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Old 25th December 2003, 10:42   #41
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I believe I've found a simple display bug. If you reduce your screen resolution, Winamp will open without testing that it's current position is visible on the screen. In my case I was temporarily running on 1600x1200 with Winamp low down the screen. I closed Winamp, changed my resolution back to my regular 1024x768 and started Winamp. It was nowhere to be seen and could not be brought back into view until I returned to the high resolution and manually moved it back into the upper left. You should be able to replicate this bug easily.

The recommended solution would be to test the last saved top left position of the Winamp windows on opening and relocate if that value is greater than the x,y size of the current screen.

Good luck with the progress of Winamp 5.x. It's looking great so far. I've been using Winamp for 5+ years and I'm much keener to migrate from onto 5.01 than I was about Winamp3.

SPECS: Winamp 5.01 installed over 5.0 final
Win98se, IE6sp1
P233Mhz, 64MB RAM
Nvidia TNT2 M64 32MB, Nvidia drivers 21.83, SB AWE 32
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I watch streaming music videos from www.ohmytrance.com This site also makes use of the 'Now Playing' feature of the Library/Minibrowser module.

The issue I have is when I'm watching full screen video, when the song changes and the 'Now Playing' window is updated, I end up with the windows task bar showing at the bottom of the full screen video window. I have to double-click to exit full screen mode and double-click again to re-enter full screen mode to get rid of the task bar showing. Have to do that everytime the song changes.

Config is as below:

Winamp 5.01 clean install, no 3rd party componets installed.

AMD Athlon ThunderBird 1.4GHz 'B' (200MHz FSB)
ASUS A7V Mobo (Rev 1.02, Bios 1012-01A, VIA 4-in-1 Driver 4.51, Promise Driver
VisionTek GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB (BIOS, NVIDIA Reference Driver 53.04 Win9x)
Mushkin 128MB Rev3 PC133 CAS222 Memory (x3 for 384MB total)
Maxtor DiamondMax40 30GB ATA100 Hard Disk 53073H6 (Promise ATA100)
Creative CD-ROM Blaster 52X CD-ROM Drive CD5233E-N (VIA ATA66)
Netgear FA310TX Ethernet PCI 10/100 (PCI Slot 2, WinME Native Drivers)
Creative Soundblaster Live! Value Edition (PCI Slot 3, Creative Driver
SIIG USB 2.0 5-Port PCI Adapter (PCI Slot 4, SIIG Driver 2.06)
Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 Speakers (w/ Preamplifier Upgrade CP-1)
Samsung SyncMaster 191T LCD Display (19", DVI Connection, Samsung Driver 3/18/2002)
MS SideWinder Game Voice USB (MS Game Voice 1.5)
MS IntelliMouse Explorer USB (MS IntelliPoint Driver 4.12)
MS Internet Keyboard Pro USB (MS IntelliType Driver 2.22)
MS Windows ME (DirectX 9.0b)

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I can't reproduce the problem.
Try checkmarking: Prefs -> Media Library -> Library Options:
"Do not allow media to auto switch to now playing"
and switch to a different media library view, eg. Internet TV
(seeing you don't need to see Now Playing if in fullscreen mode anyway).

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Old 26th December 2003, 04:09   #43
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No skin loading (wal)

hi my winamp does not load wal skins but my old (blackcat,flat) skins still load. I tried a few & none of them load even that ugly Lexlutor skin

here is some info :
M$ Win98$e (build 4.10.2222A EN )
M$ DirectX 9.0
P3 866(noT celeron!)

winamp ver 5.01 (dec-19-2003)

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Make sure you installed the Full version.
Lite version doesn't support modern skins (WAL).
If the problem persists, post in Tech Support forum.

