Old 9th August 2000, 03:51   #1
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Ok guys

Brennen asked me to put together a list of the most frequently requested additions to Winamp. Here is what is on the list. You can be rest assured that the dev team will read these and take them under consideration.

If your suggestion is on the list PLEASE DO NOT POST IT AGAIN. We have heard you. We love you. We listen.

Lets all do our best to keep this forum managable so that your ideas are readily absorbed by the people who need them the most.

· Multiple profile support for different users (settings, skins, etc.)
· Better support for variable bit rate
· Crossfade option and crossfade waveout
· Pitch control
· Proxy support for CDDB (over HTTP)
· Better shuffle functionality
· Play list scheduler
· Gapless play (yeah, I know it is already in there but I thought that you would like to know that this is the most requested item)
· Support for multi-media keyboards
· Bring back the counter that told how long you had been listening (3 years, 2 months, 12 day, 5 hours, 17 minutes, 32 seconds……get a life)
· Support for HUGE files (example was over 2 gb. I guess that it would work for movies or something. Not really sure.)
· Support for longer song titles (more than 30 chars)
· I am listening to monkey radio as I write this.
· Remove song from play list option
· Support for multiple AVS at a time
· Ability to select a song by play list # (so that people that use IR remote can punch in the number of the song that they want)
· AVS Docking
· AVS as a Screensaver
· Sleep timer for Winamp / Alarm clock function
· Autoloading of skins for particular songs
· Autoloading of AVS for particular songs
· Multiple columns in the playlist
· Different icons for different file types
· Support for zip/rar files
· Delete tab for skins/plug-ins
· Better equalizer
· Beats per minute counter (a lot of positive responses for this one)
· Load random skin at start-up
· Built-in IRC for shoutcast
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Old 9th August 2000, 15:37   #3
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Winamp should just associated itself with mp3 and m3u when you install it, not associate with every format that is supported. This will solve a lot of problems from ppl complaning about Winamp stealing their associations. If you want it to play other file formats in Winamp, you can just select them in preferences, this is much more preferable.
 
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[quote]Gapless play (yeah, I know it is already in there but I thought that you would like to know that this is the most requested item)[quote]

How about correct gapless play by using a fundamental fix instead of fighting symptoms?
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Does anyone see mention of AGC anywhere in this list?
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Oh YEAH !!!!! This compiled wishlist is a whole lot loveable . NICE NICE NICE !!!

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Old 9th August 2000, 22:30   #8
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Yeppers, I have mentioned that ( actually well-known ... *sigh* ) Nitrane decoding bug ( 100 Hz-decoding fails ) several times before - So please, Nullsoft, keep up da great work and *PLEASE* fix this bug ...
Hmm, by the way, some more MMX-tuning would come in handy

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Skin translucency has been flying about recently too. But yeah, AGC has been requested to death.

I don't see anything wrong with the shuffle option.
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Old 10th August 2000, 19:25   #10
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And besides the AGC, one more thing that i'm pretty sure isn't mentioned in there...could there possibly maybe somehow be a space on the winamp site to post AVS er, WVS presets made by the users? Ya know, osrta have it like the skin section and all...just a thought

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This list rockzz man!

But as some people said it's not complete.
Here is the complete one :

· Multiple profile support for different users (settings, skins, etc.)
· Better support for variable bit rate
· Crossfade option and crossfade waveout
· Pitch control
· Proxy support for CDDB (over HTTP)
· Better shuffle functionality
· Play list scheduler
· Gapless play (yeah, I know it is already in there but I thought that you would like to know that this is the most requested item)
· Support for multi-media keyboards
· Bring back the counter that told how long you had been listening (3 years, 2 months, 12 day, 5 hours, 17 minutes, 32 seconds……get a life)
· Support for HUGE files (example was over 2 gb. I guess that it would work for movies or something. Not really sure.)
· Support for longer song titles (more than 30 chars)
· I am listening to monkey radio as I write this.
· Remove song from play list option
· Support for multiple AVS at a time
· Ability to select a song by play list # (so that people that use IR remote can punch in the number of the song that they want)
· AVS Docking
· AVS as a Screensaver
· Sleep timer for Winamp / Alarm clock function
· Autoloading of skins for particular songs
· Autoloading of AVS for particular songs
· Multiple columns in the playlist
· Different icons for different file types
· Support for zip/rar files
· Delete tab for skins/plug-ins
· Better equalizer
· Beats per minute counter (a lot of positive responses for this one)
· Load random skin at start-up
· Built-in IRC for shoutcast
WHAT YOU FORGOT :
. AGC
. fix the Nitrane decoding bug (100 Hz)
. Skin translucency (?)
. posting AVS/WVS presents on winamp.com

That's the list people!
I will mail it to Brennen myself and I hope he will listen ...

