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Old 10th September 2007, 19:59   #1
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Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 2 (Build 1568) Now Available
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=277645

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Winamp 5.5 Beta, Build 1550

Winamp 5.5 Beta Full
Winamp 5.5 Beta Pro (asks for key during install)
Winamp 5.5 Beta Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player)

Winamp 5.5
* New: Winamp Bento (SingleUI Skin)
* New: Unified File Editor, with Album Art tab (for mp3, m4a, wma, ogg, flac)
* New: Album Art window for Winamp Modern skin
* New: Global 'playback thread priority' setting for decoders
* New: Option to not show playlist item number in classic songticker
* New: Version History drop-down selector and Search (in About dialog)
* New: [in_mp3] Multi-channel mp3surround support
* New: [gen_ml] Tree Options tab in Media Library Preferences
* New: [ml_local] 3 pane view options in 'Add/Edit View' dialog
* New: [ml_local] Smart View Presets
* New: [ml_local] Album Art support/pane and retrieval service
* New: [ml_local] Toolbar buttons to control view options
* New: [ml_plg] Winamp Playlist Generator (powered by Gracenote MusicID)
* New: [ml_pmp] New fields, configurable filter panes & columns, 3 pane view
* New: [ml_pmp] Album Art view & support for iPod and P4S Devices
* New: [ml_pmp] Separate view for video files
* Improved: General misc dialog/ui tweaks & improvements
* Improved: Re-tuned and optimized classic Spectrum Analyzer
* Improved: Surround indicator in Winamp Modern skin for multi-channel files
* Improved: Classic Songticker option for Winamp Modern skin (via Config drawer)
* Improved: [in_cdda] Conductor metadata support
* Improved: [in_cdda] Handling of multiple discs
* Improved: [in_flac/in_vorbis] ALBUM ARTIST & ENSEMBLE read support
* Improved: [in_flac] Advanced Editor mode
* Improved: [in_mod] Added support for more than 256 samples
* Improved: [in_mp3] Faster metadata gathering (also speeds up ReplayGain scan)
* Improved: [in_wm] Faster WMA/WMV metadata gathering
* Improved: [gen_ff] General freeform skinning engine optimizations
* Improved: [gen_ml] Collapsed/expanded state of treeview items now remembered
* Improved: [gen_ml] Skinned scrollbars for Media Library with Modern skins
* Improved: [gen_ml] Reordering of treeview items (via drag+drop)
* Improved: [ml_disc] Better Unicode support & other misc tweaks
* Improved: [ml_history] Unicode support
* Improved: [ml_local] Customize Columns menu for top filter panes
* Improved: [ml_local] Option to show horizontal scrollbar for top panes
* Improved: [ml_local] New 'Podcasts' view (appears after downloading a podcast)
* Improved: [ml_local] Added ISPODCAST and PODCASTCHANNEL field names
* Improved: [ml_local] Added BEGINSLIKE comparison operator
* Improved: [ml_local] Dragging of headers to sort column order
* Improved: [ml_local] Redesigned Smart View Editor
* Improved: [ml_local] Star Rating display and selection
* Improved: [ml_pmp] 'Copy to Local Media' config separated from CD Ripping settings
* Improved: [ml_pmp] Portables "Sync" can now keep podcasts updated
* Improved: [ml_rg] ReplayGain calculation support for 64, 88.2 & 96 KHz samplerates
* Improved: [ml_wire] Optional automatic downloading of new podcast episodes
* Improved: [ml_wire] Multi-select, 'Send To' menu and other general enhancements
* Improved: [ml_wire] Podcast downloads now saved in channel subfolders
* Improved: [pmp_ipod] Now uses the iPod's podcast menu for podcasts
* Fixed: DWM Thumbnails & Flip3D for Modern skins in Vista
