Old 20th September 2007, 18:35   #1
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Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 2 (Build 1568)

Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 3, Build 1600 now available
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=278159


Winamp 5.5 Beta, Build 1568

Winamp 5.5 Beta Full
Winamp 5.5 Beta Pro (asks for key during install)
Winamp 5.5 Beta Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player)

Winamp 5.5
* New: Winamp Bento (SingleUI Skin)
* New: Unified File Editor, with Album Art tab (for mp3, m4a, wma, ogg, flac)
* New: Auto-Tagger in File Info dialog (powered by Gracenote)
* New: Album Art window for Winamp Modern skin
* New: Global 'playback thread priority' setting for decoders
* New: Media Monitor and MP3 Blog site scraper (in Bento browser)
* New: Option to not show playlist item number in classic songticker
* New: Version History drop-down selector and Search (in About dialog)
* New: [in_mp3] Multi-channel mp3surround support
* New: [gen_ml] Tree Options tab in Media Library Preferences
* New: [ml_autotag] Mass Auto-Tagger in Send-To menu (powered by Gracenote)
* New: [ml_local] 3 pane view options in 'Add/Edit View' dialog
* New: [ml_local] Smart View Presets
* New: [ml_local] Album Art support/pane and retrieval service
* New: [ml_local] Toolbar buttons to control view options
* New: [ml_plg] Winamp Playlist Generator (powered by Gracenote MusicID)
* New: [ml_pmp] New fields, configurable filter panes & columns, 3 pane view
* New: [ml_pmp] Album Art view & support for iPod and P4S Devices
* New: [ml_pmp] Separate view for video files
* Improved: General misc dialog/ui tweaks & improvements
* Improved: Re-tuned and optimized classic Spectrum Analyzer
* Improved: Surround indicator in Winamp Modern skin for multi-channel files
* Improved: Classic Songticker option for Winamp Modern skin (via Config drawer)
* Improved: [in_cdda] Conductor metadata support
* Improved: [in_cdda] Handling of multiple discs
* Improved: [in_flac/in_vorbis] ALBUM ARTIST & ENSEMBLE read support
* Improved: [in_flac] Advanced Editor mode
* Improved: [in_mod] Added support for more than 256 samples
* Improved: [in_mp3] Faster metadata gathering (also speeds up ReplayGain scan)
* Improved: [in_mp4] Smoother data sent to vis & other minor tweaks
* Improved: [in_wm] Faster WMA/WMV metadata gathering
* Improved: [gen_ff] General freeform skinning engine optimizations
* Improved: [gen_ml] Collapsed/expanded state of treeview items now remembered
* Improved: [gen_ml] Skinned scrollbars for Media Library with Modern skins
* Improved: [gen_ml] Reordering of treeview items (via drag+drop)
* Improved: [ml_disc] Better Unicode support & other misc tweaks
* Improved: [ml_history] Unicode support
* Improved: [ml_local] Customize Columns menu for top filter panes
* Improved: [ml_local] Option to show horizontal scrollbar for top panes
* Improved: [ml_local] New 'Podcasts' view (appears after downloading a podcast)
* Improved: [ml_local] Added ISPODCAST and PODCASTCHANNEL field names
* Improved: [ml_local] Added BEGINSLIKE comparison operator
* Improved: [ml_local] Dragging of headers to sort column order
* Improved: [ml_local] Redesigned Smart View Editor
* Improved: [ml_local] Star Rating display and selection
* Improved: [ml_pmp] 'Copy to Local Media' config separated from CD Ripping settings
* Improved: [ml_pmp] Portables "Sync" can now keep podcasts updated
* Improved: [ml_rg] ReplayGain calculation support for 64, 88.2 & 96 KHz samplerates
* Improved: [ml_wire] Optional automatic downloading of new podcast episodes
* Improved: [ml_wire] Multi-select, 'Send To' menu and other general enhancements
* Improved: [ml_wire] Podcast downloads now saved in channel subfolders
* Improved: [ml_wire] Updated podcast directory
* Improved: [pmp_ipod] Now uses the iPod's podcast menu for podcasts
* Fixed: DWM Thumbnails & Flip3D for Modern skins in Vista
* Fixed: Esc key not working in Credits & Winamp tabs of About Box
