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Old 28th July 2008, 00:48   #1
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m3u icon just won't change no matter what



I've tried it all, erasing icon cache, re-installing Winamp, i've even downloaded some tool to manually modify filetype associations. NOTHING FREAKIN WORKS. Why the hell do i have to watch this damn WMP11 icon if WinAMP is primary program to run it. I don't get it. It used to work just fine but not anymore. It's just locked to this damn icon.
Please enlighten me because i'll go nuts soon...

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Old 28th July 2008, 15:52   #2
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1) Try this (at least it works in WinXP..):

Rightclick on the .m3u file -> Open With, CHOOSE PROGRAM -> Choose Winamp from the list, then checkmark the option "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".
Then click "OK". After this, the icon should update to be a Winamp icon

2) If that doesnt work, try this:

CTRL + P (Preferences) -> File types -> Make sure that this option is checkmarked; "Restore file associations at Winamp start-up".

Please reply on how it goes (and which thing who worked..) This thread can help others..


Question for others/DEVs:
How can I change which Winamp icon the .m3u playlist file will have?
Is it CTRL + P -> File types -> "Playlist Icon" ?
If so, changing that doesnt work for me.. How do I do it?

It is better to use the normal orange Winamp icon for the .m3u and .m3u8 Playlist Files, instead of the icon on the Winamp Media Files (The actual song files..) I wonder why it isnt like that as default (the same as W.Agent icon..) ?
Anyway, how can I change it? Or is it a bug, so it cant be changed right now? :/

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Old 28th July 2008, 20:23   #3
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The thing is that m3u is associated to WinAMP and even some 3rd party extension manager showed that icon is pointing to winamp.exe. But explorer is just showing something else.
I've tried clearing and rebuilding cache but nothing changed.
1I just gave up to this crap and re-saved the playlists to m3u8 (Unicode) format. At least i have WInAMP icon now.
If anyone else has some other idea how to fix it, let me know.
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Old 29th July 2008, 00:44   #4
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is it the same icon for .pls files? if not, a simple registry edit could restore the m3u icon.
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u]
@="Winamp.PlayList"
"Winamp_Back"="m3ufile"

save the above code as m3u.reg and run it, it will point the m3u association back to Winamp proper and should restore the icon too. refresh the icons

if that doesn't fix it, then this should once you run the first reg file
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.PlayList\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Winamp\\winamp.exe,1"


again save this as plicon.reg and run it. refresh again.
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Old 29th July 2008, 07:05   #5
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Nothing. The thing is, all the entries are there, but the icon just wouldn't change. At all. Wtf.
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Old 29th July 2008, 13:40   #6
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Is that definitely a WMP11 icon, and not e.g. iTunes or Quicktime?

Does this registry key exist?

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Winamp.PlayList\ShellEx\IconHandler

If yes, delete it.

Infact, you can safely delete the entire ...\ShellEx subkey, because that is not created/used by Winamp.
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Old 29th July 2008, 15:34   #7
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Question:
How can I change which Winamp icon the .m3u/.m3u8 playlist file will have?
Is it CTRL + P -> File types -> "Playlist Icon" ?
If so, changing that doesnt work for me.. How do I do it?

It is better to use the normal orange Winamp icon for the .m3u and .m3u8 Playlist Files, instead of the icon on the Winamp Media Files (The actual song files..) I wonder why it isnt like that as default (the same as W.Agent icon..) ?

Anyway, how can I change it? Or is it a bug, so it cant be changed right now? :/
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Old 29th July 2008, 18:26   #8
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Originally posted by Kn0tte
1) Try this (at least it works in WinXP..):

Rightclick on the .m3u file -> Open With, CHOOSE PROGRAM -> Choose Winamp from the list, then checkmark the option "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".
Then click "OK". After this, the icon should update to be a Winamp icon
Here is what I do in this situation. Follow the above steps. But choose another program to open the m3u file with. I always choose Windows Media Player. And then press O.K. That will change the association to WMP. Then I do those steps again and choose Winamp this time. That will usually change everything for you to the correct icon and association.

Let me know if this works.
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Old 29th July 2008, 21:08   #9
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I think we've found a bug here.

The playlist icon doesn't change for me either...
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Old 29th July 2008, 21:34   #10
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I think we've found a bug here.

The playlist icon doesn't change for me either...

