Old 8th February 2011, 17:03   #1
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Make Winamp recognize Android device as USB drive

Hi everyone,

Ever since Winamp has started recognizing my Desire as an Android device (around 5.6...), I've been having ton of problems with syncing. Is there a way to force Winamp to recognize the device as a regular USB drive, like before? I'd prefer not to go back a version, as that would also cause the loss of writing ratings to tags...

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Old 8th February 2011, 19:01   #2
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Version 5.6 already does do that, if your phoen is in "Disk Drive" mode then your phone is seen as a USB drive...

If you remove "pmp_android.dll" from the plug ins (under Plugins>Portables) then it goes back to how it used be before version 5.6.

I like the new version but some headaches.

if i plug in my phone I'd like the phoen to be instantly recognised. It is under disk drives but on first connection takes 50mins then later reconnects its 2-3mins each time (unless there is a crash then have to do the 50mins reload).

Would like to see the old "loading" icon back as well to let us know the phone is loading.

Iphones/Ipods instantly connect with the media library instantly loaded. Want this also for the android stuff, at the moment there's too much waiting and it's very frustrating.
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Old 8th February 2011, 19:08   #3
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Interesting, that doesn't work for me. When I delete all the dll files other than pmp usb, the USB Device Plugin won't detect my device at all.

I can blacklist, un-blacklist, connect, confirm that the device I'm connecting is a USB drive... and nothing happens. And if I open the configuration dialog for pmp_usb.dll again, the connect button will be clickable again.

Any ideas that don't necessitate wiping the SD card? I've already removed all files from the SD card root that looked like they were relevant... no dice.

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Old 9th February 2011, 08:54   #4
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Maybe you should go into the drive via windows explorer and then delete all winamp files (the winamp folder) and then open winamp and just wait till it loads up... That worked for me.

I've a HTC Desire with 32GB card.

I think more work is needed to be done for ease of connecting the phones to Winamp.
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Old 9th February 2011, 08:58   #5
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Which files are the Winamp files? I've already deleted all the ones I could identify as being directly responsible... including the folder you mentioned.

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Old 9th February 2011, 09:16   #6
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There should simply be a folder called "Winamp" in your phone. Delete that folder.
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Old 9th February 2011, 09:19   #7
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The folder is gone. No dice :'(

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Old 9th February 2011, 09:21   #8
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Ha ha! you reply fast.

I'll chat to you via this to help (I'm only going by what I do with my HtC Desire).

Do you have a HTC Desire?
What size of card have you got?
What version of Winamp do you use?
Do you use the USB Cable?

Me:
1) I've a HtC Desire
2) 32GB card (I've 25gb of music on my card), and upload podcasts all the time.
3) Winamp v 5.601
4) I only ever use the USB Cable
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Old 9th February 2011, 09:25   #9
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Have you ever used UMLP?
http://mlplugin.try.hu/

That's very good it's like have Windows explorer in Winamp
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Old 9th February 2011, 09:30   #10
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Hi, it's a Desire with a 16GB Sandisk Class 2 card, connected in mass storage mode via the USB cable. Also Winamp 5.601...

Just tried my other laptop, same problem.

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Old 9th February 2011, 09:32   #11
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Strange!

You've deleted the Winamp folder in the phone.

Hmmm!

Have you tried to remove just the "pmp_android.dll " in your C Drive? Close Winamp goto Winamp folder and cut and move this to outside the Winamp folder in your C Drive.

Then open up Winamp and connect your phone. Make sure that "pmp_usb.dll" is still there, and does a "loading" icon appear when you link your phone up now.
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Old 9th February 2011, 09:38   #12
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I've already removed everything but pmp_usb.dll.

No loading icon.

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Old 9th February 2011, 09:41   #13
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What's wrong with your phone? Strange! I'm stumped... I'm sorry I don't know how to help here now!

Try the plugin in http://mlplugin.try.hu/

That's a good stop gap for moment...

Don't want to recommend wiping out your drive. You could back up all the files on the phone and then format your phone drive and then see from there, but that's an extreme answer.
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Old 9th February 2011, 09:46   #14
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i got to go now, but post your progress in here and hopefully more than just me can help..
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Old 9th February 2011, 09:56   #15
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Thanks for trying to help.

Does nobody here know which files on the SD card are relevant?

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Old 9th February 2011, 16:45   #16
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if this helps, this is a list of the plugins i have installed taht are Media library & portable related

<< Media Library plug-ins >>

Nullsoft Now Playing v3.9 [ml_nowplaying.dll]
Nullsoft Local Media v2.94 [ml_local.dll]
Nullsoft Playlists v1.2 [ml_playlists.dll]
Nullsoft Podcasts v1.29 [ml_wire.dll]
Nullsoft Device Manager v1.0 [ml_devices.dll]
Nullsoft Portable Music Player Support v1.31 [ml_pmp.dll]
Nullsoft History v1.9 [ml_history.dll]
Nullsoft Downloads v1.01 [ml_downloads.dll]
Nullsoft Database Import/Export v2.3 [ml_impex.dll]
Nullsoft Playlist Generator v1.6 [ml_plg.dll]
Nullsoft Replay Gain Analyzer v1.08 [ml_rg.dll]
Ultimate ML plugin 1.20 [ml_umlp.dll]

<< Portable Media Player plug-ins >>

Nullsoft Android Device Plug-in v1.3 [pmp_android.dll]
Nullsoft iPod Plug-in v0.81 [pmp_ipod.dll]
Nullsoft Creative NJB Plug-in v0.54 [pmp_njb.dll]
Nullsoft PlaysForSure Plug-in v0.95 [pmp_p4s.dll]
Nullsoft USB Device Plug-in v1.3 [pmp_usb.dll]
Nullsoft Wi-Fi Device Plug-in v1.2 [pmp_wifi.dll]
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Old 5th March 2011, 17:52   #17
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I can get things to "sync" but the playlists end up empty, the songs won't play "sorry, the player does not support this type of audio file." Even the Android music player does the same thing with playlists and songs.

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Old 3rd December 2011, 22:17   #18
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Has anybody else had this problem or been able to solve it?

The external SD card in my Samsung Galaxy S2 appears as a USB device but the internal storage does not. It will connect and disconnect but is not discovered by Winamp so that it appears in the device list.

Originally, it had been connected as an Android device but I had to abandon that approach after I discovered that the reason I couldn't get the Android media scanner to display any album art was that Winamp was stripping the art out of my mp3 tags.

So, I can't get it to connect as a USB device. I already uninstalled the (useless) Android plugin, deleted any Winamp files from the device and rebooted both the phone and computer before finding this thread.

Since then, I have worked around the problem by sending files to a spare USB stick and then copying them to the phone. I even went so far as to connect the stick with the same drive letter used by the phone, using the same folder structure and copying the Winamp-related files to the phone when finished. I had no joy so I assume that Winamp has blacklisted it in some hidden way, based on its earlier identification as an Android device.
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Old 3rd December 2011, 22:33   #19
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I'm still pulling my hair out just thinking about this issue.

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Old 3rd December 2011, 22:48   #20
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Annoying isn't it?

I've just noticed that this whole thread seems to be in the wrong sub-forum... Is anyone able to move it?
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