Ok. I 've been complaining about this issue a lot and it hasn't seem to have been fixed.
So I did a little more thinking and testing and here is what I have found:
When I stream from XM radio, which I love to do, the cover arts either does not load or hangs.
(lastest version bundle with Winamp 5.51)
Works great... at home. I can see cover art which rocks! Thank you so much for coding it that way. However, when I am at work behind a proxy server, stream XM radio hangs after every song. Why? I believe Bento skin does not use the proxy settings that Winamp itself uses when trying to fetch cover art so it hangs while it tries and fails to retrieve the cover art, which forces me to use the modern skin when I am at work.
This skin does not load XM cover art at all! Which is "better" at work since Winamp does not hang trying to load cover art, but no cover art.
This skin doesn't even have the cover art feature. This may be a design choice or an over sight but I rarely use it. ( I really do sometimes! )
At first I thought it was a Winamp main code issue but after a some more thought, I've come to conclusion that this is a skin-specific issue. I hope this helps address the issue I am having. Please chime in if anyone else is having this issue! Thank for reading this.