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Old 25th March 2011, 23:40   #1
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Winamp Info Tool (v5.2.5 available, released on 15-03-2016)



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General Features

- provides a nice looking, tabbed interface!
- provides info about the installed Winamp and Winamp Backup Tool versions!
- provides info about the installed Windows, Internet Explorer and DirectX versions!
- provides info about the installed Sonic Engine Burning Engine version!
- provides info about the currently used Output, Visualization, DSP and Encoder plug-ins!
- provides info about the currently used Tray Control Icon Pack and File Type Icon Library!
- provides abilitiy to run Winamp, Backup Tool or DirectX Diagnostic Tool from within the tool!
- provides quick access to important Winamp directories, with the ability to open these directories from within the tool!
- provides info about important playlist settings!
- provides info about important playback settings like Volume, Balance, Replay Gain!
- provides automatic update checks for Winamp and Winamp Backup Tool!
- provides tons of preferences to customize your experience!
- provides powerful HTML/TXT Generators to create a Winamp Info Report!
- Tool is fully translatable and already available in several languages!

Report Features

- HTML/Text reports: provide an optional, automatic zip/7z compression feature!
- HTML/Text reports: provide the feature to add a DirectX diagnostics report to the zip archive!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listings of all important general, playback and playlist settings!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listing of all important Winamp directories!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listing of all with Winamp registered file extensions!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listings of all installed plug-ins, with version number detection!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listings of all installed components and system files!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listings of all installed Classic Skins & Modern Skins!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listings of all installed Language Packs and Language Files!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listings of all installed MilkDrop and AVS visualization presets!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listings of all installed File Type Icon Libraries!
- HTML/Text reports: provide listings of all installed Tray Control Icon Packs!
- HTML/Text reports: provide a summary with the total amount of installed components!
- HTML/Text reports: able to mark incompatible Plug-ins and components!
- HTML report: able to write valid HTML5 code!
- HTML report: you can choose between 3 different designs!
- HTML report: can color the currently used components in the listings!
- HTML report: provides an index with quick access to the different listings!
- HTML report: able to show Winamp, Backup Tool and Icon Pack updates in the report!

Plug-in Names

Because of the design of the Winamp Plugin dll files, it's not possible to grab the Plugin names for installed plugins, like you can do with a Winamp Plugin.

But the tool has a whitelist of plugin names, which can and will be enhanced in future with the help of the community.

If you have a plugin which is reported as 'Unknown' in the HTML report, you can tell me the name of the dll file and the plugin Name and I'll add it to the detection list then.

Localization

If you want to translate the tool into your language, download and translate the English template file from my website:

Download English Example Language File

Please read careful the infos in the language file. You can upload your translation directly in the thread.

Test builds will be available on Xlat* (for all who have access), or I can send test builds via mail:

http://koopa.meggamusic.co.uk/contact.php

*There will be one recompile each day, which includes latest language file(s) I got them.
So feel free to provide as many updates for your language file, as you want.
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Old 26th March 2011, 01:31   #2
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v1.04 is now available.
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Old 26th March 2011, 05:01   #3
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works great. maybe you could add the winamp.exe release date to it as well?

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Old 26th March 2011, 05:41   #4
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Thanks for your feedback.

Tbh, I don't know how to catch that info from winamp.exe or if it's even possible to read it in general. Sorry.
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Old 26th March 2011, 05:57   #5
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np, altho i think onefornunz does it.

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Old 26th March 2011, 06:43   #6
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v1.05 available. Re-branded as Winamp Info Tool, I guess the name fits better.

After an age I was able to understand the cryptic system, which Winamp uses to save the chosen encoder plugin.

That required a lot of code and wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. :/
The tool is now even able to decide between all 6 different encoders, which are provided by enc_aacplus.dll.

I'd be happy, if anyone could test the encoder detection. Thanks in advance.

MrSinatra:

Yeah probably, with a Winamp Plugin you can use Winamp APIs to get such values, so against the OneforNunz thing I have no chance, never. But I can ask DrO, if he may has an idea how I could grab the date from an external app.
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Old 26th March 2011, 19:34   #7
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Should be a way to grab the Timestamp from the Digital Signature of winamp.exe

Request: A little SmartView Query Language love.
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Old 26th March 2011, 20:26   #8
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which is how gen_nunzio does it - have spoken briefly with koopa about it this morning.

