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    Winamp 5 Wishlist

    This is the list of the most commonly requested features for the next releases of Winamp 5. These already have been noted and do not need to be continually requested. These requests have already been brought to the attention of the developers.

    Note: Threads asking for items on this list will be locked. Any posts asking for hardware mp3 player ports, or linux/mac/handheld/phone/etc ports will be locked instantly. Posting phrases such as "Like (insert some other p.o.s. player here) does" will probably get you totally ignored.

    Updated for Winamp 5.666+

    Crossed out items have already been implemented for the next release.
    Or, if they cannot be implemented, see the comments below the entry.

    Be sure to also check the posts below for:
    - Known workarounds & 3rd-party plugin solutions
    - Already Implemented requests (archive)

    * after an entry denotes 'also see known workarounds' below

    Winamp Core

    Share files with iTunes users
    (DAAP client/server)

    Proxy authorization support
    via pop-up username and password dialog.

    Always On Top for individual windows
    eg. playlist or main or ml window only

    Album Art window for Classic skins *

    Mass download Album Art for multiple albums at same time

    Read/write metadata support for multiple genres and contributing artists per song

    Save embedded Album Art (in file tags)

    Playlist Editor
    'Physically Delete Files from Disk' Accelerator Key (shortcut/hotkey)

    Jump to track number option *
    Jump to Track plugin, by DrO

    Winamp3 style disable playback (for individual pledit items) *

    Winamp3 style poppler/sidecar (multiple playlists) *
    The Bento skin has a "view playlists" info pane
    Sidecar for Winamp Modern skin also now available

    Tabbed playlists

    Winamp3 style 'sort' options (sort by: artist / album / track#) *

    Winshade unlink position & width
    Like the main window winshade

    Columns for Artist, Album, Title, etc like in Local Media views of the library

    Hide usernameassword@ for url's in playlist

    Play music files with fullscreen vis plugin, and fullscreen video files consecutively in same playlist.

    Native Cuesheet support (.cue files) *

    Native MonkeysAudio (APE) and Musepack (MPC) support *

    FTP streaming support *

    32-bit playback

    http auth support for password protected playlists

    Support for spaces in url's, ie. no need for %20 (auto-urlencoding)

    Input Plugins

    FreeDB support
    Unable to due to Gracenote licensing agreements.

    Import/export CDDB entries from/to cdplayer.ini


    ID3 v2.4
    Upgrade current support from v2.3
    Preliminary support in 5.2, more to come later

    Lyrics3 2.0 writing

    RTSP streaming support

    Changeable editor font for the File Info box

    Save Ratings and Playcounts to ID3v2 tags (POPM and PCNT frame)
    Rating support implemented in 5.58-5.6

    More configuration implemented (eg. buffers, priority, etc)
    Note: Supported extensions list implemented in 5.33

    rtsp/rtp protocol, sdp, amr support

    MP4/M4V Video support
    Implemented in 5.57 for Pro users only
    For non-Pro users, see here for known workaround.

    FLAC Streaming Support

    OggFLAC support

    Display bitrate, codecs, resolution/size etc, like other video input plugins *

    (or new in_ogg plugin?)

    Opus support

    OggFLAC support

    Speex support

    Streaming metadata support

    Video Support (Theora/ogv)

    Lossless OggPCM support


    Brightness and Contrast controls
    Hopefully coming in 5.5x

    Custom zoom / pan & scan options

    VCD and DVD support
    "Main Menu > Play > Play Video CD X:" Maybe.
    DVD menu support would be nice too.
    in_mplayer plugin

    No minimize option when Winamp minimized

    Controls in the video window
    Modern Skins support this

    Native subtitle/.srt support

    Counter in full screen OSD

    Customizable/Skinable OSD

    Disable/bypass EQ and DSP effects on Video playback

    Hotkeys to move video forward/back to manually fix desync issues

    Video screenshots - save current frame as jpeg/png
    Note: PrintScreen works fine if unchecking 'Allow hardware overlay' in Prefs

    Start in fullscreen mode

    Force fullscreen to go on monitor X

    Video as desktop (like milkdrop)

    Media Library: General
    Customizable metadata detection mode!
    A 4th 'Custom' option where you can specify e.g. "artist - album - ## - title" from filenames

    Winshade Mode
    Don't expect this to ever happen, but it is listed.
    Implemented by JTFE in 5.2x, but only for Classic skins.

