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29th April 2000, 07:06
my copy of winamp has an irritating tendency to cut off the ends of mp3's. The only way i can avoid this is to pull the seeking bar to a few seconds from the end of the file and let it play from there, but then i'm just listening to the end of the file (duh), so it's no big help. Can anyone help me here? It's really getting annoying.
2nd June 2000, 03:38
My songs cut off too- but in the very beginning, not at the end. I get to hear about 3 seconds of the song, then it cuts off and starts back at the beginning. It's driving me crazy and I don't know why anyone from tech support isn't answering our question!! Good luck to you!
18th June 2000, 21:55
Same here. When you press the play buttons, which ever song highlighted loses 1 second from the total song. If i press skip the next song will lose a second as well. This if frustrating considering the time i spent downloading the songs. Help
6th December 2001, 08:13
I'm also experiencing cutoff at the beginning of a song. I'm using Winamp 2.78 with an Audioexcel CMI8738 Soundcard, Pentium 666MHz, 256 MB RAM, on Windows XP Pro.
I haven't noticed if there's cutoff at the end of a song, though.
Please if anyone knows how to fix this problem, help!
6th December 2001, 09:45
Originally posted by Dragonbleu
Audioexcel CMI8738 Soundcardupdate DirectX (http://www.microsoft.com/directx/) and soundcard drivers, etc. your soundcard is to blame, not Winamp.
7th December 2001, 07:12
I had the latest drivers from Microsoft. I didn't want to use DirectSound output, because then sound in Winamp would be too low compared to all other sounds from my system. That's why I kept using the Wave output device.
I did a few tweaks, now It works fine. Here's what I did; I hope this helps other people:
1- Physically changed soundcard to another PCI slot. This, in turn made windows change the IRQ for my soundcard. Now it has IRQ 12 all for itself.
2- Reduced Hardware Acceleration one notch.
3- Check this: I reduced buffer length for WaveOut plugin in Winamp to 1000ms. I don't know why, but thanks to that last part, I don't experience song cutoff at the beginning anymore.
Setting the buffer too low wasn't helping though. I needed at least 400ms so the sound wouldn't skip. I set it to half the recommended size at 1000ms and I don't have anymore problems now. I did some more experimenting, and the safe range I could personally use was from 400ms to 1800ms.
8th December 2001, 23:38
I am about to download Winamp for my XP Pro system. Is there anything special I should know or do first? Using Pentium III, 10 Gigs, 192 RAM, 550 Mtz. The reason I ask is that Winamp.com doesn't mention specifically it's ok for XP, just goes to Win2000 NT.
Also, anyone had problems transferring MP3s from other players to Winamp? Thanks for any help.
amacd in Toronto
9th December 2001, 01:46
for the most part, winamp works good on XP. you shouldnt have any problems
9th December 2001, 17:26
Thanks very much. A second question please? I like the look of MO on the XP and wonder how you rate it against my current Outlook Express? I won't change unless it is foolproof. Who wants to lose treasured 'old mail' among others? :DLook for the silver lining - it may be gold!
9th December 2001, 18:44
please, move this discussion to techsupport/newbies or general discussions, otherwise i'll have to lock this thread (which has nothing to do with real Winamp bugs anyway).
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