* Fixed: Long filepaths corrupted when opening Winamp via Explorer context menu
* Fixed: Oversized preference pages with large DPI setting
* Fixed: Recurrence of multiple instances bug (previously fixed in 5.3)
* Fixed: Selecting 'No' for 'Physically Remove' prompt removes playlist/mldb item
* Fixed: TV button in video window not working
* Fixed: Windows showing if switching from modern to classic skin in minimized state
* Fixed: [ASX Loader] Recursive playlist loading & case-insensitive element matching
* Fixed: [ASX Loader] Handling of entries embedded within a REPEAT tag
* Fixed: [dsp_sps] DEP incompatibility
* Fixed: [gen_ff] "Can't unload script while in script" error when switching skins
* Fixed: [gen_ff] Transparent docked toolbars for skins using alpha-blending
* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Crash when loading multiple files via Explorer context menu
* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Enter key not working when JTFE dialog is skinned*
* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Remove Duplicate Entries action broken in pledit
* Fixed: [gen_ml] %playcount% returning Comment on drag+drop from ML to pledit
* Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB crash when attempting to rip a CD in a 2nd instance of Winamp
* Fixed: [in_flac] General FLAC Editor quirks (Comments field, Enter key, etc)
* Fixed: [in_flac] 24bit files don't play when 'Allow 24bit' setting is disabled
* Fixed: [in_mod] Fadeout value goes below 0.0 sec in in_mod config
* Fixed: [in_mod] Interpolator 'division by zero' crash bug
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Crash on some mp3's with corrupt ID3v2 extended headers (rare)
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Crash on loading corrupt id3v2.3 tags of a later revision
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Negative bitrate in File Info for long mp3's
* Fixed: [in_wave/libsndfile] Crash on invalid .au files
* Fixed: [in_wm] Garbage characters when editing filetypes in config
* Fixed: [in_mp4/libmp4v2] Memory leaks
* Fixed: [ml_disc] 0 byte temp files not deleted after ripping
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Double-click drive icon in Rip & Burn not selecting tree item
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Crash when using <trackartist> in playlist filename generation
* Fixed: [ml_disc] Drag+drop from Audio CD view to Playlist Editor
* Fixed: [ml_local] (no album) items adding to Album count in Artist pane
* Fixed: [ml_local] isempty and =0 queries now return same results
* Fixed: [ml_local] Add dir to 'Watch Folders' path truncated to 64 characters
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Inserting extra period in filename when transcoding to mp4/aac
* Fixed: [ml_wire] Subscription Updates setting always resets to 'Never'
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Potential incompatability issue with latest version of iTunes
* Fixed: [pmp_p4s] 'Error In Insert' when transferring to some P4S devices
* Fixed: [vis_milk] Milkdrop DEP incompatibility
* Misc: Winamp Remote is now an installer option (ml_orb.dll)
* Misc: Moved drawing engine out of gen_ff to tataki.dll
* Misc: Moved freetype font renderer out of gen_ff to freetype.wac
* Misc: Removed db.w5s (replaced by new Gracenote database system)
* Misc: Removed unicows.lib/dll as we have officially dropped support for Win9x
* Updated: Gracenote MusicID CDDB v2.5
* Updated: libpng 1.2.20
* Updated: [enc_aacplus] Coding Technologies aacPlus Encoder v8.1.0
* Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v0.99.1c b420 'dev'
* Updated: [in_flac] FLAC 1.2.0
* Updated: [in_mp3] FhG Decoder v4.10
* Updated: [in_vorbis] libvorbis 1.2.0


