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Extra Tools
XMPlay 2.x
by Dotpitch, 2011-11-12 13:00:00

XMPlay 2.0 - 1/11/2001

  • New GUI
  • Info Window
  • MP1/2/3 playback
  • Ogg Vorbis playback
  • Updated MO3 support
  • Per-track saved settings
  • Clipboard monitoring for URLs
  • Equalizer presets
  • UMX playback
  • Lots of other changes...

XMPlay 2.1 - 22/12/2001

  • Winamp input plugin support
  • Playlist panel duplicated in the info window
  • HTML webpage scanning
  • URL drag'n'dropping into XMPlay
  • Drag'n'dropping files/URLs from XMPlay to other apps
  • Write separate tracks to disk (shoutcast streams)
  • "Dynamic" auto-amp mode
  • "Auto loop" mode applies to all formats now (not only MODs)
  • 96khz MOD playback rate
  • BPM/speed display for MOD formats
  • Stereo sample support in MO3/IT/XM/S3M formats
  • Current track displayed in taskbar
  • Open file/URL dialogs combined
  • Desktop shortcut option
  • "Remove duplicate titles" option
  • "Remove dead" also removes non-existent local files not marked as "dead"
  • Random track shortcut

XMPlay 2.2 - 13/1/2002

  • Playlist searching & unmatched skipping
  • OGG modules updated to RC3
  • Detection of VBlank MODs
  • EQ/reverb/restart shortcuts
  • Current/total tracks display in playlist (info window)
  • Plugin file info menu option in playlist
  • Follow the current track marker in playlist panel
  • Adlib S3M files are ignored (so plugins can play them)
  • Error dialog explaining failed HTTP/FTP connections
  • Warning dialog for unsupported Winamp plugins

XMPlay 2.3 - 28/2/2002

  • MPEG & OGG pre-load/scanning removed
  • Seeking in internet streamed files
  • MOD pattern display visualisation
  • CODEC WAV writer removed and...
  • ...replaced by customisable external encoder settings
  • Auto-filename option for WAV/encoder writing
  • PLS/M3U playlist streaming
  • Active MOD channel count
  • "Random play order" option
  • Minimize to tray
  • Info window scroll shortcuts
  • Auto-kill virtual channels if CPU load reaches 75%
  • Comments in XM files supported
  • Localised font support

XMPlay 2.4 - 14/7/2002

  • Skins
  • Built-in WAV support (including streaming)
  • Built-in WMA support (including streaming)
  • OGG support built-in (OGG/VORBIS DLLs not required)
  • ASX "playlist" support
  • Spectrum visualisations
  • Amplification & auto-amp apply to plugins now too
  • Calculation of missing track lengths
  • Support for Modplug/ADPCM compressed files
  • "Remove & delete file" option
  • "Add directory" option
  • Output directory selector (for auto-filename)
  • Copy info window text to the clipboard option
  • MO3 sample compression ratio in "General" info window
  • Basic sample details in "Samples" info window
  • Filename help bubbles in info window playlist
  • Slider levels shown in help bubbles
  • "Restart" option in tray menu
  • "Random play order" indicator
  • Track count display in playlist panel
  • "Stop" when already stopped unloads current track
  • "Unload final track" option
  • Shortcut to find track starting with x
  • Winamp plugin track info shortcut changed (due to above)
  • Minimize shortcut
  • Option to reset amplification on new tracks
  • Option to remove tracks not matching search criteria
  • Extension association removal
  • Command-line support
  • "Add to XMPlay-list" shell option
  • Info window texts retrievable via DDE (topics=info0-2)
  • Visual plugin button-click support

XMPlay 2.4a - 24/7/2002

  • OGG support updated to 1.0
  • Help bubbles for volume/amplification/EQ/reverb shortcut adjustments
  • Vibrato effects shown in MOD pattern display
  • Shortcut to stop
  • Shortcut to "Get missing times"
  • Shortcut to view skin "readme" text
  • Shortcut to reload current skin

