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Winamp 5 Wishlist

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Winamp 5 Wishlist

This is the list of the most commonly requested features for the next releases of Winamp 5. These already have been noted and do not need to be continually requested. These requests have already been brought to the attention of the developers.

Note: Threads asking for items on this list will be locked. Any posts asking for hardware mp3 player ports, or linux/mac/handheld/phone/etc ports will be locked instantly. Posting phrases such as "Like (insert some other p.o.s. player here) does" will probably get you totally ignored.

Updated for Winamp 5.666+

Crossed out items have already been implemented for the next release.
Or, if they cannot be implemented, see the comments below the entry.

Be sure to also check the posts below for:
- Known workarounds & 3rd-party plugin solutions
- Already Implemented requests (archive)

* after an entry denotes 'also see known workarounds' below

Winamp Core

Share files with iTunes users
(DAAP client/server)

Proxy authorization support
via pop-up username and password dialog.

Always On Top for individual windows
eg. playlist or main or ml window only

Album Art window for Classic skins *

Mass download Album Art for multiple albums at same time

Read/write metadata support for multiple genres and contributing artists per song

Save embedded Album Art (in file tags)

Playlist Editor
'Physically Delete Files from Disk' Accelerator Key (shortcut/hotkey)

Jump to track number option *
Jump to Track plugin, by DrO

Winamp3 style disable playback (for individual pledit items) *

Winamp3 style poppler/sidecar (multiple playlists) *
The Bento skin has a "view playlists" info pane
Sidecar for Winamp Modern skin also now available

Tabbed playlists

Winamp3 style 'sort' options (sort by: artist / album / track#) *

Winshade unlink position & width
Like the main window winshade

Columns for Artist, Album, Title, etc like in Local Media views of the library

Hide username:password@ for url's in playlist

Play music files with fullscreen vis plugin, and fullscreen video files consecutively in same playlist.

Native Cuesheet support (.cue files) *

Native MonkeysAudio (APE) and Musepack (MPC) support *

FTP streaming support *

32-bit playback

http auth support for password protected playlists

Support for spaces in url's, ie. no need for %20 (auto-urlencoding)

Input Plugins

FreeDB support
Unable to due to Gracenote licensing agreements.

Import/export CDDB entries from/to cdplayer.ini


ID3 v2.4
Upgrade current support from v2.3
Preliminary support in 5.2, more to come later

Lyrics3 2.0 writing

RTSP streaming support

Changeable editor font for the File Info box

Save Ratings and Playcounts to ID3v2 tags (POPM and PCNT frame)
Rating support implemented in 5.58-5.6

More configuration implemented (eg. buffers, priority, etc)
Note: Supported extensions list implemented in 5.33

rtsp/rtp protocol, sdp, amr support

MP4/M4V Video support
Implemented in 5.57 for Pro users only
For non-Pro users, see here for known workaround.

FLAC Streaming Support

OggFLAC support

Display bitrate, codecs, resolution/size etc, like other video input plugins *

(or new in_ogg plugin?)

Opus support

OggFLAC support

Speex support

Streaming metadata support

Video Support (Theora/ogv)

Lossless OggPCM support


Brightness and Contrast controls
Hopefully coming in 5.5x

Custom zoom / pan & scan options

VCD and DVD support
"Main Menu > Play > Play Video CD X:" Maybe.
DVD menu support would be nice too.
in_mplayer plugin

No minimize option when Winamp minimized

Controls in the video window
Modern Skins support this

Native subtitle/.srt support

Counter in full screen OSD

Customizable/Skinable OSD

Disable/bypass EQ and DSP effects on Video playback

Hotkeys to move video forward/back to manually fix desync issues

Video screenshots - save current frame as jpeg/png
Note: PrintScreen works fine if unchecking 'Allow hardware overlay' in Prefs

Start in fullscreen mode

Force fullscreen to go on monitor X

Video as desktop (like milkdrop)

Media Library: General
Customizable metadata detection mode!
A 4th 'Custom' option where you can specify e.g. "artist - album - ## - title" from filenames

Winshade Mode
Don't expect this to ever happen, but it is listed.
Implemented by JTFE in 5.2x, but only for Classic skins.

Option to use Mozilla (or other default browser) for Now Playing/Online Services/Browser
Not going to happen according to the devs.

