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Old 21st August 2007, 15:36   #1
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Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview 2 (Build 1504)

Winamp 5.36 Beta, Build 1504

Winamp 5.36 Beta Full
Winamp 5.36 Beta Pro (asks for key during install)
Winamp 5.36 Beta Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player)

Winamp 5.36
* New: [in_mp3] Multi-channel mp3surround support
* 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
* 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
* New: Album Art window for Winamp Modern skin
* New: Global 'playback thread priority' setting for decoders
* New: Version History drop-down selector and Search (in About dialog)
* 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: [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: [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
* 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: [pmp_ipod] Now uses the iPod's podcast menu for podcasts
* 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: [gen_ff] "Can't unload script while in script" error when switching skins
* Fixed: [gen_ff] Transparent docked toolbars for skins using alpha-blending
* Fixed: [gen_ml] %playcount% returning Comment on drag+drop from ML to pledit
* Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB crash when trying to rip CDs 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_wave/libsndfile] Crash on invalid .au files
* Fixed: [in_wm] Garbage characters when editing filetypes in config
* Fixed: [in_mp4/libmp4v2] Memory leaks
* 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_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: Removed db.w5s (replaced by new Gracenote database system)
* Misc: Moved drawing engine out of gen_ff to tataki.dll
* Misc: Moved freetype font renderer out of gen_ff to freetype.wac
* Updated: Gracenote MusicID CDDB v2.5
* Updated: libpng 1.2.19
* Updated: [in_flac] FLAC 1.2.0
* Updated: [in_mp3] FhG Decoder v4.10
* Updated: [in_vorbis] libvorbis 1.2.0


More to follow in subsequent betas...

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Notes:

Please report any issues with the beta in this thread only.
Make sure your report is complete, according to the stickys in Bug Reports
(clean install, no 3rd-party plugins, full step-by-step method of reproduction, relevant system specs, links to sample files, etc).

Particular areas which need testing are:
  • Album Art support (view/pane in ml)
  • 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)
-Album Art support is still incomplete (more to come: download, refresh, etc) ;-)
-Currently looks for folder/cover/%album%.jpg/gif/etc then embedded (in tags).
-(this order will be reversed in the next public beta).
-Note: At the moment, the only way to clear the cache is:
-to close Winamp and delete the art*.* cache files in the "Plugins\ml" folder
-(art.dat, art.idx, art60.dat/idx, art90.dat/idx, etc).

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

-Playlist Generator is still in early beta (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) Limited to 20 results only (with option to change coming later)
-4) Obeys the Play/Enqueue as default action in ML Prefs
-5) Database stored in Winamp\Plugins\Gracenote (along with all other GN/CDDB files).
-6) Selected item is not in the generated list (but will be in a later beta).

-Re: Skinned ml scrollbars
-For support, Wasabi version needs to be specified as 1.3 in skin.xml, eg.
-<WasabiXML version="1.3">


Hidden settings:

plugins\gen_ml.ini
Navigation_ItemHeight=18 (default)
Navigation_ShowIcons=1/0 (show/hide tree icons)
Navigation_FullRowSel=1/0 (hi-lite full row in tree, or just the text)
Navigation_MouseDownSel=1/0 (rt-click selects item, or not)

plugins\ml\cdrom.vmd
showeject=0/1 (show/hide 'Eject CD' icons in tree)
showparent=0/1 (group CD Drives under 'Rip & Burn' parent, or not)

These settings will hopefully be accessible via the UI eventually....

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Known Bugs/Issues:

-Updated JTFE (gen_jumpex.dll) to come later
Includes fixes for a couple of known 5.35 bugs
Also known: Enter & dbl-click aren't working when the JTFE dialog is skinned.

-New CDDB features may still be a bit buggy (eg. see ujay's post below)

-Mouse cursor disappearing over ml column headers (1504-specific) *

-Winamp Modern skin Album Art window still checked in menu when closing it via the 'x', and not changing with colorthemes (fixed version here) *

-"Send To > Format Converter" is broken for multiple selections *

-Alas, Winamp 5.36 Full/Pro is probably no longer compatible with Win9x (Win 98/ME)
(Lite should still be ok, as it is mainly the ML which is incompatible).

* = Fixed internally

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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 v5.36 Beta

A couple of updates available for Winamp Modern skin Album Art window here & here

5.36 Beta 2, Build 1500-1504 changelog


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