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    Winamp 5.5 Beta, Build 1600

    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: Auto-Tagger in File Info dialog (powered by Gracenote)
    * New: Album Art window for Winamp Modern skin
    * New: Global 'playback thread priority' setting for decoders
    * New: Media Monitor and MP3 Blog site scraper (in Bento browser)
    * New: Option to set the number of lines to scroll in the Playlist
    * New: Option to not show playlist item number in classic songticker
    * New: Redesigned Installer
    * New: Run Setup switch, winamp.exe /REG=S
    * New: Version History drop-down selector and Search (in About dialog)
    * New: Winamp Toolbar for Internet Explorer (optional)
    * New: [in_mp3] Multi-channel mp3surround support
    * New: [gen_ml] Tree Options tab in Media Library Preferences
    * New: [ml_autotag] Mass Auto-Tagger in Send-To menu (powered by Gracenote)
    * 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_mp4] Smoother data sent to vis & other minor tweaks
    * 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: [ml_wire] Updated podcast directory
    * Improved: [pmp_ipod] Now uses the iPod's podcast menu for podcasts
    * Fixed: 'All supported files' showing all filetypes in Open Files dialog
    * Fixed: Esc key not working in Credits & Winamp tabs of About Box
    * 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] Remember ML size when switching between Modern & Classic skins
    * Fixed: [gen_ff] Transparent docked toolbars for skins using alpha-blending
    * Fixed: [gen_ff] 10% opacity not applying on skins that add items to rt-click menu
    * Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Crash when loading multiple files via Explorer context menu
    * Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Remove Duplicate Entries action broken in pledit
    * Fixed: [gen_ml] %playcount% returning Comment on drag+drop from ML to pledit
    * Fixed: [gen_ml] Shift+Insert (New Playlist) and F1 (Help) keyboard shortcuts
    * 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_mp4] Glitch when modifying metadata on playing track
    * Fixed: [in_mp4/libmp4v2] Memory leaks
    * Fixed: [in_wave/libsndfile] Crash on invalid .au files
    * Fixed: [in_wm] Garbage characters when editing filetypes in config
    * Fixed: [in_wm] Potential DRM lockup issue
    * 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_pmp] Sending ansi-converted titles instead of Unicode
    * Fixed: [ml_pmp] Transfer caption building when Artist metadata is empty
    * 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 v0.99.1f b428 'dev'
    * Updated: [in_flac] FLAC 1.2.1
    * Updated: [in_mp3] FhG Decoder v4.10
    * Updated: [in_vorbis] libvorbis 1.2.0

    More to come later for 5.5 Final build :-)


    Screenshots of new Bento Skin:

    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7


    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 (recommended),, or 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)
    • Auto-Tagger (in Alt+3 File Info & Send To menu)
    • Redesigned Installer (all sections)


    -Alas, Winamp 5.5 is no longer compatible with Win9x (Win 98/ME),
    -and all support for those OS'es has now been discontinued.
    -Win2k/XP/2003/Vista are all supported.

    -The new installer is not fully complete yet, and parts of it are subject to change.
    -Please test thoroughly and report any typos or issues that you find.
    -(see Known Issues & Beta Changelog below for more).

    -Album Art support is almost complete, but not quite...
    -Lookup order: embedded (in tags), %album%/cover/folder.jpg/gif/png, *.nfo file.
    -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 icon rt-click menu, unified file info & pmp edit info box
    -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

    -Playlist Generator (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) Obeys the Play/Enqueue as default action in ML Prefs
    -4) Database stored in Winamp\Plugins\Gracenote (along with all other GN/CDDB files).
    -If getting "error initializing" messages, you'll need to delete cddbplm.pdb/idx/gcf files.

    -Re: Skinned ml scrollbars
    -For support, Wasabi version needs to be specified as 1.3 in skin.xml, eg.
    -<WasabiXML version="1.3">
    -Also note that v1.3 skins no longer use the internal freetype font renderer.


