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Old 18th December 2007, 19:51   #9
DJ Egg
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Winamp relies entirely on the input plugins to decode files.
The input plugins rely entirely on the file extension.
If you want in_dshow to handle MP4 instead of in_mp4, then you have to manually configure the respective input plugins accordingly.

That is the way that it is, and without a major rewrite of the entire Winamp core engine, that's the way it's going to stay.

We do not support MP4 video by default because we aren't licensed to decode MPEG-4, H.263, AVC/H.264 video content. If and when we get such a license, then we will make in_mp4 also decode video content.
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