More to follow in subsequent betas...
(yes, there's even more!)

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Screenshots of new Bento Skin:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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Reporting Bugs:

Please report any issues with the beta in this thread only.
Make sure your report is complete, according to the sticky threads in Bug Reports, ie.
Clean install, no 3rd-party plugins, full step-by-step method of reproduction, relevant system specs, exact error messages, screenshots, which skin (one of Classic, Modern, or Bento only, or all three), links to sample files, etc.
If error reports, screenshots, sample files, etc are smaller than 100kb, then please attach them to your post here. Otherwise, please upload to one of stashbox.org (recommended), mediafire.com, or sendspace.com and post the url here (no rapidshare or imageshack or similar links please).
Note that incomplete/lame bug reports may be totally ignored.


Particular areas which need testing are:
  • Winamp Bento (SingleUI skin)
  • Album Art support (view/pane in ml) & Downloader service
  • Unified File Editor (CoverArt/Advanced/Extra tabs, for mp3, flac, ogg, wma, m4a)
  • Media Library navigation tree (drag+drop items, collapse/expand, etc)
  • New ML Local Media filters/panes/config
  • New PMP filters/panes/config
  • Check for any gen_ff/skinning bugs
  • New Podcast views/features
  • CDDB2.5 features/editor
  • Playlist Generator (play tracks similar to)

Notes:

-Winamp Bento skin does not appear in the Skin Selector list in the installer,
-so for now, you'll need to select it from the Skins menu after Winamp opens.

-Album Art support is almost complete, but not quite...
-Lookup order: embedded (in tags), %album%/cover/folder.jpg/gif/png.
-Note: The cache is the art*.* files in the "Plugins\ml" folder
-(art.dat, art.idx, art60.dat/idx, art90.dat/idx, art120.dat/idx).
-Downloader access via: Art view rt-click menu, unified file info & pmp edit info box
-(doesn't work via rt-clicking the icon in Bento info pane, yet).
-Currently saves as %album&.jpg in the containing folder.
-See "Known Issues" section below for more...

-mp3surround is playback only for now (no encoding).
-You can find tracks at www.all4mp3.com/music/

-Playlist Generator is still in early beta (rt. click ml/pledit items > Play tracks similar to).
-Notes:
-1) Manual config via: Prefs > Plugins > Media Library > ml_plg.dll > config
-2) Initial Scan may take some time. The more files in your mldb, the longer...
-3) Limited to 20 results only (with option to change coming later)
-4) Obeys the Play/Enqueue as default action in ML Prefs
-5) Database stored in Winamp\Plugins\Gracenote (along with all other GN/CDDB files).
-6) Selected item is not in the generated list (but will be in a later beta).

-Re: Skinned ml scrollbars
-For support, Wasabi version needs to be specified as 1.3 in skin.xml, eg.
-<WasabiXML version="1.3">

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Known Bugs/Issues:

-Winamp Bento skin does not appear in the Skin Selector list in the installer, so for now, you'll need to select it from the Skins menu after Winamp opens (important enough to mention twice).

-Bento skin crashes Winamp when scaling it down to less than 100% *

-On startup, the Bento skin can occassionally leave a portion of the media library drawn on top of/underneath other windows. It goes away when you move a window over it. Note that the same can happen if switching from a skin where the Video window is open, which results in the Video tab being active in Bento instead of ML (click the Media Library tab to fix).

-In the Bento skin, the media library will occassionally not fill the entire tab (switch to Video tab and back to fix).

-Bento skin: Time display overlaps songticker area if too many digits (eg. -104:04) *

-Bento skin: 'Show Album Artist / Composer' can't be unchecked in File Info Components until after 'Show Publisher' is unchecked, and then can't be re-checkmarked *

-Re: * Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Enter key not working when JTFE dialog is skinned:
Oops, this was a 5.36beta-specifc bug and is actually not fixed in this build! Sorry. *

-Re: Fixed: [in_cdda] Crash when using aspi, stuttering when using spti (with sonic disabled/not present) [Alas, this fix didn't make it into the build] *

-New CDDB features may still be a bit buggy (eg. genre saves with "General" at front)

-Album Art retrieval criteria and writing/saving isn't configurable... yet!

-Alt+3 album art editor is fairly incomplete and won't find all album art.

-'Get Album Art' doesn't find compilations very well, and doesn't find art when album names have "notes" at the end like "Dark Angel [EP]". Also note that 'Get Album Art' isn't working yet via the rt-click menu in Bento skin infopane (but works fine via rt-clicking a cover icon in an AlbumArt pane in the ML).

