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19th June 2007, 21:07
I lately monitored my system using sysinternals Process Monitor and found that Winamp (while idle) generates 4 queries per second (!) with a 'name not found' result (see the attached screen shot below). Any ideas as to the cause of this repetitive queries?

Using XP SP2 with Winamp lite 5.35


DJ Egg
19th June 2007, 22:03
Some 3rd-party plugin maybe?

20th June 2007, 06:08
Below is the output of the One for Nunz v2.83 plugin. Please let me know if anything else would be of help:

Installed Winamp plugin list
Generated by 'One for Nunz v2.83' on 20-Jun-07 at 09:00:37

<< Winamp Information >>

Winamp.ini path is: E:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.ini
Plugin directory is: E:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins
Visualisation directory is: E:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins
DSP directory is: E:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins
Skin directory is: E:\Program Files\Winamp\skins

Using Winamp version: 5.35 (Build 1305)
Current skin: Winamp base skin (Classic skin)
Sonic Burning Engine is not installed

<< OS Information >>

Running on: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
Memory available: 2095032 KB

<< Input plugins >>

Nullsoft CD plug-in (CDDB2) v3.33 [in_cdda.dll]
Reference FLAC Decoder v1.1.1(with ML support) [in_flac.dll]
Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder 4.06 [in_mp3.dll]
AudioCoding.com MPEG-4 General Audio player: 2.1 beta compiled on Jul 9 2004 [in_mp4.dll]
.mpc Musepack plugin 0.99g [in_mpc.dll]
Nullsoft Waveform Decoder 3.13 [in_wave.dll]

<< Output plugins >>

DirectSound output v2.47 [out_ds.dll] [active]
SqrSoft® Advanced Crossfading v1.75 [out_sqr.dll]
waveOut output v2.11 [out_wave.dll]

<< Visualisation plugins >>

Nullsoft Tiny Fullscreen (v2.09) [vis_nsfs.dll]

<< DSP plugins >>

No plugins of this type are installed

<< General Purpose plugins >>

Winamp Good Night Sleep Plugin v1.0 [gen_ctrl.dll]
Nullsoft Global Hotkeys v1.32 [gen_hotkeys.dll]
Jump To File Extra v0.99.1b (Build 400) [gen_jumpex.dll]
One for Nunz v2.83 [gen_nunzio.dll]
Nullsoft Tray Control v2.0 [gen_tray.dll]
Audioscrobbler Winamp plugin v2, 0, 30, 0 [gen_wa2_scrobbler.dll]

<< Encoder plugins >>

WAV Encoder v1.01

<< Summary of system components (*.w5s) >>
(These are not included in the plugin counts below)
aacPlusDecoder.w5s (356kb)
db.w5s (253kb)
jnetlib.w5s (26kb)
playlist.w5s (31kb)
tagz.w5s (21kb)
xml.w5s (88kb)

<< Summary of all dlls in the root winamp folder (*.dll) >>
(These are not included in the plugin counts below)
libsndfile.dll (222kb) [loaded]
nscrt.dll (344kb) [loaded]

<< Summary of installed plugins >>

6 Input plugins installed
3 Output plugins installed
1 Visualisation plugin installed
0 DSP plugin installed
6 General Purpose plugins installed
0 Media Library plugin installed
1 Encoder plugin installed

Total: 17 plugins installed

DJ Egg
20th June 2007, 10:56
Reference FLAC Decoder v1.1.1(with ML support) [in_flac.dll]
AudioCoding.com MPEG-4 General Audio player: 2.1 beta [in_mp4.dll]
.mpc Musepack plugin 0.99g [in_mpc.dll]
Winamp Good Night Sleep Plugin v1.0 [gen_ctrl.dll]
Audioscrobbler Winamp plugin v2, 0, 30, 0 [gen_wa2_scrobbler.dll]

Those are your 3rd-party plugins.
It could be any of those to blame.

At a guess, it'll be one of the gen plugins.

As for the 3 input plugins...

I strongly recommend that you download Winamp 5.35 Full, select 'Lite' as the Install Type on Screen 2 of the Installer Options (http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=199851#list), then checkmark both FLAC and MP4 under Audio File Support.

You can get the Nullsoft MPC plugin here:

The support for FLAC, MP4, and MPC provided by the Nullsoft versions of the plugins is much much better than anything that those 3rd-party plugins have to offer, especially under Winamp 5.3x (ie. support for: unicode, 24bit output, replaygain, transcoder, media library, etc etc).

20th June 2007, 17:21
Thanks Egg - Reinstalled with native support for the various audio formats & reduced the # of 3rd party plug-ins. The problem is now resolved.