    Known Bugs/Issues:

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

    -MPG videos might display the wrong length in pledit/ml (eg. 1:19 shows as 9:39)

    -The Download Manager in Bento browser Media Monitor has no UI or config yet.
    Currently auto saves to "C:\my music"

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

    -Alt+3 album art editor is fairly incomplete, and also 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]" *

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

    -Embedded art doesn't show in Artwork tab of File Info (but displays ok in Album Art views/window/etc) *

    -Station Info window is broken (blank content) *
    (Note: SI window will be gone in 5.5 Final)

    -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 **

    -We were seeing reports of crashing under Vista (on exit, when switching skins, when running vis plugins, etc) with beta previews 1 and 2. These issues were mostly related to the previous 'DWM thumbnails' fix, which has now been reverted/removed. This should now mean that there are no more similar crashes. However, it also means that DWM/Flip3D will show the Classic skin again instead... ** *

    -Some cbr MP3's are reported as vbr in File Info *

    -Spectrum vis is a bit too wide in Bento skin update (is 78 pixels, should be 75) *

    * = Fixed internally
    ** = Reverted (newer code or feature removed internally)

    More here


    Known Installer related issues:

    1) The 'Choose Language' selector is not in this build.
    It will return once all the localized translations are in for 5.5 Final.

    2) On upgrades, some components (parent nodes and child items) might appear in bold text, even though they were installed previously. This is because the item name has changed and is not listed in your current install.ini file.

    3) The "Enable Winamp Agent" option on the "File Associations" page is not working yet.
    This will be implemented & working for the final build.

    4) The Winamp 'Setup' section (Choose Skin, Associations, Feedback) might not be the focused window and could be hidden under other windows when it first appears.

    5) Be sure to pay attention to the 'Get the Most out of Winamp' page.

    6) Weird symbols/fonts in navigation & headers of Winamp Setup section:
    This is because we used Arial Unicode MS as the font, and it means you don't have that font installed on your system. We've changed it to plain Arial for 5.5 Final.

    7) Re: Winamp Remote
    The 'Remote Media' item under 'Choose Components' is just ml_orb.dll
    The 'Winamp Remote' item (14.1mb download) on the 'Get the Most out of Winamp' screen is the full Orb package. This is the same as what was downloaded before, when you went to: ML > Online Services > Winamp Remote and signed up/downloaded the software.

    8) Both the Winamp Remote and Winamp Toolbar packages have been updated as of 4th October (which address various reported bugs/issues, including a potential BSoD caused by older Winamp Remote's orbtray.exe). If you downloaded/installed them prior to this date and have any problems, then you'll need to uninstall both (ie. both have separate uninstallers in Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs) and then run the 5.5 Beta installer again to get the new Remote and Toolbar updates.

    Please refer to these posts for more info:
    What is Winamp? Why is Winamp? How is Winamp? All these burning questions and issues discussed within.

    What is Winamp? Why is Winamp? How is Winamp? All these burning questions and issues discussed within.

    The 2nd link contains direct download url's for the updated Remote & Toolbar downloads
    (we think that the Winamp Installer may still be pulling old cached versions).


    Common Requests:

    This is a list of commonly requested features taken from all of the 5.36/5.5 beta threads.
    Feedback is welcome, though there's no need to keep making requests for any of these:
    • Bento skin: Resizable main player area (now implemented, horizontally)
    • Bento skin: Larger main player / buttons / text / controls, etc (now implemented)
    • Bento skin: (Option to) return to original 'smaller' mode (coming in 5.5 Final)
    • Bento skin: Options to hide Info Pane / tabs / etc
    • Bento skin: Options to add/edit tabs
    • Bento skin: Options to detach vid/vis/other windows
    • Gecko/other engine for Bento browser (instead of IE)
    • Winamp Modern skin: AlbumArt in Notifier
    • Winamp Modern skin: Any other missing new Bento features
    • Album Art window for classic skins (if possible?)
    • Lang pack updates or locale translations (all will be revealed soon)
    • Same scrollbar/buttons for Playlist as ML
    • BPM column for Local Media views
    • Edit fields in Mass Autotagger results before updating
    • Publisher (or other fields) shown in AlbumArt Columns and/or Details view
    • Anything else already covered in the above notes, eg. AlbumArt (in)completion
    • Any other items already on the official Wishlist
    • Watch this space for more



    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 Skins In Submenu to v1.9
    * 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
    * More Info & Mirrors

    Playlist Sidecar for Winamp Modern Skin

    Official Winamp Bento Color Themes Thread

    Old Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 2 thread
    Old Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 1 thread
    Old Winamp 5.36 Beta Preview thread
    Old Winamp 5.35 Released thread

    Playlist | Twitter | Albums

  • #2
    Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 2 (1568) to Beta Preview 3 (1600) changelog

    * = 5.36/5.5 Beta-specific changes

    -New: Option to set the number of lines to scroll in the Playlist

    -New: Redesigned Installer (incomplete)

