OS thread priority
Good day WinAmp programmers.
I actually have two items for this list...
The more achievable would be to be able to adjust the thread priority of WinAmp, so that when it starts it is at a HIGH priority. This would best be controlled in "Winamp Preferences" as far as I can see.
I ask this due to the steadily increasing intrusion of anti-virus software. It used to be that almost any computer, and even music player, could cope with the "Near Real Time" needs of the analogue part of the audio circuits... this is sadly no longer the case. In the future this issue can only get worse no matter how fast the underlying hardware.
This, I hasten to add, is not by any means your fault. Nor will the changing of the priority fix the intermittent breaks in playing music that I now suffer. But it will (and does) help. Being able to set a higher priority in your preferences would save me, and perhaps many others, from having to enter task manager to manually set it each time your application starts.
I do understand that many users would not understand this issue; but then Winamp can be tailed for, nearly, all needs and this would solve an increasing problem.
The second wish is a bit of a double header at your end... for the music players available for Apple Macs or Linux/BSD are not (in my opinion) wonderful. Or maybe I am just so used to using your product in "no skin" mode that I am frustrated by their lack as I contemplate a mixed OS future. Is there any possibility that you may extend your application to one or both of these platforms?
All my thanks whatever you decide.