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Old 26th December 2003, 09:32   #44
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In reply to mat128's reply on my bug report about the screen position bug posted 12-25-2003, it's not the sort of simple bug that a plugin in should be required to fix. I recommend it be fixed in the main winamp executable.
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Old 26th December 2003, 17:45   #45
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Yup I understand what you mean but people at WinAMP probably doesn't change resolution :P I recommended the DrO plugin as a temporary solution, since they (WinAMP programmers) will probably not do anything about it except if a mod (e.g. Dj Egg) reports it as a bug. (I think)

@wizzkid: Please modify your "location" since it f*cks up the layout :P


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I reported it ages ago

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Old 27th December 2003, 00:13   #46
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@pure_darkness01 : What output plugin are you using?
Any custom 3rd party plugins? Personally with wave out plugin it doesn't crossfade. (with the crossfade option in modern skin) althrough crossover is available in DirectSound and in the Nullsoft Crossfading output (comes with Nullsoft Source DSP Plugin www.shoutcast.com)
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Unchecking the checkbox "Use ML data for title-formatting" doesn't seem to work at all. This is only obvious to the user if ML Options -> "Read file metadata tags" is off and the tags are different to the data the filename suggests. This happens with MP3's with ID3v1 tags only, ID3v2 tags only, or both tags.

E.g. an album might be in the various artists directory and show up under "various" in the ML, but they will show up in the PL as "various - <trackname>" even if their tags are right.

System specs
  • Windows XP Pro SP1 machine, fresh 5.01 install without modern skin support and only one irrelevant 3rd party plugin (enhancer 0.17)
  • Windows ME (virtual) machine, totally fresh winamp 5.01 install with no 3rd party plugins, using the modern skin.
Relevant settings
  • ML->Lib Options->"Use library data for Winamp title-formatting": off
  • ML->Media Importing->"Read file metadata tags on import if available": off
  • ML->Media Importing->Detection Method: any of the three.
  • Titles->Metadata Reading: either smart or simple ("no guessing" doesn't seem to work at all with metadata off but I don't care about that).
  • Titles->Advanced Title Formatting: either. If ON the bug is total, if OFF then it goes away for a song when it's actually played (i.e. not just sitting in the PL queue).
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AppName: winamp.exe AppVer: ModName: unknown
ModVer: Offset: 01168c2a

Winamp crashes always 1-2 minutes after I start it
I don't know the reason...I'm just playing mp3-s.I've played the same files before with beta releases of Winamp5 and I didn't have any problems.

