Old 14th December 2001, 20:06   #1
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how to make winamp a default player?

how do i make winamp my default player?
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Old 14th December 2001, 20:43   #2
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With Winamp open do the following:
[list=1][*]Press <Ctrl> + P to open the Preferences window[*]Click on 'File Types'[*]Click 'Select All'[*]Make sure 'Register types on Winamp start' is checked[*]Click 'Close'[*]Quit Winamp and restart your PC[/list=1]

You should now find that Winamp plays all supported media by default.

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Old 14th December 2001, 20:49   #3
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If you don't want Winamp to be the default player of all filetypes in the list, just select the appropriate ones from the list instead of clicking "select all".

eg. select:
MP3, M3U, PLS . . . plus any others of your choice

If you want Winamp to be your default AudioCD player,
checkmark "associate with audio cd's"

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Old 17th December 2001, 06:13   #4
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uhh no

the new winamp doesn't have any of that crap under the preferences.. so how would this be done with the new version of winamp?
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Old 17th December 2001, 20:54   #5
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Those are the instructions for Winamp 2
2.78 is the new version of Winamp.

Winamp3 is unfinished beta software.
If your query relates to WA3beta, goto the WA3 forums.
Further details can be found in the WA3 FAQ
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Old 12th January 2002, 14:43   #6
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To the best of my knowledge, Winamp3 proabably doesn't have the menu at all so you'll just have to wait i guess, or use an older version.
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Old 7th February 2002, 22:46   #7
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If you're new to Winamp I suggest you stick to the 2.xx series. They have been around a while and should be very stable by now, unlike Winamp3, which probably still has nasty bugs in it which you don't need to see.

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Old 7th February 2002, 22:53   #8
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Yeah, i'd go with that, although Winamp3 is looking pretty damn hot, its not really a practical match for Winamp2. But good things come to all those who wait...
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Open up studio.xnf in the Winamp3 directory, and search for this line:


code:

<entry name="ext_mp3" value="0" />




Change the "value=0" to "value=1"

There you go. you can also do this for the other file extensions in the studio.xnf.

If you have winamp 2.xx installed, you might have to disassociate it from the file types you want WA3 to play as default. To do this, go to preferences (Ctrl-P) -> setup -> file types, and in the "Associated Extensions" box, deselect the file types that you associated with WA3.



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