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    Winamp 5.36 Beta, Build 1504

    Winamp 5.36 Beta Full
    Winamp 5.36 Beta Pro (asks for key during install)
    Winamp 5.36 Beta Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player)

    Winamp 5.36
    * New: [in_mp3] Multi-channel mp3surround support
    * 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
    * 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
    * New: Album Art window for Winamp Modern skin
    * New: Global 'playback thread priority' setting for decoders
    * New: Version History drop-down selector and Search (in About dialog)
    * 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: [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: [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
    * 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: 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: [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_ml] %playcount% returning Comment on drag+drop from ML to pledit
    * Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB crash when trying to rip CDs 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: Removed db.w5s (replaced by new Gracenote database system)
    * Misc: Moved drawing engine out of gen_ff to tataki.dll
    * Misc: Moved freetype font renderer out of gen_ff to freetype.wac
    * Updated: Gracenote MusicID CDDB v2.5
    * Updated: libpng 1.2.19
    * 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...



    Please report any issues with the beta in this thread only.
    Make sure your report is complete, according to the stickys in Bug Reports
    (clean install, no 3rd-party plugins, full step-by-step method of reproduction, relevant system specs, links to sample files, etc).

    Particular areas which need testing are:
    • Album Art support (view/pane in ml)
    • 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)

    -Album Art support is still incomplete (more to come: download, refresh, etc) ;-)
    -Currently looks for folder/cover/%album%.jpg/gif/etc then embedded (in tags).
    -(this order will be reversed in the next public beta).
    -Note: At the moment, the only way to clear the cache is:
    -to close Winamp and delete the art*.* cache files in the "Plugins\ml" folder
    -(art.dat, art.idx, art60.dat/idx, art90.dat/idx, etc).

    -mp3surround is playback only for now (no encoding).
    -You can find tracks at

    -Playlist Generator is still in early beta (rt. click ml/pledit items > Play tracks similar to).
    -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">

    Hidden settings:

    Navigation_ItemHeight=18 (default)
    Navigation_ShowIcons=1/0 (show/hide tree icons)
    Navigation_FullRowSel=1/0 (hi-lite full row in tree, or just the text)
    Navigation_MouseDownSel=1/0 (rt-click selects item, or not)

    showeject=0/1 (show/hide 'Eject CD' icons in tree)
    showparent=0/1 (group CD Drives under 'Rip & Burn' parent, or not)

    These settings will hopefully be accessible via the UI eventually....


    Known Bugs/Issues:

    -Updated JTFE (gen_jumpex.dll) to come later
    Includes fixes for a couple of known 5.35 bugs
    Also known: Enter & dbl-click aren't working when the JTFE dialog is skinned.

    -New CDDB features may still be a bit buggy (eg. see ujay's post below)

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

    -Winamp Modern skin Album Art window still checked in menu when closing it via the 'x', and not changing with colorthemes (fixed version here) *

    -"Send To > Format Converter" is broken for multiple selections *

    -Alas, Winamp 5.36 Full/Pro is probably no longer compatible with Win9x (Win 98/ME)
    (Lite should still be ok, as it is mainly the ML which is incompatible).

    * = Fixed internally



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

    Winamp Essentials Pack v5.36 Beta

    A couple of updates available for Winamp Modern skin Album Art window here & here

    5.36 Beta 2, Build 1500-1504 changelog

    Old Winamp 5.35 Released thread

    Playlist | Twitter | Albums

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    • #3
      hehe, we've got internal album art support

      For skinners:
      in your skins you can show an album art image via a new object
      PHP Code:
      <AlbumArt notfoundImage="someImgID"/> 
      To access this Object via script just use GuiObject - it is NOT a layer!!
      the Media Library image for album art not found can be changed via player-elements.xml
      PHP Code:
      <bitmap id="winamp.cover.notfound" file="window/notfound.png" /> 
      i think that's all...
      WebSite: - Community for Userinterface Design & Coding
      Skins: Click Here


