Old 20th November 2013, 22:10   #41
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i suggest you download the 'full' version and see what's in the installer...
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Old 20th November 2013, 22:38   #42
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take that article with a pinch of salt, that's all i'll say as i'm aware of 2 fallacies in it,
PS: Please tell me that "[Winamp creator] Justin [Frankel], who was totally not interested" is one of those 2..

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Old 20th November 2013, 22:51   #43
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This is really sad to hear, Winamp has probably been my most used program over the last 10 years, hope you guys reconsider.

With the latest build we can no longer view file info when running a direct show video, that's very useful to know what codecs are loaded. Is there a setting in preferences to restore that?

Also, right clicking brings up a dark menu, can that be changed to the usual gray color?

If I can't fix these issues I'm back to an older version and that's unfortunate since you're giving up on any future development.
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Old 20th November 2013, 22:53   #44
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Also, right clicking brings up a dark menu, can that be changed to the usual gray color?

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Change the skin to a brighter color schema.
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Old 20th November 2013, 22:56   #45
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With the latest build we can no longer view file info when running a direct show video, that's very useful to know what codecs are loaded. Is there a setting in preferences to restore that?
it wasn't intentionally changed / broken and might depend on the file format maybe.

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preferences -> media library -> appearance, un-check the option to skin the menus.
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Old 20th November 2013, 22:58   #46
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This is really sad to hear, Winamp has probably been my most used program over the last 10 years, hope you guys reconsider.

With the latest build we can no longer view file info when running a direct show video, that's very useful to know what codecs are loaded. Is there a setting in preferences to restore that?

Also, right clicking brings up a dark menu, can that be changed to the usual gray color?

If I can't fix these issues I'm back to an older version and that's unfortunate since you're giving up on any future development.
You can switch off skinned menus too.
Go to Menu Library/Appearance..uncheck "Use skinned menus"

Oops Dr beat me to it. :-)

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Old 20th November 2013, 22:59   #47
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Well, I must confess I felt a pang of sadness to read this
I've used Winamp ever since my first 133Mhz pc. I will be sorry to see it go.

Thanks to all who made it great, and DrO for keeping at it in its later years.

Thanks for everything guys, and a huge f-u to AOL.

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Old 20th November 2013, 23:08   #48
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We're back to gray menus, that little crisis has been solved.

With view file info these are .flv and .mp4 videos. On XP I just upgraded today from 5.63 and that was working fine prior but now it isn't. It appears that the new version broke it.

Another problem I just found is that I can't go back or forward with these same videos although again they were all working with the older version. I guess I'll be retiring with 5.63 unless you change your mind.
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if you've gone from 5.63 to 5.66, it could be any of the versions in-between where it happened. is there anything specific about the files at issue? or a way to get an equivalent copy to test it out?
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Old 20th November 2013, 23:18   #50
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if you've gone from 5.63 to 5.66, it could be any of the versions in-between where it happened. is there anything specific about the files at issue? or a way to get an equivalent copy to test it out?
Sure, download an .flv version of this video and it doesn't work in Winamp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB1dJeMtb08
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Old 20th November 2013, 23:21   #51
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that's just an in-built feature in Winamp to not show info for rubbish like that will give it a go once i've had some sleep.
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Old 20th November 2013, 23:40   #52
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Wow, 16 years and now it's just vanishing? That kind of... well, blows, really. I suppose I'll throw my two cents in.

A) Why? I think everyone would like the answer to that (and I can't seem to find it myself, strangely).

B) (and this one is more important) Many thanks to everyone who contributed over all of the years, it's been a wonderful go and I've never used anything else. I'll miss it.

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Old 21st November 2013, 00:45   #53
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Is this a final build or is there some tweaks to possibly come?
I ask because my install had the crash reporter in it and this is usually only installed for betas etc.

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Old 21st November 2013, 00:49   #54
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it was changed so the crash reporter is present in all builds mainly for helping to trouble-shoot things with 3rd party plug-ins (when it's able to be loaded as most of the issues so far seem to stem from old input plug-ins) - as it'll still generate crash dumps even if they cannot be sent to the current address (one of the benefits of config options!).
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Old 21st November 2013, 00:58   #55
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I've an obscure bug... If I try to restore from a bottom-docked player, it restores underneath *everything*, including the desktop. If I pull it off the bottom first it's fine. Did the same thing in 5.65, but I never discovered it until the other day when I tried out bottom-dock and liked it.

Also DrO, will your plugin site stay up and running even after Winamp goes?
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Old 21st November 2013, 01:09   #56
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Also DrO, will your plugin site stay up and running even after Winamp goes?
yes, i fully intend to keep it going (hence bringing things back) and will be doing what i can to keep Winamp going as being a 3rd party developer again will allow me to do.

as i've a slew of 5.66 related plug-in updates to come (did mention it in post #3 in here). just haven't had a moment to update things on my site due to working like a crazy person getting 5.66 done.
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yes, i fully intend to keep it going (hence bringing things back) and will be doing what i can to keep Winamp going as being a 3rd party developer again will allow me to do.

as i've a slew of 5.66 related plug-in updates to come (did mention it in post #3 in here). just haven't had a moment to update things on my site due to working like a crazy person getting 5.66 done.
That's great news to hear.

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Old 21st November 2013, 01:18   #58
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FULL ACK! This would be the best thing to happen in this sad situation.

I LOVED WINAMP (still love it!!) and used it for the last 16 or 17 years - and I'll continue using it as long as possible but I can't believe this is the end

Many many many thanks to ALL DEVS and all you helpful hands here at the forums.