-Album Art API doesn't deal with illegal filename characters yet < : \ " / ? | >

-Shift+cursor in Album Art pane (icons view) not working as expected *

-The thumbscroll button on the scrollbar might not automatically move when you scroll down an albumart pane using the mousewheel. This issue seems to affect enhanced-mode dualwheel/5-button+ mice, eg. A4Tech *

-Songticker related issues are known (slight lag, shadow on first & last chars in Winamp Modern winshade, dbl-click not opening File Info in Winamp Modern winshade, etc) *

-Songticker in Classic skin shows playlist entry number -1 (eg. if track 50 is playing, songticker displays 49.) *

-Some AVS presets are broken in this build. Sorry, this is a compiler related issue and should hopefully be fixed in time for 5.5 Final

-There might be some crashes with pmp_ipod on some ipod models *

-Station Info window is broken (blank content) (I think we're getting rid of this anyway / not sure?)

-Blank 'History' item in Prefs tree when Show History is disabled in Prefs *

-'playplays' and truncated text at bottom of ml History view *

-Rescan Watch Folders at Startup & Rescan every xx minutes = broken (again!) *

-Orig. Artist field not updating in ID3v2 tag *

-Some cbr mp3's are reported as vbr in File Info

-Drag+drop from Local Media views to pledit not respecting complex ATF syntax *

-We're seeing a few reports of crashing under Vista (crash on exit, when switching skins, when running vis plugins, etc). These issues are being looked into and, if reproduced, will hopefully be addressed/fixed for the next beta and/or in time for 5.5 Final.

-Alas, Winamp 5.5 is no longer compatible with Win9x (Win 98/ME), and all support for those OS'es has now been discontinued.

* = Fixed internally


More here

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Updates:

Color Editor 2.1.1
Check this thread for the latest installer - some feedback on vista is required!.

Winamp Essentials Pack v5.5 Beta
* Added Winamp3-style Playlist Sidecar for Winamp Modern skin
* Updated to NSIS 2.30
* Updated Polish, Spanish, Turkish & German translations
* Note: Language files are still incomplete (more info here)
* Updated License
* Otherwise, same as 5.36 Beta EP
* Full Changelog


Playlist Sidecar for Winamp Modern Skin

Official Winamp Bento Color Themes Thread

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Old Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview thread
Old Winamp 5.35 Released thread
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Old 10th September 2007, 23:34   #2
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Changes from Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview build 1504 to 5.5 Beta Build xxxx

-New: Winamp Bento (SingleUI Skin)

-New: Unified File Editor, with Album Art tab (for mp3, m4a, wma, ogg, flac)

-New: Album Cover retrieval service (via: rt-click albumart icons in ml view > Get album Art, or AlbumArt tab in unified File Info editor)

-New: Mostly full translatable Localization support (incomplete)

-New: Option to show/hide playlist item number in classic songticker (prefs > skins > classic skins)

-New: [gen_ml] Option to use skinned/unskinned scrollbars (Prefs > Media Library > Library Options: Use freeform scrollbars when available)

-New: [gen_ml/ml_disc] Added 'Tree Options' tab in ML Prefs for previously hidden 5.36beta options

-Reversed order of retrieving album art (embedded, %album%.*, cover.*, folder.*)

-Improved: [ml_local] Added tooltips for the new pane/view options buttons

-Improved: [in_mp3] Faster metadata gathering (also improves ReplayGain scan speed)

-Improved: [in_wm] Faster WMA/WMV metadata gathering

-Improved/Fixed: Album Art view/pane tweaks & optimizations (cache, scrolling, performance, etc)

-Improved: [pmp_ipod] iPod Classic/Fat Nano/Touch support (hopefully!)

