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Winamp 5.55 Beta Preview 2

Winamp 5.55 Beta, Build 2353

Winamp 5.55 Beta Full (US English version)
Winamp 5.55 Beta Full (Multi-national installer)*
Winamp 5.55 Beta Pro (US English version, asks for key during install)
Winamp 5.55 Beta Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player)
* (French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Portuguese & Romanian)

Winamp 5.55
* New: Turkish, Portuguese & Romanian installer translations and language packs
* New: WBM system for lazy-loading of *.w5s files
* New: [Bento skin] Playlist tab (optional)
* New: [ml_impex] iTunes-compatible Media Library database import/export plugin
* Improved: [gen_ff] Faster & no flicker when loading/switching skins
* Improved: [gen_jumpex] New 'Add to Library' shell menu item & other tweaks
* Improved: [gen_ml] Optional alternating row colors for list views
* Improved: [gen_ml] Optional skinned menus
* Improved: [in_mod] Experimental ExtendedRead support (transcoding, burning, etc)
* Improved: [in_mod] Now uses global Playback config for thread priority
* Improved: [in_mp3] APEv2 tag editing/creating tweaks
* Improved: [ml_local] Media Library searches now ignore diacritics
* Improved: [ml_local] New 'Category' and 'Lossless' database fields
* Improved: [ml_online] New toolbar and various other tweaks & optimizations
* Improved: [ml_online] Support for 3rd-party Services
* Improved: [vis_milk2] Pixel Shader 2.0 & 3.0 support tweaks
* Improved: [vis_nsfs] Unicode title display for currently playing track
* Fixed: Accessibility fixup for Format Info string in Alt+3 dialog
* Fixed: New version check can't be disabled when anon statistics is enabled
* Fixed: Rare crash when closing vis window
* Fixed: Small memory leaks in in_wm, gen_dropbox, ml_local, ml_pmp and tagz.w5s
* Fixed: Various issues when starting/stopping/switching vis plugins
* Fixed: [enc_flac] 24-bit FLAC encoding
* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Shell Options, B Hotkey, Send To menus & other misc bugs
* Fixed: [gen_ml] Library button resize glitch
* Fixed: [in_cdda] Potential cddb Disc null pointer crash
* Fixed: [in_flac] Track restarts when updating metadata
* Fixed: [in_mp4] Empty genre metadata field (eg. when transcoding from flac to m4a)
* Fixed: [in_mp4] Long hangs on slow network drives
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Potential crash on exit
* Fixed: [ml_local] Broken 'Create Playlist' button functionality in local media
* Fixed: [ml_local] Remove missing files broken with some older/corrupt databases
* Fixed: [ml_wire] Columns sometimes hidden in Downloads view
* Fixed: [ml_plg] Multiple 'Failed to initialize' error messages
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Crash when deleting playlists/files from a P4S portable device
* Fixed: [out_ds] Logarithmic volume control dB display glitch
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Deletion of non-existent files from database
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Reading of Play Count statistics
* Misc: More miscellaneous general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
* Misc: New "Send Feedback" item in the Help menu
* Misc: Note that changes made to the ml database are not backwards compatible!
* Misc: Removed some older Milkdrop presets and added some newer ones
* Misc: Separated vlb.w5s and nsvdec_vp3.dll decoders from in_mp3 and in_nsv
* Misc: Separated timer from gen_ff into timer.w5s
* Updated: Gracenote CDDB/MusicID v2.6.0.6
* Updated: Sonic Burning Engine v4.10.32.502
* Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.0.3
* Updated: [in_mp3] Fraunhofer Decoder v4.3
* Updated: [lame_enc] LAME 3.98.2
* Updated: [vis_avs] AVS v2.82


Winamp 5.55 Beta (build 2345) to Beta 2 (build 2353) changelog:

[browser] Fixed search queries w/ spaces ended up with + in search field
[core] Fixed genre not being saved with Autotag feature in Alt+3 dialog
[enc_flac] Fixed 24 bit FLAC encoding
[gen_dropbox] misc updates (w.i.p.)
[gen_ff] Fixed songticker titles not displaying correctly at startup***
[gen_jumpex] Fixed text on groupbox on skinned JTF dialog looking out of place*
[gen_jumpex] Fixed buttons on JTF dialog changing to uppercase (related to 1.0.2 fix)*
[gen_jumpex] Fixed resizing of skinned JTF dialog not always hiding buttons correctly*
[gen_ml] Fixed using keyboard cursors with skinned menus*
[gen_ml] Fixed skinned menu glitches (conflict with Windows scroll effect, etc)**
[gen_ml] Fixed skinned menus on some fonts & sizes truncating part of first character*
[gen_ml] Fixed data cd view not respecting skinned menu config*
[in_flac] Fixed track restarting when updating metadata
[in_mp3] Category mldb field now written to ID3FID_CONTENTGROUP ID3v2 field (TIT1 frame)*
[ml_impex] Added BPM field to import/export
[ml_local] Added Category & Lossless to documentation in Advanced mode of Smart View Editor*
[ml_online] Fixed infinite loop bug with manually created omService_*.ini files (as reported by Ujay)*
[ml_plg] Fixed multiple 'Failed to initialize' error messages
[ml_wire] Fixed columns sometimes hidden in Downloads view
[pmp_ipod] Fixed some 'variable not initialized' errors
[pmp_ipod] Fixed some iPod playback issues
[timer.w5s] Script controller fix for Timer maki object*
Various translation updates
Various misc minor tweaks/fixes etc.

