Old 20th May 2005, 23:27   #1
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Winamp 5.091 rewriting winamp.m3u

Hi, the new version of winamp is fully rewriting the Winamp.m3u after closing winamp (seen at filemon). This takes ~30sec. and winamp makes a cpu usage of 99%. With my older version of winamp (508e) there is nothing like that. It's closing immediately.
Is that a bug or is there a function to disable this?

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Old 21st May 2005, 00:13   #2
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I can't reproduce this in 5.091, WinXP, clean install.

According to my process managers, I see Winamp consuming about 50% of my CPU on shutdown for a fraction of a second.

The dynamic playlist "insert_your_winamp_directory_here\Winamp.m3u" is overwritten everytime you close Winamp, unless you have it checked read-only. This is a feature of Winamp.

What are your system specs?

Are you using any third-party plugins or skins? They aren't supported.

Can you post a text file of the log that your program filemon records as Winamp is consuming your entire CPU?

Thanks.
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Old 21st May 2005, 00:52   #3
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I also have this problem with 5.09 and 5.091. I'm running win xp sp2 with an AMD 3200 with 1 gig of ram. I did not have this problem in 5.08e or any other previous versions. I'm wonding if it only has a problem when there is a lot of mp3's in the list, like 70K (which i have).

When you tested it, did you have have close to that many in the list?

If you think it may be a plugin, what kind of plug-ins may 'cause this?

exactly what kind of log do you need and where/how can i get it? I can see clearly that it's writing the winamp.m3u file and that it pegs my cpu for about a minute.
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Old 21st May 2005, 01:05   #4
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Should this similarly be the case with x-lock, I apologize. There have been a few threads concerning this lately. Here's one linked below and if I can find more, I'll let you know:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....large+playlist

It seems to be a recurrent issue with 5.091 as well as 5.09. Let's see what I can turn up. For the time being, sFanky: Do you have ANY third-party plugins? List them out here. Post a HijackThis log, as well as any diagnostic logs from the applications used to monitor your processes. ...and no I didn't have thousands of files in my playlist. I wouldn't have anymore than say 500 at the most

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Old 21st May 2005, 01:14   #5
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I'm using the folowing plugins:
Visualization:
Geiss 2 (v1.0) (vis_geiss2.dll)
Geiss for winamp (vis_geiss.dll)

General:
Titlebar Info 1.47 (gen_tbar_2.dll)

Thats it for the plugs i believe. I've never used hijackthis so i'll have to look into that. I have no logs to give, just been looking at my Task Manager when i close winamp and seeing the winamp process take 100% cpu and also can see the winamp.m3u file being written in explorer.

Is there any sort of logging i can get from winamp directly?

I also have the same problem if i just 'save' the playlist, just like the guy in that other forum link you posted above.
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Old 21st May 2005, 01:17   #6
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Information on and a download link to HijackThis is found in this thread. I'm not aware of any internal logging within Winamp, but I could be wrong, I have been before
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Old 21st May 2005, 16:14   #7
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Hi, i have made a clean install of winamp without any plugins and the problem is existing furthermore.
If the pls is bigger, then it takes longer to close winamp.

I've uploaded the filemon.log in a zip file, becuase the unpacked log is around 0,5mb. http://home.arcor.de/pr0n/winamp_filemon_log.zip

My sys specs:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 2
CPU Typ: AMD Athlon XP, 1800 MHz (13.5 x 133) 2200+
Motherboard Name: ECS L7S7A2 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chip: SiS 746
768 MB (DDR SDRAM)
C-Media CMI8738 Audio Chip
SiS 7012 Audio Device
--------------------------

HijackThis log (only running processes):
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:06:59, on 21.05.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programme\Cherry\KeyMan\KeyMan.exe
C:\Programme\NetLimiter\NetLimiter.exe
D:\Image\refreshratefix\RefreshLock.exe
C:\Programme\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Programme\Cherry\CDI\CDI.exe
C:\Programme\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programme\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\DOKUME~1\Eddy\LOKALE~1\Temp\HijackThis.exe

//EDIT
here is the filemon log of winamp 5.08e. You can see winamp is saving the file in 1sec. (log contains the part with writing winamp.m3u only)
http://home.arcor.de/pr0n/winamp_filemon_log2.zip

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Old 22nd May 2005, 16:08   #8
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no idea? :/
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Old 22nd May 2005, 19:49   #9
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This is a known issue and will hopefully be optimized greatly for 5.092 or later version. The issue being that before writing to winamp.m3u on exit (which all previous versions of Winamp 2.x/5.x have always done) an extra check is now made to ensure that no winamp/aol music/video entries from the Online Media views are stored in and written to the playlist. Naturally, the larger the playlist, the longer the check takes. The vast majority of people with smaller playlists will never notice anything.
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Old 22nd May 2005, 19:54   #10
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In addition to what DJ Egg said, if you would like to disable this check, head to Preferences > Media Library > Online Media > Modify Preferences > Uncheck 'Look for new Online Media Channels on exit.'
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Old 22nd May 2005, 20:45   #11
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No, that is a different issue entirely, and nothing to do with the issue at hand.

To see what I'm talking about, go to: Online Media > Winamp Video,
enqueue a bunch of items, ie. add them to the end of your current playlist.

Open Task Manager and (optionally) hi-lite the winamp.exe process

Then without even playing any of the enqueued items, close Winamp.

Watch cpu-usage spike for winamp.exe, then wait for winamp.exe process to die.

Reopen Winamp, and notice that the entries you enqueued are no longer listed.

This is the check that I'm referring to, and you'll find that it's the same with or without that option you referred to checked in Prefs.
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Old 22nd May 2005, 21:20   #12
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Ah ok, thanks for the info. Then i can only wait for the new version of winamp. By then i will use 5.08e.
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Old 28th May 2005, 03:47   #13
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Update:

This issue is now fixed as of today's release of Winamp 5.092

From the Changelog...

* Fixed: Long delay and high cpu on exit with many items in playlist

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Old 28th May 2005, 22:22   #14
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Super! It works just how it should now. Thanks.
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Old 29th May 2005, 16:04   #15
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cool, big thx!
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