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Old 14th August 2000, 14:20   #12
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Scroll mouse support.

Not automaticly going to amazon.com in the
MB every time a song changes.

Ability to sort by date, rating, or author on the Skins and Plugins page.

Order forms for groovy winamp t-shirts.

Free waffle recipies.

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Interesting list. I'm taking requests by skinners for certain features for when designing skins, any ideas?

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What about adding support for EAX, i.e. allowing users to change their EAX scheme directly from winamp, that would rock
 
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-a plugin for sending music to a portable player
-scripting language? make it have some built in functions for submiting html forums. sounds like someone could create some cool shit.
-bigger font on the .plan page
-mountain dew for all
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I've heard this before, but how about a search for the skin browser. This would be great for those of us with over 450 skins... It'd be kinda like the J or F3 function, but for skins.

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You have to be carefull with adding scripting languages. I don't want to be worrying about mp3s containing viruses. And anyone who points out the grammatical error I just made, shall die, slowly. For I shall beat you to death with an exploded powerpack.
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I've gotta say, this is.. just a BEAUTIFUL topic "sniff".

and YES! I want gapless output too, but not the way we've got it now. The only options we have are shitty plugins which take up too many system resources. Plus, you have to choose between instant stop or TRUE gapless output. Of course Coolplayer is so fucking fast that it doesn't NEED any plugins for it. (of course the option isn't there, either)

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I think it would be nice...skinwise...if there were no more tiles on the PL, MB and AVS/WVS...those can be the biggest pain when you're trying to keep a "theme" running through a skin!

Also, if Winamp could support other file types besides .bmp.....maybe .gif or .png, that would be sweet!

Also, (last also...I promise )....check out TheMike's MikroAMP, if we could do transparencies on Winamp as easily as we can do them on MikroAMP (it has a "base" image, any pixel that's white on that is transparent, anything with color is visible, then the other images are "layered" on top of that), doing cool transparencies would finally be fun!

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ReDVsion, i would like to make a comment about your stupid ass. i hate sonique, but being the curious and humor loving person that i am, i clicked on your little"if you think sonique rocks click here" thing. most normal people would put a funny picture or a big sign that says fuck you or somthing,but anyways that shit crashed my computer and i lost lots of info. so anywayz,the "fuck you" and the appropriate finger goes to you!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Thor:
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WHAT YOU FORGOT :
. AGC
. fix the Nitrane decoding bug (100 Hz)
. Skin translucency (?)
. posting AVS/WVS presents on winamp.com
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And additionally - as requested a lot - support for longer + more ID3 tags, i.e. ID3v2 - or at least ID2v1.1
 
Old 11th October 2000, 01:45   #22
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jward:
Ok guys

Brennen asked me to put together a list of the most frequently requested additions to Winamp. Here is what is on the list. You can be rest assured that the dev team will read these and take them under consideration.

If your suggestion is on the list PLEASE DO NOT POST IT AGAIN. We have heard you. We love you. We listen.

Lets all do our best to keep this forum managable so that your ideas are readily absorbed by the people who need them the most.

· Multiple profile support for different users (settings, skins, etc.)
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yay!!
By the way, there IS a way to do this AND keep those winamp.ini files I know some folks like so much. In the Options/Preferences area of the menu, perhaps under setup, put a configuration storage item, and use that to set the path for the winamp.ini file. Store that path in the registry, somewhere under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER branch, probably in \Softwate\Nullsoft\Winamp (You'll have to add that, of course, in the Winamp setup), and have the program look in that key on startup. It'll always find the path to Winamp.ini there, for whichever user is logged on. On a single-user system, that will be the default user, and there'll only be one winamp.ini. On a multiuser system, ther will be more than one winamp.ini, but your key will always hold the current user's version. If there is no winamp.ini at that location, winamp could start in its default state, as it does now, when there is no winamp.ini.
Another thing you could do (more complicated, but sets a default option), is first check for the C:\WINDOWS\Profiles folder. No such folder=single-user system. Then you could set a default location in the Preferences area for the winamp.ini. If the folder DOES exist, you're running in a multiuser environment, and your default might change. The current user's logon name is found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon.
The key is "username" and the data field contains the user's logon name. You can also find the Profile directory under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileReconciliation. The key there is "ProfileDirectory" and the data field contains the path to the user's profile directory. Even better is to take that last branch, and continue to\AppData. The key to use there is "DefaultDir" and the data field contains the path to the user's Application Data folder. If you add a \Nullsoft\Winamp\ folder to this path, you'll have a good default value to offer the user for storage of his winamp.ini file.
You will, of course, need to create any folders that do not exist, so this last option is probably the easiest, since the DefaultDir key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileReconciliation\AppData holds values of directories which already exist, so you know you'd only have to create \Nullsoft\Winamp.
By the way, in a multiuser system, the Users' data is held in C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\&lt;username&gt;, EXCEPT for the first user created on the system, whose data is in *windir, which, in the case of the Application Data folder, is usually C:\WINDOWS\Application Data. The profile directory in the "ProfileDirectory" key is STILL C:|WINDOWS\Profiles\&lt;username&gt;, however. I have no idea why Microsoft did such a thing.
In any case, this might be an easy compromise between going the full registry route for user profiles, and retaining the winamp.ini files, which do have certain advantages. Also, BTW, in order to maintain real multiuser functionality, you'll want to offer the user places to store the path to the CWD, and also a place to store the winamp.m3u that is created by default. This way, the user will always find Winamp the way he/she left it. You can, of course, use schemes like the ones above to offer defaults to each user.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DJ fruitloopz:
ReDVsion, i would like to make a comment about your stupid ass. i hate sonique, but being the curious and humor loving person that i am, i clicked on your little"if you hate sonique click here" thing. most normal people would put a funny picture or a big sign that says fuck you or somthing,but anyways that shit crashed my computer and i lost lots of info. so anywayz,the "fuck you" and the appropriate finger goes to you!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats too bad. I got just got a friendly DNS Error. What is this supposed to do ReDVision?
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i gotta stop drinking. KEVIN, im telling redvision to fuck off. ???? anywayz its in the past, so pass me the vodka please.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by steve:
Interesting list. I'm taking requests by skinners for certain features for when designing skins, any ideas?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm still for the alpha channel. Been thinking about speed matters though. Perhaps make it so the alpha channel is only applyed when the window is stationary.

