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Winamp 5.65

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A Redesigned Unified Interface, including Album Art
Remote Music and Video Playback and Sharing
Playlist the Best Music on the Web with Media Monitor

Dynamic Song Recommendations Playlist Feature

Multi-channel MP3 Surround Support
Mass Auto-Tagger Provides Latest Music Metadata
Integrated Web Search for Artist and Track Information
Album Art Support for Portable Devices
Updated Podcast Directory and Download Manager
Fully Integrated Web browser and customizable links
New Visualizer Plug-in - Milkdrop 2
Winamp Toolbar enables browser control of Winamp
Rips CDs to MP3
Rips CDs to aacPlus, AAC, WMA Unlimited! 8x 8x
Rip to HE-AAC Over 128k! Up to 128k Up to 128k
Burn CDs Up tp 48x! 2x 2x
Portable Device Sync support
Expanded Podcast Directory
Smart views with new pre-sets for dynamic playlists
Plays an insane amount of audio and video types: see them all!
Compatible with Winamp 2 Plug-ins
Full Support for Classic Skins
Full Support for Modern Skins
Access over 18,000 SHOUTcast Radio Stations
Enjoy thousands of free songs and videos
Playback the AOL Video catalogue of video content
Listen to AOL Radio featuring XM Radio stations
Download thousands of Skins and Plug-ins
50 Free MP3 Downloads compliments of eMusic
Listen to Free MP3 of Baltimore by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

5.65 [08-07-13]

  • Improved: Memory allocation optimizations & fixes
  • Improved: [ml_playlists] Show currently playing song
  • Fixed: Some radio streams no longer playing as a result of the Icecast fix in 5.64
  • Fixed: Crash when pasting artwork into File Info dialog in 5.64
  • Fixed: [in_mp3] PIC frame rendering in ID3v2.2 tags
  • Fixed: [gen_ml] Enter key not working correctly for ml views
  • Fixed: [ml_local] Sporadic crashes when importing library in 5.64
  • Fixed: [ml_plg] Broken 'View tracks similar to' menu item in main window songticker
  • Fixed: [npwachk] Winamp Detector plugin not working with latest Firefox
  • Fixed: [wasabi] Quirks with color theme list handling
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Updated: [enc_fhgaac] Fraunhofer AAC Encoder v3.02.15
  • Updated: [png] libpng v1.5.17
  • Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.2.7

Other versions : 5.63 5.621 5.601 5.6 5.581 5.58 5.572 5.57 5.56 5.552 5.551 5.55

v5.63 [09-11-12]

  • New: Hungarian and Indonesian installer translations and language packs
  • New: [enc_vorbis] Ogg Vorbis Encoder (based on aoTuV)
  • Improved: Shift+F10 app key support in the Media Library
  • Improved: [enc_fhgaac] Added VBR mode 6, plus other minor quality improvements
  • Improved: [in_flac] Producer metadata support
  • Improved: [in_mod] Refactored, simplified and threadsafe memory allocation
  • Improved: [ml_history] Save playcounts when updated instead of only on exit
  • Improved: [ml_local] Increased search query buffers from 512 or 1024 to 2048 bytes
  • Improved: [gen_hotkeys] Added manual advance and visualization specific actions
  • Fixed: Embedded album art not working in some scenarios
  • Fixed: Video window reopening after being closed when editing mp4 tags
  • Fixed: [aacdec] Memory leak when re-syncing to AAC stream
  • Fixed: [bmp] Bounds checking in TSCC decoder
  • Fixed: [bmp] Heap overflow issues (thanks: Secunia)
  • Fixed: [in_avi] Divide-by-zero and NULL pointer issues (thanks: FuzzMyApp)
  • Fixed: [in_mod] .IT memory & heap corruption issues (thanks: Jeremy Brown, MSVR)
  • Fixed: [ml_local] Crash in MLDBAPI::SetField cache
  • Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Genre and Year metadata edits writing to Disc# field
  • Fixed: [vis_milk2] Presets not reacting to music in localized installs (Milkdrop v2.25)
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Updated: [aacdec] Fraunhofer AAC Decoder v1.762.208
  • Updated: [in_vorbis] libogg 1.3.0 & libvorbis 1.3.3
  • Updated: [lame_enc] LAME 3.99.5
  • Updated: [png] libpng v1.5.10
  • Updated: [vp8] libvpx v1.1.0
  • Updated: [xml] expat v2.1.0
  • Updated: [zlib.dll] zlib 1.2.7

v5.621 [09-15-11]