-Fixed: DWM Thumbnails & Flip3D for Modern skins in Vista

-Fixed: Mouse cursor disappearing over ml column headers (1504-specific)

-Fixed: Winamp Modern skin windows not being drawn correctly (too narrow) on Swedish/Finnish/Lithuanian Windows and maybe other locales (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: Modern skin Album Art window issues (not: remembering open/closed state; following colorthemes; snapping)

-Fixed: Search dialog bugs in About box (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: skinned scrollbar glitches when switching from Modern to Classic skin (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: AAC bitrate & length calculation being off-by-1000 (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [dsp_sps] DEP incompatibility

-Fixed (NOT!): [in_cdda] Crash when using aspi, stuttering when using spti (with sonic disabled/not present) (5.36beta-specific)* [Alas, this fix didn't make it into the build]

-Fixed: [in_mp3] seeking mp3surround files with right-cursor (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [in_mp3] MP3 decoding not using CRC checking prefs option (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [in_wm] audio/video type distinctions

-Fixed: [gen_crasher] not creating crash.dmp file

-Fixed: [gen_ff] weird modern skin display problems (half windows etc) under certain locales (Swedish, Finnish, Lithuanian, etc) (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [gen_ff] Use Freetype TTF Renderer not remaining checkmarked in Modern Skin prefs between Winamp sessions (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Crash when loading multiple files via Explorer context menu

-Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Remove Duplicate Entries action broken in pledit

-Fixed: [ml_bookmarks] bookmarking of playlists causing duplicates

-Fixed: [ml_disc] Detecting all usb drives on insert as cd drives (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [ml_local/nde.dll] Local Media views blank with multiple instances of Winamp (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [ml_local] drag&dropping of Local Media smartsviews onto one another (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [ml_playlists] Time column partially hidden when vert scrollbar present (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [ml_transcode] Send To > Format Converter broken for multiple selections (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Album Art bug fixes (5.36beta-specific)

-Fixed: [pmp_ipod] connected iPod sometimes hanging Winamp on startup (5.36beta-specific)

-Modified: No more playlist item number shown in Winamp Modern skin songticker (1504-specific)

-Modified: [gen_ff] newer v1.3x freeform skins no longer use the internal ttf renderer, whether enabled in Prefs or not (now using win32 engine instead)

-Misc: Various other minor 5.36beta-specific tweaks/fixes & general optimizations

-Misc: AlbumArt cache now auto deleted when ML database is cleared (via Prefs)

-Misc: Winamp Remote is now an installer option (ml_orb.dll)

-Misc: Removed rare .APL (AAC Playlist) extension from in_mp3 (resolves a conflict with MonkeysAudio in_ape plugin)

-Misc: Removed defunkt singingfish search from online services

-Misc: Removed unicows.lib/dll as we have now officially dropped support for Win9x (sorry).

-Misc: Removed gradient banner from most media library plugin views

-Misc: UTF8 winamp.ini saving

-Misc: Better handling of Unicode skin path

-Updated: Gracenote MusicID 2.5.x update

-Updated: libpng 1.2.20 (was 1.2.19 in last beta)

-Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v0.99.1c b420 'dev' (note, this is a test build which fixes a couple of known bugs - the finished version will hopefully be in 5.5 Final)

-Updated: [enc_aacplus] Coding Technologies aacPlus Encoder v8.1.0

AACPlus Version 8.1.0: release Aug 30, 2007
- AUDIO QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS:
- transient and noise like signals like applause are significantly improved at all bitrates and all channel modes without compromising other material
- improved audio quality for all multichannel modes, aacPlus and AAC
- retuned bandwidth for AAC using multichannel, dual-channel, or stereo-independent channel mode
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yay!
I hope you like the new skin.
There is lots of new stuff to check out:
-browser w/ media scraper (play, download files found on websites)
-all windows in one window
-fileinfo
-new online info w/ album art (for aol radio and shoutcast)
-build in playlist sidecar for wa3 freaks
-maximize
-...

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I'd like guys with new ipods to see if they work with this build of winamp.

Thankyou!

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Old 13th September 2007, 17:02   #5
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that's a lot of stuff! go team!

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Old 13th September 2007, 17:02   #6
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Wow, you guys went to town!

Can't wait for the final.
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Old 13th September 2007, 17:13   #7
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Sounds a little too buggy to download, but I'm excited about a new skin. Winamp's long needed a facelift.
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Old 13th September 2007, 17:14   #8
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Awesome release, nice work.

