I have used winamp as my preferred computer DJ system since I started using computer DJing.
In 1997/8 I got a laptop, some external scsi drives, an external roland sound card and winamp and was DJing at clubs with it.
I have tried winamp crossfading to make song to song tranistions better but always had very buggy issues with the crossfaders.
I do not do mixing.
My wishlist for winamp as someone who has used it for more than 10 years DJing.....(yes, I bought it back then.)
I stack the player on top of the playlist and extend the playlist downward. This sets up a nice vertical system on the side of the screen and allows me to open explorer to get music and textpad++ to view desired lists (...ok, I am a strip club dj and the lists are the songs each girl likes)
All is perfect in this except the playlist section. When I get enough songs to fill the playlist dragging and dropping becomes too hard. I usually just delete all in the list except the one playing and then start refilling it.
MY WISH- that someone would mod the playlist box so there can be an option to always leave 5 or 6 song spots of space for drag/dropping.
So when you fill up the playlist, it auto scrolls up and leaves room to drag drop under the previous songs.
It is the only real issue I have with winamp as I can never keep a working list of songs I played that day....causing some repeats.
The only other thing would be a simple crossfader that does not mess up where the tracker is and the timer of the song...all the crossfaders seem to always bug out on me.
Lastly, a nice mod would be a one time file that could play while crossfading. Instead of opening a second winamp, it would be nice when I hit 'next' that a separate sound file plays over the cross fade from one to the next. In my example it would be a small applause file.
In a working example, a song would end or I would hit next....as the song fades out and the next one is fading in, a 5 second (shorter or longer) applause sound file would kinda fade in and fade out. Applause inbetween tracks.
thats my wish list..
Oh, one final thing..
Now that all the DJs are using computers and they get all their fancy DJ programs that are all buggy and what not...they see my system and say 'what the heck is that?'
I would love a skin that says 'old school' or 'winamp is still better' or some other in your face to these new school DJs...