* Fixed: Long filepaths corrupted when opening Winamp via Explorer context menu
* Fixed: Oversized preference pages with large DPI setting
* Fixed: Recurrence of multiple instances bug (previously fixed in 5.3)
* Fixed: Selecting 'No' for 'Physically Remove' prompt removes playlist/mldb item
* Fixed: TV button in video window not working
* Fixed: Windows showing if switching from modern to classic skin in minimized state
* Fixed: [ASX Loader] Recursive playlist loading & case-insensitive element matching
* Fixed: [ASX Loader] Handling of entries embedded within a REPEAT tag
* Fixed: [dsp_sps] DEP incompatibility
* Fixed: [gen_ff] "Can't unload script while in script" error when switching skins
* Fixed: [gen_ff] Remember ML size when switching between Modern & Classic skins
* Fixed: [gen_ff] Transparent docked toolbars for skins using alpha-blending
* Fixed: [gen_ff] 10% opacity not applying on skins that add items to rt-click menu
* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Crash when loading multiple files via Explorer context menu
* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Remove Duplicate Entries action broken in pledit
* Fixed: [gen_ml] %playcount% returning Comment on drag+drop from ML to pledit
* Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB crash when attempting to rip a CD in a 2nd instance of Winamp
* Fixed: [in_flac] General FLAC Editor quirks (Comments field, Enter key, etc)
* Fixed: [in_flac] 24bit files don't play when 'Allow 24bit' setting is disabled
* Fixed: [in_mod] Fadeout value goes below 0.0 sec in in_mod config
* Fixed: [in_mod] Interpolator 'division by zero' crash bug
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Crash on some mp3's with corrupt ID3v2 extended headers (rare)
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Crash on loading corrupt id3v2.3 tags of a later revision
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Negative bitrate in File Info for long mp3's
* Fixed: [in_mp4] Glitch when modifying metadata on playing track
* Fixed: [in_mp4/libmp4v2] Memory leaks
* Fixed: [in_wave/libsndfile] Crash on invalid .au files
* Fixed: [in_wm] Garbage characters when editing filetypes in config
* Fixed: [ml_disc] 0 byte temp files not deleted after ripping
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Double-click drive icon in Rip & Burn not selecting tree item
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Crash when using <trackartist> in playlist filename generation
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Drag+drop from Audio CD view to Playlist Editor
* Fixed: [ml_local] (no album) items adding to Album count in Artist pane
* Fixed: [ml_local] isempty and =0 queries now return same results
* Fixed: [ml_local] Add dir to 'Watch Folders' path truncated to 64 characters
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Inserting extra period in filename when transcoding to mp4/aac
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Sending ansi-converted titles instead of Unicode
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Transfer caption building when Artist metadata is empty
* Fixed: [ml_wire] Subscription Updates setting always resets to 'Never'
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Potential incompatability issue with latest version of iTunes
* Fixed: [pmp_p4s] 'Error In Insert' when transferring to some P4S devices
* Fixed: [vis_milk] Milkdrop DEP incompatibility
* Misc: Winamp Remote is now an installer option (ml_orb.dll)
* Misc: Moved drawing engine out of gen_ff to tataki.dll
* Misc: Moved freetype font renderer out of gen_ff to freetype.wac
* Misc: Removed db.w5s (replaced by new Gracenote database system)
* Misc: Removed unicows.lib/dll as we have officially dropped support for Win9x
* Updated: Gracenote MusicID/CDDB v2.5
* Updated: libpng 1.2.20
* Updated: [enc_aacplus] Coding Technologies aacPlus Encoder v8.1.0
* Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v0.99.1e b426 'dev'
* Updated: [in_flac] FLAC 1.2.1
* Updated: [in_mp3] FhG Decoder v4.10
* Updated: [in_vorbis] libvorbis 1.2.0