You mean
CTRL + P -> File types -> "Playlist Icon" option ?
CTRL + P -> File types -> "File Icon" option ?

Playlist files (.m3u/.m3u8) icon should be the same as the default WAgent icon (look at the top to the left of this website - thats the same too). Why isnt it that as default? Then it becomes easy to see if it is a playlist or not..
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Old 30th July 2008, 11:59   #11
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Yeah, it's just a Windows Explorer icon cache issue.
We've fixed it for the next release, so that the icon change will force a refresh when you close Prefs or switch to another Prefs page (which is the best we can do for now).
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Old 30th July 2008, 12:13   #12
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Ok.. Thats good.

But this fix is for both "File Icon" and "Playlist Icon", right? Currently none of them works.

Btw, I think "Playlist Icon" should be set at the first icon you can select, #1 -> as default, not #2 (which it currently is). Then its not the same as "File Icon" anymore
I mean (as default settings);
Playlist icon = Icon #1,
File icon.... = Icon #2, (what it currently is - a white icon..)
You know what I mean? - This is the last thing I am begging for

You know, in C:\Program Files\Winamp, "winamp.exe" and "winampa.exe" has the icon #1, too. So why not saved playlist (as default) too?

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Old 30th July 2008, 12:44   #13
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Playlist files are saved .m3u and m3u8 files.
Make sure that the "Playlist Icon" option also works for .m3u8 (unicode playlist)!

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Default "Playlist Icon" should be (#1 in the list) !
(It makes a difference from "File Icon").
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"winamp.exe" and "winampa".exe in C:\Program Files\Winamp has the icon , so why not .m3u and m3u8 saved playlists as default too?

I hope you understand my suggestion, and I hope it is do-able.
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Old 30th July 2008, 13:36   #14
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It will delete the Windows icon cache in general, and there is just one icon cache, so it affects all file extensions.

It's simply the same, like if you'd delete the file manually or use a tool like TweakUI for doing it.
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Old 30th July 2008, 13:48   #15
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Ok.. But what I suggested is possible, right?
The orange lightning bolt is the symbol of Winamp It belongs to Winamp. And playlist files should have that icon, while file icons (the songs) should have the other white icon..

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Default "Playlist Icon" should be (#1 in the list) !
(It makes a difference from "File Icon").
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Old 30th July 2008, 13:49   #16
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It's possible, but I don't care about the default standard icons, really.
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Old 30th July 2008, 13:52   #17
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Ok, but I do.

is the symbol of Winamp!

And there should be a difference between song files and playlist files.

Playlist Files = , icon #1 in the list. Heh
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Old 30th July 2008, 21:55   #18
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Dj Egg, that reg key is there but the structure is nothing like you meantioned and also everything in it points to winamp.exe. The icon is WMP11 for sure as i only have WinAMP (for music) and WMP11 (for video) installed.

Any chance to get hands on beta version of WinAMP to see if that resolves the issue?
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Old 31st July 2008, 11:04   #19
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Just trust me when I say it's fixed.
It's in the trees, it's coming.

@Koopa
We won't be changing the default icon.
The user can change that themselves, if they're not happy.
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Old 31st July 2008, 11:24   #20
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Well, ok. Thanks for clarifying that.

Though looks much better than the blue/white standard icon.. And thats the icon on winamp.exe too..

Anyway,
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Old 31st July 2008, 13:21   #21
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That's just your opinion.

I personally prefer the semiquaver icon for playlists.
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Old 31st July 2008, 15:34   #22
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@Koopa We won't be changing the default icon. The user can change that themselves, if they're not happy.
You mean Kn0tte, not me.
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....but I don't care about the default standard icons, really.
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Old 31st July 2008, 17:03   #23
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Oops, yeah, lol
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Old 2nd August 2008, 09:30   #24
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Ok, Eggie, if you say it's fixed i'll just have to believe you :P
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Old 7th August 2008, 02:55   #25
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Well, this 5.541 version was suppose to fix this but it just failed. Nothing changed at all and i tried everything again.
Just doesn't work...
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Old 9th August 2008, 22:29   #26
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I hear you RejZor... Glad I'm not the only one going crazy over this.

I've been uninstalling (never had to do that before!) and reinstalling Winamp due to another problem (playlist shuffling stopped working in 5.54 on this machine) and now this ultra-annoying thing just happened on top of it for no apparent reason!

But I guess we all know that file type handling in Windows has always sucked big time (even more so in Vista).