This is the error report, created by Windows:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="UninstWA.exe" SIZE="44819" CHECKSUM="0x9F86409D" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/18/2003 22:21:29" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/18/2003 22:21:29" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="winampa.exe" SIZE="33792" CHECKSUM="0xCCD94E90" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/13/2003 00:50:34" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/13/2003 00:50:34" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\CDDBControlWinamp.dll" SIZE="212992" CHECKSUM="0x60ED5F0E" BIN_FILE_VERSION="" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="" PRODUCT_VERSION="1, 2, 0, 49" FILE_DESCRIPTION="CDDBControl Core Module (Winamp)" COMPANY_NAME="Gracenote (formerly CDDB, Inc.)" PRODUCT_NAME="CDDBControl Core Module" FILE_VERSION="1, 2, 0, 49" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="CDDBControlWinamp.DLL" INTERNAL_NAME="CDDBControl" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright 1999 - 2002" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="" LINK_DATE="06/24/2002 19:21:06" UPTO_LINK_DATE="06/24/2002 19:21:06" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\dsp_sps.dll" SIZE="91136" CHECKSUM="0x5A59B2B" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 20:40:57" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 20:40:57" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\enc_aac.dll" SIZE="204800" CHECKSUM="0x9F58E8C5" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="10/22/2003 05:33:07" UPTO_LINK_DATE="10/22/2003 05:33:07" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\enc_lame.dll" SIZE="24576" CHECKSUM="0xE8759333" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/15/2003 20:20:53" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/15/2003 20:20:53" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\gen_ff.dll" SIZE="2151936" CHECKSUM="0x90197916" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x217AC2" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 18:34:02" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 18:34:02" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\gen_hotkeys.dll" SIZE="16896" CHECKSUM="0xC5065385" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/29/2003 07:45:44" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/29/2003 07:45:44" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\gen_ml.dll" SIZE="359424" CHECKSUM="0xC24F5628" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 21:05:18" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 21:05:18" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\gen_tray.dll" SIZE="11264" CHECKSUM="0xEC7BA738" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/13/2003 20:52:05" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/13/2003 20:52:05" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_cdda.dll" SIZE="70144" CHECKSUM="0x40889D58" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/17/2003 05:59:07" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/17/2003 05:59:07" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_dshow.dll" SIZE="63488" CHECKSUM="0xDD73AB9" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/17/2003 06:03:22" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/17/2003 06:03:22" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_midi.dll" SIZE="101888" CHECKSUM="0xD738C0CE" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="06/17/2003 01:06:48" UPTO_LINK_DATE="06/17/2003 01:06:48" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_mod.dll" SIZE="130560" CHECKSUM="0x9421E00C" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x2C12B" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="02/08/2003 19:15:29" UPTO_LINK_DATE="02/08/2003 19:15:29" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_mp3.dll" SIZE="276992" CHECKSUM="0x713ABA0B" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x4FDA8" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/17/2003 06:00:18" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/17/2003 06:00:18" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_nsv.dll" SIZE="176640" CHECKSUM="0xA9AA897E" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 21:06:55" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 21:06:55" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_vorbis.dll" SIZE="226816" CHECKSUM="0x8A0BE104" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="06/15/2003 21:03:06" UPTO_LINK_DATE="06/15/2003 21:03:06" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_wave.dll" SIZE="31232" CHECKSUM="0x6F359621" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="08/31/2002 21:10:38" UPTO_LINK_DATE="08/31/2002 21:10:38" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\in_wm.dll" SIZE="54272" CHECKSUM="0x8EFFE9D5" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="04/15/2003 21:06:17" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/15/2003 21:06:17" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\lame_enc.dll" SIZE="135168" CHECKSUM="0xDEE52C7F" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/21/2001 05:48:43" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/21/2001 05:48:43" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\nsvdec_vp5.dll" SIZE="66560" CHECKSUM="0x7B7053CB" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/26/2003 09:55:41" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/26/2003 09:55:41" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\nsvdec_vp6.dll" SIZE="68096" CHECKSUM="0xC98E2E27" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/26/2003 09:57:13" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/26/2003 09:57:13" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\out_disk.dll" SIZE="15360" CHECKSUM="0x14CA687E" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xECCD" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/30/2001 15:08:33" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/30/2001 15:08:33" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\out_ds.dll" SIZE="41984" CHECKSUM="0x28024D7B" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="12/15/2003 07:09:52" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/15/2003 07:09:52" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\out_wave.dll" SIZE="13824" CHECKSUM="0xA2ACBFAA" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x12F60" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="10/06/2002 20:00:38" UPTO_LINK_DATE="10/06/2002 20:00:38" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\read_file.dll" SIZE="84480" CHECKSUM="0xC786E39B" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="07/20/2002 11:46:53" UPTO_LINK_DATE="07/20/2002 11:46:53" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\vis_avs.dll" SIZE="401408" CHECKSUM="0x68B4515" BIN_FILE_VERSION="" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="" PRODUCT_VERSION="2, 7, 9, 2" FILE_DESCRIPTION="vis_avs" COMPANY_NAME="Nullsoft, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME=" vis_avs" FILE_VERSION="2, 7, 9, 2" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="vis_avs.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="AVS" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright © 2003 Nullsoft, Inc." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="" LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 20:39:13" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/19/2003 20:39:13" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\vis_milk.dll" SIZE="421888" CHECKSUM="0x4B7656B8" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="11/14/2003 08:18:57" UPTO_LINK_DATE="11/14/2003 08:18:57" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\vis_nsfs.dll" SIZE="28672" CHECKSUM="0x5C8CF7AA" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="10/13/2003 19:20:03" UPTO_LINK_DATE="10/13/2003 19:20:03" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Plugins\vms_desktop.dll" SIZE="49152" CHECKSUM="0x5E73A18A" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" LINK_DATE="10/29/2002 20:54:32" UPTO_LINK_DATE="10/29/2002 20:54:32" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="kernel32.dll" SIZE="930304" CHECKSUM="0xCBCCF8A9" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.1106" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.1106" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.1106" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows NT BASE API Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="kernel32" INTERNAL_NAME="kernel32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xE7ED3" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.1106" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.1106" LINK_DATE="08/29/2002 10:40:40" UPTO_LINK_DATE="08/29/2002 10:40:40" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
At the same time I'm running Internet Explorer 6, Windows Explorer,xchat 2.0.5,ICQ 2003 Pro,Panda Antivirus Platinum 7 and DAEMON Tools.