More to follow in subsequent betas...
(yes, there's even more!)

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Screenshots of new Bento Skin:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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Reporting Bugs:

Please report any issues with the beta in this thread only.
Make sure your report is complete, according to the sticky threads in Bug Reports, ie.
Clean install, no 3rd-party 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 100kb, then please attach them to your post here. Otherwise, please upload to one of stashbox.org (recommended), mediafire.com, or sendspace.com and post the url here (no rapidshare or imageshack or similar links please).
Note that incomplete/lame bug reports may be totally ignored.


Particular areas which need testing are:
  • Winamp Bento (SingleUI skin)
  • Album Art support (view/pane in ml) & Downloader service
  • Unified File Editor (CoverArt/Advanced/Extra tabs, for mp3, flac, ogg, wma, m4a)
  • Media Library navigation tree (drag+drop items, collapse/expand, etc)
  • New ML Local Media filters/panes/config
  • New PMP filters/panes/config
  • Check for any gen_ff/skinning bugs
  • New Podcast views/features
  • CDDB2.5 features/editor
  • Playlist Generator (play tracks similar to)
  • Auto-Tagger (in Alt+3 File Info & Send To menu)

Notes:

-Winamp Bento skin does not appear in the Skin Selector list in the installer,
-so for now, you'll need to select it from the Skins menu after Winamp opens.

-The new Mass Auto-Tagger (ml_autotag) only appears in the English installer options
-and not in any of the other translations. Sorry, but it was a last-minute addition.

-Album Art support is almost complete, but not quite...
-Lookup order: embedded (in tags), %album%/cover/folder.jpg/gif/png.
-Note: The cache is the art*.* files in the "Plugins\ml" folder
-(art.dat, art.idx, art60.dat/idx, art90.dat/idx, art120.dat/idx).
-Downloader access via: Art icon rt-click menu, unified file info & pmp edit info box
-Currently saves as %album&.jpg in the containing folder.
-See "Known Issues" section below for more...

-mp3surround is playback only for now (no encoding).
-You can find tracks at www.all4mp3.com/music/

-Playlist Generator (rt. click ml/pledit items > Play tracks similar to):
-Notes:
-1) Manual config via: Prefs > Plugins > Media Library > ml_plg.dll > config
-2) Initial Scan may take some time. The more files in your mldb, the longer...
-3) Obeys the Play/Enqueue as default action in ML Prefs
-4) Database stored in Winamp\Plugins\Gracenote (along with all other GN/CDDB files).
-If getting "error initializing" messages, you'll need to delete cddbplm.pdb/idx/gcf files.

-Re: Skinned ml scrollbars
-For support, Wasabi version needs to be specified as 1.3 in skin.xml, eg.
-<WasabiXML version="1.3">
-Also note that v1.3 skins no longer use the internal freetype font renderer.

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Known Bugs/Issues:

-Winamp Bento skin does not appear in the Skin Selector list in the installer, so for now, you'll need to select it from the Skins menu after Winamp opens (important enough to mention twice) *

-On startup, the Bento skin can occassionally leave a portion of the media library drawn on top of/underneath other windows. It goes away when you move a window over it. Note that the same can happen if switching from a skin where both the Video/Vis and ML windows are open, which results in the Video or Vis tab being active in Bento instead of ML (click the Media Library tab to fix). *

-In the Bento skin, the Media Library will occassionally not fill the entire tab (switch to Video tab and back to fix). *

-Bento skin: When setting is enabled, vbr display for mp3's changes too rapidly *

-DWM thumbnails on Vista show the Classic skin when a Modern skin is minimized, or components of the Classic skin when the vis/vid drawer is attached & open in the Winamp Modern skin **

-New CDDB features may still be a bit buggy (eg. genre saves with "General" at front)

-Album Art retrieval criteria and writing/saving isn't configurable... yet!

-Alt+3 album art editor is fairly incomplete, and also won't find all album art.

-'Get Album Art' doesn't find compilations very well, and doesn't find art when album names have "notes" at the end like "Dark Angel [EP]".

-Album Art API doesn't deal with illegal filename characters yet < : \ " / ? | >

-Embedded art doesn't show in Artwork tab of File Info (but displays ok in Album Art views/window/etc)

-Winamp crashing when attempting to view some PNG/GIF coverart in Alt+3 Editor *

-Winamp Modern songticker: padding issues & winshade shadow on first/last char *

-Some AVS presets are broken in this build. Sorry, this is a compiler related issue and should hopefully be fixed in time for 5.5 Final

-Station Info window is broken (blank content) (I think we're getting rid of this anyway / not sure?)