  • Improved: [in_nsv] New API to allow video decoder to signal codec width & height
  • Fixed: [enc_fhgaac] Default ADTS bitrate; Writing of gapless data
  • Fixed: [enc_fhgaac] HE-AAC compatibility with iTunes
  • Fixed: [in_midi] Various integer overflow issues (thanks: Luigi Auriemma)
  • Fixed: [libsndfile] PAF integer heap-overflow bug (thanks: Hossein Lotfi/Secunia)
  • Fixed: [ml_local] Illegal instruction crash on non-SSE machines
  • Fixed: [ml_rg] Some files incorrectly returning 0 gain values
  • Fixed: [nsvdec_vp3, nsvdec_vp5, vp6] Rescaling buffer overflow vulnerabilities
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations

v5.601 [12-10-10]

  • Improved: [in_wave/libsndfile] Added AIF to default extension list
  • Improved: [ml_plg] Localization of playlist names & various other tweaks
  • Fixed: Win2k compatibility (caused by 5.6-specific DLL load vuln fix)
  • Fixed: [in_midi] Security vulnerability (thanks: Morten @ kryptoslogic)
  • Fixed: [in_mp3] Querying endoffset metadata for iTunes gapless playback
  • Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Sync and Eject issues
  • Fixed: [pmp_ipod] Compilation flag when Album Artist is "Various Artists"
  • Fixed: [pmp_wifi] Crash when devices.w5s missing
  • Misc: Made installer disable incompatible 3rd-party gen_lyrics plugin
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations

v5.6 [12-02-10]

  • New: [pmp_wifi] Android Wi-Fi support
  • New: Direct mouse wheel support
  • New: Option to write ratings to tags (for mp3, wma/wmv, ogg & flac)
  • Improved: Redesigned Devices/Portables view in Media Library
  • Improved: New on-the-fly "Vertically flip (Shift+F)" option in Video context menu
  • Improved: [dlmgr/jnetlib] Handling of http status codes 100 & 201-206
  • Improved: [ml_plg] Playlist Generator: context menu dialog & other features
  • Improved: [ml_pmp] More user-friendly Transcoding options for portable devices
  • Improved: [ml_transcode] Added support for & in naming scheme
  • Improved: [nsutil] Optimized video flip modes
  • Improved: [pmp_android/ipod] Added encoder blacklist
  • Improved: [ReplayGainAnalysis] Support for more sample rates
  • Fixed: DLL load security vulnerability
  • Fixed: [enc_lame] Memory leak
  • Fixed: [gen_ff] Bookmark corruption via Send To menu in main window songticker
  • Fixed: [gen_ml] Empty/Grey ML when restarting Winamp from a minimized state
  • Fixed: [gen_ml] Scrolling lag in nav panel with large amount of items
  • Fixed: [in_midi] Buffer/Integer overflow issues (thanks: Joakim @ nsense)
  • Fixed: [in_mod] Buffer overflow in comment box (MTM security vulnerability)
  • Fixed: [in_mkv] Crash when reading a string that was exactly SIZE_MAX bytes
  • Fixed: [in_mp3] ID3v1 UI glitch, APEv2 + Lyrics3 tag combo bug, APEv2 tag removal
  • Fixed: [in_mp4] Potential crash on getting metadata/albumart from invalid MP4 files
  • Fixed: [in_nsv] Integer overflow in allocating memory for metadata
  • Fixed: [in_nsv] Integer overflow when parsing TOC (thanks to: C. Eiram, Secunia)
  • Fixed: [in_nsv] Video flip mode detection quirks
  • Fixed: [ml_local] Arrow direction and sort inconsistencies in 3-pane views
  • Fixed: [ml_plg] Playlist Generator crashes and database corruption issues
  • Fixed: [ml_pmp] Autofill crash on empty libraries
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] Crash on drag+drop items from one playlist to another
  • Fixed: [ml_transcode] Freeze transcoding .cda when using in scheme
  • Fixed: [playlist] Relative pathnames when filename is already relative
  • Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Playlist sync & loading issues
  • Fixed: [pmp_android/ipod/usb] Issue with forward slashes in playlist paths
  • Fixed: [pmp_usb] Bug when multiple usb devices are connected
  • Fixed: [vis_milk2] Unicode issues with fonts & presets editor (5.58-specific)
  • Fixed: [vis_milk2] sprites.ini file lookup
  • Fixed: [vp6.w5s] Buffer overflow issue
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Misc: Portables/Devices support now also adds ml_devices.dll & devices.w5s
  • Misc: Prompt user whether to move skins/langpacks when changing location
  • Misc: Removed Winamp Remote from installer
  • Misc: [ml_pmp] Moved 'Podcast Sync' to new tab in portable device options
  • Misc: [out_ds] Config now displays 7.1 speakers as '7.1' instead of 'Unknown'
  • Updated: Gracenote CDDB/MusicID v2.6.206
  • Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.2.3
  • Updated: [in_vorbis] libogg v1.2.1 & libvorbis v1.3.2
  • Updated: [vp8] libvpx v0.9.5

v5.581 [07-15-10]

