Old 10th October 2013, 19:34   #1
phames
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Winamp stoped playing, after Windows update

My Windows 7 64 bit system updated automatically yesterday and Winamp stopped working. Maybe coincidental, maybe connected. I uninstalled Winamp and did a clean install of 5.65 with no third party components.

I can see all my MP3 files in the library, I can click on them to play. When I click on play, the triangle shows up in the time box and the time counter resets but the file does not start playing. After a short time, the play icon goes away.

All my file play correctly in Windows Media Player. The computer is a 4 month old Dell Precision M4700 laptop. Winamp had been working with no issues up to yesterday.

Here is the Winamp Info Report:

<<<<< Winamp Info Report >>>>>

File was generated by Winamp Info Tool v4.1.0 on: 10/10/2013 at: 12:19:33
Copyright © 2011-2013 by Christoph Grether


<<<<< General Information >>>>>

Installed Windows Version: Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 (64 Bit)
Installed DirectX Version: DirectX 11, DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
Installed Internet Explorer Version: 10.0.9200.16720 (64-Bit)
Installed Winamp Version: 5.6.5.3438
Winamp Installation Type: Winamp Standard Version
Installed Winamp Backup Tool Version: Winamp Backup Tool is not present on the system
Installed Sonic Burning Engine Version: 4.28.6.0
Installed Gracenote CDDB/MusicID Version: 2.6.206.205
Currently Used Skin: Winamp Classic
Currently Used Language Pack: None
Currently Used Output Plug-in: Nullsoft DirectSound Output [out_ds.dll]
Currently Used Visualization Plug-in: MilkDrop 2 [vis_milk2.dll]
Currently Used DSP Plug-in: None
Currently Used Encoding Plug-in: None
Currently Used File Type Icon Library: None
Currently Used Tray Control Icon Pack: None


<<<<< Winamp Directories >>>>>

Winamp Installation Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp
Winamp Configuration Path: C:\Users\phames\AppData\Roaming\Winamp
Winamp Backup Path: No Backup directory available
Winamp Plug-in Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
Winamp System Components Paths: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\System; C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Components
Winamp Skins Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Skins
Winamp Language Pack Path: No Language Pack directory available
Winamp Visualization Plug-in Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
Winamp DSP Plug-in Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
Winamp File Type Icon Library Path: No File Type Icon directory available
Winamp Tray Control Icon Pack Path: No Tray Control Icon directory available
MilkDrop Presets Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\Milkdrop2\presets
AVS Presets Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins\avs
Winamp Configuration File Path: C:\Users\phames\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\winamp.ini
Media Library Configuration File Path: C:\Users\phames\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\gen_ml.ini


<<<<< Winamp Playlist Settings >>>>>

Repeat Mode: Repeat Mode and Manual Playlist Advance disabled (Repeat None)
Shuffle Mode: Disabled
Currently used Playlist Font: Arial
Currently used Playlist Font Size: 11 Pixels
Currently used Playlist Text Direction: Force left-to-right order
Show Numbers in Playlist: Disabled
Metadata Reading: Metadata will be read, when file(s) are played or viewed in Playlist Editor
Currently used ATF String: [%artist% - ]$if2(%title%,$filepart(%filename%))


<<<<< Winamp Playback Settings >>>>>

Volume: 0%
Speaker Balance: Center
Playback Thread Priority: Highest (Default)
Output Bit Depth: 16 Bit Output
Surround Sound: Disabled
Dithering: Disabled
Forced Mono Output: Disabled
ReplayGain Support: Disabled
Equalizer: Disabled
Crossfading at start: Disabled
Crossfading on first start: Disabled
Crossfading at end of song: Disabled
Crossfading on Pause/Stop: Enabled (Duration: 333 ms)
Crossfading On Seek: Enabled (Duration: 333 ms)
Remove silence at the beginning/end of track: Disabled


<<<<< Registered File Extensions >>>>>

CDA
FLAC
MID
MIDI
RMI
KAR
MIZ
MOD
MDZ
NST
STM
STZ
S3M
S3Z
IT
ITZ
XM
XMZ
MTM
ULT
669
FAR
AMF
OKT
PTM
MP3
MP2
MP1
AAC
VLB
M4A
MP4
NSA
OGG
OGA
AIFF
AIF
AU
AVR
CAF
HTK
IFF
MAT
PAF
PVF
RAW
RF64
SD2
SDS
SF
VOC
W64
WAV
WVE
XI
WMA
M3U
M3U8
PLS
B4S
XSPF
WPL
ASX