Folding/cascading trees/sub-menus/folder views in left pane
note, main categories (local media, playlists, devices) are already collapsible

Metadata to take account of more than just "The"

Media Library: Playlists
Mass export of playlists to selected folder

Separate title format string for media library playlists

Columns for Artist, Album, Title, etc, like in Local Media views

Track and automatically fix dead links

Media Library: History
Columns for Artist, Album, etc, like in Local Media views

Automatically track and remove dead entries

Media Library: Local Media Views
Winamp3-style Preview mode
(listen to songs from ml without adding to playlist)

Move/copy/rename files using the media library
Already do-able (workaround | alt. method | 2)

A way to identify and/or filter duplicate songs (with different paths/filenames)

Column for 'Original Artist' or URL from ID3v2 tag

Columns/Support for Conductor, Mood, Compilation (TCMP)
(insert any other custom fields here)

Column for new 5.55 Category field

Export a view directly to a playlist file

Option to limit the number of results shown for a query

Option to exclude Hidden folders from scan

Media Library: Plugins
ReplayGain: option to exclude files already containing rg info from rescan

ReplayGain: Edit / Clear RG info

Autotagger: Select/edit specific fields in Results dialog before updating

Media Library: Podcasts
More download options (specify naming convention, etc)

Set/limit number of simultaneous subscription update downloads

http auth support for password protected feeds

Pause/Resume downloads

Media Library: Portable Device Support
iPod: Touch, Nano 5/6G & iPhone Support

Unicode playlist (m3u8) read/write support for pmp_usb

Encoders (CD Ripping / Transcoding)
Options for Original, Copyrighted, Private and CRC in MP3 Encoder settings

Single-file ripping mode

MPEG-1 Layer 2 (.MP2) Encoder

Modern skins
Save multiple window layout presets

Show playlist item numbers in playlist window shade

Scroll buttons in playlist window, like in classic skin playlist or ml playlists

Global Hotkey for Notification works even if Notifier is disabled in config

Easy Move works when dragging in video area of Video window, like it does in classic skins

Easy Move can be disabled for Modern skins (unchecking it currently does nothing)

Option to have video window with no border/frame

Any other 'classic skins-only' features

Bento: Vertically resizable main player area

Bento: Options to hide MCV Info Pane / tabs / etc

Bento: Options to detach vid/vis/other windows

Bento: Options to add/edit/remove tabs or rearrange windows/components

Bento: Option to use Mozilla/Gecko (or other default browser) for Browser
Not going to happen according to the devs.

Pro Requests
Burn MP3/Data/ISO CDs

Write CD-Text

Paranoia/secure ripping mode

DVD Playback

No ads in embedded/serverside IE pages (Online Services, Now Playing, etc)


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Requested features with known workarounds or 3rd-party solutions

Winamp Core


Separate Modern and Classic skins in the skin list
Skin Manager plugin, by DrO (latest = v1.0)

Full smart wheel support
Make scroll wheel work without having to hi-lite windows/contents, eg. ml panes
Known workaround

Album Art window for Classic skins
Will's Album Art Viewer Plugin

Playlist Editor
"Save As" in main/playlist menu
For saving non-protected streaming media files to disk
Save File As plugin, by DrO

Cuesheet support (.cue files)
CuePlayer plugin | Discussion
mp3cue plugin (updated for WA5) | Discussion 1 | 2
Note: Native support is planned for a future WA5 release

Undo option
Playlist Undo plugin, by DrO

Winamp3 style 'sort' options
ActiveWinamp plugin, by ShaneH

Winamp3 style disable playback (for individual pledit items)
Playback Excluder plugin, by DrO

Option to remove song from Playlist after being played
Playlist File Remover v2.0, by DrO

Drag+Drop from Playlist Editor to ML or any other window
Drag+Drop plugin, by Joonas | Discussion | Latest working version (v1.5 rc1)

Auto Play on start
DrO's Time Restore and AutoPlay plugin

Save track position on stop/exit
DrO's Time Restore and AutoPlay plugin

Streaming https/ssl support
ssl version of jnetlib.w5s available

FTP streaming support *

Custom rewind/ffwd times (instead of just fixed 5 sec)
DrO's Repeater plugin

MonkeysAudio (APE) & Musepack (MPC) support
Support is currently provided via 3rd-party plugins: APE | MPC.
A native MPC plugin is in development, but may be thwarted by licensing issues.

Always on top for JUST video window
Video Dominator plugin

start in fullscreen option
Auto Video Fullscreen Plugin (latest = v1.2) - developed by DrO
Note: this (hidden) feature is actually implemented without the need for any extra plugin, by setting video_auto_fs=1 in winamp.ini (default value = 0).

Native Ogg Theora/OGV/OGM video support
Add OGV;OGM to in_dshow config (More Info)

Media Library

Media Library: General
'Enqueue & Play' action for local media, playlists, bookmarks, audio cd's
DrO's ML Enqueue & Play plugin

Modern Skins
mini/deskband mode
Winamp Deskband | more plugins

Pro Requests
Gapless/Crossfaded burning
Use SqrSoft ACF DiskWriter to write one large WAV first


Archive: Implemented Wishlist items

Winamp Core


Different icons and file descriptions for associated file types
known workarounds
Implemented in Winamp 5.58 via the Jump To File Extra Plugin
More Infos: Link

When deleting files, send them to the Recycle Bin
Implemented in Winamp 5.09

Multi/Personal User settings support in Windows NT/2K/XP/Vista/7
Implemented in 5.11 - 5.21

Full Unicode Support
Implemented in 5.2-5.3x

Access to ML views/playlists from main window / tray icon menu.
Implemented in 5.25

