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    Winamp 5.53 Beta, Build 1898

    Winamp 5.53 Beta Full (US English version)
    Winamp 5.53 Beta Full (French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish & Swedish Installer)
    Winamp 5.53 Beta Pro (US English version, asks for key during install)
    Winamp 5.53 Beta Lite (basic 2.x-style mp3/cd player) (broken!)

    Winamp 5.53
    * Improved: Different shell descriptions for different associated filetypes
    * Improved: Unicode support for Language Packs incompatible with system locale
    * Improved: [in_cdda] Now reads & writes CD data to an NDE database
    * Improved: [in_cdda/ml_disc] Reimplementation of simple offline CD Info Editor
    * Improved: [in_flac] Faster FLAC metadata gathering
    * Improved: [in_mp3] More accurate .AAC length calculation
    * Improved: [in_wav/in_mp4] Support for http streaming of files larger than 2GB
    * Improved: [ml_disc] Added support for Data CD reading (w.i.p.)
    * Improved: [ml_local/nde] Background scanning & database optimizations
    * Improved: [ml_local] Unicode compliant filename-based metadata guessing
    * Improved: [ml_transcode] Remove trailing periods from destination filepath
    * Improved: [pmp_usb] Added AlbumArtist support to Naming Convention
    * Fixed: Classic EQ appearing with Modern skins after switch->minimize->restore
    * Fixed: Various miscellaneous Album Art related issues
    * Fixed: [enc_lame] Now rejects multi-channel and above 48KHz source files
    * Fixed: [gen_ml] Header sort arrow and Rating column display under Windows 2000
    * Fixed: [gen_ml] Various drawing glitches when changing views
    * Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB crash under limited connectivity conditions
    * Fixed: [in_cdda] Spectrum vis in analog MCI playback mode
    * Fixed: [in_flac] Small memory leak when writing FLAC metadata
    * Fixed: [in_flv] Last two seconds of flv videos being cut off
    * Fixed: [in_mp4] Crash on file-not-found during background decode
    * Fixed: [in_wave] Infinite loop on attempted repeat playback of dead files
    * Fixed: [in_wm] ASX v2 loading
    * Fixed: [in_wm] Crash on files & streams with a huge discontinuity jump
    * Fixed: [ml_autotag] Crash with certain tracks
    * Fixed: [ml_history] Crash on drag+drop all history items to playlist
    * Fixed: [ml_local] Rating of items with Unicode filenames
    * Fixed: [ml_online/orb] Nodes dropping to bottom of ML tree on Lang Pack change
    * Fixed: [ml_playlists] Play playlist from Media Library main menu item
    * Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Filename length incompatibility with iPod Music Quiz v2
    * Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Missing 'Advanced' button in Edit Query dialog
    * Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Physical deletion of playing file
    * Misc: Added Russian installer translation and language pack
    * Misc: In2TV removed from Online Services
    * Misc: Installer now built with NSIS Unicode version [thanks Jim Park]
    * Misc: More miscellaneous general tweaks and improvements
    * Misc: Moved shared zlib.dll compression library out of winamp.exe
    * Updated: Bento skin v1.1 #120



    1. Re: Different shell descriptions for different associated filetypes

    You may need to change at least one associated filetype, either during the Setup section of the Installer or afterwards via "Winamp -> Prefs -> File Types" for these to take effect. In some cases, you might also need to refresh/reopen a folder to see the changes, or in some rare cases you might even need to restart Explorer.

    Basically, instead of seeing "Winamp Media File" as the description for all associated file types, you should now be seeing descriptions such as "MPEG-4 Audio File Format" for .M4A files in Explorer folders, etc.

    Vista users might still need to start Winamp via right-clicking the Winamp shortcut icon and selecting 'Run as administrator' for these settings to take effect via: Winamp -> Prefs -> File Types.

    2. Re: [ml_disc] Added support for Data CD reading

    This is still a 'work in progress' and should hopefully all be completed in time for the 5.53 Final release. The 'Copy' button/feature is non-functional in this build.

    3. Re: New offline CD Info Editor

    This uses the same dialog as the universal File Info Editor (for mp3, aac, ogg, flac, m4a, wma), so please do not report things like "the Format Info section is empty" as bugs.

    The 'MusicID' tab will be hidden if 'Use MusicID' (CDDB) is unchecked in in_cdda config (Prefs -> Plugins -> Input), and the 'CD-Text' tab will be hidden if the Sonic CD Ripping/Burning Engine is not installed (as Sonic provides support for this feature).

    4. Hidden undocumented feature

    DWM thumbnail support for Modern skins on Windows Vista

    In Vista, with Winamp closed, go to: Start->Run
    Type: %appdata%\Winamp
    Open winamp.ini
    In the [Winamp] section, add: vista_thumbnail=1

    Note, this will only work when Winamp is visible on the desktop, but not when it is minimized to the taskbar. A major hack/rewrite would be required to make it work for when Winamp is in a minimized state. But at least this is a start... :-)


    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, list of 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 200kb, then please attach them to your post here. Otherwise, please upload to one of,, 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:
    • Data CD reader (ml_disc)
    • New offline CD Info Editor (and related)
    • Associated File Type registration (especially on Vista)
    • Language Packs (translation & general functionality)
    • Check for any gen_ff/skinning bugs
    • Installer & Setup (check all sections)
    • Keyboard shortcut accelerators

    Known Bugs/Issues:

    1. CD Ripping is broken in this build :-( (more info) *

    2. 'Add' and 'Sel' button functions (and maybe others) in ML Playlists don't work *

    3. The Lite version is broken due to missing nde.dll (more info) *

    4. Accelerator keys are broken in Modern skin pledit winshade *

    5. Anything listed in the Known Bugs thread without a red asterisk next to it.

    * = fixed internally


    Updates & Extras:

    Color Editor for 5.53 (full installer) | standalone .wac (upgrade, advanced users only)
    If you were previously using the Color Editor for creating your own custom color themes,
    you will need to install this updated coloreditor.wac to avoid an error in tataki.dll at Winamp startup.

