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#1 Copernic

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 13:13

Winamp 5.3 released 9/27/06

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* New! Winamp Dashboard beta
* New! Winamp Remote beta
* New! Unicode filename and title support
* Enhanced sync capabilities for your portable
* Tons of other player improvements!

Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity music player for Windows. Winamp supports MP3, CD, Audiosoft, Audio Explosion, MOD, WAV and other audio formats, custom appearances called skins, plus audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins.

What's new in Winamp 5.3

* New: Unicode filename and title support
* New: M3U8 (Unicode) playlist support
* New: optional 24bit playback for many codecs (turn it on in Preferences->Playback)
* New: Replaygain support for MP3, AAC, Vorbis, M4A and WMA
* New: added ml views & playlists to Play-> submenu of right click popup menu
* New: added interface/x-winamp3-skin mimetype for WAL skins
* New: [ml_dash] Personalized content portal
* New: [ml_disc] optional replaygain scanning after rip (turn it on in cd ripping prefs)
* New: [ml_pmp] Transcoding. Converts incompatible files on-the-fly for your portable device.
* New: [ml_pmp] Playback now works for playsForSure and Creative NJB devices
* New: [ml_pmp] "Copy to Library" - transfer songs from any device to your local library (uses CD rip settings)
* New: [ml_pmp] Video sync support for portables
* New: [ml_rg] replaygain scanner (access via Send To menu)
* New: [pmp_ipod] gapless playback support on newer models
* New: [pmp_usb] USB drive support. Now all those thumbdrive MP3 players can work with Winamp.
* Improved: fullscreen video seekbar
* Improved: ATF updates
* Improved: DC filter on spectral visualization, to remove bass bias
* Improved: preference cleanups
* Improved: faster PLS writing
* Improved: 24bit EQ support
* Improved: "Close Winamp" option after installation (after clicking 'Send')
* Improved: [enc_aacplus] Improved AAC and aacPlus encoding!
* Improved: [enc_aacplus] saves itunes/ipod-compatible gapless information
* Improved: [enc_lame] added preset medium and fast medium
* Improved: [enc_wma] VBR and lossless modes
* Improved: [gen_ff] better sample rate display
* Improved: [in_cdda] faster ripping speeds through improved buffering and multithreading
* Improved: [in_dshow] AVI metadata reading
* Improved: [in_dshow] better WAV support
* Improved: [in_mp3] 24bit MP3 playback, 64bit internal precision
* Improved: [in_mp3] streaming id3v2 support
* Improved: [in_mp3] replaygain support for MP3 playback
* Improved: [in_mp3/in_mp4] 24bit AAC playback
* Improved: [in_mp3/in_mp4] itunes-compatible gapless playback
* Improved: [in_mp3/in_mp4] mp3-in-mp4 container support
* Improved: [in_mp4] FAAC-compatible (mostly) gapless playback
* Improved: [in_wave] better outputs bits-per-sample choosing
* Improved: [ml_playlists] added missing entries from pledit context menus
* Improved: [ml_playlists] option to not show playlists in send-to menu
* Improved: [ml_pmp] Only relevant columns shown in song views
* Improved: [ml_pmp] "Getting Metadata" now much faster
* Improved: [ml_pmp] devices can now be renamed
* Improved: [ml_pmp] added progress to portables tree item (no more switching views)
* Improved: [ml_pmp] metadata guessing based on filename
* Improved: [ml_pmp] improved GUI performance
* Improved: [pmp_ipod] support for iTunesLock
* Fixed: Burning files that require resampling
* Fixed: multiple copies of Winamp when opening too many files/folders from explorer
* Fixed: freeze when exiting Winamp while minimized
* Fixed: Delay/hang when loading dead stream url's
* Fixed: crash when directdraw fails to create primary surface
* Fixed: 4x burn speed limit with Pro
* Fixed: registry handling when disassociating filetypes
* Fixed: better detection of video input plugins
* Fixed: [dsp_sps] 24 bit fix
* Fixed: [enc_aacplus] more compatible HE AAC MP4 file creation
* Fixed: [enc_lame] broken vbr presets
* Fixed: [enc_lame] 24bit input support
* Fixed: [enc_lame] bitrate lower bound on alt-presets
* Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB lookups clearing the ENTIRE playlist cache
* Fixed: [gen_ff] layerfx not being redrawn on colortheme change
* Fixed: [gen_ff] gradient drawing glitch and crash
* Fixed: [gen_ff] custom color themes bug
* Fixed: [gen_jumpex] hang when suspending or hibernating
* Fixed: [gen_ml] tree icon fixup (divide by zero crash in ICM32.dll)
* Fixed: [in_cdda] cutoff of last few sectors
* Fixed: [in_dshow] crash when using DSP/EQ on anything bigger than 16bit stereo
* Fixed: [in_dshow] seek to key frame
* Fixed: [in_midi] truncated playback of some MIDI files
* Fixed: [in_mod] title display bug for module streams with no title
* Fixed: [in_mp3] crash when editing ID3 tags
* Fixed: [in_mp3] ID3v2 and ID3v1 Comment & Genre tags shared
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Inaccurate Time Remaining display for AAC files
* Fixed: [in_mp3] do Viz after DSP
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Icecast stream title UTF-8 support
* Fixed: [in_mp4] detection of HE AAC in file info box (Alt+3)
* Fixed: [in_wm] DRM Video playback on certain hardware
* Fixed: [in_wm] freezeup when seeking a paused wma
* Fixed: [in_wm] Hang with dead WMV link in pledit in Repeat mode
* Fixed: [in_wm] freeze when stopping streams that have rebuffered
* Fixed: [in_wm] small memory leak on each track play
* Fixed: [in_wm] Windows Media Screen Codec not playing properly
* Fixed: [ml_disc] CD ripping / playlist generation bug
* Fixed: [ml_disc] CD Ripping view showing up when clicking on other ml views
* Fixed: [ml_history] Ctrl+H shortcut
* Fixed: [ml_local] fixed crash when trying to create a new view before mldb has loaded
* Fixed: [ml_local] background scan crash when media library DB isn't loaded
* Fixed: [ml_local] scheduled background scan always starting at startup
* Fixed: [ml_online] Online Media bugfix (don't try to play NULL streams)
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] losing stream titles
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] sort by title
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] Send To from local media to ml playlist replaces instead of enqueues
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] Enqueue as default broken in left pane
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] Playlist title > rt-click > New Playlist = broken
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] tracklength bug
* Fixed: [ml_playlists] playlist paths issue
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Transfers stalling after encountering a dupe
* Fixed: [out_ds] volume not hitting 0dB when using log or hybrid volume control
* Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Artist list on iPod not sorting "The" correctly
* Updated: Coding Technology aacPlus Decoder 8.0.0
* Updated: [gen_ff] Freetype 2.2.1
* Updated: [gen_ff] libpng 1.2.12
* Updated: [gen_jumpex] Jump-to-File 0.97.7
* Updated: [in_wave] libsndfile 1.0.16
* Updated: [libmp4v2] MPEG4IP mp4v2 1.5
* Updated: [enc_lame] LAME 3.97b3
* Updated: Sonic Engine 3.2.40.500