All that would be needed is for winamp to 'print screen' its surroundings, layer itself on top then apply the alpha channel to its layer. Sorted.

Probably easier said then coded tho.
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Well if you added .gif filetypes for making skins your could acheive animation in skins along with transparency. Also gifs have more size/quality characteristics than bmp. Overall .gif's in skins would help.
 
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Winamp already has gif-type transparancy without the colour loss. But animation would be nice to have.

When I say alpha channel, I'm on about the full 256 steps of translucency, which would be a gif/png file included with the skin to determine its transparancy levels.
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I have a great idea that would help alot with playing some games. Some games dont allow you to make the game have no sound without completely turning off the sound. A cool feature would be a option to make WinAmp the only thing making sound. So that you could listen to muzik on winamp and not worry about the other shit.
 
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Good on yer, tis very irresponsible of him
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if you have the latest updates for windows, then it won't crash your system (still irresponsible though)
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i gotta stop drinking. KEVIN, im telling redvision to fuck off. ???? anywayz its in the past, so pass me the vodka please.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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yo webwizard, i do have the latest upgrades.
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Old 14th October 2000, 16:54   #31
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Just add "Jump after current" option in jump to song dialog box.... It would be cool...
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PLAYLIST SORT BY DATE !!
I want to easy hear my newest/oldest songs!
 
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· Support for zip/rar files

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I hope this means extensions like MDZ, S3Z, ITZ, XMZ, MDR etc... the compressed modules...

A good idea would be to look at Modplug Player to see how it works there... i.e. it works great!

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I would like to see a sound plugin (much like the direct sound plugin) that supports dolby surround. There are drivers for this becuase they are in such games like the phantom menace, by lucas arts. when i use these audio settings in the game it sound so much better than anything else i have ever heard. I have a sb128 with my front channel hook into my stereo reciever and rear channel into some pc speakers. with this dolby support you would be able to take winamp to a whole other level when listening to music at home it would be awsome. thanks.
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I would like to be able to drag and drop internet links to streamed files (such as mp3.com or shoutcast streams) to my playlist.
 
Old 17th October 2000, 08:54   #36
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Addendum to wishlist:

- ID3v2 tag support (everyone else has it)
- Repeat ONE Button
- AAC decoder
 
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ID3V2 is already supported in the alpha 18 decoder(final version of the decoder to be included in Winamp 2.666). Winamp 3 will support ID3V2.

To get the alpha 18 decoder, go here.<A HREF="http://forums.winamp.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002071.html" TARGET=_blank>
Alpha 18</A>

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Another addendum to Wishlist:

-&gt; I totally agree with the "Repeat-ONE"-function

-&gt; improved Equalizer (like more bands and better quality)

-&gt; keep the Nitrane-decoder or optimize the new MP3 plugin for the Satan-release *way* better (not all of you have 500 Mhz CPUs)

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Are these features to be seen in Winamp 3? if so isn't nitrane no more?
 
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Hey! You know what else would be nice? Well, first of all, you forgot support for the newest version of ID3 and it would be kewl if you could sort the playlist by album (contained in ID3).
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