ## - title" from filenames

Winshade Mode
Don't expect this to ever happen, but it is listed.
Implemented by JTFE in 5.2x, but only for Classic skins.

Option to use Mozilla (or other default browser) for Now Playing/Online Services/Browser
Not going to happen according to the devs.

Folding/cascading trees/sub-menus/folder views in left pane
note, main categories (local media, playlists, devices) are already collapsible

Metadata to take account of more than just "The"

Media Library: Playlists
Mass export of playlists to selected folder

Separate title format string for media library playlists

Columns for Artist, Album, Title, etc, like in Local Media views

Track and automatically fix dead links

Media Library: History
Columns for Artist, Album, etc, like in Local Media views

Automatically track and remove dead entries

Media Library: Local Media Views
Winamp3-style Preview mode
(listen to songs from ml without adding to playlist)

Move/copy/rename files using the media library
Already do-able (workaround | alt. method | 2)

A way to identify and/or filter duplicate songs (with different paths/filenames)

Column for 'Original Artist' or URL from ID3v2 tag

Columns/Support for Conductor, Mood, Compilation (TCMP)
(insert any other custom fields here)

Column for new 5.55 Category field

Export a view directly to a playlist file

Option to limit the number of results shown for a query

Option to exclude Hidden folders from scan

Media Library: Plugins
ReplayGain: option to exclude files already containing rg info from rescan

ReplayGain: Edit / Clear RG info

Autotagger: Select/edit specific fields in Results dialog before updating

Media Library: Podcasts
More download options (specify naming convention, etc)

Set/limit number of simultaneous subscription update downloads

http auth support for password protected feeds

Pause/Resume downloads

Media Library: Portable Device Support
iPod: Touch, Nano 5/6G & iPhone Support

Unicode playlist (m3u8) read/write support for pmp_usb

Encoders (CD Ripping / Transcoding)
Options for Original, Copyrighted, Private and CRC in MP3 Encoder settings

Single-file ripping mode

MPEG-1 Layer 2 (.MP2) Encoder

Modern skins
Save multiple window layout presets

Show playlist item numbers in playlist window shade

Scroll buttons in playlist window, like in classic skin playlist or ml playlists

Global Hotkey for Notification works even if Notifier is disabled in config

Easy Move works when dragging in video area of Video window, like it does in classic skins

Easy Move can be disabled for Modern skins (unchecking it currently does nothing)

Option to have video window with no border/frame

Any other 'classic skins-only' features

Bento: Vertically resizable main player area

Bento: Options to hide MCV Info Pane / tabs / etc

Bento: Options to detach vid/vis/other windows

Bento: Options to add/edit/remove tabs or rearrange windows/components

Bento: Option to use Mozilla/Gecko (or other default browser) for Browser
Not going to happen according to the devs.

Pro Requests
Burn MP3/Data/ISO CDs

Write CD-Text

Paranoia/secure ripping mode

DVD Playback

No ads in embedded/serverside IE pages (Online Services, Now Playing, etc)


* after an entry denotes 'also see known workarounds' below
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