XMPlay 2.5 - 18/11/2002

  • Multi-song MOD support
  • Support for DMO effects in IT/XM/MO3 files
  • Support for chained OGG streaming
  • Support for extended filter range in IT files
  • Support for "Invert Loop" (EFx) MOD effect
  • Global hotkeys
  • Open URLs from info window texts
  • Centered MOD pattern scrolling mode
  • Faster WAV writing
  • Improved external encoder STDIN support
  • Playlist moved from registry to XMPLAY.PLS file
  • Per-track settings moved from registry to XMPLAY.SET file
  • Icecast2 tags shown in info window
  • Support for track titles in WMA streams
  • ID3 tags shown in info window for plugin-played files too
  • EQs bands changed (now evenly spaced 2 octaves apart)
  • "Flat" EQ preset
  • XMPlay Support site link in misc panel
  • "Auto-advance" option (loop list switch sub-menu)
  • "Play listed tracks" option (list button sub-menu)
  • "Sort by extension" option (random switch sub-menu)
  • "-tray" command-line option to launch in tray
  • "-play" command-line option to start playback on launch
  • Support for multiple files and/or directories in command-line
  • Shortcut to "Add directory" (shift+Insert)
  • MP3pro files are passed onto the MP3pro plugin (if installed)
  • A few skin-related improvements (see skinning kit)

XMPlay 2.6 - 16/1/2003

  • 32/24-bit OGG/MPEG/MOD playback
  • Track queuing
  • Multi-track selection (move/delete/queue/skip multiple tracks)
  • Customisable track title format
  • Help bubble for long track titles
  • Title changes are displayed when minimized to tray
  • Global hotkeys for stop/seeking/volume
  • Support for "win" key in global hotkeys
  • Multi-song MOD WAV writing support
  • 24-bit WAV writing
  • 32-bit WAV writing format changed to "type 3" standard
  • Output format shown in "General" info window
  • Partial unicode support in OGG tags
  • Settings moved to HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry branch
  • A couple more skin-related improvements (see skinning kit)

XMPlay 2.7 - 17/5/2003

  • 8 point windowed sinc interpolation (3DNow! optimized)
  • Non-interpolated mixing option
  • Support for 32/24-bit WAV files
  • Support for 32/24-bit Winamp input plugins
  • More responsive auto-amp reduction
  • Amp slider scale is now the same for all formats
  • "Dither" and "Noise shaping" options
  • MOD pattern display horizontal scrolling
  • MOD channel muting
  • Automatic scanning for track lengths
  • Resume playback at startup from where it left off (right-click close)
  • Checking for "dead" tracks at startup
  • Visualisation resizing without stretching
  • Logarithmic freq in spectrum displays (16khz range)
  • Info window can be opened while minimized to tray...
  • ..."Info window" global hotkey and tray menu option
  • Open/add files from the tray menu
  • Option to display filenames in info window playlist
  • "Stop at end of queue" option
  • Looped WAV writing (always "only once")
  • Track number added to title formatting options
  • Invert selection shortcut (I)
  • Selection of multiple blocks of tracks (using ctrl+shift+click)
  • Shortcut to rescan track titles (F9)
  • Numerical sorting (eg. "2" comes before "10")
  • "Sort by filename" now includes the path
  • WinXP time display problem fixed
  • A few more skin-related improvements (see skinning kit)

XMPlay 2.8 - 28/7/2003

  • Device/Integration/Miscellaneous/Plugins panels removed, and...
  • ...replaced by a single integrated "Options and stuff" window
  • Enhanced search option (matches listed as you type)
  • DSP volume & balance option
  • Mono tracks are played in stereo if output is set to stereo
  • Support for high-pass filter and forward/reverse (S9E/F) IT/MPT effects
  • "Always in tray" option
  • "Restrict rendering" vis option
  • "Stop at dead track" option
  • "Clear queue" option
  • File selector "Folder history"
  • External encoder "resolution" setting
  • Amplification display unit changed to "dB"
  • Maximum buffer length increased to 2.5 seconds
  • Faster skin loading
  • Skinning changes (see skinning kit)