  • Improved: [pmp_android/usb] Disk-performance of metadata cache
  • Fixed: [gen_ml] Minor resource leak fix, plus other optimizations
  • Fixed: [gen_ff] Tooltip issue causing dialog windows to vanish underneath Winamp
  • Fixed: [ml_disc] CD drives not appearing in ML tree when ML starts not-visible
  • Fixed: [ml_wire] Sort by date before auto-downloading podcasts
  • Fixed: [pmp_android] Settings not being saved
  • Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Manage with Winamp prompt always reappearing
  • Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Transcoding on USB and Android devices
  • Misc: Lang Pack updates (de, ro, tr, fr, ru, se, ja)
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.1.1

v5.58 [07-06-10]

  • New: 7digital mp3 store in Online Services
  • New: WebM Video support for in_mkv & vp8 decoder for in_nsv
  • New: [ml_downloads] Improved download manager for Podcasts and Online Services
  • New: [pmp_android] Android device support
  • Improved: New 256x256 icons for Win7/Vista (with filetypes support via gen_jumpex)
  • Improved: New Previous/Play/Pause/Stop/Next toolbar buttons for Win7 taskbar
  • Improved: New 'Vertically flip videos' option for compatibility with old drivers
  • Improved: Video OSD positioning & design improvements
  • Improved: [D3D video renderer] Overlay support for Win7
  • Improved: [in_flv] StreamTitle metadata support
  • Improved: [in_avi/in_mp3] Support for MPEG Layer 2 (mp2) audio in AVI
  • Improved: [in_mp4] MP4 http streaming improvements
  • Improved: [ml_bookmarks] Unicode bookmarks support (winamp.bm8)
  • Improved: [ml_history] Added option for resume playback position of podcasts
  • Improved: [ml_impex] Import/Export 'Publisher', 'Producer' & 'Director' fields
  • Improved: [ml_local/in_mp3] Write ratings to POPM frame in id3v2 tags (w.i.p.)
  • Improved: [ml_wire] Various tweaks to Subscriptions view
  • Improved: [pmp_ipod] Support for newer gen Classic models
  • Fixed: External language folder always looking in a 'en-US' folder
  • Fixed: Handling of global keyboard accelerator table (fixes: Ctrl+Alt+N, Ctrl+T, etc)
  • Fixed: Scrolling issues with high resolution mice
  • Fixed: Stackoverflow issue when loading a malformed whatsnew.txt
  • Fixed: [enc_flac] Compression Factor config setting (always outputting at level 5)
  • Fixed: [gen_ff] Default fallback font always same as TTF replacement font in Prefs
  • Fixed: [gen_jumpex] Elevation on Win7/Vista for Shell Options
  • Fixed: [gen_ml] Tree not focused when opening ML in modern skins
  • Fixed: [in_cdda] CD info edits not being remembered
  • Fixed: [in_mp4] Integer type coercion bug which caused certain MP4 files to crash
  • Fixed: [in_mp4] Playback of video-only files
  • Fixed: [in_mp4] Some vis plugins/presets not working with mp4
  • Fixed: [libmp4v2] Lockup when attempting to play malformed iTMS M4V videos
  • Fixed: [ml_local] Rating lost when updating mp3 file info (5.57-specific)
  • Fixed: [ml_pmp] pmp_*.dll plugins not being removed via: Prefs -> Uninstall
  • Fixed: [pmp_usb] No disk in drive error with card readers
  • Fixed: [pmp_usb] xml cache losing metadata (now using NDE instead)
  • Fixed: [vis_milk2] Some presets not loading under locales other than English
  • Misc: Added more genres to File Info dialog
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Misc: More translation fixes, localization updates & unicode support improvements
  • Misc: Moved ml_rg config settings to Prefs -> Playback -> Replay Gain
  • Misc: Improved uninstaller with options to remove bundled apps and user settings
  • Misc: Redesigned "Winamp Pro" prefs page
  • Updated: Gracenote CDDB/MusicID v2.6.205
  • Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.1
  • Updated: [in_vorbis] libogg 1.2.0 & libvorbis 1.3.1
  • Updated: [lame_enc] LAME 3.98.4

v5.572 [01-27-10]