Playlist Editor
.B4S Playlist Support
Implemented in Winamp 5.22

Winamp3 style queuing (play next)
Implemented in 5.03 (via Jump To File Extra plugin / gen_jumpex.dll)

Option to remove duplicate entries
Implemented in 5.04

Playlist scrolls one line at a time, instead of 4
Implemented in 5.5

option to pad playlist numbers with zeros, eg. 0001 - 1000
Implemented in 5.54

Mass Tagging from Playlist Editor
Implemented in 5.666

Enqueue AND Play combo option
Known workarounds | 2
Latest JTFE supports this, as bundled with the Winamp 5.2x distro

Streaming https/ssl support
Implemented in 5.56

XSPF playlist support
Implemented in 5.64

IPv6 support
Implemented in 5.34

Input Plugins

Replay Gain / Auto Normalization built in
Implemented in 5.25

Streaming ID3v2 title support (info/link)
Implemented in 5.25 :-)

Native gapless support ('strip padding/zero samples', like in_mpg123)
Implemented in 5.2

24/32-bit output resolution support, like in_mad
24bit support implemented in 5.25

APE v2 tags support
Implemented in 5.52-5.54

Read/Store Disk number in tags
Implemented in 5.1 (or 5.11?), use %track% and %disc% in ATF

Option to read ID3v1 tags only in Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder
Implemented in 5.22

QTSS streaming support
Implemented in 5.32

Simplify the ID3 editor
Have only one field for each attribute, and at the bottom, or in the in_mp3 config,
add "Use the Tag writing from library" to decide what format to add.

Implemented in 5.5 with the new unified file info box.

CD-Text read support
Implemented in 5.31 (requires Sonic Engine to be installed/enabled)

Proper m4a streaming support (instead of needing to download full file first)
Implemented in 5.31

3gp support

h.263 support (for playback of e.g. youtube flv)
Implemented in 5.65

.OGA extension support
Implemented in 5.63

Media Library: General
iPod support
iPod, Creative and Playsforsure device support in Winamp 5.2

Ratings from main/playlist windows & hotkeys, etc
Implemented in 5.04
For 5.03 and earlier:
Rate It plugin, adds Rate Item to playlist rt-click menu
Toaster plugin, incorporates Rate It, plus hotkey accelerators, and more

Separate options for "Show internet radio" and "Show internet tv"
implemented in 5.04

Ability to rearrange main categories in left pane
Implemented in 5.5

Remember collapsed/expanded state of nodes in ML left pane
Implemented in 5.5

Export/Import Library from iTunes
Implemented in 5.55

"Add To Library" file/folder context menu items
Implemented in 5.55 (via JTFE plugin)

Mass Tagging
Implemented in 5.5

Internet TV Filter
Option to lock/filter out adult content
(filter implemented, lock/password protection still to come) (implemented in 5.11)

MTP device support
Implemented in 5.2

Prompt if closing Winamp whilst podcasts are still downloading/updating
Implemented in 5.571

CD Ripping (ml_disc): Support for Disc# in Output File Settings -> Naming Convention
Implemented in 5.572

Media Library: Playlists
Import Multiple Playlists
Implemented in 5.04

Sort playlists list in left pane alphabetically etc
eg. right click sort options (in addition to current drag method)
Implemented in 5.54

Media Library: Local Media Views
Add "Year" column to the Album display
Implemented in 5.21

Arrows to show sorting method
Implemented in 5.22

Change the Artist and Album display in the upper part of the right pane
eg. add: Genre, Album Artist, Year, etc.
Implemented in 5.32

Show file path as column
Implemented in 5.32

Columns for Album Artist, Composer, Disc, Publisher, Extension & ReplayGain
Implemented in 5.32

File/encoder type tab in Media Library
Show something like "mp3, wav, ogg, avi."
Maybe more specific like "divx, xvid, mpeg2, etc"
Extension column implemented in 5.32
%family% atf support in 5.5

Display 'Date' (File Time / Played Last) in International format (DD/MM/YY) for non-us users instead of US format (MM/DD/YY)
Implemented in 5.32

Customizable 'Play Count' options
Implemented in 5.55

Mass ID3 stripping
Already do-able via "Edit selected items" dialog

Sub queries, have a query under a query
Already do-able via "Display 'Refine' search field" option

Album cover viewing
Tips | AlbumCovers | Cover&Tag | Now Playing | Ikarus' plugin | EAR | AlbumList2
Implemented in 5.5

Modern skins
Song ticker scrolling wraps instead of bouncing
Implemented in 5.5

Same spectrum analyzer options as in classic skins
Implemented in 5.5

Winamp Modern skin: AlbumArt in Notifier
Implemented in 5.54

Media Library: Portable Device Support
Done for Winamp 5.25

Transfer of playlists
Done for Winamp 5.22

Copy to hard drive
Done for Winamp 5.25

Playback for MTP and creative devices
Done for Winamp 5.25

USB drive support (such as Creative MuVo)
Done for Winamp 5.25

Album art support for devices
Implemented in 5.5

Pro Requests
--alt-preset support for MP3 writing
Implemented in 5.03
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