-We're seeing a few reports of crashing under Vista (crash on exit, when switching skins, when running vis plugins, etc). These issues are being looked into and, if reproduced, will hopefully be addressed/fixed for the next beta and/or in time for 5.5 Final (note that they mostly tend to be related to the 'DWM thumbnails' fix). Let us know if there are any improvements with Preview 2. If the problem persists then please include a full detailed Bug Report (see above).

-Some cbr MP3's are reported as vbr in File Info

-Custom Genre not being saved for MP3 when typed into ID3v2 tab of File Info *

-Winamp crashes when clicking the "Delete All" button in the Advanced tab of File Info for Vorbis files (or if using "Delete" when only one field is present/populated) *

-[ml_plg] Playlist Generator config: 1) 'Playlist Length' field allows text input (but should be limited to the drop-down selection only). 2) The 'Reset Database' button automatically deletes the plg database without any confirmation dialog. *

-[ml_plg] Multiple "Playlist Generator failed to Initialize" error messages on Winamp startup, when Gracnote/plg database is corrupt (more info here and here) *

-Mass Auto-Tagger sometimes might come up with mismatched results (eg. titles are the same or mixed up for different tracks on same album) *

-If genre is empty it remains empty after using File Info Auto-Tagger *

-Random weird bold font glitch in Local Media views *

-Font not updating in Local Media views when disabling 'use same font as playlist' option*

-The Local Media column immediately to the left of Rating doesn't remember resize changes after switching views *

-'Files of type' drop-down selection is broken in the Add/Open Files Dialog *

-Alas, Winamp 5.5 is no longer compatible with Win9x (Win 98/ME), and all support for those OS'es has now been discontinued.

KEY
* = Fixed internally
** = Reverted (feature removed internally)


More here

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Common Requests:

This is a list of commonly requested features taken from all of the 5.36/5.5 beta threads.
Feedback is welcome, though there's no need to keep making requests for any of these:
  • Bento skin: Resizable main player area
  • Bento skin: Larger main player / buttons / text / controls, etc
  • Bento skin: Options to hide Info Pane / tabs / etc
  • Gecko/other engine for Bento browser (instead of IE)
  • Winamp Modern skin: AlbumArt in Notifier
  • Winamp Modern skin: Any other missing new Bento features
  • Lang pack updates or locale translations (all will be revealed soon)
  • Same scrollbar/buttons for Playlist as ML
  • BPM column for Local Media views
  • Publisher shown in AlbumArt Columns and/or Details view
  • Anything else already covered in the above notes, eg. AlbumArt (in)completion
  • Any other items already on the official Wishlist
  • Watch this space for more
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Updates:

Color Editor 2.1.1
Check this thread for the latest installer - some feedback on vista is required!.

Winamp Essentials Pack v5.5 Beta
* Added Winamp3-style Playlist Sidecar for Winamp Modern skin
* Updated Skins In Submenu to v1.9
* Updated to NSIS 2.30
* Updated Polish, Spanish, Turkish & German translations
* Note: Language files are still incomplete (more info here)
* Updated License
* Otherwise, same as 5.36 Beta EP
* Full Changelog
* More Info & Mirrors


Playlist Sidecar for Winamp Modern Skin

Official Winamp Bento Color Themes Thread

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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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Old 20th September 2007, 18:36   #2
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Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 1 (1550) to Beta Preview 2 (1568) changelog

-New: Auto-Tagger in File Info dialog (powered by Gracenote)

-New: Bento skin: Optional Album Art pane beneath enlarged Playlist (enable via: main menu > options > playlist)*

-New: [ml_autotag] Mass Auto-Tagger (powered by Gracenote)

-Improved: Various AlbumArt enhancements (eg. smarter refresh on update)*

-Improved: [in_cdda] %cdengine% ATF string now differentiates between Sonic, ASPI & SPTI modes

-Improved: [in_mp4] Smoother data sent to vis & other minor tweaks

-Improved: [ml_plg] Implemented extra options for Playlist Generator config (No. of results, include seed track, etc)*

-Improved: [ml_pmp] Added tooltips to new toolbar buttons (to match ml_local)*

-Improved: [pmp_ipod] Fixed for new ipods :-)

-Improved: [pmp_ipod] ipod model selection options

-Improved: [ml_wire] Updated podcast directory

-Fixed: Classic Spectrum Analyzer messing up when encountering/calculating silence blocks*