Two things (I use Winamp in windowshade mode btw):
- the start of the track title fades in, making the first letter hard to read.
- double clicking the title doesn't open File Info as it did before.
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Desides: it should be stabler than the previous 5.36 betas (which this is a version bump on from). and you've been able to change the look for ages

MasterViVi: with which skin?

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Modern, sorry.

Bento looks interesting, but the windowshade is too small (especially the seeker) for me.

Another one: when adding a smart view, the "filter" options in the bottom don't become visible until you click "Advanced >>", but they also don't disappear when clicking "<< Simple".

Also, the files from my "Tracks" folder (single songs I don't have the album of) all seem to have the same cover. There's probably a .jpg from Windows Media Player in there, but I can't see it (maybe because it's a network share). I guess there's no easy solution for that I guess.
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the winshade seeker expands as soon as you resize the wnd very large

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AVS is broken.
Linesize and an issue with DM's.
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Old 13th September 2007, 17:59   #13
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!! YOU ARE AMAZING !!
OMG...... Yeah.... Nice work on this version here... It deserves the 5.5 number..

You did all my wishes with the Songtickers... I LOVE IT!! Nice...
But, some tips/ideas.....
I love the songticker(s), but it may need some optimizing/adjustment (for lag/kick)...
When looking at the songticker (both classic and modern -style), it lags a little bit... I would like to see it optimized to not lag so much...
When using the "modern style" only, it also lags more than before..
When using the "classic style" only, it will sometimes get a "lag/kick" in 1 second, which pushes the text to the right, and then keep scrolling again (this is not the same lag as in "modern" style).....
When I read the text, it is annoying that it will be pushed to the right (when using the "classic style")... If you could fix that "lag-kick", it would be great...

Therefore, I got an idea:
In prefs/skins/modern skin there is an option for "Timers Resolution", which adjusts the speed for "Spectrum Analyzer", and the "Songticker".
What if the songticker has it own "speed-bar"? I got that idea, because when I set the "Timers Resolution" to "as fast as possible for this machine", the songticker were scrolling incredible fast.... Its not needed, but an own speed-bar for the songticker would be great... If we get an own speed bar, we could set the "Timers Resolution" to high, so the spectrum analyzer goes fast, and then set the songticker speed to what we want...


EDIT: It would be nice if you could upgrade this skin with the new options and stuff also (album art-skinning), songticker options etc..)
http://www.winamp.com/skins/details/146704
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AVS is broken.
Linesize and an issue with DM's.
[Screen shot]
is already known (and was part of the reason i've not been to sleep since 10am yesterday morning with trying to work out what has borked in the building of the dll) since i can't even get the 2.81d code to build out a valid version (since that was how we'd been building versions of avs). i've got to test out a few other things first but we will get a fully working avs again since it's my favourite vis plugin (and yes i'm waiting for the tirade of abuse for causing another failed build of the avs dll but then again if the code wasn't so tempremental then we wouldn't have this issue all of the time - all i can say is bring it on )

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You guyz were really upto something, when you said "Its worth the wait!" WOW!!! I'm impressed... Checking this out now, hopefully it won't be too buggy (at least in my everyday use). Waiting for the stabler final...

Quote:
More to follow in subsequent betas...
(yes, there's even more!)
More suspense? Keep 'em coming... Its really wonderful. Cheers again!

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Hey again...
In 5.36 Beta2, the playlist item number were showing in the songticker for the modern skin.
In 5.5 Beta1, it is removed.
Thats okay, but it seems that I caused "my modded file" to not be almost correct anymore. The space to the right is not correct....

If you want, I can try to fix it and send you a new file, so you wont get so much work to do... ? If you dont want me to do that, its okay..
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Old 13th September 2007, 18:40   #17
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Thanks, thanks!!! This is wonderful Now I go checking for bugs.
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Old 13th September 2007, 19:03   #18
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Can someone post a screenshot of the new skin?

Does the song notifier native to the default skin support album art?

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Old 13th September 2007, 19:08   #19
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The new Bento skin is great and full of features!

