June 26th, 2006 by Keith

Winamp 5.24 Released

Posted in Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows


Nullsoft Winamp has released the next version of multimedia player, Winamp 5.24, since my last review at version 5.22. Winamp is a multimedia player allowing users to playback audio and video files, supporting several file formats.

Here is the Change Log over the previous 5.22 version:

  • * Fixed: [in_midi] crash bug & potential security vulnerability (only change in version 5.24)
  • * Improved: [gen_jumpex] jump-to-file speed improvements
  • * Fixed: playlist saving with network share files
  • * Fixed: Media Library preferences not loading in correct order
  • * Fixed: main window not hilited when restoring from minimized state in classic skin.
  • * Fixed: slow loading of playlists with URLs
  • * Fixed: CD burning using third party input plugins
  • * Fixed: [gen_ff] Wasabi XML font-related fixes from Martin Poehlmann
  • * Fixed: [gen_ff] Map.getHeight() maki script function returning width instead
  • * Fixed: [gen_ff] winshade global hotkeys broken w/ modern skins
  • * Fixed: [gen_jumpex] ‘Add to Queue’ issues
  • * Fixed: [gen_jumpex] NT4 incompatability
  • * Fixed: [gen_jumpex] misc bug fixes
  • * Fixed: [gen_ml] icon changes on drag+drop items
  • * Fixed: [in_mp3] playback of AAC streams
  • * Fixed: [in_mp4] seek bug when using right arrow key
  • * Fixed: [in_wm] Playback restarts from beginning when editing tags of a currently playing .wma file
  • * Fixed: [in_wm] protocol/extension reversed in config > filetype > edit
  • * Fixed: [in_wm] ‘Audio only’ always checked for ASF/WMV in config
  • * Fixed: [in_wm] seek bug when using right arrow key
  • * Fixed: [ml_bookmarks] ‘Edit Bookmarks’ menu item not working when Media Library is hidden
  • * Fixed: [ml_local] crash while rearranging media library views
  • * Fixed: [ml_local] crash on close
  • * Fixed: [ml_local] sort arrow reversed in some columns
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] Import Playlists uses containing dir for title instead of filename
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] No “Recurse” checkbox in Import Playlists From Folder
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] Add Dir adds all filetypes (not just all-supported)
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] rt-click enqueue not working & other issues
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] Not saving playlists in some situations
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] crash when loading badly formed WPL playlists
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] drag&drop into playlist not adding to correct position
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] root playlist screen not updating when adding new playlist
  • * Fixed: [ml_playlists] reverting changes on send-to: playlist
  • * Fixed: [ml_wire] some podcasts only display one item
  • * Fixed: [out_ds] stop with fade (shift+v) issue
  • * Updated: [in_cdda] CDDB

Winamp 5.24 can be downloaded here. If you have a Pro license, you can choose to get an upgrade. The license for the Pro version can be purchased at $19.95. Alternatively, there is a limited version of Winamp, which can be downloaded for free.

With a Pro version, users can have access to unrestricted CD burning, unrestricted CD ripping as well as MP3 encoding.

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