-Fixed: Drag+drop from Local Media views to pledit not respecting complex ATF syntax*

-Fixed: Esc key not working in Credits & Winamp tabs of About Box

-Fixed: File Editor bugs (genre defaulting to blues, track# discrepancies, handling of out of range values, etc)*

-Fixed: Crash when encountering CMYK colorspace jpeg's for albumart*

-Fixed: Songticker lag and other issues (Winamp Modern winshade: shadow on first & last chars & dbl-click not opening File Info)*

-Fixed: Songticker in Classic skin showing playlist entry number -1 (eg. if track 50 is playing, songticker displayed 49.)*

-Fixed: Thumbscroll button not auto-moving when using enhanced-mode mousewheel to scroll through albumart pane*

-Fixed: Scaling Bento skin to less than 100% crashes Winamp*

-Fixed: Timer/Songticker overlap in Bento skin*

-Fixed: Various other Winamp Bento skin bugs/issues*

-Fixed: [in_cdda] Stuttering CD playback with spti, crash with aspi (when no Sonic Engine installed)*

-Fixed: [in_midi] No longer tries to open files when being queried for "type"*

-Fixed: [in_mp3] Wrongly calculating length of mp3's with no lame headers (was multiplying by 1024 instead of 1000)*

-Fixed: [gen_ff] Not remembering size of Classic ML window when switching between Modern & Classic skins

-Fixed: [gen_ff] 10% opacity not applying with skins that add too many items to the right-click menu (eg. Bento)*

-Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Enter key not working when JTFE dialog is skinned*

-Fixed: [gen_ml] Using shift + cursor for albumart icon view*

-Fixed: [gen_ml] Rating auto-unhovering on small sizes*

-Fixed: [in_mp3] Orig. Artist field not updating in ID3v2 tag*

-Fixed: [in_mp4] Glitch when modifying metadata on playing track

-Fixed: [gen_ff/in_mp3] Rare NULL-pointer crashes based on info from crash reporter*

-Fixed: [gen_ml/ml_history] Blank entry in Prefs tree when History disabled*

-Fixed: [ml_history] 'playplays' and truncated text at bottom of History view*

-Fixed: [ml_disc] 'Unalbe' typo :-D*

-Fixed: [ml_local] Rescan Folders at startup/every x minutes*

-Fixed: [ml_pmp] ipod & usb play/enqueue actions sending an ansi converted title instead of unicode

-Fixed: [ml_pmp] Misc AlbumArt bugfixes*

-Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Various ipod crash & database writing fixes*

-Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Not creating .ithmb files

-Fixed: [ml_pmp] Transfer caption building when Artist metadata is empty

-Fixed: [ml_wire] 'Delete x downloads' prompt not filling out the number correctly (%d)*

-Misc: Fully removed all unicows.lib pointers, which finally kills all Win9x support for good

-Misc: Added a hidden winamp.ini option to show/hide playlist position in taskbar icon/tooltip: [Winamp] section: dotasknum=1/0 (will be added to prefs ui eventually)

-Misc: Moved Bento to top of Skins list (after Classic & Modern)*
(Note, Skins in Submenu plugin from Essentials Pack will need to be updated)

-Updated: Winamp Bento #096*

-Updated: Winamp Bento color themes (updated 'classic' & 'modern', added 'brighter' themes)*

-Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v0.99.1e b426 'dev' (was v0.99.1c b420 'dev' in last beta)

-Updated [in_flac] libflac 1.2.1 (was 1.2.0 in last beta)

FLAC 1.2.1 changelog
http://flac.cvs.sourceforge.net/*che...changelog.html


* = 5.36/5.5 beta-specific
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Old 20th September 2007, 19:14   #3
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Sweet! My ipod doesn't seem to be crashing anymore, great job it's great so far. Love bento.

EDIT: Sigh, it does not crash but when I add anything it screws up half the songs on the ipod and they just don't play. ANd it doesn't remember what kind of ipod it is, it asks every time I plug it in. WHen I try and play a song it doesn't work and just starts cycling through other songs. I can play the affected songs on the ipod from winamp though. Vista Ultimate 32 Bit, Ipod Video 5th gen.
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Old 20th September 2007, 19:31   #4
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Hey...
You fixed the songticker lag - yey..
You fixed the classic songticker thing (and we can also drag it ) - yey

But you did not fix the modern skin songticker spacing (when using "Modern style")..
If you look at it, it is more space on the right side, than it on the left side... Try to adjust that (with, or without my numbers..)