  • Improved: [h264.w5s] H.264 decoder optimizations
  • Improved: [in_avi/bmp.w5s] Support for RGB bitmap AVI
  • Improved: [ml_disc] Support for Disc# in CD Ripping naming convention
  • Fixed: Crash when using Alt+3 editor during mldb background scan
  • Fixed: EasyMove for classic video window
  • Fixed: Spectrum analyzer and beat vis for 32bit PCM files
  • Fixed: [bmp.w5s] Memory leaks with BMP AVI codecs (tscc, rle, yuv, rgb)
  • Fixed: [D3D] Crash when changing height but not width on back-to-back videos
  • Fixed: [gen_tray] Compact mode in Win7 popout tray
  • Fixed: [in_avi] Crash on files with missing RIFF header (including 0-byte files)
  • Fixed: [in_avi] Crash when ix## seektables aren't where they are supposed to be...
  • Fixed: [in_mod] Out of memory error with some older .mod files
  • Fixed: [in_mp3] ADTS header unicode/ansi issues (for .aac files)
  • Fixed: [ml_impex] UTF-8 writing
  • Fixed: [ml_local] Info editor erasing mldb fields not supported by input plugin
  • Misc: Further attempts to fix reported elevation/registration issues on Vista & Win7
  • Misc: Installer: Only install Gracenote alongside dependent components
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Misc: Various translation updates (note: French lang pack now updated to 5.57x)
  • Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.0.7.3
  • Updated: libpng 1.4.0
  • Updated: libsndfile 1.0.21

v5.57 [12-17-09]

  • New: MPEG-4 video support for in_mp4 & in_flv (Winamp Pro only)
  • New: [in_avi] Native AVI video support (MPEG-4 = Winamp Pro only)
  • New: [in_mkv] Matroska MKV video support (MPEG-4 = Winamp Pro only)
  • New: [ml_addons] Browser for discovering new skins & plugins
  • New: Winamp detection browser plugins for IE & Firefox
  • Improved: Direct3D video rendering
  • Improved: Filetype association handling on Vista & Windows 7
  • Improved: New fullscreen video OSD
  • Improved: Added ReplayGain Preamp control to Prefs (previously .ini only)
  • Improved: VU meter (beat vis) optimizations
  • Improved: [gen_ff] Multithreaded object
  • Improved: [in_flac/in_vorbis] Tag support for Organization field as Publisher
  • Improved: [in_flv] AAC, aacPlus & ADPCM audio support in FLV files
  • Improved: [in_mp4] Support for aacPlus parametric stereo in mp4 container
  • Improved: [in_nsv] Native h.264 decoding (Winamp Pro only)
  • Improved: [in_wave] Unicode filename handling
  • Improved: [ml_history] Play Offset feature for resuming playback of podcasts
  • Improved: [ml_local] Director & Producer fields & columns for videos
  • Improved: [ml_local] Row cache for NDE to vastly speed up queries
  • Improved: [ml_online] Right-click option to open service in new window
  • Improved: [ml_wire] feed:// pcast:// and winamp:// protocol support
  • Improved: [ml_wire] Option to automatically download 'x' most recent episodes
  • Improved: [ml_wire] Redesigned Podcast Directory view
  • Improved: [pmp_usb] Option to set paths in saved playlists
  • Improved: [vis_milk2] Milkdrop2 updated to use ns-eel2 (thanks Justin)
  • Fixed: Custom mldb info reverts to filename on Alt+3 for in_dshow, flv & swf
  • Fixed: HeapSetInformation not located in kernel32 error under Win2k
  • Fixed: Shuffle feature broken under limited user profiles
  • Fixed: [gen_ml] Bold text in Local Media views on some systems
  • Fixed: [gen_tray] Compact mode not working on 64-bit OS
  • Fixed: [in_flac] Playback freezing before end of some corrupted files
  • Fixed: [in_flv] Sync issue where video lags behind audio on some flv files
  • Fixed: [in_flv] Various h.263-related crash issues
  • Fixed: [in_mod] Heap overflow security vulnerability (thanks Dyon Balding, Secunia)
  • Fixed: [in_mod] Some s3m files crashing on load
  • Fixed: [in_mp4] Various transcoding issues
  • Fixed: [in_wm] Main window & taskbar menu blocked after closing DRM browser
  • Fixed: [jpeg.w5s/png.w5s] Security vulnerability fixes (thanks Nicolas Joly, VUPEN)
  • Fixed: [ml_local] Remove missing files broken in full rescan
  • Fixed: [ml_wire] feeds.xml sometimes being destroyed
  • Fixed: [pmp_p4s] Crashing with certain devices
  • Fixed: [vis_avs] Compile issues causing some presets to not load properly or crash
  • Misc: Improved Windows 7 compatibility, incl. aero thumbnail & taskbar integration
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
  • Misc: New info page for lang pack developers in About Winamp dialog
  • Misc: New MPEG-4 video support adds h264.w5s & mp4v.w5s
  • Misc: Renamed nsvdec_vp6.dll to vp6.w5s
  • Misc: Removed gen_dropbox from the installer, for now...
  • Misc: Right-click to close Notifier in Bento skin
  • Misc: Some keyboard accelerator fixes (new Ctrl+Alt+B for Add current to bookmarks)
  • Misc: Various installer improvements (including new DirectX version checker)
  • Updated: aacPlus decoder 8.2.2, encoder 8.2.0
  • Updated: Gracenote CDDB/MusicID v2.6.101
  • Updated: libpng 1.2.40
  • Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.0.7
  • Updated: [in_vorbis] libvorbis 1.2.3 & libogg 1.1.4