    Option to use Mozilla (or other default browser) for Now Playing/Online Services/Browser
    Not going to happen according to the devs.

    Folding/cascading trees/sub-menus/folder views in left pane
    note, main categories (local media, playlists, devices) are already collapsible

    Metadata to take account of more than just "The"

    Media Library: Playlists
    Mass export of playlists to selected folder

    Separate title format string for media library playlists

    Columns for Artist, Album, Title, etc, like in Local Media views

    Track and automatically fix dead links

    Media Library: History
    Columns for Artist, Album, etc, like in Local Media views

    Automatically track and remove dead entries

    Media Library: Local Media Views
    Winamp3-style Preview mode
    (listen to songs from ml without adding to playlist)

    Move/copy/rename files using the media library
    Already do-able (workaround | alt. method | 2)

    A way to identify and/or filter duplicate songs (with different paths/filenames)

    Column for 'Original Artist' or URL from ID3v2 tag

    Columns/Support for Conductor, Mood, Compilation (TCMP)
    (insert any other custom fields here)

    Column for new 5.55 Category field

    Export a view directly to a playlist file

    Option to limit the number of results shown for a query

    Option to exclude Hidden folders from scan

    Media Library: Plugins
    ReplayGain: option to exclude files already containing rg info from rescan

    ReplayGain: Edit / Clear RG info

    Autotagger: Select/edit specific fields in Results dialog before updating

    Media Library: Podcasts
    More download options (specify naming convention, etc)

    Set/limit number of simultaneous subscription update downloads

    http auth support for password protected feeds

    Pause/Resume downloads

    Media Library: Portable Device Support
    iPod: Touch, Nano 5/6G & iPhone Support

    Unicode playlist (m3u8) read/write support for pmp_usb

    Encoders (CD Ripping / Transcoding)
    Options for Original, Copyrighted, Private and CRC in MP3 Encoder settings

    Single-file ripping mode

    MPEG-1 Layer 2 (.MP2) Encoder

    Modern skins
    Save multiple window layout presets

    Show playlist item numbers in playlist window shade

    Scroll buttons in playlist window, like in classic skin playlist or ml playlists

    Global Hotkey for Notification works even if Notifier is disabled in config

    Easy Move works when dragging in video area of Video window, like it does in classic skins

    Easy Move can be disabled for Modern skins (unchecking it currently does nothing)

    Option to have video window with no border/frame

    Any other 'classic skins-only' features

    Bento: Vertically resizable main player area

    Bento: Options to hide MCV Info Pane / tabs / etc

    Bento: Options to detach vid/vis/other windows

    Bento: Options to add/edit/remove tabs or rearrange windows/components

    Bento: Option to use Mozilla/Gecko (or other default browser) for Browser
    Not going to happen according to the devs.

    Pro Requests
    Burn MP3/Data/ISO CDs

    Write CD-Text

    Paranoia/secure ripping mode

    DVD Playback

    No ads in embedded/serverside IE pages (Online Services, Now Playing, etc)


    * after an entry denotes 'also see known workarounds' below


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      Workarounds & Archives


      Requested features with known workarounds or 3rd-party solutions

      Winamp Core


      Separate Modern and Classic skins in the skin list
      Skin Manager plugin, by DrO (latest = v1.0)

      Full smart wheel support
      Make scroll wheel work without having to hi-lite windows/contents, eg. ml panes
      Known workaround

      Album Art window for Classic skins
      Will's Album Art Viewer Plugin

      Playlist Editor
      "Save As" in main/playlist menu
      For saving non-protected streaming media files to disk
      Save File As plugin, by DrO