Thanks in particular for fixing this bug
" * Fixed: [gen_tray] Lockup/double-start issues when using the 'Prev' action"
after five years or so since I noticed it - fixed with the "final release". Somewhat cynical


I want to thank you AGAIN for everything, Winamp was not only a player, it was a way of understanding "Digital Music" and their organizing, finding, playing etc.,

and I want to wish you all the BEST for the coming years and I hope so much, that there some time will be a future for Winamp (as a Crowdfunding or open source project or the like).



Thank you for Winamp.



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Old 21st November 2013, 01:35   #59
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For me when you mouse over the taskbar icon I only see the first letter of the song playing with this version. Was fine in previous version. Anyone else have this issue.? Happens in XP and Win 7

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Old 21st November 2013, 02:56   #60
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that's just an in-built feature in Winamp to not show info for rubbish like that will give it a go once i've had some sleep.
That would exclude just about everything I watch.

To make it easier if you're going to check on this it's only .flv files using direct show (ffdshow) that I'm having a problem with. Nothing happens when clicking on "view file info" with any of my dozens of files and they won't go back or forward.
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For me when you mouse over the taskbar icon I only see the first letter of the song playing with this version. Was fine in previous version. Anyone else have this issue.? Happens in XP and Win 7
Just checked and that's working for me, I'm getting full title of the files. I'm in XP.
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mmm I dont use mp3 tags, maybe that has thrown it off after final update.

its happening on my main pc and laptop too

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its the freeze winamp plugin. Damn, my favourite one too.
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Old 21st November 2013, 04:32   #64
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Thank you all.

I registered to say Thanks to all the people that kept Winamp and the community alive.
I've been using Winamp for a couple of years and I'll continue to when it wont be with us anymore. Is there no chance for the website to stay?
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Old 21st November 2013, 05:10   #65
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I registered on this forum so I could at least give my heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked on Winamp past to present. I have been using this software for more than 14 years, when I was streaming internet radio via a Lasat Safire 28.8 modem to two tinny little Hewlett Packard speakers. When it came to streaming audio, Winamp beat them all. Winamp will always whip the Llama's ass. May all of you go on to bigger and better things.
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Old 21st November 2013, 05:38   #66
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Sad news to hear development is coming to an end after so many years.
Many thanks to all the Developers (Inc. Plug-in Dev's) that have put in so many hours over the years.

It's been worth the wait for v5.66. Many thanks to all.

will continue to be my most frequently used software for many years to come.

Here it is for old times sake (attachment). will always whip the Llama's Ass!
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R.I.P.

Big THANKS to all devs and peoples which was involved to make Winamp a great piece of software.
I used Winamp since pre 2000. Ah, nice times with Matrox card and AVS!!!

Hope to see Winamp is not completely dying. Open Source would be a Dream!
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Old 21st November 2013, 10:17   #68
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This is sad news. I hope the sourcecode will get released or some will take over the project.

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blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
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And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

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Congrats on the release to DrO and Egg. They put in crazy hard work to make it a final release to be proud of.

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Old 21st November 2013, 11:46   #70
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I could not believe the news when I was reading it. Winamp has been with me since 10 years and I have loved each and every version. It feels like my heart is being ripped and one of my best friends is parting away.

Thanks for the work dev guys, DJ Egg, and DrO. Winamp will rise from the ashes - take it opensource. I will be among the first to contribute to buy the code.
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Muchas gracias por haber hecho este producto tan bueno y tan fiel durante tanto tiempo, fue el primer programa que instale en un Windows 95, que pena que ya se acabe.

Muchas felicitaciones
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i suggest you download the 'full' version and see what's in the installer...
Oh... I see. Just installed it, seems to be crap-less ;-) Thanks! And even the Browser detection plugin is finally UNselected in the installer if previously not installed

But - why on earth did you now include the Crash Reporter plugin (to whom will it report??)
Why is it installed without asking and not listed in the installer, and why can't it be uninstalled via Winamps Pref dialog (Winamp restarts, but it's still there after that)?!?!

I had to manually remove gen_crasher.dll to get rit of it...


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Can anyone explain in more detail what this bug was?
Yes, it was related to the Tray control icon, if installed. When you used the back button on it, the previous track was started with some stutter at the beginning. As if you had clicked "PREV" and "PLAY" in quick sequence in the main window.


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having to manually removing the crash reporter is expected. and i explained why it was added by default in http://forums.winamp.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=54 and it was never an option to not install with the beta builds - we just flipped the build flag to not exclude it from final builds. if there's no crash then it being there is not going to do anything to how Winamp runs, etc.

and so far i've used it to help determine issues with some old 3rd party plug-ins which people weren't using, so it still provides some benefit.
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Old 21st November 2013, 13:39   #74
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I found winamp 5.66 bug,look my files,thanks.
I hope fix it next version.
My OS is Chinese Windows XP Sp3
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Old 21st November 2013, 13:45   #75
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it's an error with the language pack you're using. which one specifically are you using as i cannot tell.
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Old 21st November 2013, 14:14   #76
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I print screen 6 pictures (Install English & Chinese Version Winamp)
Thanks a lot, DrO.
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ok, hadn't seen you'd altered the zip contents. should be able to fix that for you in a day or so.
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Old 21st November 2013, 16:03   #78
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Winamp 5.66 Build 3507 (5.6.6.3507) - 20 Nov 2013
I think I remember seeing a 5.7 beta mentioned on the forum somewhere but can't find it now. I'm guessing that will never reach a final state?
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Old 21st November 2013, 16:06   #79
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the 5.7 beta programme (which was for the Cloud feature) was stopped a few months ago so correct, there is unlikely to ever be a 5.7 release. as such 5.66 is all that is now available.
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