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Old 24th November 2010, 13:37   #1
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SHOUTcast DSP Plug-in v2.0.2 For Winamp (02/12/2010)

The updated version of the SHOUTcast DSP plug-in has now been released and is available from:

http://www.shoutcast.com/broadcast-tools
(Direct download link -> here)


Note: This updated version of the plug-in will only work on Winamp 5.5 and higher and requires Windows 2000 and higher to work (though the plug-in has only been actively tested on XP / Window 7). Additionally, this is a 32-bit dll like Winamp though should run fine on a 64-bit version of Windows.


Summary

This is a recommended update for anyone using the DSP plug-in as it resolves a number of stability issues with the prior 1.9x versions and also adds support for SHOUTcast 2 along with a number of other improvements to the experience of using the plug-in with a number of bug fixes as well.


Changes
  • Added SHOUTcast 2 (Ultravox 2.1) support for the generated stream data
  • Cleanup and general fixes to the streaming support in the plug-in
  • Fixed settings not being saved on Vista / Windows 7
  • Fixed a number of lock-ups in the plug-in (should be more stable now)
  • Fixed plug-in to not stall if Winamp is not playing
  • Fixed a number of UI issues (tabs not showing in all cases, controls not in the correct tabbing order, theming issues, notification icon handling)
  • Config window now remembers its last position between use
  • Improved Lame encoder quality
  • Attempted to resolve standard AAC (LC-AAC) not working (additionally this is reported as audio/aacp so it will work with the YP)
  • Uses the current enc_aacplus.dll (AAC / AAC+ encoder) from the Winamp install used instead of bundling an old version from Winamp 5.1)
  • Fixed SHOUTcast 1 issue with titles containing "[" & "]"
  • Changes made to improve selection of the 'microphone' device allowing for more control over the capture device used
  • Added localisation support to the plug-in (including supporting localised encoder plug-ins when showing their configurations)
  • Some other minor changes including those from the 1.9.2 beta
Changes from v2.0.0
  • Fixed SHOUTcast 1 connection errors to a remote connection
  • Fixed authorisation error checking for Ultravox 2 & 2.1
  • More changes to the output manager to avoid out of sync states
  • Fixed timing issue which caused out of sequence Ultravox audio data frames in some scenarios
  • Fixed some localisation and tabbing order issues on the config pages
  • Removed unwanted encoder option on the Output -> Connection tab
  • Added a SHOUTcast 1 mode only information prompt on how to enter the password for DJ connections


Reporting Issues

If you do come across an issue with the plug-in, then please do post in this thread with as much information as possible about what you're doing at the time, the system you are using and anything else which will make it easier to understand what is or isn't going on with your install.


Important Notes

1) There are still a few issues regarding the soundcard control features on Vista / Windows 7 due to changes made in these OSes in the way it handles sound and how it can be obtained.

2) By default on new installs of the plug-in, it will enable support for using the newer SHOUTcast 2 features. However, if you're using an older version of the DNAS (or an alternative which is not compatible with the SHOUTcast 2 protocol) then you will need to check the 'Use legacy SHOUTcast v1 protocol' on the Output Page -> Connection Tab.


Issues

Cipher response received message - If this happens then you most likely are connecting in SHOUTcast 2 mode to a SHOUTcast 1 setup and so need check the 'Use legacy SHOUTcast v1 protocol' on the Output Page -> Connection Tab.

Soundcard Mixer Control - On Vista / Windows 7 there are issues with the use of the features with the selected device to act as the 'microphone' where it basically will not work in an expected manner. This is being investigated though is not clear if there will be a solution for this.


Thanks

Big thanks goes to jkey for much of the work done in the update and fixing of the plug-in (out weighs my UI fixes to the plug-in). Also not forgetting the lucky people (especially thinktink) who helped out in testing of the internal builds of the plug-in during it's current update.


-daz
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