Winamp 5.5 Build 1568 Beta Preview 2

Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity media player for Windows. Winamp supports playback of many audio (MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc) and video types (AVI, ASF, MPEG, NSV), custom appearances called skins (supporting both classic Winamp 1.x/2.x skins and Winamp 3 freeform skins), audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins (including two industry dominating visualization plug-ins), an advanced media library, Internet radio and TV support, CD ripping, and CD burning.

· The Full version plays MP3s, AAC, WMA, and more; Compatible with Winamp 2 Plug-ins; Full Support for classic and modern skins; Plays Videos; has a Powerful Media Library; Browse Internet Radio & TV Stations; Integrated Internet Music Videos & Songs; Bundled Visualizations; and Burn & Rip CDs.
· The LITE version plays MP3s, AAC, WMA, and more. It is compatible with Winamp 2 Plug-ins and has full support for classic skins.

Changes in Winamp 5.5 :
-New: Auto-Tagger in File Info dialog (powered by Gracenote)
-New: Bento skin: Optional Album Art pane beneath enlarged Playlist (enable via: main menu > options > playlist)*
-New: [ml_autotag] Mass Auto-Tagger (powered by Gracenote)
-Improved: Various AlbumArt enhancements (eg. smarter refresh on update)*
-Improved: [in_cdda] %cdengine% ATF string now differentiates between Sonic, ASPI & SPTI modes
-Improved: [in_mp4] Smoother data sent to vis & other minor tweaks
-Improved: [ml_plg] Implemented extra options for Playlist Generator config (No. of results, include seed track, etc)*
-Improved: [ml_pmp] Added tooltips to new toolbar buttons (to match ml_local)*
-Improved: [pmp_ipod] Fixed for new ipods :-)
-Improved: [pmp_ipod] ipod model selection options
-Improved: [ml_wire] Updated podcast directory
-Fixed: Classic Spectrum Analyzer messing up when encountering/calculating silence blocks*
-Fixed: Drag+drop from Local Media views to pledit not respecting complex ATF syntax*
-Fixed: Esc key not working in Credits & Winamp tabs of About Box
-Fixed: File Editor bugs (genre defaulting to blues, track# discrepancies, handling of out of range values, etc)*
-Fixed: Crash when encountering CMYK colorspace jpeg's for albumart*
-Fixed: Songticker lag and other issues (Winamp Modern winshade: shadow on first & last chars & dbl-click not opening File Info)*
-Fixed: Songticker in Classic skin showing playlist entry number -1 (eg. if track 50 is playing, songticker displayed 49.)*
-Fixed: Thumbscroll button not auto-moving when using enhanced-mode mousewheel to scroll through albumart pane*
-Fixed: Scaling Bento skin to less than 100% crashes Winamp*
-Fixed: Timer/Songticker overlap in Bento skin*
-Fixed: Various other Winamp Bento skin bugs/issues*
-Fixed: [in_cdda] Stuttering CD playback with spti, crash with aspi (when no Sonic Engine installed)*
-Fixed: [in_midi] No longer tries to open files when being queried for "type"*
-Fixed: [in_mp3] Wrongly calculating length of mp3's with no lame headers (was multiplying by 1024 instead of 1000)*
-Fixed: [gen_ff] Not remembering size of Classic ML window when switching between Modern & Classic skins
-Fixed: [gen_ff] 10% opacity not applying with skins that add too many items to the right-click menu (eg. Bento)*
-Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Enter key not working when JTFE dialog is skinned*
-Fixed: [gen_ml] Using shift + cursor for albumart icon view*
-Fixed: [gen_ml] Rating auto-unhovering on small sizes*
-Fixed: [in_mp3] Orig. Artist field not updating in ID3v2 tag*
-Fixed: [in_mp4] Glitch when modifying metadata on playing track
-Fixed: [gen_ff/in_mp3] Rare NULL-pointer crashes based on info from crash reporter*
-Fixed: [gen_ml/ml_history] Blank entry in Prefs tree when History disabled*
-Fixed: [ml_history] 'playplays' and truncated text at bottom of History view*
-Fixed: [ml_disc] 'Unalbe' typo :-D*
-Fixed: [ml_local] Rescan Folders at startup/every x minutes*
-Fixed: [ml_pmp] ipod & usb play/enqueue actions sending an ansi converted title instead of unicode
-Fixed: [ml_pmp] Misc AlbumArt bugfixes*
-Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Various ipod crash & database writing fixes*
-Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Not creating .ithmb files
-Fixed: [ml_pmp] Transfer caption building when Artist metadata is empty
-Fixed: [ml_wire] 'Delete x downloads' prompt not filling out the number correctly (%d)*
-Misc: Fully removed all unicows.lib pointers, which finally kills all Win9x support for good
-Misc: Added a hidden winamp.ini option to show/hide playlist position in taskbar icon/tooltip: [Winamp] section: dotasknum=1/0 (will be added to prefs ui eventually)
-Misc: Moved Bento to top of Skins list (after Classic & Modern)*
(Note, Skins in Submenu plugin from Essentials Pack will need to be updated)
-Updated: Winamp Bento #096*
-Updated: Winamp Bento color themes (updated 'classic' & 'modern', added 'brighter' themes)*
-Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v0.99.1e b426 'dev' (was v0.99.1c b420 'dev' in last beta)
-Updated [in_flac] libflac 1.2.1 (was 1.2.0 in last beta)

Download: Winamp 5.5 Build 1568 LITE
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MMm just a question... Can winamp handle the albums like WMP 11 does???

I mean, by showing the cover of the album and the songs sorted by the number of the track possition on it???

Damn xD I don't know if I said that right xD... My english is not as good as I think xD...


The only people I know that are having any serious crash issues are people that are testing this on 9X machines. I've had only 1 crash and it was due to an old 3rd-party plugin.

In the first Beta of Winamp 5.5, the New Skin - Winamp Bento, makes it bulky and buggy too. It made my system hang and eventually crashed too !!!

Handle with care/better avoid !!!

this is def the proverbial poo really ingenious how you could just roll up bento to winshade mode, i know this has been done in other skins but have yet to see so much packed into one skin

cookie for the winamp staff *keep on improving!*

:No-Frost: said,
I think that is looking greate... but I will wait till the final version ...

Indeed. Winamp gets enough updates already; it's not like it's so broken that I have to move to the absolute latest build as soon as it's available...