Old 30th January 2012, 00:52   #1
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Weird characters for Song titles in Taskbar



Please check the above image - Its kinda self explanatory.
This error/bug occurs after sometime of playback. It can occur from just playing songs or even online streams from shoutcast or podcasts from the podcast subscription service.

I have been unable to identify when this change occurs. The title in Winamp and the popup toaster plugin I use work just fine. So I only realize this issue, when I see my desktop for a rainmeter plugin which reads off the taskbar's titlebar text.

Since I haven't seen this change take place, I'm unable figure out where to start looking for this problem.

I have tried changing the settings in the preferences>titles part as well as the localization settings, which is at its default en-us setting. I have noticed this issue for quite some time and I know its not the recent skins or classic pro plugin I use.

Also if anyone can read that title and tell me what it says, it might help - No idea of what to do here.... I am tired of just playing around with the settings and preferences and plugins to find a solution - There are just too many options and combinations to go through.

Thanks in advance
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Old 30th January 2012, 09:24   #2
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it's generally caused by 3rd party plug-ins which are not compatible with changes which were made in Winamp 5.34 to allow for unicode taskbar button text. you'd be best posting a plug-ins list (see http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....161361#plugins) which can then be checked through as it will identify likely causes of the issue for someone looking through it. there is a way to fix it though it's best to have your plug-in list checked before applying the possible fix.

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Old 30th January 2012, 20:33   #3
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Vader,

i reported this some time back, do you share any of my 3rd party plugins?

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=334579

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Old 30th January 2012, 21:15   #4
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That's my list of plugins installed.
I compared it to Sinatra's list. He seems' to have more plugins installed than I do. Almost all my plugins came stock. In fact, I don't see any custom plugins in common between his and my list.

These are two plugins that I have and he doesn't have. And they are the only custom plugins other than cpro that I have installed (correct me if I'm wrong).

<< General Purpose plug-ins >>
Tips v0.61 [gen_tips.dll]
Toaster for Winamp Classic v0.7.6 [gen_toaster.dll]

I'm going to try disabling these and get back on this.
I don't see any common plugins with Sinatra that didn't come with Winamp in the first place.

Thanks DrO and Sinatra..

PS: There is one other thing I can think of. My localization in Winamp is en-us but on my computer it is English Canada. Wonder if that can be a problem ?



Installed Winamp plug-in list
Generated by 'One for Nunz v5.1' on 30/01/2012 at 2:57:45 PM

<< Winamp Information >>

Winamp.ini path is: C:\Users\yoda\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Winamp.ini
Plug-in directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
Visualisation directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
DSP directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
Skin directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Skins
Language Pack directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Lang

Using Winamp version: 5.62 (Build 3173 FINAL_2011_0711_211740)
Winamp Elevator build: Build 3173 FINAL_2011_0711_211740

Current skin: cPro__minimal_1_1_1_1.wal (Modern skin)
Sonic Burning Engine is not installed

<< OS Information >>

Running on: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
Memory available: 3.86 GB


<< Input plug-ins >>

Nullsoft AVI Demuxer v0.4 [in_avi.dll]
Nullsoft CD Plug-in (MusicID 2.6) v3.92 [in_cdda.dll]
Nullsoft DirectShow Decoder v1.08 [in_dshow.dll]
Nullsoft FLAC Decoder v2.4 [in_flac.dll]
Nullsoft Flash Control Playback v1.1 [in_swf.dll]
Nullsoft Flash Video Decoder v1.4 (h) [in_flv.dll]
Nullsoft LineIn Plug-in v3.12 [in_linein.dll]
Nullsoft Matroska Demuxer v0.7 [in_mkv.dll]
Nullsoft MIDI Player v3.4 [in_midi.dll]
Nullsoft Module Decoder v2.86 [in_mod.dll]
Nullsoft MP4 Demuxer v2.4 [in_mp4.dll]
Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder v4.96 [in_mp3.dll]
Nullsoft NSV Decoder v1.6 [in_nsv.dll]
Nullsoft Vorbis Decoder v1.59 [in_vorbis.dll]
Nullsoft Waveform Decoder v3.19 [in_wave.dll]
Nullsoft Windows Media Decoder v3.6 [in_wm.dll]

<< Output plug-ins >>

Nullsoft DirectSound Output v2.6 (d) [out_ds.dll] [active]
Nullsoft Disk Writer v2.14 [out_disk.dll]
Nullsoft WaveOut Output v2.13 (d) [out_wave.dll]

<< Visualisation plug-ins >>

Advanced Visualization Studio v2.81d [vis_avs.dll]
MilkDrop v2.24 [vis_milk2.dll] [active]
Nullsoft Tiny Fullscreen v2.12 [vis_nsfs.dll]

<< DSP plug-ins >>

Nullsoft Signal Processing Studio DSP v0.39b [dsp_sps.dll]

