Old 28th April 2010, 20:22   #1
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Winamp can't connect to Internet

Hola all,
I know it's a rather simple and odd problem, but since some time my Winamp can't connect to the net at all.
I can't access Shoutcast ("The server or proxy was not found"), Audioscrobbler plugin doesn't work, I can't open url links (stops at 'connecting to host'), etc.

All my other programs are connecting okay, I have no IP blocker, I've disabled my firewall, so I really can't understand... I'm using 5.572. Any ideas?
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Old 28th April 2010, 20:26   #2
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I don't recommend disabling your firewall, but do recommend that you make sure it's configured to allow internet access for Winamp, and not configured to block it. Many firewall programs/processes still run in the background, even if you close the UI.

Do you use a proxy to connect to the internet?

Is the correct connection type selected in Winamp -> Prefs (Ctrl+P) -> General Preferences?
Is the proxy field in there blank?

If the problem persists, then we'll need more info:
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Old 28th April 2010, 20:57   #3
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I've looked into the firewall preferences (Comodo), and it did seem to block Winamp, even if I exited. Adding it to the list of Trusted applications solved the problem.
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Old 29th April 2010, 01:09   #4
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from the way i am understanding firewalls that are developed to date is that when you shut the program down it blocks all traffic since most (at least the good ones) have a internal program that starts at the very first second the os loads(before you even login) and then loads the user interface

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