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Old 18th October 2011, 20:23   #1
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Suggest changes to winamps default config

hey all and esp Devs,

i've been meaning to post this for quite some time. i would like to suggest the following changes be made to winamps default configuration. hopefully you will do as many of them as possible:

CHANGE #1

add a default "Genres" smartview to the other smartviews

you already have "Audio" "Recently Played" and so on... i am saying add one called Genres, that has 3 top panes and a bottom tracks pane.

The top left is Genres, midde is Album Artists, and right is Art icons.

simple, but currently missing! why not have it by default and show the power of browsing by genre by default???

CHANGE #2

add "Album Artists" as a default column to the bottom tracks pane

right now, you only get Artists, left justified. I think its high time for Album Artist to be the first, left justified column, followed by Artists second.

people need to know its there and to use it. hiding it from them only confuses them, more so than exposing it would.

most rippers, including winamp, these days use unique artist per track, (thank god). however AA support is spotty, but used or not used, either way, it needs exposed so users can see WHY things group together or not, esp for artwork.

CHANGE #3

turn off the guessing!

in watch folders, you have to turn off the metadata "guessing" to see whats really in your tags. i know back when winamp was started that this was useful and practically necessary, but not today. this should be an opt-in feature, not an opt-out one. again, hiding reality from the users at this point is overall more confusing to them, then not doing so.

so the default for the "configure" button AND any newly added folders should be "no guessing." (and "any" instead of "all")

in addition, using "artist as album artist" should also be opt-in, not opt-out. users are unaware of these options and do NOT intuitively expect them to exist. and besides, the option if on, can really mess up your exp!

please let me know what you think.

thanks!

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BUG #1 = Winamp skips short tracks
Wish #1 = Multiple Column Sorting
Wish #2 = Add TCMP/Compilation editing
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