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Re-posted by request, with edits...
First of all, I want to thank the Winamp team for all the great work they're doing on my favorite media player!
I'm having a couple of problems, though, which I hope someone can help with. With Winamp 5 beta, there doesn't seem to be international character support as I've always had with 2.91, 2.95 and 5 alpha (though I know it was always a "hacked" capability). However, 5 beta is the only version I've used that will save my title display formatting options. (If it's relevant, I'm using Vorbis decoder v1.35.)
With pre-5-beta versions, I was trying to save a title display option of %artist% ~ %album% ~ %title%, but everytime I re-started Winamp it reverted to its default of %artist% ~ %title%. Having to manually reset this option everytime I started Winamp was a PITA. I've searched the forums and found a couple of threads with proposed solutions (involving archive and read-only bits, pressing "enter" after entering text, etc.) but nothing has worked so far.
With 5 beta, it saves my title options (as they're set in a different place in preferences), but I get no international character support (i.e., two-byte characters aren't shown properly). I know intl char support isn't really standard in other versions either, but I'd like to get the same "hack" in the 5 beta if possible. Concerning that fact that it's a "hacked" solution, if it'll show a two-byte character correctly, I don't care if it's done with voodoo.
What works, works. And it adds to the hundreds of reasons Winamp's my player-of-choice. Not displaying intl characters at all would be a problem for me, though.
My goal is to combine the (std or not) intl character support I've always enjoyed with 5 alpha with the title-format-save capability of 5 beta. Is there a fix/workaround for either of these issues in any affected version, or is there a way I can "piece together" the title format saving of 5 beta and the intl char support of 5 alpha (or 2.9n)?
(Also, re: DJ Egg's suggestion of setting Prefs -> Titles...that only exists in 5 beta, where I'm not having title-format-save problems. It's failing to save my setting in 5 alpha and previous versions, where Prefs -> Titles does not exist. But thx for the suggestion anyway!)