A user has posted on the feature request section of the Winamp forums asking the developers to include “Smart crossfading” in the next version.

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“Smart crossfade analyses the playlist and determines if the songs are in increasing sequential track order from the same album. If they aren’t (like in most random mixes) user defined crossfading is used”

 

Any improvement in crossfading between tracks in Winamp would be welcomed. When I used Winamp to stream my station 13 years ago I could never get it to crossfade. I always ended up with lots of horrible gaps and silence between tracks no matter which crossfade plugin/settings I tried.

One of the crossfading plugins for Winamp (SQR) always used to freeze and crash after a few hours meaning a restart of the program.

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The fact I could never get a decent crossfade with Winamp frustrated me big time. These days we use better software that is designed for the job, and we don’t seem to have any issues with RadioDJ not crossfading properly.

I have my crossfade settings in RadioDJ like this.

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With the above settings everything just seems to flow smoothly.

Why people still use Winamp to stream an online radio station with is beyond me, it used to be OK 13 or so years ago but technology has moved on. RadioDJ is the future of free music automation software. You don’t even need to be a radio DJ to use it!

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RadioDJ Free radio automation download

If you use the settings in the pictures provided and volume level all your tracks you will find RadioDJ just crossfades without even breaking a sweat!

Smart crossfading in Winamp? Who knows what new features the developers will introduce into the program.

(IF Winamp ever gets updated watch this space)

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