7. Pro Bundle (“Winamp Pro” for Android)
The Pro Bundle is a group of premium audio features that are available for purchase directly from the Winamp In-app Store: Winamp for Android (v1.3) >> Home Screen >> Store >> Pro Bundle. Or alternatively you can purchase the “Pro” features as a separate app -- Winamp Pro from Google Play (formerly the Android Market). These two purchase methods: “Pro Bundle” and “Winamp Pro” (for Android) offer the same set of features.
The “Pro” features offer enriched audio, premium features and customization options:
- 10-band graphic equalizer
- Customizable home screen
- Browse by “Folders”
- Gapless playback
- Support for FLAC playback (in “Folders” view only)
- Personalized station recommendations
- Play streaming audio URLs
- No ads
Optimize how your audio sounds with the our graphic equalizer. The EQ includes 10 bands, a per-amp setting, 17 EQ Presets (rock, techno, Full Base, etc.), as well as the ability to manually adjust the EQ settings and save your own presets.
Also available from the Equalizer screen are the Crossfade settings. Crossfading is used by radio and club DJs alike. It allows for seamless transitions between songs: simultaneously fading out the volume of the current song, while fading in the volume of the up-coming song. You can set the Crossfade setting to be anywhere from 0 to 20 seconds.
7.3 ReplayGain Support
If you have the Pro Bundle, Winamp for Android will support ReplayGain calculations. ReplayGain attempts to normalize the volume (or perceived loudness) of audio tracks. To turn on ReplayGain go to Winamp Home Screen >> Menu >> Setting >> ReplayGain. You can also access the ReplayGain settings from the Equalizer screen.
7.4 Customizable Home Screen
The Customize Home Screen feature allows you to rearrange the order of the home screen buttons to fit your needs. You can also add your favorite SHOUTcast station or favorite playlist directly to the home screen.
To customize your home screen go to Winamp Home Screen >> Menu >> Customize Home. From here you will see a list of all of the home screen buttons as well as all playlists or favorite SHOUTcast stations. Note: to see SHOUTcast stations in this view, you must first have them marked as a “favorite station”.
To rearrange the Home screen buttons, use the grip to the left of the button name and drag it to the desired location. When finished, tap on the Winamp lightning bolt (bottom right-hand corner). This will return you to the Home screen. Only the top 8 items, will be viewable on the home screen. To access the other buttons that are not displayed on the home screen go to Home >> Menu >> More. From there you can navigate to any of the home screen options.
To restore your default Home screen setting, from the Customize Home view go to: Menu >> Restore Default Layout.
You also have the option to edit playlist and SHOUTcast station names. From the Customize Home view, long hold on a playlist or station.
For a detailed tutorial visit our product blog and read - [http://blog.winamp.com/2011/11/17/customize-your-winamp-for-android-home-screen/ Customize Your Winamp for Android Home Screen.
7.5 Browse by Folders
In addition to browsing your music by Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres & Playlists; you can now browse and manage playback directly from your system folders.
To navigate to the “Folders” view go to: Home Screen >> Menu >> Folders; or you can customize your Home Screen to include the Folder view on your main Home Screen view.
From the “Folders” view you can navigate to specific folders within your Android OS file structure. You also have the option of quickly navigating back to the either the “Root” folder or your “Home” folder by selecting Menu >> “Root” or “Home”. To set your “Home” folder, navigate to the desired folder and long hold on the folder. In the pop-up menu select “Set Home”.
7.6 Gapless Playback
With “Pro” we have automatically minimized the silence between songs with Gapless playback. Note: There is no setting to turn Gapless playback on/off.
7.7 FLAC Support
FLAC is high quality audio codec. The term FLAC itself stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, which means that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. For now, the only way to view and play FLAC files in Winamp for Android is by navigating to the file using the browse by “Folders” navigation.
In a future release, we will add support so that you can view FLAC files in the standard views (e.g. Artists, Albums, Songs, etc.).
7.8 Personalized Station Recommendations
To find personalized station recommendations go to: Home >> SHOUTcast >> Recommended For You. This is a list of stations customized for you based on the music files you have on your Android device.
7.9 Play Streaming Audio URLs
If you are unable to find a particular SHOUTcast station and you know the URL,or if you what to play a particular streaming audio URL go to: Home >> SHOUTcast >> Manually Enter Station and then type or paste the address.
7.10 No Ads
The free version of Winamp for Android has banner ads on certain screens within the application. For example on SHOUTcast screens as well as Free Music screens (MP3 of the Day, and Spinner). If you purchase the Pro Bundle (or Winamp Pro for Android), you’ll have an ad free experience.