      Cuesheet support (.cue files)
      CuePlayer plugin | Discussion
      mp3cue plugin (updated for WA5) | Discussion 1 | 2
      Note: Native support is planned for a future WA5 release

      Undo option
      Playlist Undo plugin, by DrO

      Winamp3 style 'sort' options
      ActiveWinamp plugin, by ShaneH

      Winamp3 style disable playback (for individual pledit items)
      Playback Excluder plugin, by DrO

      Option to remove song from Playlist after being played
      Playlist File Remover v2.0, by DrO

      Drag+Drop from Playlist Editor to ML or any other window
      Drag+Drop plugin, by Joonas | Discussion | Latest working version (v1.5 rc1)

      Auto Play on start
      DrO's Time Restore and AutoPlay plugin

      Save track position on stop/exit
      DrO's Time Restore and AutoPlay plugin

      Streaming https/ssl support
      ssl version of jnetlib.w5s available

      FTP streaming support *

      Custom rewind/ffwd times (instead of just fixed 5 sec)
      DrO's Repeater plugin

      MonkeysAudio (APE) & Musepack (MPC) support
      Support is currently provided via 3rd-party plugins: APE | MPC.
      A native MPC plugin is in development, but may be thwarted by licensing issues.

      Always on top for JUST video window
      Video Dominator plugin

      start in fullscreen option
      Auto Video Fullscreen Plugin (latest = v1.2) - developed by DrO
      Note: this (hidden) feature is actually implemented without the need for any extra plugin, by setting video_auto_fs=1 in winamp.ini (default value = 0).

      Native Ogg Theora/OGV/OGM video support
      Add OGV;OGM to in_dshow config (More Info)

      Media Library

      Media Library: General
      'Enqueue & Play' action for local media, playlists, bookmarks, audio cd's
      DrO's ML Enqueue & Play plugin

      Modern Skins
      mini/deskband mode
      Winamp Deskband | more plugins

      Pro Requests
      Gapless/Crossfaded burning
      Use SqrSoft ACF DiskWriter to write one large WAV first


      Archive: Implemented Wishlist items

      Winamp Core


      Different icons and file descriptions for associated file types
      known workarounds
      Implemented in Winamp 5.58 via the Jump To File Extra Plugin
      More Infos: Link

      When deleting files, send them to the Recycle Bin
      Implemented in Winamp 5.09

      Multi/Personal User settings support in Windows NT/2K/XP/Vista/7
      Implemented in 5.11 - 5.21

      Full Unicode Support
      Implemented in 5.2-5.3x

      Access to ML views/playlists from main window / tray icon menu.
      Implemented in 5.25

      Playlist Editor
      .B4S Playlist Support
      Implemented in Winamp 5.22

      Winamp3 style queuing (play next)
      Implemented in 5.03 (via Jump To File Extra plugin / gen_jumpex.dll)

      Option to remove duplicate entries
      Implemented in 5.04

      Playlist scrolls one line at a time, instead of 4
      Implemented in 5.5

      option to pad playlist numbers with zeros, eg. 0001 - 1000
      Implemented in 5.54

      Mass Tagging from Playlist Editor
      Implemented in 5.666

      Enqueue AND Play combo option
      Known workarounds | 2
      Latest JTFE supports this, as bundled with the Winamp 5.2x distro

      Streaming https/ssl support
      Implemented in 5.56

      XSPF playlist support
      Implemented in 5.64

      IPv6 support
      Implemented in 5.34

      Input Plugins

      Replay Gain / Auto Normalization built in
      Implemented in 5.25

      Streaming ID3v2 title support (info/link)
      Implemented in 5.25 :-)

      Native gapless support ('strip padding/zero samples', like in_mpg123)
      Implemented in 5.2

      24/32-bit output resolution support, like in_mad
      24bit support implemented in 5.25

      APE v2 tags support
      Implemented in 5.52-5.54

      Read/Store Disk number in tags
      Implemented in 5.1 (or 5.11?), use %track% and %disc% in ATF

      Option to read ID3v1 tags only in Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder
      Implemented in 5.22

      QTSS streaming support
      Implemented in 5.32

      Simplify the ID3 editor
      Have only one field for each attribute, and at the bottom, or in the in_mp3 config,
      add "Use the Tag writing from library" to decide what format to add.

