Old 19th November 2008, 12:05   #1
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How to copy the media library to a notebook?

First I want to say sorry for my awful English!
I have one problem:
I use a desktop-pc with Winamp 5.541 and want to copy the media library with all the entrys to a notebook. But I don't know in which files the ml is.
It were a great pleasure if you can helb me!
Thanks for all!
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Old 19th November 2008, 13:16   #2
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main.dat is the library's database

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Old 20th November 2008, 11:52   #3
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Thanks, I got it!!!
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Old 14th February 2010, 01:47   #4
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Specific help

I copied this file (main.dat) from my 1st pc that has my ML on it to my 2nd pc that I want to get the ML on. The 2nd pc still says no files in ML. Do I need to do something else? Thanks
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Old 14th February 2010, 03:54   #5
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Assuming the paths/filenames are exactly the same for all media files (it won't work otherwise),
you'd need to copy the following:

%appdata%\winamp\plugins\gen_ml.ini

%appdata%\winamp\plugins\ml\main.dat & main.idx
plus the matching met****.vmd files (as referenced in gen_ml.ini)


and that's just for the Local Media views


History view = recent.dat & recent.idx

Playlists = playlists.xml & matching plf****.m3u8 files

Podcast Dir = feeds.xml (subscriptions) & rss.xml (downloads)


Probably not wise to copy anything else
(eg. ml_online.ini, art*.dat/idx, cdrom.vmd, default.vmd, bookmark.vmd, cache & omServices subfolders),
as all those will be created by default anyway.
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Old 14th February 2010, 05:45   #6
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Thanks DJ Egg! That seemed to work! I also DJ and copying the ML saves lots of time when I setup a new laptop.
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