Btw, how do I clear the icon cache in Windows Vista?
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How To Purge & Rebuild The Icon Cache In Vista
Thanks for the link. I'm saving that one! I especially liked the "Hold down Ctrl+Shift & Right Click on empty area in the Start Menu" part. Didn't know you could do that!

Unfortunately this didn't work for me either. The icon still looks like RejZor's. Oh well...

Actually the only thing that happened was that DreamScene had one of its attacks again and broke down.
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Old 10th August 2008, 03:16   #29
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Well, this 5.541 version was suppose to fix this but it just failed. Nothing changed at all and i tried everything again.
Just doesn't work...
READ!
It was the bug that I reported that got fixed in 5.541, not your possible bug. Read..

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....29#post2383429
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Old 10th August 2008, 11:16   #30
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Well, djegg assured me it's fixed when i asked to get beta version to verify...
Besides, even if i do cahnge icons there, nothig changes at all. So it does affect mine too...
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Old 10th August 2008, 12:12   #31
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.. The bug I reported got fixed in 5.541. I can change the icon and it changes. NOTE: You have to close the Prefs or switch to another Prefs page to refresh the icons..

Your issue is not fixed, nor do we know why you are getting it..

Are you running Windows Vista? That may be the problem since Vista is bullshit..
I think you need to give more information regarding your issue, and post logs etc.. Then it becomes easier to help you
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This is already bordering to idiocity...
When WinAMP is installed clean on clean OS (Vista 64bit) m3u files get WinAMP icon, but when you double click them you get dialog with what program you want to open them. And moment after you select winamp.exe, bam those m3u files get WMP icons and you can't f**kin get rid of them no matter what you do. Now thats lame...
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Old 12th August 2008, 20:19   #33
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Ok..

Maybe it is a Windows Vista related issue?
If so, I hope DJ Egg or someone will post back in this thread and help you.
There have been a lot of Vista fixes in 5.5x versions, but still there are some issues left. If your issue is related to Vista, someone should look at it. Afterall Vista is the new OS now, and more people are getting it..
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Old 14th August 2008, 11:21   #34
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Oh, I have another suggestion here.
You know the option;
CTRL + P -> General Preferences -> "System Tray Icon"

.. Can you make it so that option also work for the Taskbar? Currently we cant change the icon in the taskbar, but this option could work for it, right?
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Old 15th August 2008, 11:16   #35
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I was using Vista ever since it's release and this started happening max a month ago or so, certanly not more.
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Old 18th August 2008, 16:18   #36
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i'm having the same problem.
i'm using vista home premium.

please don't say "use xp" or vista sucks.
yeah, yeah... downgrading is not an option.

this started happening when i took out the windows media 11 shell and then reinstalled it. i'm pretty sure everything worked before i did that.

currently i'm using winamp 5.541
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if all ealse failes all you have to do is right click winamp.exe and select properties and select compatibility and run as xp sp2
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I've the same fuckin' problem, annoying.
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if all ealse failes all you have to do is right click winamp.exe and select properties and select compatibility and run as xp sp2
That works (as long as we talk about associations alone).
Files get opened in WinAMP but for some idiotic reason, icon is automatically changed to WMP11 icon instead WinAMP.
And from this point on, you CANNOT change it to ANY WinAMP icon even if you stand on your head and trying to drink Coke... It's just impossible to change it. Now all other programs can change their icons and even WinAMP "used to" do that. But now it's just borked up and it really pisses me off.
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Old 23rd September 2008, 23:03   #40
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RejZoR, I have the same exact problem running vista ultimate 64 bit. I have drove myself crazy trying to fix this bug and nothing worked, but I finally figure out a fix if you have not solved the problem yet, and if you have let me know what it was? Here is what I did. Install winamp 552 over 5541 then go to Default programs in the start menu to set your default programs, choose winamp then choose defaults for this program, select .m3u and then save and your icon will change to the winamp one you have selected, then install the 5541 over that and it will play your playlist shoutcast or what ever and your icon will be fixed with the newest version of winamp. Hope this solves your problem, it seems 554 and 5541 have a bug for vista 64 bit, as I have a quad boot machine and it works on XP pro, vista 32 bit and XP 64 bit, but not vista 64 bit. If you have a problem finding version 552, you can go to winamp heaven or download a torrent. What 552 does is add the needed registry keys that 554 is missing. SM

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