    -New: Run Setup switch, winamp.exe /REG=S

    -New: Winamp Toolbar for Internet Explorer (optional)

    -Improved: Made ATF %rating% changes update in the playlist for non-playing tracks

    -Improved: AlbumArt now also finds 'scene' artwork by looking for an image with the same base filename as an .nfo file in the same directory*

    -Improved: [gen_ff] Support for antialias fonts from Winamp3 skins

    -Improved: [ml_autotag] Added AlbumArtist, Publisher, Composer & BPM fields to UI results*

    -Improved: [ml_local] Added hover/click ratings setting to art details view*

    -Improved: Bento skin - larger player, buttons & text; slightly lighter themes; player is now horizontally resizable; added beatvis for player when stretched; plus other tweaks/enhancements*

    -Fixed: Bento skin / winamp.exe / gen_ff - detached ml window glitch when switching from another skin with ml & vid/vis windows open; ml sometimes not filling entire tab at startup; weird artefacts on desktop when moving or minimizing/restoring*

    -Fixed 'Add Folder/URL' dialogs saying 'Open' instead of 'Add'*

    -Fixed: 'All supported files' showing all filetypes in Open Files dialog

    -Fixed: Crash when attempting to view some PNG/GIF coverart in Alt+3 Editor*

    -Fixed: Crash when clicking the "Delete All" button in the Advanced tab of File Info for Vorbis files*

    -Fixed: Custom Genre not being saved for MP3 when typed into ID3v2 tab of File Info*

    -Fixed: 'Files of type' drop-down selection is broken in the Add/Open Files Dialog*

    -Fixed: If Genre is empty, it remains empty after using File Info Auto-Tagger*

    -Fixed: Ratings menu in the playlist editor not showing the current rating in localised versions*

    -Fixed: Sidecar showing when going fullscreen (for online services video streams)

    -Fixed: Winamp Modern songticker: padding issues & winshade shadow on first/last char*

    -Fixed: Various crashes based on bug reports sent by Error Feedback (albumart cache, ml scrollbars, pmp directplayback server, ml_autotag, etc)*

    -Fixed: [gen_ml] Random weird bold font glitch in Local Media views (if you still see this, then it is caused by a 3rd-party plugin, eg. in_zip)*

    -Fixed: [gen_ml] Shift+Insert (New Playlist) and F1 (Help) keyboard shortcuts

    -Fixed: [in_mp3] Handling of ID3v2.4 "Data length indicator" flag (resolves issue where embedded albumart wasn't showing due to notorious unsynchronisation issue with some other players)*

    -Fixed: [in_mp3] Re-checking 'Use Lyrics3' in File Info also re-checks 'Use ID3v2' etc*

    -Fixed: [in_wm] Can't delete wma file in Explorer after viewing File Info (Alt+3)*

    -Fixed: [ml_local] Font not updating when disabling 'use same font as playlist' setting*

    -Fixed: [ml_local] Column immediately to the left of Rating doesn't remember resize changes after switching views*

    -Fixed: [ml_local] Tracks pane divider for Simple Album view not draggable*

    -Fixed: [ml_autotag] Mass Auto-Tagger sometimes might come up with mismatched results (eg. titles are the same or mixed up for different tracks on same album)*

    -Fixed: [ml_playlists] assign focus back to the media library treeview after the "delete playlist" popup*

    -Fixed: [ml_plg] Playlist Generator config: 1) 'Playlist Length' field allows text input 2) 'Reset Database' confirmation dialog*

    -Fixed: [ml_plg] Multiple "Playlist Generator failed to Initialize" error messages on Winamp startup, when Gracnote/plg database is corrupt*

    -Fixed: [ml_wire] Fixed some minor reported bugs/issues*

    -Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Creating artwork and device folders correctly, crash when disconnecting ipod during GetiPodInfo, crash when reading playcounts file*

    -Fixed: [out_ds] Error messages not being generated correctly*

    -Misc: Bento skin: Updated Winamp Classic & Winamp Modern themes (again). Fixed typos in About box. Fixed notifier end-parenthesis truncation*

    -Misc: Bento skin: Added 'Go Pro' menu item (will be hidden for Pro reg'd users in 5.5 Final)*

    -Misc: Added dlmgr.w5s to installer (Bento Browser/Media Monitor Download Manager)*

    -Misc: Added 'for older skins' note to 'use internal freetype font renderer' setting (Prefs > Modern Skins > Font Rendering)

    -Misc: Installer: Is now hard-coded to save settings to the User Profile %AppData%\Winamp folder on all clean installs, or if paths.ini already exists on upgrades. Otherwise, if no paths.ini exists, it will respect current settings on upgrades and still save settings to the %ProgramFiles%\Winamp folder (inidir = installdir), except for on Vista where settings are always stored in %AppData%. Naturally, if user has created their own custom paths.ini then this will also still be respected (eg. if existing paths.ini points to some custom user folder and includes other params). Also note that a create/merge multi-user type options tool is hopefully planned for 5.5 Final.