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Updates 10th October
There is now an update pack installer available which contains updated versions of:
in_mp3.dll, ml_local.dll, ml_playlists.dll, and the missing filereader.w5s.
Download Winamp 5.3 Update Pack
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Edited by Copernic, 10 October 2006 - 18:00.



#2 Gavin001

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 13:13

Wicked cheers :D i always update my winamp no mater what lol

#3 alpha_omega

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 13:18

Awesome! :yes:

#4 vetPink Floyd

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 13:29

the only reason why I use foobar is the way we can sort albums
still no Folding/cascading trees/sub-menus/folder support in the media library in winamp
it takes too much space in the list where you have many albums of the same band/author. You need sort with +/-

I wish there was a feature like that in winamp.. winamp skins are so nice, I'd switch right of the bat

#5 shajiby

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 13:34

kool...updating now!

#6 Demian

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 13:43

thanks!

#7 qdave

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 13:58

so many fixes. nice! and thanks for update.

#8 Northgrove

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 14:17

* New: Replaygain support for MP3, AAC, Vorbis, M4A and WMA

About time!

24-bit playback doesn't matter much to me really, but it do look like a nice update overall!

Full screen video bar not bad either.

Best of all is that it's still a slim player, especially if you uncheck Winamp 5 skin support at startup along with the bundles (of course :p). They're still staying focused on its features without steering of into BundleLand or adding other craptastic features that seem to plague some software after many versions.

#9 spawnuvsatan

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 14:39

the only reason why I use foobar is the way we can sort albums
still no Folding/cascading trees/sub-menus/folder support in the media library in winamp
it takes too much space in the list where you have many albums of the same band/author. You need sort with +/-

I wish there was a feature like that in winamp.. winamp skins are so nice, I'd switch right of the bat



I don't use FooBar but I assume you're talking about something like this?

#10 lunamonkey

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 14:40

cheers.

Anyone know how I can get winamp to automatically _download_ all podcasts rather than just refresh the feed display? I can't be bothered to click an extra 2 times.

#11 +.Aaron

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 15:04

Thanks for the news. Downloaded and installed.

#12 hajj_3

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 15:13

Playing videos in winamp 5.x has been a disaster since day 1, ive had problem with every single version, hopefully this may fix this.

#13 CraigF

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 15:16

Playing videos in winamp 5.x has been a disaster since day 1, ive had problem with every single version, hopefully this may fix this.


doubtful, nothing much has been changed in this version with regards to video. There is really little that can be changed, for the most part, its just using Directshow, the same as windows media player.

Have you tried reporting your issues on the winamp forum?

#14 Ficman

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 15:19

Excellent news...

#15 BigDaddy

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 15:22

Finally.. Thanks for the heads up (Y)