My file is something like this but this works only when leftpadding and rightpadding is set to 0...
So, if you are going to use these numbers, paddings have to be on 0 (or something like that)..
Also, look at the blending on the ends, it may change when setting the paddings to 0... Look at it..
You can try to adjust the text spacing, and the blendings...


<!-- Songticker -->
<Songticker
x="10" y="45"
w="-18" h="21"
/>

<Text
id="Infoticker"
x="10" y="45"
w="-18" h="21"

Keep up the good work..
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Old 20th September 2007, 19:50   #5
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Quote:
-New: Bento skin: Optional Album Art pane beneath enlarged Playlist (enable via: main menu > options > playlist)*
I don't see the option.
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Old 20th September 2007, 19:55   #6
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Thanks for the update.
did the media library become bold on purpose?
no third party plugins, clean install

http://stashbox.org/38084/Clipboard.jpg

Thank you for all the hard work.
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Old 20th September 2007, 20:01   #7
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Thank you so much! Last week I had a bad problem with Katakana/Kanji/Hiragana not displaying correctly in the Playlist when loading the from my iPod. But now, it works nicely.

Thanks so much!
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Old 20th September 2007, 20:25   #8
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snkupo: thanks for the confirmation that it's working correctly in the new build

-daz
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Old 20th September 2007, 20:48   #9
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Alright, apparently my ipod is working fine, but the album I was using to test it is the only one not working. When I try and play this album it just cycles through all the songs in the album. I have tried re-adding it to no avail. I also tried editing tags/re adding it in winamp then adding it to the ipod also but they just won't play on the ipod. They worked fine with 5.35.
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Old 20th September 2007, 20:57   #10
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just a question:
how about Skinned PL scrollbars ?
just like the ML ones...

keep up the good work!!
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Old 20th September 2007, 20:58   #11
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@Juanus
No, that shouldn't be happening.
It's been reported a few times now, eg. here
but we've still not been able to reproduce it yet....


@screaming_jesus
We were worried at first, until your 2nd post.
Hmmm, do you maybe have iTunes installed and open at the same time?
If not, then what file format are the files?
Are they in a compatible format, or do they need to be transcoded?
Are all the tags filled in (Artist, Album, Title, etc)
If mp3, have you tried testing them with eg. EncSpot or MP3Utility to see if there's any corruption?
Any other detailed info you can provide might help, including links to sample files...
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Old 20th September 2007, 21:05   #12
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Yes, DJ Egg, I just wanted to make sure you knew it was still happening. Continued to happen even when I closed winamp and restarted. But here is something odd, the problem went away when I installed the essentials pack. <shrug>
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Old 20th September 2007, 21:19   #13
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sorry to report such a small issue in PREVIEW 1 of the beta.
but using Bento
go to browser, quick links, add new sub folder, the "X" tooltip shows Exit winamp...and it shouldn't be...
the tooltip is also wrong with "edit quick links"

also would be useful that esc key could work here, to exit that menu

( i'm using preview 1 )
will "test" preview 2 tomorrow.
thankx
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Old 20th September 2007, 21:21   #14
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Can someone check if retrieving album artwork works for streams if you are behind a proxy? It lags a lot when the song changes. I think I remember seeing album art when I am not behind a proxy.

One more thing, will Winamp ever support Auto Proxy configure URLs?
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Old 20th September 2007, 21:39   #15
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Re: Font problem

@ Juanus - welcome to the font problem club. What size jacket do you wear?

So in installed the latest BETA, v5.5 (Build 1568) BETA, and the previous font issues
I reported here are no longer occurring. Moving from the ML's Local Media View to
other views does not seem to affect the font size as it did before.

However, all is still not well ...
  1. Close Winamp ensuring the property circled in red here is checked.
  2. Open Winamp
  3. Go to the ML's All Music view
    (although from my tests this seems to happen on any/all ML views)
  4. Open the Media Library preferences
  5. In the "Advance Library Preferences" group,
    toggle the "Media Library uses same font as Playlist Editor" property on & off
For me, this will adjust the font in the ML Tree, but NOT in the main window of the ML.
I would expect it to adjust the font in both areas.

