Originally Posted by mattv
ive got 5.02 whats the newest V 5.xx?
5.0.6 is the latest. I've got 5.0.3, and don't plan on updating.
Slammed, you got a suggestion for anything better? Either that or try a pre-AOL tainted version. 2.x = pre-AOL taint. If you suggest anything better... it must meet these requirements:
1: Media library. Winamp 2.9x had this, but I never used it. Was too used to the Playlist. First started using a library with Windows Media Player 9, due to Winamp 3.x being so terrible. It's absolutely invaluable, as you no longer have to fuck with constantly updating playlists to add new music.
2: Library must have some sort of "auto-playlist" function. Windows Media Player 9 has Auto-Playlists. You supply a few variables to define what you want showing up in that playlist, and it automatically adds music from your library to that playlist. Adding new music is automatic, as the Auto-Playlist sees the new music in the libary, and checks to see if it meets your criteria to be included in your auto-playlist(s). Winamp (not sure of 2.9x, haven't checked yet) has "views" in the media library. Same concept, just slightly different execution.
An example would be say you want to listen to all your music in the Heavy Metal genre (granted, Windows Media Player 9 auto generates genre auto-playlists), so you set up a new view called "Heavy Metal", set it to match "All" the following conditions (which is default, the other option is "Any"), hit the +, and from the first drop down list, choose "Genre", 2nd list choose "Equals", and 3rd box type in Heavy Metal. When you hit Ok, the new View will be in the list under Audio, and all your music that has the Genre of Heavy Metal will be listed in that view. Certainly easier than having to go through all your music and manually adding songs to a playlist.
3: Multiple ID3 tag editing. Select a group of songs, and edit all their tags at once. Useful for correcting artist/album/comments/year/genre tags. Without multiple ID3 tag editing, managing the library can be a nightmare, especially if you download music. People are fucking retarded when it comes to tagging mp3's. When I first started using a media library, it was a nightmare (and most of my music is ripped from CD's that I once owned or borrowed, the lack of any ID3 tags is almost as bad as how retarded some people are with tagging. My old ripping/encoding software didn't add any tags, and it was in use for a few years before I found CDex). I had about 20+ gigs of songs that were either tagless, or had some fucked up tags... editing all those tags one at a time was out of the question.
I know there are other programs that will do this, but I'd prefer to have this functionality within the program I'm using to play my music, rather than having to run another program.