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Old 26th March 2011, 23:08   #9
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v1.06 is now available.

I'll do my best to make the Date available in the tool too. I'll also switch from a simple messagebox with tons of limitations to a custom dialog in an upcoming release.
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Old 27th March 2011, 06:53   #10
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Maybe nunz.exe functions can be integrated into the tool?
That would up its usefulness.

And also maybe as the info display increases perhaps its good to organize them to tabs?
Somewhat like the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

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Old 27th March 2011, 12:29   #11
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Yeah a better graphical GUI is definitive on the todo list. With tabs we shall see, this would require the use of a better program language like C or Delphi. For that I have to read some books first.

As for the Nunz plugin, I'm no to keen about Nunz.exe, never used it, so i cannot say, how many infos it will provide. But I can say for sure, that my tool never will be able to report as many things, like the Nunzio plugin does. The plugin uses a couple of Winamp APIs and these are only available, if you catch them via plugin.

v1.07 is now available.
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Old 29th March 2011, 10:12   #12
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V1.08 is now available. I've added the ability to write the infos to a log file. I'm fully aware, that the current GUI isn't really nice, you can expect massive GUI improvements in future.
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Old 5th April 2011, 01:12   #13
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v2.0 Beta is now available. Most people wouldn't expect, how much code was needed to switch from a sucking messagebox to a real user interface.

It all still needs a lot of fine tuning, but since I worked a couple of hours on it now, I want to release something. It really needs a lot of tweaks and cosmetic improvements, but the beta should show, in which direction the tool goes.

The 'Save Info as HTML File' button has no functionality yet, this will be added later.

Any feedback is welcome.

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very cool, maybe u could also report if the sonic engine is installed or not, and what ver.

this is a useful tool for helping novices.

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Old 5th April 2011, 07:02   #15
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i should add that it shows nothing for my "skins" path; is that b/c i use bento and don't DL any?

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Old 5th April 2011, 13:28   #16
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Thanks for your feedback. I'll add the Sonic detection stuff.

That the skin path detection fails is weird, but it's independent from the used skin. Lemme add some fall back code.

Try if it will work with that version:

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v2.0 Beta 2 is now available. The log file shouldn't report wrong things anymore and the design should now consistent in all text editors.
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nice, fixed those problems. however notice in your SS that the "category" is blank under "used visualization plugin." mine is too. your value is the signal dsp, while mine is none.

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Old 5th April 2011, 22:34   #19
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Thanks for your feedback.

I've already fixed the issue for the next beta, here is a sneak preview:

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Old 5th April 2011, 23:35   #20
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Sorry, but once installed how do you open the program??
It does open immediately upon install but how do you access it again once you've closed it?
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just re-run it

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Sorry, but once installed how do you open the program??
It does open immediately upon install but how do you access it again once you've closed it?
its a standalone exe. just doubleclick it wherever you downloaded it.

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Beta 3 is now available.

I've added some more contents to the log file.

Since I got a request via mail, I already made the tool localizable, but I will release the English Example file when I'm done with the tool.

I don't want to do the same mistake I did for the Backup Tool, releasing a language file to quickly, then force the translators again and again to update their files.

So the file will be available here as soon as possible.

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Beta 4 is now available.

The changelog doesn't reflect the time and work, which was needed to implement these things.

I hope the new 'Open' buttons are a useful feature.

More to come within the next few days

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works good for me.

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- fixed a bug in the ReplayGain report function
where does a user see this?

also, the "As" should be "as" to match the other button.

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Thanks for testing it.
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where does a user see this?
In the created report. The report shows some more things than the GUI does (take a look at Changelog Beta 3). Because of this, I'll probably rename the two report buttons, which automatically will fix the 'as' inconsistencies too.
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I'm glad to present Beta 5.

The report is now able to list all installed Plugins, Skins, Icon Pack, File Type Icon Libraries, System components and much more.

Big thanks to Pawel for bringing my brain in the right direction with the function.

Note that it now takes a bit longer, until the file was generated.

The report is now really worth to be called 'report' and we are one big step closer to a final version.

Any feedback is welcome, will read it as soon as I got some sleep.

