Winamp 5.3 Released

Cheers Copernic who posted this update for Winamp in Back Page News on our forums.

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.

Download: Winamp 5.3 Full | Lite | Pro | Standard
View: Winamp Website

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

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