    -Misc: Installer: out_ds is now default Output, out_wave made optional and in Full installers only (out_ds also made default in Winamp, eg. if deleting winamp.ini)

    -Misc: [in_midi] Prefs cleanup & now remembers last selected tab

    -Misc: [in_mp3] Tidied up prefs where deprecated 'priority' setting was removed, and now remembers last selected tab

    -Misc: [in_vorbis] Removed deprecated settings from config, changed to single-page layout

    -Misc: [in_wm] Added a small NULL check

    -Misc: [ml_local] Made "Use Artist as Album Artist" option default to on

    -Misc: [ml_local] Average album rating now rounds up/down based on .5 mark*

    -Misc: [ml_wire] Renamed Podcasts root view to Podcast Directory

    -Reverted: DWM Thumbnails & Flip3D support for Modern skins in Vista (disabled for now, as it was causing too many problems/crashes). We eventually hope to find a better solution*

    -Updated: Winamp Bento v0.9 #105

    -Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v0.99.1f b428 'dev' (was v0.99.1d b425 'dev' in last beta)


    Extra Notes

    For the new installer, you can create skininfo.xml and put it inside Classic skins for preview images on the 'Choose Skin' page, eg.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>

    <version>Version # here</version>
    <name>Skin Name here</name>
    <author>Author's Name here</author>
    <comment>Comments go here</comment>
    <email>optional email address</email>
    <homepage>optional homepage url</homepage>

    Naturally, screenshot.png (178 x 75) also needs to be included inside the skin.

    For Modern skins, refer to skin.xml in the Winamp Bento and Winamp Modern folders.


    Re: Player fonts looking different in some 3rd-party modern skins

    Improved: [gen_ff] Support for antialias fonts from Winamp3 skins

    This is actually by design. Skins can manually specify to not anti-alias fonts. Winamp3 supported this, but Winamp 5 has ignored this attribute until now. If it bothers you that much, extract the .wal file, and search the xml files for "antialias" and change the ="0" to ="1"


    Playlist | Twitter | Albums


    • #3
      Nice build

      I want to report two (possible) bugs here, both in the Bento skin.

      1. There is a shadow for the timer in the Main Window... So I can see half of the timer numbers "under" the timer (if you understand me).. Maybe it should be like this (its cool though), but Ill post it anyway since it may be a bug...
      Do you want a screenshot?

      2. This may not be so important, but Ill post it anyway... Look at the songticker in the Bento skin (when using "Classic" scroller style)..
      Sometimes, the text stops a half second - Something like a "kick"... (This is NOT the same issue as the lag in the Modern Skin earlier.. I repeat, NOT).
      It just scrolls, and it stop in a half second (just "tick") and keep scrolling... Very difficult to explain..
      It is not so easy to see it, but I do (and it is NOT the same problems as in the Modern skin in an earlier beta)..
      What do you think?

      As for other things, the installer looks nice (new and fresh) and the new features are cool..
      Keep up the good work... You are doing a great job


      • #4
        for #1 there's an option in bento's appearance settings to enable/disable shadow on the timer (and vis as well)

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


        • #5
          Weeeeeeeee.... New Winamp
          Sorry for my bad English
          MB: Gigabyte P35C-DS3R || CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.00 GHz) || RAM: 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1333MHz || Audio card: ASUS Xonar D2X || Video card: GeForce 460 GTX || OS: Windows 7 SP1 || DirectX: 9.0c (latest) || Winamp version: latest || Winamp skin: Modern


          • #6
            Originally posted by DrO
            for #1 there's an option in bento's appearance settings to enable/disable shadow on the timer (and vis as well)

            Hehe, ok.. Didnt know about that one

            And for #2, I understand if you didnt understand what I meant... Heh..
            If you remember the lag bug in the Modern Skin songticker earlier (not now anymore), it stopped and were pushed to the right side...
            If you then look in Bento, it does the same thing WITHOUT being pushed to the right side... Maybe that was better?
            Maybe there is some "padding" issues there too.. I dont know :P

            Anyway, keep up the good work...
            Im going to test more of the new features here...


