Winamp 5.34 Build 1155 Beta

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.


* New: IPv6 support
* Improved: Made installer delete in_mp3pro :/
* Improved: IPC_CONVERTFILE now uses api_decodefile (for ripping & transcoding)
* Improved: Embedded IE pages now run in a separate thread
* Improved: General speed and performance optimizations
* Improved: [in_wave] Added ATF support for %bitrate%
* Improved: [ml_local] Composer / Album view (in Edit View, Filters tab)
* Fixed: ???? in the taskbar & system tray with Unicode titles (note that many third party plugins will cause this to revert back to ????)
* Fixed: Installation of Sonic Engine on systems with other Sonic/Roxio products
* Fixed: Tab orders in Preferences
* Fixed: Various media library accessibility/focus issues
* Fixed: [enc_lame] Better output samplerate selection for transcoding
* Fixed: [enc_wav] WAVs missing first 11 samples
* Fixed: [gen_ml] Keyboard focus issue
* Fixed: [in_cdda] Long artist/albumartist CD Info bug
* Fixed: [in_cdda] Crash on Winamp exit after playing Audio CD
* Fixed: [in_cdda] CDDB crash-on-close bug
* Fixed: [in_dshow] potential crash on corrupt/malformed media files
* Fixed: [in_mp3] Memory leak when retrieving info for .aac files
* Fixed: [in_vorbis] Album tag removed when using ml 'edit selected items'
* Fixed: [in_wm] Crash when trying to burn WMA files
* Fixed: [ml_local] Composer tag not saving with 'Edit Info'
* Fixed: [ml_local] Total size not showing up in local media views
* Fixed: [ml_local] Possible duplicate entries on upgrades after rescanning folders
* Fixed: [ml_local] (No Album Artist) & (No Publisher) sometimes displays no results
* Fixed: [ml_local] Sorting Album pane by Year
* Fixed: [ml_local] isempty/isnotempty for querying empty/populated fields
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] Possible crash when deleting a group of songs containing non-sequential duplicates
* Fixed: [ml_pmp] "haven't" typo in prefs :-D
* Fixed: [pmp_p4s] Launching Winamp on device insertion not working
* Fixed: [pmp_p4s] No longer creates .alb files on devices that don't support it
* Updated: in_vorbis to libvorbis 1.1.2 and libogg 1.1.3
* Updated: in_flac 2.0 (based on FLAC 1.1.4)
* Updated: MusicIP Mix (formerly Predixis MusicMagic) v1.1
* Updated: Sonic Ripping/Burning Engine v3.6.36.500

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Shouldn't WinAMP be able to start up ALWAYS ON TOP without me having to check and uncheck the stupid option, especially after I posted about it in their bug forum?

This sounds like a problem with your install, not winamp...

Always on top works fine here.

Try to disable all plugins and see if that fixes it, then enable them one by one until you find the culprit, if that works.

Backup your settings(.ini's) and reset them/delete them to see if that fixes your problem.

* Improved: Made installer delete in_mp3pro :/

Although this is indeed surely an improvement... Why? :blink:
(Also - glad to see it's still being actively developed, although I rarely bother updating it - I'm still on 5.1 :P)

Lol... Well you know, Win95 is possibly the crappiest OS you can get these days, that is, if you want to do something else than play old games. Windows really has improved a lot over the years you know.. I'm not saying it's very good, but I'm not saying it hasn't improved over time either. That would just be declining reality.

Comparing Vista to Windows 95 is like comparing apples and oranges. The only similarities they have are the task bar and the three buttons on top of windows. Other than that, they are completely different visually and under the hood. And if you used both side-by-side, you'd see how far Windows has come. Vista is actually quite impressive.

Well, for starters, no, there is no such thing. Secondly, Winamp updates don't exist solely to "fix" the program. Look at the change log. Yes, there are many things that were fixed. However, many of these fixes come from the "new" "improved" and "updated" changes in recent past versions. Winamp adds new features, improves existing features, and fixes the bugs in their software as a result of these new and improved features. If you're waiting for an ultimate "final" version of Winamp, it's never going to happen (unless the group falls apart).

It's hard to have IPv6 supported when Winamp 1.0 was released.
Or Ogg supported before the format was developed.

Of course it's not going to all "be fixed"... :-p