releases Winamp plugin with Unicode support

If you’re tired of seeing question marks every time Winamp scrobbles an MP3 with Japanese tagging, you’re in luck. has released an updated Winamp plugin for testing. If you’re an old-school plugin user, you’ll have to install the client to take advantage of the Unicode support. You’ll also need to install Winamp 5.34 or later, since that’s the version and build in which the player fully supports Unicode.

After three months of no Scrobbling, I’ve started up again, and to test this update’s mettle, I played a bunch of Japanese-tagged files. Looks promising.

I can now start retagging my files to use Japanese. I could just keep it in Romaji (easier to read for me, at least) but I need the reading and writing practice. I’m also going to have to start feeding all the stuff that I’ve been listening to these past three months.


  • V! says:

    Offtopic but, have you heard Shiratori Maika is releasing a new album Sept. 12? Notable among the tracks is a cover of Taiyou no Uta, the 2006 hit song for the same-named drama. The song was performed by the drama’s lead actress, but Shiratori had written it.

  • NemesisVex says:

    I guess I’d better make a post then! Kevin had commented the same thing in another entry, and I actually received an e-mail from CD Japan a few days back. Keeps slipping my mind.