Things I really liked about this beta...
1. The multi-purpose pane which shows info for the file & also visualisations, color themes, EQ etc.
2. The expanding & shrinking nature of the notifier.
3. Expandable & collapsible PL.
4. Finally 'Maximize' button in Winamp!

However I would like to point out a few things here...
1. The songticker scroll seems discontinuous in both Modern & Bento skins, unlike upto 5.36 beta 2. I wish its continuous till 5.5 final.
2. The reflections for the spectrum analyzer is hardly visible, may be it needs some more space at the bottom.
3. The Prefs -> Media library -> (last item) still shows blank display text...
4. When I move the mouse pointer over ML scrollbars, the scrollbar flickers. I don't know if this is specific for me since I'm using a skin for my WindowsXP.

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Old 13th September 2007, 19:09   #20
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Old 13th September 2007, 19:19   #21
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I think I have noticed the same problem as Knotte. The first letter on the songticker appears faded in windowshade view (see attachment) EDIT: sorry, forgot the attachment

And now some positive feedback:
-Problem with ML not reading some bitrates fixed
-Album Art views in ML now show album rating correctly
-Album Art windows in Modern skin works like a charm

BTW, I'm using ml_iPod and have some problems while transcoding. I want to transcode files above certain bitrate, but I get all of them transcoded. I know it's a 3rd party plugin, but I talked to the developer and he said it was Winamp badly reporting bitrates (http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....63#post2230263)
It just happens when transcoding from Media Library, transcoding from Playlist works well. I just did a clean install with 5.35 and got the same problem, so it's not a beta specific problem.
Just wanted to know if it's a Winamp bug or a ml_iPod bug. Excuse me if this is not the right thread.
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I think I have noticed the same problem as Knotte. The first letter on the songticker appears faded in windowshade view (see attachment) EDIT: sorry, forgot the attachment
Huh? First letter ->faded? Im did not say that... I was saying that the songticker had some lag/kick problems, which I think can be fixed.. Because I love the new options, it just need some adjustments for lag, etc...

The other thing i mention`ed was space on the right side (we were discussing this in 5.36 Beta2, and I made an example file)... But that file was made WHEN the playlist item number was shown in the songticker..
In WA 5.5 it is removed, so my adjustments is not quite correct...
But, I can try to fix that... But I havent got a reply from the DEVs yet, if they want me to do it, so Im waiting a little bit...


As I have told you before, WA 5.5 is hot - The new features are hot - I just told you some ideas to fix the lag/kick (a weird thing)...
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Old 13th September 2007, 19:33   #23
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However I would like to point out a few things here...
1. The songticker scroll seems discontinuous in both Modern & Bento skins, unlike upto 5.36 beta 2. I wish its continuous till 5.5 final.
I dont understand what you mean about that... Do you mean that you dont like it?

:P

EDIT: I see that the songticker lag issues is posted under "known issues", so I will not nag so much more about it... Hope to see it fixed for the (possible) next beta.. Also the "space on the right side" thing..


Keep up the good work..
WA 5.5 is a stable, good version.. Rock on Winamp Team.. =)
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Whenever I try to remove a track from my iPod (5.5 Video) Winamp crashes.

Winamp client version: 5.5 build 1550 Beta
winamp caused an Access Violation (0xc0000005)
in module pmp_ipod.dll at 001b:01ec530c.

Exception handler called in Winamp.

Any help / idea?

I'm running XP SP2
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Whenever I try to remove a track from my iPod (5.5 Video) Winamp crashes.

Winamp client version: 5.5 build 1550 Beta
winamp caused an Access Violation (0xc0000005)
in module pmp_ipod.dll at 001b:01ec530c.

Exception handler called in Winamp.

Any help / idea?

I'm running XP SP2
Oops, sorry, here's crash log.
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Re: Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 1 (Build 1550)

Quote:
Originally posted by DJ Egg
-Alas, Winamp 5.5 Full/Pro is no longer compatible with Win9x (Win 98/ME)
(Lite should still be ok, as it is mainly the ML which is incompatible)?
To answer that: No. Check attachment, even the install doesn't work anymore.