<<<<< Installed Winamp Input Plug-ins >>>>>

in_avi.dll(*)
Version: 0.73 | Size: 68 KB

in_cdda.dll(*)
Version: 3.95 | Size: 102 KB

in_dshow.dll(*)
Version: 1.11 | Size: 72 KB

in_flac.dll(*)
Version: 3.0.3 | Size: 68 KB

in_flv.dll(*)
Version: 1.43 | Size: 43 KB

in_linein.dll(*)
Version: 3.16 | Size: 8 KB

in_midi.dll(*)
Version: 3.53 | Size: 109 KB

in_mkv.dll(*)
Version: 0.82 | Size: 50 KB

in_mod.dll(*)
Version: 2.93 | Size: 162 KB

in_mp3.dll(*)
Version: 4.100 | Size: 290 KB

in_mp4.dll(*)
Version: 2.63 | Size: 54 KB

in_nsv.dll(*)
Version: 1.74 | Size: 76 KB

in_swf.dll(*)
Version: 1.13 | Size: 24 KB

in_vorbis.dll(*)
Version: 1.74 | Size: 251 KB

in_wave.dll(*)
Version: 3.23 | Size: 24 KB

in_wm.dll(*)
Version: 3.75 | Size: 313 KB


<<<<< Installed Winamp Output Plug-ins >>>>>

out_disk.dll(*)
Version: 2.16 | Size: 23 KB

out_ds.dll(*)
Version: 2.63 | Size: 52 KB

out_wave.dll(*)
Version: 2.16 | Size: 19 KB


<<<<< Installed Winamp Vizualization Plug-ins >>>>>

vis_avs.dll(*)
Version: 2.8.2 | Size: 452 KB

vis_milk2.dll(*)
Version: 2.25.3 | Size: 427 KB

vis_nsfs.dll(*)
Version: 2.13 | Size: 35 KB


<<<<< Installed Winamp DSP/Effects Plug-ins >>>>>

dsp_sps.dll(*)
Version: 0.39 | Size: 40 KB


<<<<< Installed Winamp General Purpose Plug-ins >>>>>

gen_ff.dll(*)
Version: 1.46 | Size: 1704 KB

gen_hotkeys.dll(*)
Version: 1.95 | Size: 29 KB

gen_jumpex.dll(*)
Version: 1.2.7 | Size: 196 KB

gen_ml.dll(*)
Version: 3.7.0 | Size: 326 KB

gen_tray.dll(*)
Version: 2.44 | Size: 26 KB


<<<<< Installed Winamp Media Library Plug-ins >>>>>

ml_addons.dll(*)
Version: 1.12 | Size: 24 KB

ml_autotag.dll(*)
Version: 2.0.7 | Size: 29 KB

ml_bookmarks.dll(*)
Version: 1.25 | Size: 29 KB

ml_devices.dll(*)
Version: 1.33 | Size: 246 KB

ml_disc.dll(*)
Version: 1.99 | Size: 202 KB

ml_downloads.dll(*)
Version: 1.26 | Size: 57 KB

ml_history.dll(*)
Version: 1.98 | Size: 57 KB

ml_impex.dll(*)
Version: 2.62 | Size: 60 KB

ml_local.dll(*)
Version: 3.21 | Size: 311 KB

ml_nowplaying.dll(*)
Version: 3.93 | Size: 21 KB

ml_online.dll(*)
Version: 1.7 | Size: 125 KB

ml_playlists.dll(*)
Version: 1.6.0 | Size: 111 KB

ml_plg.dll(*)
Version: 1.75 | Size: 86 KB

ml_pmp.dll(*)
Version: 2.16 | Size: 288 KB

ml_rg.dll(*)
Version: 1.27 | Size: 36 KB

ml_transcode.dll(*)
Version: 2.74 | Size: 34 KB

ml_wire.dll(*)
Version: 1.35 | Size: 121 KB


<<<<< Installed Winamp Portable Media Player Plug-ins >>>>>

pmp_activesync.dll(*)
Version: 0.21 | Size: 31 KB

pmp_android.dll(*)
Version: 1.65 | Size: 62 KB

pmp_ipod.dll(*)
Version: 0.87 | Size: 169 KB

pmp_njb.dll(*)
Version: 0.57 | Size: 21 KB