My system:
Processor AMD Athlon XP Palomino 1700+
Windows XP Professional + SP1 + Update for the RPC problem(Sorry that I don't know which number KB is)
Sound: Crystal SoundFusion 4214
Video: nVidia GeForce FX 5200

Also, when the dialog for crashing appears, the music continues to play, but the window of Winamp is not responding.
P.S.:Sorry for the big Reply but I think this problem is very serious and I'm providing all the information I've found.
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Stop after current

This one has been around also in 2.x but didn't seem to be as bad in 2.x as it is in 5.01. When you do a Control Stop to stop after the current track, WA will accept it the first few times you try to do it... then it just stops accepting the command and merrily continues to play as if you didin't press anything.

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Old 27th December 2003, 20:28   #50
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How long should I wait for some kind of response for my bug report? Can anybody else with Proxomitron or another proxy app reproduce this? Just curious.

I've also found another bug in the ML but I'll post that in the official plugin bug thread.


P3 933MHz
ASUS motherboard
512mb SDRAM
Winamp 5.01 12/19/2003
Proxomitron 4.4

I use Proxomitron and I configured Winamp with the proxy address localhost:8080 which is the proper setting for my browsers as well. i put a checkmark for "use proxy only for port 80 URLs" so that proxomitron shouldn't interfere with stream access (which never takes place on port 80, right?) then why do internet tv streams not work? radio seems to work just fine, but tv's broken unless i remove the proxy address entirely.

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Cannot reproduce. Streams seem to work fine. Try a diffrent stream, it is possible for a stream to be on port 80.
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Not sure if this is a common bug,

But I have found a serious issue with OpenGL/DirectX 9.0b, and WinAMP 5.0/5.01

If you open, without even playing, WinAMP 5.*, for me to play any games using OpenGL or DirectX 8.* and above, I need to restart my system, reguardless of whether I have played MP3s or not, or any audio/video...

WinAMP 5.* also interferes with my WMV playing via WMP *WinAMP doesn't do always on top, sorry guys :P* And I lost the ability to play DivX, XviD, 3viD, and a few other codecs...


Windows XP, SP1 + updates
AMD XP 2200+
256 PC2100 DDR @ 280FSB
Epox 8KHA+ Mobo
GeForce FX5200 128meg
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%album% tag

If the Album field is missing in the file's metadata the function %album% displays song's directory at all times.

my string for advanced title formatting
[%artist% - ]$if(%tracknumber%,[[%year% -][ %album% - ]]#%tracknumber% ,[[%year% - ][ %album% - ]])$if2(%title%,$filepart(%filename%))

I'm forcing Winamp to read metadata from file ../Music/Classical/Bach - Brandenburg Concerto.mp3, which has only artist (set to Bach) and title (set to Brandenburg Concerto) fields filled.

In playlist the song is displayed in such way:
1. Bach - Classical - Brandenburg Concerto

Any other mp3 with album field filled displays album name correctly.

I'm not sure that it's a bug, but it seems to be an error anyway.

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Winamp 5.01 changelog
* made media library guess from filename only when NO metadata found
* fixed gen_ml guessing bugs for files with metadata that are not in DB
* added gen_ml option for no guessing at all

If files were already in ml database, then you'll need to remove them, then add them again. Album field should now be ignored... or at least that's how it works for me.

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Some .mp3 files cause memory usage > 800MB

When importing my large music collection into winamp, the memory usage goes through the roof (>800MB).

I have found two files in my collection, that alone will do the trick, but there are more. I suspect these MP3 files are corrupt in some way, but no errors or warnings are reported - the "VM Size" as reported by W2K Task Manager just grows very large and my entire system slows to a crawl.

Exiting winamp and then entering seems to clear the issue, and a "Rescan Now" does not re-trigger it, once the corrupt file already is in the media library. But an exit->delete main.dat->start Winamp->Rescan now cycle recreates the huge memory usage.

