Software Update: Winamp 5.2 beta build 393

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The developers of Winamp released a new build yesterday made available of Winamp 5.2, the successor to the current 5.1 branch. The latest build of Winamp 5.2 is numbered as build 393 and is via this reaction downloadable in different versions. Winamp could only play music files in its early years. At the time it was one of the most well-known programs that could play mp3s in a decent way. Now, several years later, the programmers are developing the Winamp 5 series. The 5 branch is characterized by the plugin support of 2.x and the skin engine of 3.x. At the moment Winamp is a complete media player: not only music files can be played, but it is also possible to watch movies and listen to various radio streams. Build 393 ships with the following changelog:

Build 393 posted

  • Fixes a memory leak when using playlist winshade mode in the modern skin.
  • Fixes in_mp3 security hole.
  • Added experimental skin-colored icons to media library tree – let us know what you think.
  • Changed the “Devices” parent node (in media library) to “Rip & Burn”. The dialog on this page is still in the experimental phase.
  • Portable Media Player fixes
  • Miscellaneous fixes (I’m sure Egg will remind us what they are, but I forgot
  • Fixed blank titles for unknown filetypes (“Fixed in_mp3 blankness. Still gotta fix in_vorbis”)
  • Fixed blank titles when atf is disabled (uses default “artist – title”)
  • Fixed not all tracks showing in ml for cd’s ripped to m4a
  • Fixed track length display for mp3s with CRCs
  • Fixed track length displaying as 0:00 for dragged urls
  • Fixed “Show Winamp in folder context menus” always being checked on upgrades
  • Fixed winamp not loading if winamp.m3u is deleted or read-only
  • Fixed reading of id3 tags not written in Unicode or ISO-8859-1


Version number 5.2 beta build 393
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Website winamp forums
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License type Freeware
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