There we go! 0.9.5, almost ready for the big 1.0 :-)
A few minor fixes for some random widely unused Winamp plugins are also covered but not really interesting.
Most of the updates since 0.9 are regarding the cover feature and cover downloading.
As mentioned, the plugin now integrates its own cover downloader, Amazon Cover Downloader is not needed anymore.
With this come a few new features like no temp files needed if the covers aren't stored anyway and the download of multiple covers.
If saving of covers is enabled, the user can select a different cover after downloading and chose 'Save selected downloaded cover' from the menu to keep (or overwrite an old) one.
Also (re)downloading can be done anytime by selecting 'Download now' in the menu to recheck covers or to select another one to save on disk.
Saving for covers coming from network streams or songs stored in archive files is now available if a default save directory is enabled for the downloaded covers (this also adds the new menu option 'auto save stream/archive').
Reading of cover images stored inside an archive file is also supported (thanks to XMPlay API).
mmm, I think there is another litlle thingie I can ask for: the ability to display cover(s) when playing files frome an archive (7z,zip,...); I mean, if the cover(s) is/are in the archive file.
As mentioned, should work now.
I only tried it with one archive and type of archive (ZIP), so I'm looking forward to your test report :-)
Another thing I noticed is that if the title contains utf8 stuff (japanes characters, for example) it's show on milkdrop as a bunch of ?. Is it possible to fix this or it's an issue with milkdrop itself?
Unfortunately Zarggg is correct.
This can be worked around on newer Microsoft OSes (since XP) by setting another locale. This can be done either globally (i.e. selecting Japanese as the default locale for applications which don't support Unicode in region/language settings) or for one process (xmplay.exe for use with the plugin). You need a special tool to change the locale for a single application called AppLocale
which can be downloaded here
. I'm running it now and it works quite good, you can see a updated screen shot on the first page.