Winamp 5.x

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Wine Version1.7.13
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Version 5.0 - 5.58
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

- Media Library

- EQ

- 24bit playback (through WaveOut Plugin)

- XZCVB - shortcut keys

- Bookmarks, 

- Ratings

What does not

- always on top causes playlist to always stay on top after the option has been unset

- global hotkeys

- wma files indexed by media library will crash winamp (I renamed the plugin)

- format converter crashes winamp if codec u-law is selected

- directsound output has trouble with sound files at 44.1kHz, files at exactly 48kHz play fine 

- I did not succeed in setting ALSA to force output to 44.1Khz in ~/.asoundrc

cat  /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/sub0/hw_params

format: S32_LE
subformat: STD
channels: 2
rate: 48000 (48000/1)
period_size: 480
buffer_size: 1920

- Opening the file info dialog or more info in media library causes audio to skip (if using DirectSound Output raising buffer length above 2000ms to 3000ms  could work ). WaveOut skips at max. buffer.

- Now Playing crashes winamp,

- WaveOut plugin will play 24/16 bit files, at their proper bitrate

- WaveOut plugin will not let you control the sound in the main window only after  you select in the plugin preferences Alt.Existing method(slow) - it's slow.

- When using WaveOut radio streams play for 2-3 seconds and drop to static noise

- When using WaveOut no other application can use the soundcard

Checking current output rate:

 cat  /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/sub0/hw_params

format: S16_LE
subformat: STD
channels: 2
rate: 44100 (44100/1)
period_size: 441
buffer_size: 1764

- UTF8 characters in playlist (I may have needed to compile with support for UTF8 though)

- resizing the  Media Library window or  scrolling up/down in the Preferences Window will corrupt the text layout

What was not tested

- video playback

- modern skins

Additional Comments

- Forcing downsampling amplifies the crackling effect. Select in Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder in Decoder tab the quality. You can select "Half" to drop it from 44.1 to 22 and you will notice the crackling sound more clearly. 
- audio quality is worst with soft piano music and direct sound 
eg La Valse d'Amelie - Yann Tiersen
- 1.7.16 has the same issues
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.0 "Jessie" x86_64Apr 04 20141.7.15 Yes Yes Silver Ovidiu 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Mar 02 20141.7.13 Yes Yes Platinum Jinx 
ShowNetrunner 4.2Oct 28 20121.5.16 Yes Yes Bronze Maiya Liy Huff 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Oct 20 20121.5.15 Yes Yes Gold Carlos Rodriguez 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Aug 22 20121.5.10 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4825 Winamp Media Library Does Not Display NEW View
12060 Direct3D window is not placed withing its parent window UNCONFIRMED View
14690 Winamp Equalizer and playlist keeps always on top NEW View
15346 Winamp disappears when you move it's location NEW View
16367 Applications don't receive multimedia keys NEW View
18926 In Winamp, the "send to..." submenu in the playlist menu does not appear NEW View
20569 Winamp's next page in the shoutcast radio/tv list doesn't respond UNCONFIRMED View
22891 winamp [5.572] Winamp.exe hangs after exiting winamp forcing a kill UNCONFIRMED View

HOWTO WINAMP 5.5 - 5.56

Before installing winamp 5.5 - 5.56 you can try a 'sh winetricks comctl32 wininet ie6 allfonts divx' in the terminal for a better winamp experience in WINE

(see below for instructions)

Comctl32, ie6 & wininet for the media library to show up and for the 'send to menu' to work, allfonts for a good display of the bento skin and divx to watch online shoutcast movie stations and local movies.

There are some annoying window issues with the modern and bento skin. Like submenus disappearing behind the main window, or even a disappearing window with a repositioning.

To prevent this you can enable the virtual desktop in winecfg (you can set “1280x945” for a full-screen experience on a 17inch monitor) otherwise use “pkill winamp*” to get out of trouble.

If you use the modern skin you might need to enlarge the main window for the media library to show up, if you want to use the Bento skin, make sure you only enable it 'after' you filled the library in classic or modern skin style

If your new to WINE this might sound a bit daunting, but really an installation is mostly a matter of copy/paste in the terminal, so go ahead.

cd ~/ && wget && chmod +x winetricks

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-winamp sh winetricks comctl32 wininet ie6 allfonts divx

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-winamp wine winecfg

(optional, enable a virtual desktop, go to graphics, check emulate)

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-winamp wine '/path/to/winamp556_full_emusic-7plus_en-us.exe'

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-winamp wine 'C:\Program Files\winamp\winamp.exe'


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Problems with Winamp 5.65 in Wine 1.7.1
by Daniel on Saturday September 14th 2013, 16:50
Today I installed Winamp in Wine, and I'm having a number of issues. I'm using the Classic skin. Roughly in order of severity:

- If I try to open two instances of Winamp, the first instance crashes. This is the pop-up error message:

"Program Error

The program winamp.exe has encountered a serious
problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the

This can be caused by a problem in the program or a deficiency
in Wine. You may want to check the Application Database for
tips about running the application."

- Under Preferences, for many menu items, the text at the end of a line gets cut off.

- Also under Preferences, the first few items are shifted down a few lines, overlapping with the next few items. I can only get to these items by clicking on a lower item, and then using the arrow keys to scroll up.

- When I drag and drop a single audio file into a playlist, two copies of the file are added to the playlist.

- When I drag and drop multiple audio files into a playlist, the files are again duplicated, but NOT one after the other. So far as I can tell, it adds four files at a time to the playlist, then duplicates them, and then moves on to the remaining files.

- When I try to use Alt+Tab to change windows between Winamp and, say, Firefox (to type up this post!), all that happens is that Winamp very briefly shifts its focus from the Equalizer window to the top window (and then back to the Equalizer window).

- If I am in another window (say, Firefox, typing up this post), and I type Alt+Tab to switch to Winamp, the top two windows will appear, but the Playlist window remains hidden underneath Firefox.

- If I hover over and quickly press the "LIST OPTS" button on the bottom right, the pop-up menu will show up, but will then disappear when the Tooltip (which says "Manage Playlist") pops up. If I wait until the Tooltip shows up and then click the button, the menu shows up fine.

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by Mina on Thursday August 15th 2013, 3:01
Winamp doesn't detect plugins!

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