            • #7
              i never saw any lag issues with the songticker before so i'm not the best person to look into the issue (and also i need to finish off the work that i've still got outstanding for the client but i'm sure Egg will pester someone about this if he can repro it as well )

              hi ho hio it's off to code i go... *whistles*

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


              • #8
                great new build but the remote icon is very ugly


                • #9
                  I'm using an iPod Classic 160GB.

                  Just installed Beta 3, the Auto-Tag works for single tracks when I do it through the File Info window, but Send To -> Auto-Tag never works when I right click on one or multiple tracks.

                  The menu disappears, but nothing comes up. :/

                  EDIT: Another more serious problem. When I went to Eject iPod from Winamp, it said: "Failed to eject iPod. Is something else using it?".

                  And nothing was. So I closed Winamp, and used Safely Remove Hardware in Windows, and then disconnected the iPod. (After Ejecting, Please Wait...) disappeared from the screen.

                  Now my iPod says it has No Music, 0 songs. (but I can still see them in Winamp).

                  Can I rebuild the iPod library somehow?


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DrO
                    i never saw any lag issues with the songticker before so i'm not the best person to look into the issue (and also i need to finish off the work that i've still got outstanding for the client but i'm sure Egg will pester someone about this if he can repro it as well )

                    hi ho hio it's off to code i go... *whistles*

                    Hehe, ok...
                    Then im waiting for DJ Egg or someone else to reproduce it (and remember that this is the Bento skin - Im not talking about the Modern Skin)..
                    Im glad you told me about #1 though... Nice feature that we can turn it on/off...


                    • #11
                      From the previous version thread

                      Originally posted by wdekler
                      I've tried the autotag feature a couple of times but when using it for songs older than a couple of years it nearly always comes up with the "wrong" album.

                      These albums are hits compilations instead of the original album on which the song first appeared.

                      I hope that this behaviour will change in later version... or is this purely up to Gracenote?

                      Reply by TheUniqueTiger:

                      If you are talking about mismatched information retrieved by auto-tagger, then its already stated in the Known bugs/issues section at the start of this huge thread.
                      No, this is something different from the known bugs from the previous release (I think?).

                      For example: if I autotag Love's theme from Love unlimited autotag comes up with

                      Album: 70's ï¼»Disc 5ï¼½
                      Album artist: Various Artists
                      Track: 15
                      Disc: 5/6

                      While allmusic says:

                      Album: Rhapsody in White
                      Track: 8

                      I don't doubt that this track appears on this 70's compilation but I think that the allmusic information is much more accurate.


                      • #12
                        Hey, I found a new bug...


                        1. Have Winamp open (with Main Window, Playlist and Equalizer)... (This is the Winamp Modern Skin).

                        2. Press the ML button in the Main Window (Media Library)..

                        3. When you press that ML button, the Media Library will appear BEHIND the other Winamp windows...
                        To show it, I have to click on the desktop (or another Winamp window) and then click on the Media Library (which is still behind the other windows). Then it will become over the other windows..
                        It should open over the other windows from the beginning.


                        • #13
                          Install caused a blue screen:
                          Stop 000000F4
                          00000003 88C67788 88C678FC 805C75B8

                          On reboot the system would blue screen again until I went into safe mode and took OrbTray.exe out of the startup list.

                          AthlonXP 3700+, 2GB RAM, DFI Lanparty Ultra motherboard, XP SP2, GeForce 7900 GT KO.


                          Analyzer coloring doesn't do anything for me. They're solid white no matter what I pick.


                          • #14
                            Confirmed. Font issue seems to be gone with the release of Build 1600!
                            *crossing fingers*

                            Just the previously documented issue holding me back now ...
                            with displaying the correct Album Art for Albums with the same title
                            (but that was to be expected as it was not in the change log).

                            Thank you DEV team!
                            Last edited by jph6t; 2 October 2007, 22:50.
                            #1 Wish - Album Art Config
                            #2 Wish - Add Encoded Tag To The ML

                            I recommend DrO's Plugins andScreen Lock DetectorPower HourShnAmpTrayAmpWinampSwitch


                            • #15
                              Really missing the tight look of the old Bento. Is there a way to install it over the new one?