Latest WACUP beta release is build #8282 (July 23rd 2021)

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Skins / Re: How to display elapsed time in percentage?
« on: July 06, 2021, 06:35:50 PM »
Ok, the 'text tag' was what confused me.


Skins / Re: How to display elapsed time in percentage?
« on: July 06, 2021, 02:59:18 PM »
Not quite following the point of the question & where it'd be being displayed.

Would just be (12 *100) / (1 * 60) to get the percentage (if you get the time in seconds then you don't have to mess around with conversions).


1) Your guess is as good as mine as the source code doesn't make complete sense with relation to it's internal usage. Best guess is that it might have been to hide the window if there's no artwork available. I might as well just remove that from the code as it also seems to be causing a lock-up if clicking on a playlist entry without metadata & the way that artwork works means a default image is typically going to be given to avoid other issues.

2) If an item is selected in the main playlist editor then it'll show it otherwise it'll show what's relevant to the currently playing item. When disabled it just shows what's available for the currently playing item (the lyrics plug-in follows the same logic). I can't get that to not work as expected & is something I rely quite heavily on. The only thing that does need tweaking is it doesn't live update things when a selection is removed & it should then go back to showing the current playing item information.


Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: Media Library Behavior
« on: July 05, 2021, 12:05:04 AM »
I've not forgotten & there's some obvious differences with how 8100 works vs 7236 which need to be resolved before there's a new preview build though as DanielJack isn't noted as a beta tester, I'm assuming it's a comment on how 7236 is working which is lacking but more so than 8100 does.


That'll most likely be because the input plug-in isn't handling the metadata requests needed.


Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: Media Library Behavior
« on: July 04, 2021, 02:02:04 PM »
If you've manually changed the local library plug-in then it's completely expected to not be showing artwork in the views - you'd need to keep using the local library plug-in from 5.666 which is still the default plug-in for the moment. As the replacement plug-in doesn't have the support coded for it yet. Unless you mean something else & if so then a screenshot of what you're seeing would be helpful to remove any confusion.


I'm sure you're hearing it but it's not something I've heard & is not a feature that I'm aware of being coded into anything that ships as part of WACUP or re-used from Winamp (which is very little now when it comes to actual playback) as it's not something that makes any sense to even have implemented.

I honestly don't have much to suggest other than seeing if there's any settings in the audio driver / chat software that relates to active vs inactive programs (e.g. Windows has an option to lower the volume in certain scenarios).


General Discussion / Re: Lyrics and Album Art plugins
« on: July 01, 2021, 05:04:50 PM »
Regarding putting 1.1 in Wacup, the plugin installs, then it doesn't work.  I go to the settings to look at the plugins and it says "this plug-in could not be loaded due to a dependency issue or it was disabled and is waiting for a restart". I of course restart, it still doesn't work.
It's not going to work as WACUP includes a newer version of that plug-in so by replacing WACUP's plug-in with the older one, the WACUP core will not load it to avoid crashes (as copying older plug-ins over newer ones is something that keeps happening especially with trying to use old plug-in packs).

Looking back at the initial images & the extra reply, you just needed to allow the plug-in to be used when using a modern skin via it's configuration (no version of the plug-in has done that by default so would have had to have been changed in your Winamp install). It'd require re-running the WACUP installer to get back the WACUP build of the plug-in.

Also you mention about v1.1 of the plug-in not working on your Winamp, that'll be from trying to use it on an older Winamp version than it supports.

As for lyrics, I've made it clear that the WACUP lyrics plug-in doesn't do online look-up so calling it "broken" when it's working to within the confines of what it's been coded is imho not fair. So using a different plug-in is the only "fix" for that issue until I eventually have a native WACUP solution.


Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: LCD Smartie Support
« on: June 30, 2021, 03:02:15 PM »
I see there's meant to be source code available but it's under CVS so I can't just browse it to have a look. From a look at other parts of their site, there's mention of Winamp plug-ins but I can't tell if you have to install them or if the base install (I've not downloaded anything so far) should "just work".