pmp_p4s.dll(*)
Version: 0.98 | Size: 118 KB

pmp_usb.dll(*)
Version: 1.54 | Size: 55 KB

pmp_wifi.dll(*)
Version: 1.54 | Size: 105 KB


<<<<< Installed Winamp Encoder Plug-ins >>>>>

enc_fhgaac.dll(*)
Version: 1.0.7 | Size: 1010 KB

enc_flac.dll(*)
Version: 2.42 | Size: 18 KB

enc_lame.dll(*)
Version: 1.37 | Size: 18 KB

enc_vorbis.dll(*)
Version: 1.53 | Size: 1605 KB

enc_wav.dll(*)
Version: 1.0.2 | Size: 14 KB

enc_wma.dll(*)
Version: 1.23 | Size: 22 KB



<<<<< Installed Winamp Language Packs (.wlz Extension) >>>>>

None installed


<<<<< Installed Additional Language Files (.lng Extension) >>>>>

None installed


<<<<< Installed Winamp System Components >>>>>

aacdec.w5s(*) [Size: 902 KB]
adpcm.w5s(*) [Size: 17 KB]
alac.w5s(*) [Size: 22 KB]
albumart.w5s(*) [Size: 26 KB]
auth.w5s(*) [Size: 172 KB]
bmp.w5s(*) [Size: 21 KB]
devices.w5s(*) [Size: 44 KB]
dlmgr.w5s(*) [Size: 18 KB]
filereader.w5s(*) [Size: 15 KB]
gif.w5s(*) [Size: 20 KB]
gracenote.w5s(*) [Size: 18 KB]
h264.w5s(*) [Size: 642 KB]
jnetlib.w5s(*) [Size: 610 KB]
jpeg.w5s(*) [Size: 152 KB]
mp4v.w5s(*) [Size: 198 KB]
ombrowser.w5s(*) [Size: 298 KB]
pcm.w5s(*) [Size: 13 KB]
playlist.w5s(*) [Size: 90 KB]
png.w5s(*) [Size: 87 KB]
primo.w5s(*) [Size: 15 KB]
tagz.w5s(*) [Size: 23 KB]
theora.w5s(*) [Size: 54 KB]
timer.w5s(*) [Size: 36 KB]
vlb.w5s(*) [Size: 122 KB]
vp6.w5s(*) [Size: 179 KB]
vp8.w5s(*) [Size: 230 KB]
wasabi2.w5s(*) [Size: 48 KB]
xml.w5s(*) [Size: 90 KB]
xspf.w5s(*) [Size: 17 KB]
ssdp.w6c(*) [Size: 19 KB]
d3dx9_31.dll [Size: 2357 KB]
D3DX9_42.dll [Size: 1847 KB]


<<<<< Installed DLL Files in Winamp's Root Dir >>>>>

burnlib.dll [Size: 82 KB]
elevatorps.dll [Size: 45 KB]
jnetlib.dll [Size: 613 KB]
libFLAC.dll [Size: 136 KB]
libmp4v2.dll [Size: 178 KB]
libsndfile.dll [Size: 248 KB]
nde.dll [Size: 79 KB]
nsutil.dll [Size: 409 KB]
nxlite.dll [Size: 34 KB]
pxsdkpls.DLL [Size: 194 KB]
tataki.dll [Size: 83 KB]
zlib.dll [Size: 50 KB]


<<<<< Installed Gracenote System Files >>>>>

CDDBControlWinamp.dll
Version: 2.6.206.205 | Size: 1577 KB

CddbMusicIDWinamp.dll
Version: 2.6.206.203 | Size: 905 KB

CddbPlaylist2Winamp.dll
Version: 2.6.206.202 | Size: 1101 KB

CDDBUIWinamp.dll
Version: 2.6.206.205 | Size: 1017 KB

CddbWOManagerWinamp.dll
Version: 2.6.206.201 | Size: 381 KB

Cddbx1.dll
Version: 1.3.3.0 | Size: 221 KB

Cddbx2.dll
Version: 1.1.0.24 | Size: 1353 KB

Cddbx3.dll
Version: 1.1.5.0 | Size: 1641 KB

Cddbx4.dll
Version: 1.3.0.0 | Size: 269 KB

Cddbx5.dll
Version: 1.0.4.0 | Size: 381 KB


<<<<< Installed Winamp Modern Skin Components >>>>>

freetype.wac(*) [Size: 333 KB]


