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Old 14th September 2000, 16:04   #2
Reverend Ike
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BS -

I could give you more specific instructions if I knew what type of plugin you wanted to remove - Input, Output, Visualization, DSP/Effect, or General Purpose - but the following instructions should apply to 99% of plugins.

If your bad plugin is a WildTangent plugin, see this thread:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=32735

For other plugins:

(1a) If your bad plugin is a DSP/Effect plugin: Open Winamp, go to Winamp Preferences (Ctrl+P), select Plug-ins -> DSP/Effect and in the DSP/Effect plug-in window, select (none). Also, note the name of the DLL file that appears next to the bad plugin's name.

For example, if the bad plugin is listed as:

AudioStocker PRO [dsp_audiostocker.dll]

... you will want to note the filename that appears in brackets. Then exit the Preferences window and close Winamp.

(1b) If your bad plugin is an Output plugin: Follow the same steps, except go to the Output plug-ins window, and make sure that the bad plugin is NOT selected. Also, note the name of the DLL file that appears next to the bad plugin's name. Then exit the Preferences window and close Winamp.

(1c) If it is another type of plugin (Input, Visualization, or General Purpose), go to the appropriate window, note the name of the DLL file, exit the Preferences window and close Winamp.

(2) With Winamp closed, use the Start button, go to Settings -> Control Panel, open Add/Remove Programs, and go to the Install/Uninstall tab. Scroll down the list of software and see if the bad plugin is included. If so, select it, click the Add/Remove button, and then exit the Control Panel.

Note: Very few plugins install themselves completely enough to appear on this list (MJuice is one exception), so step (2) probably won't apply to you.

(3) Using Windows Explorer, go to your Plugins folder (the usual location is C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins), and delete the DLL file that you noted above in step (1). You can also delete similarly-named accessory files, if any.

For example, if you wanted to delete the files associated with the DSP plugin named RockSteady, you would delete:

DSP_RockSteady.dll

... as well as its three accessory files:

DSP_RockSteady.cnt
DSP_RockSteady.GID
DSP_RockSteady.hlp

(4) Re-open Winamp, go to Winamp Preferences, select Plug-ins, and click on the Flush plug-in name cache button.

(5) Using Notepad, open the plugin.ini file (located in your Plugins folder), and erase any references to the bad plugin.

[Edited by DJEgg on 12-21-2000 at 12:16 AM]
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