Old 15th July 2018, 04:21   #1
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Winamp just started CTD all of a sudden

I was streaming just fine, have been for weeks. Then all of a sudden today it just started crashing. Every time I open Winamp and try to reload the playlist it crashes again. It gives me an error report which I will attach. I've tried to read it but I can't figure out what is actually happening besides some sort of write error. But again this literally just started happening a few hours ago. Any help would be appreciated. I've read through the forum, but I am a bit of a noob so I apologize in advance for anything that I may have forgotten to add.
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Old 15th July 2018, 07:05   #2
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Make sure you're using the latest version:
http://meggamusic.co.uk/winamp/Winamp_Download.htm

If there is still a problem, Restart in Safe Mode: see Preferences > Plug-ins
If it still crashes: I don't know.
If it loads a playlist OK then a plugin is probably messing things up. Find it and stop using it.

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Old 15th July 2018, 21:09   #3
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Thanks

I figured it out. Somehow the MP3 files had become associated with the pictures in the folder. I'm not sure how as they weren't added as tags nor embedded in the mp3s. Removing the pictures from the folder got everything running again. Still not sure how it happened but it's fixed for the moment.
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Old 15th July 2018, 21:36   #4
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I've got lots of image files (jpg, png, etc.) in the folders that contain audio files. Winamp never has a problem.
But if you've associated image files with Winamp, that might cause a problem.

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Old 16th July 2018, 03:18   #5
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I went and looked back at the pictures. They don't seem to be associated with winamp. However I did notice that I hadn't created them and that they were named "folder.jpg" and now all of the audio files in that folder weren't working either. I looked at the crash report again and noticed the tags on the error report were the same as the tags for the photo so I can only guess that some kinda way this image in particular had become the image for all the files in the folder. When I tried to play the files in windows media player they all played with that image as the photo. When I loaded them into winamp it always crashed. Deleted the image and it worked, renamed the image and it worked. still not sure how this happened but I'm going to keep digging to try to figure out why it happened.
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Old 16th July 2018, 11:21   #6
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Good luck.

I would like copies of the picture files that you removed from the folder, the ones that seemed to cause the crash.
I keep a collection of odd or damaged media files for trouble-shooting.

You could zip them into an archive, upload the zip file to https://www.sendspace.com/, and post the link.

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Old 17th July 2018, 05:02   #7
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It hasn't been creating. I updated my codec pack and media player and I haven't seen it since. If I see it again I'll be sure to upload it in the way you asked. I deleted those other files and cleared my recycle been. Sorry.
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Old 17th July 2018, 13:24   #8
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https://www.sendspace.com/file/7uvsk5

I did some more digging. It turns out that the files aren't corrupt or anything. Windows treats images named "folder" as if they are the cover art for all audio files in the folder. WMPC automatically creates the files at least on my computer every time I create a new audio file for a folder. I recently updated everything so maybe it was apart of one of the updates although I haven't been able to find anything in the patch notes. I have uploaded the latest file as requested and the link is above.
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Old 17th July 2018, 13:25   #9
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https://www.sendspace.com/file/ihgty5

Sorry the link above is the straight image. THIS ONE is the archive.
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Old 18th July 2018, 02:27   #10
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Thanks for the file, but it doesn't cause my Winamp to crash.
It's only remarkable for its size: very big.

I was hoping for files that caused your Winamp to crash.

What is WMPC?
I turned off the Windows Media Player feature long ago because it created jpg files without asking.
But they were hidden files and very small: nothing like the file you provided.

And fyi, Winamp may also treat "folder.jpg" as the cover art.
The lookup order criteria/precedence is as follows:
  1. Embedded art in the tags of the files
  2. %album%.jpg/png/gif/bmp in the containing folder (where %album% is the exact name ofthe Album)
  3. An .nfo file with the exact same filename as an image file in the containing folder
  4. cover.jpg/png/gif/bmp
  5. folder.jpg/png/gif/bmp
  6. front.jpg/png/gif/bmp
See here: http://forums.winamp.com/showpost.ph...54&postcount=3

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