Winamp 5.55 released

Winamp 5.55, Nullsoft's powerful multi-purpose free media player, has been released.
The update features a bunch of speed improvements as well as some new features and updated plug-ins.

Full changelog:

    * New: Turkish, Portuguese-BR & Romanian installer translations and language packs
    * New: WBM system for lazy-loading of *.w5s files
    * New: [Bento skin] Playlist tab (optional)
    * New: [ml_impex] iTunes-compatible Media Library database import/export plugin
    * Improved: [gen_ff] Faster & no flicker when loading/switching skins
    * Improved: [gen_jumpex] New 'Add to Library' shell menu item & other tweaks
    * Improved: [gen_jumpex] True unicode search support
    * Improved: [gen_ml] Optional alternating row colors for list views
    * Improved: [gen_ml] Optional skinned menus
    * Improved: [in_mod] Experimental ExtendedRead support (transcoding, burning, etc)
    * Improved: [in_mod] Now uses global Playback config for thread priority
    * Improved: [in_mp3] APEv2 tag editing/creating tweaks
    * Improved: [in_mp3] Show instantaneous bitrates for AAC VBR
    * Improved: [ml_local] Media Library searches now ignore diacritics
    * Improved: [ml_local] New 'Category' and 'Lossless' database fields
    * Improved: [ml_local] New playcount Tracking Control options
    * Improved: [ml_local] New 'Play/Enqueue random' item for top level filters
    * Improved: [ml_online] New toolbar and various other tweaks & optimizations
    * Improved: [ml_online] Support for 3rd-party Services
    * Improved: [vis_milk2] Pixel Shader 2.0 & 3.0 support tweaks
    * Improved: [vis_nsfs] Unicode title display for currently playing track
    * Improved: [Winamp Agent] Localization support
    * Improved: [Winamp Modern skin] New spectrum vis options
    * Fixed: Accessibility fixup for Format Info string in Alt+3 dialog
    * Fixed: Genre not being saved with Autotag feature in Alt+3 dialog
    * Fixed: Memory leaks in in_mp3, in_wm, gen_dropbox, ml_local, ml_pmp & tagz.w5s
    * Fixed: New version check can't be disabled when anon statistics is enabled
    * Fixed: Rare crash when closing vis window
    * Fixed: Various issues when starting/stopping/switching vis plugins
    * Fixed: [Agent] Systray icon not showing if 'Play in Winamp' removed in Shell Options
    * Fixed: [enc_flac] 24-bit FLAC encoding
    * Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Shell Options, B Hotkey, Send To menus & other misc bugs
    * Fixed: [gen_ml] Library button resize glitch
    * Fixed: [in_cdda] Potential cddb Disc null pointer crash
    * Fixed: [in_flac] Albumartist & Ensemble fields not cleared when deleting Album Artist
    * Fixed: [in_flac] Track restarts when updating metadata
    * Fixed: [in_mp3] Potential ID3v2.0/2.1 crash issue
    * Fixed: [in_mp4] Empty genre metadata field (eg. when transcoding from flac to m4a)
    * Fixed: [in_mp4] Long hangs on slow network drives
    * Fixed: [libsndfile] AIFF buffer overflow vulnerabilty (thanks milw0rm/secunia)
    * Fixed: [ml_disc] Potential crash on exit
    * Fixed: [ml_disc] 'Use uppercase file extensions' ripping option not being respected
    * Fixed: [ml_history] Tracking still updates if playback stopped before specified time
    * Fixed: [ml_local] Broken 'Create Playlist' button functionality in local media
    * Fixed: [ml_local] Remove missing files broken with some older/corrupt databases
    * Fixed: [ml_wire] Columns sometimes hidden in Downloads view
    * Fixed: [ml_plg] Multiple 'Failed to initialize' error messages
    * Fixed: [ml_pmp] Crash when deleting playlists/files from a P4S portable device
    * Fixed: [ml_pmp] Metadata hooking, transcoder, autofill and other bug fixes
    * Fixed: [nde] Albums with % in title not displaying tracklist in local media views
    * Fixed: [out_ds] Logarithmic volume control dB display glitch
    * Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Deletion of non-existent files from database
    * Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Reading of Play Count statistics
    * Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Various database, albumart, playback & disconnection issues
    * Misc: More miscellaneous general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
    * Misc: New "Send Feedback" item in the Help menu
    * Misc: Note that changes made to the ml database are not backwards compatible!
    * Misc: Removed some older Milkdrop presets and added some newer ones
    * Misc: Separated vlb.w5s and nsvdec_vp3.dll decoders from in_mp3 and in_nsv
    * Misc: Separated timer from gen_ff into timer.w5s
    * Updated: Gracenote CDDB/MusicID v2.6.0.6
    * Updated: libpng 1.2.35
    * Updated: Sonic Burning Engine v4.10.32.502
    * Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.0.4
    * Updated: [in_mp3] Fraunhofer Decoder v4.3
    * Updated: [lame_enc] LAME 3.98.2
    * Updated: [vis_avs] AVS v2.82

Download: Winamp 5.55 (full version)
Download: Winamp 5.55 (lite version, without modern skin support)
Link: All downloads

Link: Winamp website
News source: Winamp forums

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