Note that this same property had an affect on the issue logged against Preview #1
v5.5 (Build 1550) BETA.

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Re: Font problem

Another observation on the font size issue ...
  1. Close Winamp ensuring the property circled in red here is checked.
  2. Open Winamp
  3. Go to the ML's All Music view
    (although from my tests this seems to happen on any/all ML views)
  4. Open the Playlist preferences
  5. In the "Playlist Editor Appearance" group,
    play with the "Playlist font size" by adjusting the value.
As I adjust the value, the font in the ML Tree and the Playlist will adjust from one size to the other. However, for me, within the main window of the ML ... as I adjust the value, there is a momentary flash of a bold font in-between the two sizes.

Can anyone replicate this behavior?
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Old 20th September 2007, 22:04   #17
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@bento new playlist area album art:

is it possible to remove the vertical resize restriction so I can make my album art as huge as possible?
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We were worried at first, until your 2nd post.
Hmmm, do you maybe have iTunes installed and open at the same time?
If not, then what file format are the files?
Are they in a compatible format, or do they need to be transcoded?
Are all the tags filled in (Artist, Album, Title, etc)
If mp3, have you tried testing them with eg. EncSpot or MP3Utility to see if there's any corruption?
Any other detailed info you can provide might help, including links to sample files...
All the tags are filled in they are VBR MP3's that worked fine on the ipod when I had 5.35, they were working fine until I installed 5.5 and deleted one of them to test to see if it would still crash then that whole album stopped playing.. I did not have itunes open at the same time, I even formatted the ipod with iTunes made sure it was closed re-added everything and those songs via winamp still do not play on the ipod, the strange thing is I can plug in the ipod and play them from the ipod via winamp. I just installed encspot How do I check for corruption? from what I see I don't think it is corrupted.
Here's encspot showing the mp3's in question

EncSpot
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just a little happy report: the CUE Player plugin (third party) is composed by in_cue.dll and gen_cue.dll; gen_cue.dll crashed everytime Winamp 5.5 b1550 (-> removed), but in new 5.5 b1568 all is ok
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@Juanus
Did you maybe have an older version of the EP installed prior to that?

@synthetiq
The tooltips are fixed for Preview 2 (now says 'Close Window')
Alas, usage of the Esc key hasn't been implemented though.

@lordsky
AlbumArt doesn't work for streams. It's a local files only thing.

@jph6t
Yes, I'm seeing the same behaviour
('Wow', I hear you say, 'He reproduced one of my bugs, at last!')
After checking or unchecking 'ML uses same font as playlist', the font in the ml panes doesn't auto update (but does in the ml tree).
I can get the font in the ml panes to change by going to Prefs > Playlist and adjusting the font size and back again.

[Edit]

Dang! DrO says he can't repro and it all works fine for him. Maybe it's some plugin to blame then. I really aren't sure.

Funnily enough, DrO says he sees the brief flash of bold text thing (the issue in your 2nd post), whereas I don't. Funny old world, isn't it?!

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Hmm. I'm not sure what's going on there at all. One for Will, perhaps?

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Cool. Even though I had CuePlayer installed all the way through 5.36 beta & 5.5 preview 1 stages, and didn't notice any problems. Then again, I probably didn't use it much either, heh.
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'Wow', I hear you say, 'He reproduced one of my bugs, at last!')


Just as long as I can get credit for striving not to be this guy:
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Note that incomplete/lame bug reports may be totally ignored.
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mp3utility does give me this error though. all the other songs on that album get that same error. There is a couple of other songs that also get it but they work fine.
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Did you maybe have an older version of the EP installed prior to that?
Whenever I install winamp, I do a complete uninstall and then delete the folder. I don't transfer settings or playcounts or anything like that. I just reinstall and then do a rescan of my music folder. I wish I could be more help on this problem.
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Very nice build! Thank you for the new preview!

Modern spectrum analyzer is tweaked nicely (in the last build, it was peaking on every beat). Now I don't need to use replay gain, which would've brought most of my songs down -9db!