    5.53 Essentials Pack
    Includes: Lite'n Winamp Preferences (gen_nopro) update.

    Old Winamp 5.52 Released thread
    Old Winamp 5.51 Released thread

    Old Winamp 5.51 Beta thread
    Old Winamp 5.5 Released thread
    Old Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 3 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
    Attached Files

    Playlist | Twitter | Albums

  • #2
    FINALLY Yeah ! thanks for the new preview... Installer works fine an no Problem with player!
    (well german translation,too)
    really nice

    keep the good work on guys!



    • #3
      Good news!


      • #4
        test the new download UI in bento browser a lil bit and lemme know what you think about it
        WebSite: - Community for Userinterface Design & Coding
        Skins: Click Here


        • #5

          Originally posted by DJ Egg
          * Misc: Added Russian installer translation and language pack
          Very pleasant thing for all Russian Winamp-Community! Thanks a lot for this sudden gift!
          Other changes also rocks!


          • #6
            Winamp 5.53 German Language Pack Updates:

            * added translated images for the Bento skin to the language pack (Thanks Pawel Porwisz)
            * improved position of the text in Video fullscreen OSD (Yay, I've finally found a solution )
            * improved wasabi.xml, added new translation strings (for Volume, Balance, Bento Game, etc)
            * added translation for new Winamp 5.53 features (CD-Text, MusicID, Data Disc viewer in library, etc)
            * added missing translation for APEv2 tab in file info editor
            * fixes and improvements in many parts of the translation

            Winamp Essentials Pack v5.53 Beta


            Mirror 1 | Mirror 2 | Mirror 3



            * Improved: Installer now built with NSIS Unicode version (thanks Jim Park)
            * Improved: [Installer] added infos to translate FFOD to the license
            * New: [Installer] added Dutch translation (thanks to Paul van Garderen)
            * Updated: [gen_nopro] Lite-n Winamp Preferences to v1.4.1
            * Updated: [Installer] changed format of lang files from ANSI to UCS-2 little Endian
            * Updated: [Installer] to NSIS 2.35.1 (Unicode)
            * Updated: [Installer] Italian language file to v1.08 (thanks to etms51)

            Full Changelog
            My Winamp Info Report | My Winamp Backup Log | My WACUP Info Report

            Own Projects: | Winamp Tray Control Icon Pack v3.5.3 | Winamp Backup Tool v3.6.0 | >> Winamp Info Tool v6.1.0 << |
            German Translations: | Offizielle Deutsche Winamp Sprachdatei v5.66 | Offizielle Deutsche Winamp Sprachdatei Plus Version 5.666
            Useful Winamp Plug-ins: | SNESAmp | 64th Note | NotSo FatSo | Highly Experimental PSF Player | Yar Matey! Playlist Copier v1.12 |


            • #7
              Re: Winamp 5.53 Beta Preview (Build 1898)

              Originally posted by DJ Egg

              * Misc: In2TV removed from Online Services
              Am I missing something or is In2TV still under online services?


              • #8
                It's not meant to be there on clean installs, and it's also no longer an option listed in the Video tab of the Online Services root view. But yeah, it might still initially be there on upgrades....

                Playlist | Twitter | Albums


                • #9
                  Ummmm, this was a clean install. I am absolutely sure of that. I even deleted the winamp folder.
                  Someone please confirm.


                  • #10
                    Maybe the serverside code for 5.53 hasn't been updated/uploaded yet...

                    Playlist | Twitter | Albums


                    • #11
                      acknowledged and accepted
                      Thank You


                      • #12
                        I get a tasty little crash in nscrt.dll on XP Home SP3 RC2 3311 when Winamp is starting but before it shows up on the screen (initial setup dialogs work, however). You guys might not care about this just yet since the service pack isn't finalized or released, but I thought I'd just give the heads up. Reverted to 5.52 and all is well again.
                        Last edited by osmosis; 18 March 2008, 01:26.
                        Request: A little SmartView Query Language love.


                        • #13
                          So bad!
                          can't be installed in win2003.
                          Don't part with your illusions,
                          When they are gone you may still exist,
                          But you have ceased to live.


                          • #14

                            Does it generate a crash report (c:\_crash.dmp) that you could pass along to me?


                            How far along does it get? Does it make it part of the way through the installer, or does it not even make it to the start of the installer?


                            • #15
                              Bento bug:

                              - The Media Monitor bar when closed shows the Play/download/rescan buttons on load... but when you open close it again its hidden(like it should I think)
                              - Media Monitor - Downloads mode... doesn't hide the Play button on close(like normal mode).
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