@sebastjava I am using the mute on the Strawberry icon on my toolbar. I think I saw someone else post about this same issue.
The skip doesn't happen here with a 10-second mute. I have to have it on mute for a few minutes at least. When it skips it sounds like it is playing the track very fast. It's unintelligible noise. Sometimes it skips only a short time and others it skips all the way to the end of the track. I can reproduce it at will. As far as I can recall, Strawberry has always done this on my system.
While playing with mute I noticed that it does not mute right away. Sometimes it takes 10 seconds or more for the sound to stop. I don't know why I never noticed that before.
I turned off the analyzer and played with mute some more. Sometimes when I mute the sound would stop right away and the slider at the bottom of the screen would stop moving. No way to tell if it was playing since it was muted. After I unmuted it didn't start playing again so I click the stop button and then play and it started to play again. Later I repeated the process but this time I went to do something else and after a short time It started playing.
This is that big of a deal. I have been living with it since I started using Strawberry. I and the other person that mentioned the skipping may be the only people using the mute switch.
Compilation is a audio tag written to files.
If it is set then the songs will go into Various Artists, but the compilation tag is not the only factor, it can go into Various Artists automatically if more than one artists are detected for a specific album, but it can be manually overridden by the user too.
On the second comment in the issue I linked to, I'm describing what's failing. So yes, it's not working at all. There is no need for QA before it's fixed. All you need to do to test it yourself is to enable the open CD option in the menu. I have no plans to look into the issue again which is why I have disabled it, closed the issue and listed it as not supported in the features for Windows. To fix it or look into the issue you need to at least have a Windows PC setup up with a development environment, a debugger and a CD drive which is why I sent you the guide. It's on the bottom of the my TODO list. It's simply not a priority for me considering that most users aren't using strawberry for playing CD's. There are too many others things that needs to be done.
Windows 10 is supported by Microsoft until 2025. All the libraries we use still work with Windows 10. Binaries can be built to work on both Windows 10 and 11 so there isn't more work to support 10. A ton of users are still on Windows 10. I see no reason to drop support for Windows 10 at this point. So I don't know how you came to that conclusion.