Album art refreshing seems much snappier as well.

As always, keep up the excellent work!
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When I start WinAmp, I get a message:
"error initializing. Playlist Generator failed to Initialize"
However, every half of a second I get a new Window saying this. So, I have really a lot of windows open and can't use WinAmp (as the windows keep coming).
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Is the playlist generator set to run when Winamp launches? Preferences > Plug-ins > Media Library > Nullsoft Playlist Generator

Did you do a clean install of the new Preview?
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When I start WinAmp, I get a message:
"error initializing. Playlist Generator failed to Initialize"
However, every half of a second I get a new Window saying this. So, I have really a lot of windows open and can't use WinAmp (as the windows keep coming).
Oops! My bad. This will be fixed for the next release. For now, I recommend you manually remove the playlist generator plugin by deleting this file:
c:\program files\winamp\plugins\ml_plg.dll

Or see DJ Egg's post a bit further down the page for more info/fixes.

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Can we avoid this happening? What shouldn't we do?
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-We're seeing a few reports of crashing under Vista (crash on exit, when switching skins, when running vis plugins, etc). These issues are being looked into and, if reproduced, will hopefully be addressed/fixed for the next beta and/or in time for 5.5 Final. Please let us know if there are any improvements with Preview 2. If the problem persists then please include a full detailed Bug Report (see above).
Umm... Yeah.

That one still happens.
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Can we avoid this happening? What shouldn't we do?
you can probably fix this by deleting the gracenote db, which will be in:
<settings folder>\winamp\plugins\gracenote\

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Thanks,

I haven't experienced the particular issue. Just wondering what the steps were that caused it (so we can avoid).
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I've edited the first post to refer to the Playlist Generator bug, and how to fix it.
Note that the ml_plg-specific database files in the Plugins\Gracenote folder are:
cddbplm.pdb, cddbplm.idx, cddbplm.gcf

Do NOT delete any other files in that folder (the DLL's), else you'll completely break Gracenote CDDB, Auto-Tagger and Playlist Generator, and also lose your cd database (cddb.db) in the process.
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Great, thanks.

Very minor album art issue I noticed:

When enabling album art in the enlarged playlist, switching from full view to windowshade mode, back to full again makes the album art go away :/ In other words, it doesn't seem to remember that it should show album art again when switching back to full.

Not sure if this was planned behavior or not.
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Although many Vista issues have been addressed, we're pretty certain that the remaining issue is related to this:

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

DWM thumbnails doesn't seem to like milkdrop, and maybe other vis plugins.
We could just remove the fix (which means that the offscreen classic window thumbnail will show again, instead of modern/bento/etc skin), or somehow try come up with a better hack....
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Great, thanks.

Very minor album art issue I noticed:

When enabling album art in the enlarged playlist, switching from full view to windowshade mode, back to full again makes the album art go away :/ In other words, it doesn't seem to remember that it should show album art again when switching back to full.

Not sure if this was planned behavior or not.
Yup! I have that one as well.

Many thanks go to the dev team and their hard work.
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Winamp 5.x crashes when I insert my Sansa Express MP3 player in my computer's USB port.

Also, it would have been nice if the built-in web browser was built using the Gecko engine and NOT from AOL Browser. With the exposure that this media player has it could've beat the PANTS off Songbird!

Also, this would be the ULTIMATE player if the functionality for the PaceMaker plugin was integrated into the player. Being able to bend pitches and change tempos is CRUCIAL I tell you!

Aside from the above, great work!
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Although many Vista issues have been addressed, we're pretty certain that the remaining issue is related to this:

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

DWM thumbnails doesn't seem to like milkdrop, and maybe other vis plugins.
We could just remove the fix (which means that the offscreen classic window thumbnail will show again, instead of modern/bento/etc skin), or somehow try come up with a better hack....
Seems like you have it under control, but I would just add my report that I just had a hard crash upon close.

BTW, DWM thumbnails are displaying correctly in winshade and "collapse window" mode (for lack of a better name) but not when Bento is open fully.
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AFAIK, the browser being used is Internet Explorer. Not AOL. (Aol software also uses Internet Explorer)
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Is there a way to get the album art view to display Artist instead of Album Artist?
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Check Artist\Album Art ?
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