* = 5.55 beta-specific
** = Requires reboot to take effect, if feature was used within Windows session
*** = Temp fix. Causes Notifier to appear at Winamp startup. Will fix for 5.55 Final (ps. blame Kn0tte)



1. Improved: [ml_local] Media Library searches now ignore diacritics:
For example, a search for "Einsturzende" will now return results for both Einsturzende and Einstürzende;
a search for "Bjork" will return results for both Bjork and Björk, etc.

IMPORTANT: Winamp 5.55 makes changes to the Media Library database that are not backwards-compatible with previous versions. If installing on top of a current installation (as opposed to the recommended clean/test install), then you should make a backup of your local ml database files incase you want to revert to 5.541 and still be able to use the same database. The files which need backing up are %appdata%\winamp\plugins\ml\main.dat & main.idx

2. Re: Online Services
This is a work in progress and you should expect to see various serverside changes occurring in real-time.
Some of the new features/services are not yet available in this public beta preview.
More info about creating/submitting 3rd-party services here.
Help for the new features can (temporarily) be found here.
Note that the config/settings for each service are now saved in the "%appdata%\Winamp\Plugins\ml\omServices" folder, where omService_{10100}.ini is usually for SHOUTcast Radio...

3. Re: New: [Bento skin] Playlist tab (optional):
Bento skin -> Options menu -> Appearance -> Show Playlist Tab

4. Re: New: [ml_impex] iTunes-compatible Media Library database import/export plugin:
Library button -> Import Database / Export Database to import from or export to an iTunes-compatible xml file.

5. Re: Improved: [gen_jumpex] New 'Add to Library' shell menu item & other tweaks:
Winamp -> Prefs -> File Types -> Shell Options
Highlight "Add to Winamp's Media Library" in the File/Folder Context Menu lists.
Note: Requires the 'Jump to File Extra' plugin to be installed (i.e. don't uncheck it in the 'User Interface Extensions' section on the 'Choose Components' page of the Installer Options)

6a. Re: Improved: [gen_ml] Optional alternating row colors for list views:
6b. Re: Improved: [gen_ml] Optional skinned menus:
Winamp -> Prefs -> Media Library -> Appearance tab
Hopefully, skinned menus will eventually be globally available...

7. Re: Improved: [ml_local] New 'Category' and 'Lossless' database fields:
Category field = editable via 'Edit Selected Item(s) (Ctrl+E)' in the local media views right-click menu.
Category is a custom field that can be used for virtually anything,
eg. Night/Day, Party/Alone, Rock (for all types of Rock), etc.
Lossless is not a humanly editable field.
You can search the ml for ?lossless=1 to show all lossless formats (flac, alac, lossless wma, etc).
You may need to use 'read metadata on selected items' from the rt-click menu
for this function to work on pre-existing databases.


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, list of 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.
If error reports, screenshots, sample files, etc are smaller than 200kb, then please attach them to your post here. Otherwise, please upload to one of,, or and post the url here (no rapidshare or imageshack or similar links please).
Note that incomplete/lame bug reports may be totally ignored.


Known Bugs/Issues:

1. Some AVS presets may not work properly with AVS v2.82

2. Notifier appears at Winamp startup (Beta2-specific, will fix for Final)


Updates & Extras:

Winamp Essentials 5.55 Beta 2 | Mirror1 | Mirror2
* New: [ml_enqplay] 'ML Enqueue and Play' plug-in for media library
* New: [in_wv] WavPack decoder, a free lossless codec
* New: [f263.wbm] As part of new 5.55 WBM system for lazy-loading of *.w5s files
* Updated: [alac.w5s] ALAC Decoder (now with ReplayGain support)
* Updated: [in_wav] Nullsoft Waveform Wrapper to v1.0.3 (adds localization support)
* Removed: ML Database Import/Export plugin (now bundled with Winamp 5.55)
* Misc: Various UI tweaks & translation updates
* Full changelog
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