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Beta 6 is now available. I guess showing the installed Gracenote version is pretty useful.

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The huge amount of feedback won't prevent me on updating the tool.

I've created a full working HTML generation!!!! I'm the best, this it is.

The HTML file contains the same advanced infos, like the txt report does, just with some more eye candy.

The Release Candidate with an public example language file and all relevant infos will follow soonish.

And again, I've spent maaaany hours on the tool, so please guys, gimme some feedback.

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If anybody got an error message or multiple error messages when creating a HTML report, it is because specific files are not present on the system. E.g. if you have no single Tray control icon Pack or File Type Icon library on the system, the error messages appear.

I've added tons of additional checks for the next version, so instead of showing an error, it will say 'Not installed' directly in the report.

I'm sorry for that bug, but since I've nearly anything installed (Skins, icon Packs etc), I just haven't noticed it before.

The bug has no negative effect, the report will be created regardless of the issue, it's just annoying to see these messages, because of that, I'll remove the download link for now.

A new version will come soon, with some nice report improvements. Trust me, it's worth the waiting.

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Beta 8 is now available, the final beta version.

I spent an age to improve the design of the HTML report. The report has a really nice design now, big thanks to DrO for the help with the stylesheet.

The Name detection of the Plugins is based on a whitelist.
So here is the deal, if you have a plugin, which is labeled as 'Unknown' just give tell me the plugin name the file name and I'll add it to the tool.

The HTML code isn't W3 conform yet, this will be addressed for the RC as well as the example localization file.

Any feedback is welcome.

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I've published the example language file. It's a beta, because it's possible, that I may missed a string in the mass of code.

So if you find any string, which isn't localizable or if there is any other issue, just lemme know.

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Thanks man!

Just uploaded a newer test build with Polish language file, I've also added an initial German language file.

If you find a glitch or if anything else needs to be tweaked/added/fixed, just lemme know.

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looking good...

why no "open" button for the winamp dir?

also, it would be cool if there was a button that generated a jpg screenshot of the dialog. i know the txt file is better and so on, but sometimes you just want to post a screenshot. np if its a hassle.

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Thanks for your feedback.

That the Winamp dir has no 'Open' button is a bug, sorry. I'll fix it for the RC, thanks for letting me know about it, lord knows, how it was possible, that I haven't noticed it.

I had the same idea like you, providing the ability to make a screenshot with the tool would be great, but I must read a bit first, to see how I can implement such feature. But I want that feature too, so I'll do my best.

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Good job! Sweet!

I translated it into Russian.

Btw, I found a couple of bugs:

Uneven Table (Google Chrome)
http://shup.com/Shup/498563/11131915...B%E9-Paint.png

Instead 'None' appears the 787950 on my system
http://shup.com/Shup/498564/11131915...-Info-Tool.png

Poor quality logo
http://shup.com/Shup/498565/11131915...B%E9-Paint.png

Source:
http://o.aolcdn.com/art/winamp/promote/winamp_color.png
http://o.aolcdn.com/art/winamp/promote/winamp_color.eps

Thanks!
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already known about and will be fixed once the css has been finished.

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Good job! Sweet!

I translated it into Russian.
Thanks, a newer test build with Russian file will be online in the evening.

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Instead 'None' appears the 787950 on my system
http://shup.com/Shup/498564/11131915...-Info-Tool.png
Can you send me your winamp.ini file via PM? Normally the icon lib entry in the ini file shows names only, I don't check, why you have a numeric entry.

Yeah, I was never the best graphics guy.

Lets see, if i can improve it a bit.

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A newer test build is now available, which adds a Russian language file, thanks to VIPer.

VIPer also sent me his winamp.ini file, so I could workaround the File Icon Library detection issue he had, but it's more an issue with his winamp.ini file, because there should be only names, with .dll at the end, why he got a numeric entry is too much for me, heh.

I've also added a bunch of GUI tweaks, so the 'Open' button for directories shouldn't make trouble when clicking at it anymore and the whole GUI looks better now.

Note to translators:

'Installed Skins (with .zip extension)' isn't localizable yet, it will be added when I finalize the language file. So please do not report about that.

It would be also nice, if the translators could check localization of the TXT report.

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A few small fixes
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