View Full Version : Playing HUGE mp3's in winamp.... won't work!!!
8th December 2000, 06:33
Hey there I have a few really long MP3's (they are about 90 minutes long) and winamp only plays the first 1/4 of the file, then it goes to the next song! If there are no other songs in winamp, it just stops!!!
I try to skip ahead to about halfway through the mp3 file, and winamp plays about half a second of it, then does the same thing!! Will someone please help me this is drivin me nuts!!!
Here is an example mp3 file... try playing it all the way through and see if you have any problems...
http://184.108.40.206/mp3/7th%20sky/02-%20raks%20SDS_wav.mp3 (It's 21 MB)
Btw, I am running winamp 2.7 on a AMD k6-2 450 with 96 MB RAM Windows 98 second edition.
9th December 2000, 02:36
Sorry, but I personally don't have the time to download 21MB
Maybe someone else with a high speed connection can oblige.
In the meantime, do other players play the track/s ok ?
If you have the files on your HDD try playing them with WinMediaPlayer, or copy & paste the url into the open file box.
This way we'll know whether it's a winamp based fault or a corruption in the actual mp3's.
If these are your own personal tracks:
What sofware did you use to encode them ?
What bitrate did you encode them at ?
You might also need to supply us with your full sys specs, especially :
Processor & speed, RAM, soundcard, Windows OS, connection type & speed.
11th December 2000, 00:38
I am running Winamp 2.7 on CeleronII 600 running at 1008mhz with 192MB RAM and Windows 2000 Pro.
I am sorry to say for you it works fine on my machine. So I don't think it's winamp.
Could be your settings in Winamp, your buffer settings, version of DirectX you have if you are using DirectSound OUTput Driver.
BTW: Mike, your site was slow, it took me an hour to download the site, it looks like it ran off your PC but I thought I would let you know.
11th December 2000, 22:45
I've been playing 80+ Meg files on my P150MMX and they seem to work alright. No problems so far.
The only problem I *do* have is that it takes a while sometimes to load the song and strat playing. Ends up crashing other apps like ICQ (or that's what it looks like, anyways). Anyone else seen this?
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