      Implemented in 5.5 with the new unified file info box.

      CD-Text read support
      Implemented in 5.31 (requires Sonic Engine to be installed/enabled)

      Proper m4a streaming support (instead of needing to download full file first)
      Implemented in 5.31

      3gp support

      h.263 support (for playback of e.g. youtube flv)
      Implemented in 5.65

      .OGA extension support
      Implemented in 5.63

      Media Library: General
      iPod support
      iPod, Creative and Playsforsure device support in Winamp 5.2

      Ratings from main/playlist windows & hotkeys, etc
      Implemented in 5.04
      For 5.03 and earlier:
      Rate It plugin, adds Rate Item to playlist rt-click menu
      Toaster plugin, incorporates Rate It, plus hotkey accelerators, and more

      Separate options for "Show internet radio" and "Show internet tv"
      implemented in 5.04

      Ability to rearrange main categories in left pane
      Implemented in 5.5

      Remember collapsed/expanded state of nodes in ML left pane
      Implemented in 5.5

      Export/Import Library from iTunes
      Implemented in 5.55

      "Add To Library" file/folder context menu items
      Implemented in 5.55 (via JTFE plugin)

      Mass Tagging
      Implemented in 5.5

      Internet TV Filter
      Option to lock/filter out adult content
      (filter implemented, lock/password protection still to come) (implemented in 5.11)

      MTP device support
      Implemented in 5.2

      Prompt if closing Winamp whilst podcasts are still downloading/updating
      Implemented in 5.571

      CD Ripping (ml_disc): Support for Disc# in Output File Settings -> Naming Convention
      Implemented in 5.572

      Media Library: Playlists
      Import Multiple Playlists
      Implemented in 5.04

      Sort playlists list in left pane alphabetically etc
      eg. right click sort options (in addition to current drag method)
      Implemented in 5.54

      Media Library: Local Media Views
      Add "Year" column to the Album display
      Implemented in 5.21

      Arrows to show sorting method
      Implemented in 5.22

      Change the Artist and Album display in the upper part of the right pane
      eg. add: Genre, Album Artist, Year, etc.
      Implemented in 5.32

      Show file path as column
      Implemented in 5.32

      Columns for Album Artist, Composer, Disc, Publisher, Extension & ReplayGain
      Implemented in 5.32

      File/encoder type tab in Media Library
      Show something like "mp3, wav, ogg, avi."
      Maybe more specific like "divx, xvid, mpeg2, etc"
      Extension column implemented in 5.32
      %family% atf support in 5.5

      Display 'Date' (File Time / Played Last) in International format (DD/MM/YY) for non-us users instead of US format (MM/DD/YY)
      Implemented in 5.32

      Customizable 'Play Count' options
      Implemented in 5.55

      Mass ID3 stripping
      Already do-able via "Edit selected items" dialog

      Sub queries, have a query under a query
      Already do-able via "Display 'Refine' search field" option

      Album cover viewing
      Tips | AlbumCovers | Cover&Tag | Now Playing | Ikarus' plugin | EAR | AlbumList2
      Implemented in 5.5

      Modern skins
      Song ticker scrolling wraps instead of bouncing
      Implemented in 5.5

      Same spectrum analyzer options as in classic skins
      Implemented in 5.5

      Winamp Modern skin: AlbumArt in Notifier
      Implemented in 5.54

      Media Library: Portable Device Support
      Done for Winamp 5.25

      Transfer of playlists
      Done for Winamp 5.22

      Copy to hard drive
      Done for Winamp 5.25

      Playback for MTP and creative devices
      Done for Winamp 5.25

      USB drive support (such as Creative MuVo)
      Done for Winamp 5.25

      Album art support for devices
      Implemented in 5.5

      Pro Requests
      --alt-preset support for MP3 writing
      Implemented in 5.03