Old 12th February 2017, 14:13   #1
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Are there any newer plugins for playback of the usual audio formats, or are we stuck with that's part of Winamp, and several years old?
Like I can't play m4a files for example.
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Old 12th February 2017, 14:54   #2
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Make sure in_mp4.dll is installed and configured with its default extensions (M4A;MP4).

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Old 12th February 2017, 16:38   #3
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It probably is, because the file is being loaded into Winamp, but is constantly reloading like it was a zero length file or something.
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Old 12th February 2017, 19:54   #4
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If it's of any use, this is what Mediainfo says about the file:
code:
General
Format : dash
Codec ID : dash
File size : 4.86 MiB
Duration : 5mn 17s
Overall bit rate : 128 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2014-12-22 02:42:14
Tagged date : UTC 2014-12-22 02:42:14

Audio
ID : 1
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 5mn 17s
Bit rate : 126 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 4.75 MiB (98%)
Encoded date : UTC 2014-12-22 02:42:14
Tagged date : UTC 2014-12-22 02:42:14


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Old 12th February 2017, 20:37   #5
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It probably is, because the file is being loaded into Winamp, but is constantly reloading like it was a zero length file or something.
"probably is" is not helpful. Either it is or it isn't. Check your Input Plug-ins.
A JPG file can be loaded. That doesn't mean it will play.

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Old 13th February 2017, 14:44   #6
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Ok, I checked and the plugin is there.
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Old 13th February 2017, 15:23   #7
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Good.
Make sure that in_mp4.dll has M4A in its extension list.
And just to remove any confusion, make sure M4A is not included in the Extension list or Filetypes list for any other input plug-in.

If the file still won't play, I can't think of a reason.
You could replace the dll file with a fresh copy, in case it is corrupted.

Or let us see a problem file by uploading one in your next post or providing a link to a file sharing service.
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Old 13th February 2017, 17:20   #8
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This is a fresh install of Winamp (the patched version, whatever it is).
Winamp kind of does recognize the file, but refuses to play it.
Audio:
MPEG-4 AAC LC
0 kbps

I downloaded it from Youtube btw.
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Old 13th February 2017, 17:21   #9
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https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6...msxNjZramJXdEk
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Old 13th February 2017, 20:34   #10
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This is the part Winamp seems to have a problem with:
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Format : dash
Codec ID : dash (iso6/mp41)
I used My MP4Box GUI to demux the file, and it gave me an AAC file that played just fine in Winamp.

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Old 14th February 2017, 13:58   #11
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I used My MP4Box GUI to demux the file, and it gave me an AAC file that played just fine in Winamp.
Here's an example of how to do that with the command line: http://sergey.marechek.com/blog/2012/07/15/241/

@ TheWalruss
The "problem" file does play with VLC and foobar2000, but not with my Winamp.
I have other lossy M4A files that can be played with Winamp.
So maybe the file is "out-of-spec" in some way that Winamp will not deal with, or the Winamp decoder is inadequate.

But don't hold your breath waiting for any improvements or changes to Winamp's plug-ins from the current owners: Radionomy is worse than useless.

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Old 14th February 2017, 17:16   #12
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There's an old thread about it here: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=379699

In Dr. O's words: Winamp doesn't support MPEG DASH.

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Old 14th February 2017, 19:16   #13
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The format "MPEG DASH" is not supported by in_mp4. This issue came up in another thread somewhere (I don't remember which.) You can try playing it with the FFSoX plugin by pbelkner: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=319968
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Old 22nd February 2017, 17:02   #14
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There's an old thread about it here: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=379699

In Dr. O's words: Winamp doesn't support MPEG DASH.
Well put! :-)
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