So does it install a plug-in into Winamp (which might be why it's not seen by WACUP if it's gone into a different install folder or you've installed WACUP in portable mode which will prevent 3rd party plug-ins from being loaded). It might also be looking for a specific window title string which I've tried to match to Winamp within reason so that could be why it's failing to find things.

Also is there anything else specific about installing it that I need to be aware off ?


General Discussion / Re: Lyrics and Album Art plugins
« on: June 28, 2021, 08:55:14 PM »
No luck in what respect? It's been made clear that my solution doesn't currently do online look-up because the options are somewhat limited on getting something (more about it can be found in Also the 2 known existing 3rd party plug-ins have issues of their own - one throws SSL errors (unless that's been resolved) & the other recently shut it's website after effectively being abandoned a few years prior.

As for this thread in general, I don't get what is trying to be reported as not working as looking at the screenshots, the selection of things in the library view vs what's set to play & the selection within the playlist seem to match to my expectations. So I'd appreciate some clarification on what the actual issue being reported is please.

Unless there's an expectation that what's selected in the local library views is going to drive what's seen elsewhere? If so then that's not how Winamp nor the modern skins or the local library plug-in are coded to work vs what's currently active within the main playlist editor (which is what determines most aspects of what'll be seen when using a modern skin as is what the screenshot shows is being used).


Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: Feature Requests
« on: June 23, 2021, 03:43:47 PM »
The lyrics plug-in I ship with WACUP already reads local lrc & then txt files if there's no lrc file found after having first tried to get it from the current file's metadata.

Synchronised support is something I've still to look into. What I offered as start with my plug-in was mostly to make sure that the base of the lrc parser was correct before coming back to it later on to expand out what it's doing.

I suspect both of the plug-ins were using their own database for things. This is where things get messy as even if there is a server to access, I don't really have the rights to access it & I also need to try to do things "right" when it comes to using other services that are out there.


Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: New Classic Skin Size
« on: June 22, 2021, 12:56:28 PM »
I've merged the threads as the new details in my reply are helpful to keep (more for me) from some of the initial investigation work that had been done.


Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: Feature Requests
« on: June 22, 2021, 12:54:26 PM »
I wasn't aware that the Minilyrics site had also gone down (though not surprising with how it had been abandoned for sometime). Though doesn't the plug-in still work to display anything local ?

I've done a bit of research into this last week & unsynchronised lyrics seem to be easier to obtain but I've still to code something up (I really need to get a new beta build out as it's been too long) & it's not clear how limited the potential access would be (i.e. if it'd need each user to sign-up & get their own api key instead of trying to use a shared key & hit rate limits).

As both of the lyrics plug-ins seem to be breaking, I'm going to have to prioritise this once I've got the current batch of work I'm trying to finish off done.


Wishlist / Feature Requests / Re: New Classic Skin Size
« on: June 12, 2021, 01:53:04 PM »
Tbh 3x scaling is more likely to appear than 1.5x for the moment. The issue is that 1.5x scaling using the same way that 2x scaling is done (equivalent of nearest neighbour from what I can tell) looks awful for a lot of skins (making it blurry & loose colour definition) so it's going to need some experimenting to find a solution (or offer up a range of solutions & allow the user to choose) that work well for non integer scaling - an issue that also affects modern skins (which is probably a bilinear scale due to the time it was implemented).


Knew I should've double-checked, you'd already asked for this before ->

General Discussion / Re: How To Recover Off-Screen Modules
« on: June 07, 2021, 09:51:53 PM »
Preferences -> Playback -> Video -> button at the top of the prefs page. To re-enable it you have to go to the advanced section at the bottom of the preference tree.

Anyway this is one of the few issues I've been having that sound like they will be fixed with the next build. Will you be releasing it this month?
I'm hoping so as I'm behind on where I want to be but a chunk of that has been due to trying to replace more aspects taking longer than I expected.


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