However, i would like to thank the whole Winamp team for supporting 9x such a long time!

I'm done here, bye!
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Old 13th September 2007, 19:49   #27
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Here's a couple more (LARGE) screenshots!





@Kn0tte & VortX
The songticker issues are referenced in the notes (known issues) section of the first post.

@TheUniqueTiger
1. What do you mean exactly by "discontinuous"?
2. I just turn the reflections for time and vis off in Bento settings, heh
3. Do you mean: Prefs > Media Library > Library Options tab > Send To Options: Show all playlists on send to menu? If yes, then it displays fine here. What's your DPI settings?
4. Can't reproduce. Which ML scrollbars? All? Every view/pane? Windows OS, graphics card, mouse?

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Thanks for the report. One for Will, methinks...
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Old 13th September 2007, 20:06   #28
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@Kn0tte & VortX
The songticker issues are referenced in the notes (known issues) section of the first post.
----------------------------------------------------------
@TheUniqueTiger
1. What do you mean exactly by "discontinuous"?
Yep.. I saw that after I had posted..... Hope it will be fixed (and that it is easy to do, so it wont be so hard for you to do).. I know you are working very hard

I didnt understand "discontinuous" either... :S
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Old 13th September 2007, 20:12   #29
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guess it's a bug this: in the prefs window, under cd ripping in the Media Library item, should appear "History", but it's a blank separator...

also the cover art cache in ML has to be fixed...

1) is there a chance to bring back that sidecar with album art to the modern skin playlist? (because it's annoying to have main window, playlist AND Album art window)...please include the album art to playlist...

2) is there a chance to also include album art to modern skin notifyer ?
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Old 13th September 2007, 20:22   #30
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I'm totally speechless

a little leftover: with the brand new unified file editro the upper part of this tab is not required anymore
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Old 13th September 2007, 20:38   #31
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And another screenshot, with big visualisation (for those who are too lazy to check it out themselves ;p).




The unified file editor is very nice too, brings some consistency to the program

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The only downside of Bento I can think of is that everything is too small. Especially since Winamp Modern, WiMP and iTunes show everything quite big.
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Old 13th September 2007, 20:52   #33
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I'm totally speechless

a little leftover: with the brand new unified file editro the upper part of this tab is not required anymore
since non-NT has been dropped, the bottom is kinda pointless too

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Old 13th September 2007, 20:53   #34
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Hey... I just tried windowshade mode...
It would be great if the "Classic songticker"-style could be an option there too...

EDIT: Thanks for fixing Album Art, crash problems and thanks for the new skin!

1. Is it possible to update this skin with the new "features"? I know it was made in 2005, so it is 2 years old, but it would be nice though...
Or better, can it be integrated as an Color Theme in the normal Modern skin?
http://www.winamp.com/skins/details/146704


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dropping Win95/98 support, out_wave.dll should be selectable/optional in the installer
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Old 13th September 2007, 20:54   #36
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most of the in_* need their prefs re-cleaned up (again)

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dropping Win95/98 support, out_wave.dll should be selectable/optional in the installer
Yup. The installer is hopefully going to get a bit of a rehaul in time for 5.5 Final.
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Changes from Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview build 1504 to 5.5 Beta Build xxxx
-New: Mostly full translatable Localization support (incomplete)
Nice!! is it possible to ship some main languages with the final release of winamp 5.5?

Is an albung art window for classic skin planned too? I really hope so!!

Big THX for your great work!!
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Old 13th September 2007, 21:26   #39
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amazing work guys!!!

the new disign is awesome ... the feature with album art unbelievable ...

n1 best media player i've ever seen!!!
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And another screenshot, with big visualisation (for those who are too lazy to check it out themselves ;p)
after many big screenshots, a very, very little animation (under 100 KB to attach in the forums)

same problem, with modern and classic skins

using the mouse wheel (either with a fixed scrolling, either with "full page" scrolling in mouse control panel), the knob is static

PS 1: the video requires mp4 video splitter and h264 decoder
PS 2: red circle = left click
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