<<<<< Installed Classic Skins (.wsz Extension) >>>>>

None installed


<<<<< Installed Modern Skins (.wal Extension) >>>>>

None installed


<<<<< Installed Skins (.zip Extension) >>>>>

None installed


<<<<< Installed Skins (in a Folder) >>>>>

Bento [Size: 325 KB]
Big Bento [Size: 924 KB]
Winamp Modern [Size: 941 KB]


<<<<< Installed Winamp File Type Icon Libraries >>>>>

None installed


<<<<< Installed Nullsoft Tray Control Icon Packs >>>>>

None installed


<<<<< Summary of installed Plug-ins >>>>>

16 Installed Input Plug-ins
3 Installed Output Plug-ins
3 Installed Visualization Plug-ins
1 Installed DSP/Effects Plug-ins
5 Installed General Purpose Plug-ins
17 Installed Media Library Plug-ins
7 Installed Portable Media Player Plug-ins
6 Installed Encoder Plug-ins

Total: 58 Plug-ins installed


<<<<< Summary of installed Language Files >>>>>

0 Installed Winamp Language Packs (.wlz Extension)
0 Installed Additional Language Files (.lng Extension)

Total: 0 Language Files installed


<<<<< Summary of installed System Files >>>>>

30 Installed Winamp System Components
12 Installed DLL Files in Winamp's Root Dir
10 Installed Gracenote System Files
1 Installed Modern Skin Components

Total: 53 System Files installed


<<<<< Summary of installed Skins >>>>>

0 Installed Classic Skins (.wsz Extension)
0 Installed Modern Skins (.wal Extension)
3 Installed Skins (in a Folder)
0 Installed Skins (.zip Extension)

Total: 3 Skins installed


<<<<< Summary of installed Visualization Presets >>>>>

552 Installed MilkDrop Visualization Presets
124 Installed AVS Visualization Presets

Total: 676 Visualization Presets installed


<<<<< Summary of installed Miscellaneous Files >>>>>

0 Installed Winamp File Type Icon Libraries
0 Installed Nullsoft Tray Control Icon Packs
17 Installed Nullsoft Signal Processing Studio DSP Presets


<<<<< End of Report >>>>>
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Old 11th October 2013, 12:19   #2
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Hmmm, Windows Updates. I had some new PCs built recently for a customer and when I switched on Automatic Updates and let it install automatically, it hosed the whole machine. This happened to both the brand-new installs that I turned on AU. One I managed to get back by System Restore, and the other I had to reformat. Gave up on AU after that.

Try using System Restore and go back a couple of days to before the updates. Be surprised if that doesn't fix it.
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Old 11th October 2013, 18:26   #3
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Windows 7 Updates seem to be much more problematic than Windows XP. I never turn on automatic updates for anything (except Virus definition updates). I generally wait a couple weeks before installing Windows updates so that any problematic updates are discovered. This has paid off several times with Microsoft pulling some out.
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Old 11th October 2013, 18:58   #4
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In my case Windows Update (Windows Vista 64-bit) left my Winamp alone, but it did something with "Stereomix". I saw in Winamp, that I got no audio signal anymore through "linein://". In "Recording" I had to switch from "Stereomix" to "Input" and back from "Input" to "Stereomix", then everything was good again (more about in my comment to my blog):
http://www.lastfm.de/user/SabineKlar..._and_stereomix

Windows Update is very important, of course, but Windows Update can also change something somewhere on the computer, and the search for the needle in the haystack can be very difficult...

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Old 14th October 2013, 14:16   #5
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Here is an update, and I get a little more confused. I took my laptop home from work, connected to my home wireless network, started up VPN to log in to my company's intranet and tried Winamp. It worked without any problems. So this morning I come back in to work and try Winamp while the computer is docked and connected to the company network by a wired connection. Once again Winamp does not work. Then I disabled the wired connection and tried it with a wireless connection, but still inside the firewall. Winamp still does not work. Is Winamp somehow "phoning home" when I try to launch a song playing because I have anonymous statistics enabled and maybe that is being blocked, which leads to music not playing?
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