<< General Purpose plug-ins >>

Jump To File Extra v1.2.3 (Build 1151) [gen_jumpex.dll]
Nullsoft Global Hotkeys v1.9 [gen_hotkeys.dll]
Nullsoft Media Library v3.60 [gen_ml.dll]
Nullsoft Modern Skins Support v1.42 [gen_ff.dll]
Nullsoft Music Usage Database v1.0 [gen_orgler.dll]
Nullsoft Tray Control v2.41 [gen_tray.dll]
One for Nunz v5.1 [gen_nunzio.dll]
Tips v0.61 [gen_tips.dll]
Toaster for Winamp Classic v0.7.6 [gen_toaster.dll]

<< Media Library plug-ins >>

Nullsoft Auto-Tagger v2.04 [ml_autotag.dll]
Nullsoft Bookmarks v1.1 [ml_bookmarks.dll]
Nullsoft Database Import/Export v2.4 [ml_impex.dll]
Nullsoft Device Manager v1.0 [ml_devices.dll]
Nullsoft Downloads v1.01 [ml_downloads.dll]
Nullsoft Format Converter v2.7 [ml_transcode.dll]
Nullsoft History v1.9 [ml_history.dll]
Nullsoft Local Media v3.02 [ml_local.dll]
Nullsoft Now Playing v3.9 [ml_nowplaying.dll]
Nullsoft Online Services v1.67 [ml_online.dll]
Nullsoft Playlist Generator v1.7 [ml_plg.dll]
Nullsoft Playlists v1.2 [ml_playlists.dll]
Nullsoft Podcasts v1.29 [ml_wire.dll]
Nullsoft Portable Music Player Support v1.31 [ml_pmp.dll]
Nullsoft Replay Gain Analyzer v1.2 [ml_rg.dll]
Nullsoft Rip & Burn v1.92 [ml_disc.dll]
Nullsoft Winamp Add-ons v1.1 [ml_addons.dll]

<< Portable Media Player plug-ins >>

Nullsoft Android Device Plug-in v1.4 [pmp_android.dll]
Nullsoft Creative NJB Plug-in v0.54 [pmp_njb.dll]
Nullsoft iPod Plug-in v0.83 [pmp_ipod.dll]
Nullsoft PlaysForSure Plug-in v0.95 [pmp_p4s.dll]
Nullsoft USB Device Plug-in v1.4 [pmp_usb.dll]
Nullsoft Wi-Fi Device Plug-in v1.3 [pmp_wifi.dll]

<< Encoder plug-ins >>

[enc_fhgaac.dll]
MPEG-4 AAC Encoder v1.01
SHOUTcast MPEG-2 ADTS-AAC Encoder v1.01
[enc_flac.dll]
FLAC Encoder v2.3 (libFLAC v1.2.1)
[enc_lame.dll]
MP3 Encoder v1.36
[enc_wav.dll]
WAV Encoder v1.02a
[enc_wma.dll]
WMA Encoder v1.22a

<< Summary of system components (*.w5s) >>
(These are not included in the plug-in counts below)
a52.w5s (113kb)
aacdec.w5s (1064kb)
adpcm.w5s (15kb)
alac.w5s (20kb)
albumart.w5s (22kb)
auth.w5s (170kb)
bmp.w5s (19kb)
ClassicPro.w5s (126kb)
devices.w5s (43kb)
dlmgr.w5s (16kb)
f263.w5s (50kb)
filereader.w5s (14kb)
gif.w5s (19kb)
gracenote.w5s (16kb)
h264.w5s (641kb)
jnetlib.w5s (609kb)
jpeg.w5s (151kb)
mp4v.w5s (197kb)
ombrowser.w5s (294kb)
pcm.w5s (12kb)
playlist.w5s (82kb)
png.w5s (101kb)
primo.w5s (13kb)
tagz.w5s (21kb)
theora.w5s (52kb)
timer.w5s (34kb)
vlb.w5s (121kb)
vp6.w5s (177kb)
vp8.w5s (139kb)
xml.w5s (88kb)

<< Summary of all dlls in the root winamp folder (*.dll) >>
(These are not included in the plug-in counts below)
burnlib.dll (81kb) [not loaded]
elevatorps.dll (45kb) [not loaded]
id3lib.dll (560kb) [not loaded]
libFLAC.dll (133kb) [loaded]
libmp4v2.dll (176kb) [not loaded]
libsndfile.dll (247kb) [loaded]
nde.dll (77kb) [loaded]
nsutil.dll (401kb) [loaded]
pxsdkpls.DLL (194kb) [not loaded]
tataki.dll (82kb) [loaded]
zlib.dll (46kb) [loaded]

<< Summary of all dlls in the plugins\gracenote folder (*.dll) >>
(These are not included in the plug-in counts below)
CDDBControlWinamp.dll (1577kb) [not loaded]
CddbMusicIDWinamp.dll (905kb) [not loaded]
CddbPlaylist2Winamp.dll (1101kb) [not loaded]
CDDBUIWinamp.dll (1017kb) [not loaded]
CddbWOManagerWinamp.dll (381kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx1.dll (221kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx2.dll (1353kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx3.dll (1641kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx4.dll (269kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx5.dll (381kb) [not loaded]