      • #4
        feel free to worship/mail me burritos if you enjoy the album art view as much as i (and ben and maksim) enjoyed coding it.
        turn it on here:

        If you don't have any album art, i (personally, not AOL) recommend this tool:

        Oh and don't forget to try out all the fun modes:


        • #5
          at least I don't have to worry about random crashes in milkdrop anymore thanks to having DEP fully applied. x.x
          My Podcast - Digital Graffiti


          • #6
            CDDB plugin config - any use when 'Use MusicID' is switched off on entry causes C++ Runtime error 'application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way'

            Looks like there are some problems with not writing anything to DB if Gracenote matches/submissions are declined.
            CD Text works OK but doesn't write to DB. Editing looks problematical in these cases, is it dependent on submitting to Gracenote, or should you be able to edit anything, whether it's on GN's database or not .

            What provision is there for moving info from cdinfo.db3 -> cddb.db or is that lost.

            [edit] There was a very useful 'feature' in the old Modern skin where you could raise the Playlist window by clicking on dead space in the Main window. This can still be set up but doesn't hold from session to session.

            Is this lost now?

            Last edited by ujay; 22 August 2007, 21:26.


            • #7
              * Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Potential incompatability issue with latest version of iTunes

              What was fixed?

              Let me quote a bug report I just filled:
              I'm experiencing issues with Winamp 5.35 and my iPod nano (w/ latest firmware from Apple). When I use Winamp to add songs to my iPod, it crashes Winamp when I switch from my iPod to Local Media in the Winamp Media Library.

              Worst, when I stay in Local Media to drag and drop songs to my iPod, it will remove these songs from the Media Library and it will corrupt some song titles until I restart Winamp. I tried on 3-4 boxes and the same thing happens. Someone is having the same problem?

              Full post:


              • #8
                Re: Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview 1 (Build 1500)

                Originally posted by DJ Egg
                -Alas, Winamp 5.36 Full/Pro is probably no longer compatible with Win9x (Win 98/ME)
                (Lite should still be ok, as it is mainly the ML which is incompatible).
                I like "silly devs"!

                At the going down of the sun and in the morning ...
                we will remember Winamp ♥


                • #9
                  As far as I know, we don't test under Win9x any more, hence the 'probably'.

                  Playlist | Twitter | Albums


                  • #10
                    This 5.36 is historian version of winamp

                    Finally comes out a "several" winamp... a winamp copyrighted by the new team of winamp... the old winamp is only a reminiscence

                    The universal god of light, love, wisdom and rok n rol


                    • #11
                      I was wondering when the next build was coming. Just look at that changelog.


                      • #12
                        Re: Re: Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview 1 (Build 1500)

                        Originally posted by Chrissyx
                        with some of the other changes that will be coming into play in a few more builds, i think win9x support is dead even on the lite - it's definitely not a platform being tested on anymore now (official testing is effectively xp sp2 which screws me over as i'm a win2k stallwart). alas for the things that is needed with features in the player, crippling things for win9x support has reached the point where it's no longer feasible (as a lot of other programs have reached - just look at foobar which hasn't even worked on win9x for a few years now).

                        things have basically reached the stage where if it works then it's a bonus but with no dedicated testing pattern or desire to cripple things for the main user base, the win9x support will become unofficial/partial. like Egg's post mentions, things to do with the media library are the main cause of the win9x issues (along with anything to do with cd accessing) but other changes are likely to force things even on the main client (is still uncertain on a few things so i may or may not be right on that)

                        WACUP Project <‖> "Winamp Ramblings" - Indie Winamp Dev Blog


                        • #13
                          the llamas in spectrum visualizer
                          The universal god of light, love, wisdom and rok n rol


                          • #14
                            The latest in_mod build makes Winamp 5.36 crash at startup if Bass Module Player is installed. Separately, each plugin works ok.


                            • #15

                              Third party plug-ins are not supported. It's more on the developer to fix any bugs with those plugins.
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