Please do NOT post requests for 5.2 Beta Tech Support in the main Winamp Tech Support forum, and likewise, do not post any reproducable 5.2 beta bug reports in the Winamp Bug Reports forum.
Keep ALL 5.2 Beta related issues in this thread ONLY!
Any new threads created anywhere else will be ignored and locked.
The same rules apply (as here
), ie. provide as much detail as possible in your report
(include: Windows OS, installer type, confirmation of clean install, etc etc).
And as per usual, any issues caused by any 3rd-party plugins or skins are not supported.
We strongly recommend that you test this beta by installing it to a clean dir.
Be warned: Extremely lame bug reports will just probably be ignored.
* Improved: new ATF functions and tags
All input plugins now use global Advanced Title Formatting (Prefs > Titles) ONLY.
Support for individual input plugin title formatting has been removed.
Therefore, ATF must be enabled for any title formatting to work
(ATF is enabled with the default Artist/Title string on clean installs).
Note tagz.w5s in the Winamp\System folder, and leave well alone
New ATF syntax/strings added
$repeat(x, count) | eg. [$repeat(*, %rating%)]
$lpad() (works like pad but adds to the left)
$if($and(%artist%,%album%), %artist% - %album%)
$IfStrEqual(string1,string2,result) - if string1 and string2 are equal, displays result. case insensitive
$IfStrEqual2(string1,string2,result,else) - if string1 and string2 are equal, displays result, otherwise displays else. case insensitive
$decode(...) - switch/case function $decode($fileext(%filename%),MP3,MPEG-1 Layer 3,MP4,MPEG-4 Container,Other)
If you still need support for any of: SND, AIF, AIFC, SVX, AUD, VOX
then you will need to add those extensions to the "Additional Extensions" field in in_wave config.
"Downmix to mono" and "Playback Priority" will hopefully return in a later build.
New MP4/AAC & MP4/AACPlus Encoders (Prefs > CD Ripping)
Ignore the "File Information" field under "MP4 Container Options"
(currently unimplemented / doesn't work) <-- fixed as from build 365+
more info about the various settings etc here
Selected installer options are now remembered inbetween each new install.
Settings are saved to Winamp\install.ini
More info about multi-user profile support here
As from build 393, the Standard (std) installer is the same as Full but without Media Library, SC Wire, Predixis, Devices support.
The Lite version is now back to just including support for mp3, wav, cda formats.
Portable Devices Support
Support for iPod, Creative & P4S devices is only included in the Full/Pro versions.
Again, it is recommended that you do a clean install.
There will certainly be conflicts if you have ANY other 3rd-party device plugins installed, eg. ml_ipod or zen plugins. You MUST remove/disable those plugins first!
Report any issues in the "Portable Device Support in Winamp" sticky thread.
The beta contains an Error Feedback Crash Handler/Reporter.
Settings can be found via: Winamp > Prefs > Error Feedback
Relevant Files: Reporter.exe & gen_crasher.dll (Winamp\Plugins dir).
Note, the reporter only works with the beta (due to extra debug code in winamp.exe), ie. it will not work with the public stable releases.
By default, it saves _crash.dmp and _crash.log, plus both files zipped as report.zip in the root C:\ dir. You can reconfigure it to save in any dir if you wish, eg. "C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins\Reporter" (note, dir must already exist first). All 3 files will pertain to the most recent crash, and will be overwritten each time for any subsequent crashes. By default, it will attempt to send report.zip in an email attachment to: bugyman (email@example.com). If for some reason it fails, you can attach report.zip to a post in this thread (attachment feature available via the 'Post A Reply' button).
JTFE v0.97R (gen_jumpex)
Adds the following new features (all optional):
ML integration (jtfe queue mgmnt view; send to > show in playlist/add to queue/queue+play)
Shell options (enqueue+play as default, remove any of winamp's context menu entries)
Highlight missing files in playlist
Option to disable pledit auto-scrolling on track change
Show entry in playlist from jtf dialog
nView bugfix (where keybd shortcuts/hotkeys would fail)
Lots of other bugfixes/enhancements/optimizations compared to 0.96fg
Also note the paypal Donate button in the About tab of JTFE prefs. DrO has put a hell of a lot of (unpaid) work into this version, so please show your appreciation if possible :-)
(see below for known issues with current build 15, which should be fixed for 5.2Final)
for latest build (currently v0.97 b15.4)
Rip & Burn
New 'Rip & Burn' view in Media Library replaces the old Devices view.
Basically, this will list all CD Drives only.
The drive info in the root view will only work/display if Sonic Engine is installed.
Old 'Devices' view will only appear if using any plugins which call it (eg. gUSB).
(ml_online.dll) - build 427 and later
Media Library > Online Services content is controlled serverside. Please don't report any intermittent bugs/issues (script errors, search not working, etc). Content is still being worked on (gui/features/etc) and should be classed as 'experimental' for now. Use left-click to Play a stream (replaces playlist) or right-click to Enqueue a stream, for now (context menus coming soon).
Note that the old "Look for new channels on exit" thing is now gone! Yay!
Also note the known bug (build 427-specific) listed below.
Prefs > Media Library > Online Media tab should no longer be present, but still is, heh.
The only thing still working in there is "Specify Ratings".
Settings for new ml_online.dll are now found at:
Prefs > General Preferences > Online Services.
Can't play WAVs with riff-headers (embedded mp3). Old in_wave would use system mp3 codec, new in_wave probably needs to pass those files on to in_mp3 (eg. you can still play them if you rename them with .mp3 extension).
Can't play wav formats not supported by libsndfile
(eg. dsp truespeech)
JTFE 0.97R build 15 known issues: Lang pack support not finalized; all issues when adding to queue via ml/shell integration when files are not already in playlist are known. These issues will hopefully be fixed for 5.2 Final.
Old '5.12 Released' sticky
Older builds here
5.2 build 365 changelog
5.2 build 393 changelog
5.2 build 427 changelog
5.2 build 430 changelog
5.2 build 436 changelog
5.2 build 440 changelog
5.2 build 449 changelog