<< Summary of installed plug-ins >>

16 Input plug-ins installed
3 Output plug-ins installed
3 Visualisation plug-ins installed
1 DSP plug-in installed
9 General Purpose plug-ins installed
17 Media Library plug-ins installed
6 Portable Media Player plug-ins installed
5 Encoder plug-ins installed

Total: 60 plug-ins installed
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Old 30th January 2012, 21:23   #5
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Sorry, Didn't read DrO's instructions completely. LOL

I found the Unicode Taskbar Compatibility Listing
I see Tips and Toaster in there too as I predicted. But I do like my toaster plugin. Is there any way I can keep it without having the issue?


C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\gen_tips.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\gen_toaster.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\ml_rg.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\in_flac.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\in_midi.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\dsp_sps.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\vis_avs.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\enc_lame.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\enc_wav.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\enc_wma.dll
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Old 30th January 2012, 21:38   #6
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here's what confuses me...

is it expected that plugins that don't meet the unicode standard would cause the same effect for both of us, even if they are totally different plugins?

and why don't the ones that ship with winamp cause it? what makes these ones cause it?

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Old 30th January 2012, 22:05   #7
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I found the Unicode Taskbar Compatibility Listing
I see Tips and Toaster in there too as I predicted. But I do like my toaster plugin. Is there any way I can keep it without having the issue?
as neither of those plug-ins are developed anymore there's no chance of a native fix so you'll need to install the Unicode Taskbar Fixer which i know will fix issues with Toaster and should do so for tips being installed.

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Old 30th January 2012, 22:14   #8
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is it expected that plugins that don't meet the unicode standard would cause the same effect for both of us, even if they are totally different plugins?
the issue depends on a number of things so it's not always going to show up even with plug-ins which are not Winamp 5.34+ unicode compatible. the main things depending on what is being played and the order in which the plug-ins were loaded (which is generally dependent upon the file system Winamp is run from - as FAT32 will give a different order to NTFS usually) and how the plug-ins hook themselves into the internal processes going on.

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why don't the ones that ship with winamp cause it? what makes these ones cause it?
the compatibility report looks for a specific OS function which is used which will cause the issue. however, without basically decompiling every plug-in when the check is made to determine how that function is actually called, it just gives a guess that there may be an issue. with the official plug-ins they are known to use the function correctly but i've never put a whitelist in since there were older Winamp versions where they also had issues (and i hate doing whitelists at the best of times).

generally, if an official plug-in is in the unicode compatibility list then it's not going to be cause whereas if it's a 3rd party plug-in then it is likely but is not guaranteed as i know of some plug-ins which use the OS function in the required manner but on the playlist editor window instead of the main Winamp window and because of that it doesn't cause any issue.

and for the nice simple techy summary... it's all down to the subclassing of the Winamp main window being done via SetWindowLongA(..) or SetWindowLongPtrA(..) (basically something when covered by OS header file macros) which causes the OS window manager to convert the unicode messages to an ansi when the subclassed window-chain is processed.

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Old 30th January 2012, 23:30   #9
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Thanks DrO.. I have applied the patch. I will come back in a couple of days to confirm whether it worked in my case.
Sinatra, this patch work for you too ?
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Old 31st January 2012, 04:32   #10
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thx DrO for those informative answers, i very much appreciate them.

Vader, i have not applied the patch, b/c it doesn't bother me too much, and i would likely either uninstall my plugin, or contact the author to try to get him to fix it, since he is seemingly still developing it.

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Old 31st January 2012, 04:55   #11
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Fixes the issues but is incompatible with rainmeter now.

Ok. So I have been using this patch for more than a few hours. By now I should have seen that glitch at least once. So i can safely assume the problem has been fixed.
What this causes now is the new issue with my rainmeter widget on my desktop. It used to show the title along with the controls.
The controls still work but the title is blank - which kinda sucks.

Might just force me to remove the toaster plugin which seems to be causing this issue.
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Old 31st January 2012, 08:55   #12
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What this causes now is the new issue with my rainmeter widget on my desktop. It used to show the title along with the controls.
The controls still work but the title is blank - which kinda sucks.
it's due to you now having fixed the Winamp window to being unicode and most likely it's something on their side which makes them expect only ansi titles from Winamp (and probably other programs).

you'd be best trying to raise it as a bug on their side and see if they can get it fixed. otherwise there's not too much which can be done as you're going to have this issue no matter what since you've fixed Winamp to be correct against the 5year old source change.

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Old 1st February 2012, 01:33   #13
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I managed to work around it. It was just that one particular skin having that issue. AWESOME DrO !! Thanks a lot. It's been bugging me for quite sometime now. Just never did anything about it.
The patch fixes the issue a 100%.
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