v5.56 [07-02-09]

Winamp Orgler TM Improved iPod Sync Support New iTunesLibrary Import New Online Services Gallery New OurStage Radio Online Services New Spinner MP3 of the Day Online Service New Turkish, Romanian, and Portuguese Language Packs As always Winamp also features: Now Playing: Discover Artist Songs, Videos, Radio and Photos iPod Support: Play and manage music on your iPod AOL Radio Online Service Powered by CBS Radio Album Art: Retrieve and view Album Art Expanded Flash video support Auto-Tag: Automatically update your song information Media Monitor: Playing the music web just got even better Remote Media: Access your media remotely Thousands of skins and plug-ins to make Winamp even better Free videos, radio stations, MP3 downloads and more See the entire list of Winamp Features

v5.552 [04-27-09]

Improved iPod Sync Support New iTunesLibrary Import New Online Services Gallery New OurStage Radio Online Services New Spinner MP3 of the Day Online Service New Turkish, Romanian, and Portuguese Language Packs As always Winamp also features: Now Playing: Discover Artist Songs, Videos, Radio and Photos iPod Support: Play and manage music on your iPod AOL Radio Online Service Powered by CBS Radio Album Art: Retrieve and view Album Art Expanded Flash video support Auto-Tag: Automatically update your song information Media Monitor: Playing the music web just got even better Remote Media: Access your media remotely Thousands of skins and plug-ins to make Winamp even better Free videos, radio stations, MP3 downloads and more See the entire list of Winamp Features

v5.551 [03-16-09]

Improved iPod Sync Support New iTunesLibrary Import New Online Services Gallery New OurStage Radio Online Services New Spinner MP3 of the Day Online Service New Turkish, Romanian, and Portuguese Language Packs As always Winamp also features: Now Playing: Discover Artist Songs, Videos, Radio and Photos iPod Support: Play and manage music on your iPod AOL Radio Online Service Powered by CBS Radio Album Art: Retrieve and view Album Art Expanded Flash video support Auto-Tag: Automatically update your song information Media Monitor: Playing the music web just got even better Remote Media: Access your media remotely Thousands of skins and plug-ins to make Winamp even better Free videos, radio stations, MP3 downloads and more See the entire list of Winamp Features

v5.55 [03-02-09]

Improved iPod Sync Support New iTunesLibrary Import New Online Services Gallery New OurStage Radio Online Services New Spinner MP3 of the Day Online Service New Turkish, Romanian, and Portuguese Language Packs As always Winamp also features: Now Playing: Discover Artist Songs, Videos, Radio and Photos iPod Support: Play and manage music on your iPod AOL Radio Online Service Powered by CBS Radio Album Art: Retrieve and view Album Art Expanded Flash video support Auto-Tag: Automatically update your song information Media Monitor: Playing the music web just got even better Remote Media: Access your media remotely Thousands of skins and plug-ins to make Winamp even better Free videos, radio stations, MP3 downloads and more See the entire list of Winamp Features

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