As I said, I've narrowed two .mp3 files down that each can cause the issue if one imports a directory containing nothing but a single file. I don't want to post these (copyrighted) files anywhere public, but will send them to an individual developer if you want to see them. They are quite possibly corrupt - one of them got fixed by the VBRFIX program, but the other one didn't. Regardless, importing shouldn't cause winamp to grow to > 800 MB.

I'm running W2K w. SP3, and Winamp 5.01 from dec 19 downloaded today (bug also appears after a fresh uninstall/reinstall cycle) and with no extra plugins or skins or anything. Just a standard winamp 5.01 install.

SCard: nvidia Gforce 2 but I have no idea what DirectX version I'm running. Let me know and I'll return any additional info you request.
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Winamp 5.01 doesn't play some of my mp3s that win media player can handle. Winamp just gets stuck...

I've chopped up some small examples:

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Originally posted by xy3
Winamp 5.01 doesn't play some of my mp3s that win media player can handle. Winamp just gets stuck...

I've chopped up some small examples:

Well, I managed to get Winamp to play them, though it struggled for a while with bad1.mp3

Are you using the default in_mp3.dll or some 3rd-party plugin?
(eg. in_mp3pro, in_mad, in_mp123)

Attached is the mp3utilty log for bad1.mp3
(Note: it found no errors with bad2.mp3)
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File Type: txt bad1.mp3.txt (904 Bytes, 539 views)
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My winamp 5.01 is a fresh install with nothing added/changed.

Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder 3.0 [in_mp3.dll] is listed in the Input plug-ins.

It does struggle for a while with both. Seems to lock up for a bit and I just kill winamp.

Even adding "bad2.mp3" to the winamp library (add button -> add file) is a problem and locks up winamp for me for quite a while before adding it.
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problem with filename lengths

First off, let me say thanks to the developers for a great program. It's the only thing I'll use in Windows.

That said, I've noticed a problem. I stream music over my network via http using netjuke. I have found that some of my files won't play. I figure it's because of the filename length.


for example.

The "ou.ogg" is cut off and I can't input it manually either. This is a minor bug of course but I *would* like to see it fixed. Thanks in advance.

P.S. -- Use Bugzilla.
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Old 29th December 2003, 14:49   #58
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System specs (Doupt that it's needed):
Win XP Home SP1 Norwegian
AMD Athlon 2000+
512 MB RAM
ABIT Siluro GeForce FX 5600, 128 MB RAM, CE (CrapEdition)
DirectX 9.0b

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UD Agent

The playlist editor was gone.
I don't know how it happened the first time, but I think it was stuck somewhere outside the screen (although this should not be possible). When I set the resolution higher, it appeared on the right side of the screen.

How to make it happen:
Attach the ML to the main window, and the playilist to both the ML and the main window, like in the .gif file.
Move the main window so that the playlist is outside the screen, then without even lifting yor finger from the mouse-button, drag the main window back towards the center of the screen. The PL is now stuck on the outside of the screen, and the weird thing is that it doesnt reappear like it usually does.
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Old 29th December 2003, 21:02   #59
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Silent crash for non-admin user

Oops, didn't realize there was a dedicated threads for 5.01 bugs, please see:
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Old 30th December 2003, 15:00   #60
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That's a crazy thing:


AMD Athlon XP 2200+
M/B Gigabyte VIA KT266A
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Sound Blaster Live! 1024 (Windows XP SP1 driver)

OS Windows XP SP1

When Winamp starts play music, I hear 1 second of the track at the correct volume but after the volume goes down (but the volume slider remains at 100% both in winamp and in windows volume).
If I close Winamp and I restart it, the volume is again correct and goes on perfectly...
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WindowsXP Professional, no service packs
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The sound from music files mp3, spc, etc. occasionally has distortion (makes small popping sounds). This is true even when no 3rd party plug-ins are installed.

This problem did not occur in Winamp 2.95 or earlier.

EDIT: It also persists after using the methods in this thread: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....26#post1212926
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Re: Post ALL Winamp 5 Bugs In Here

Winamp 5.01
- No 3rd party plugins
System specs
- Mobo: Asus A7N8X Deluxe
- CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2700+
- RAM: 512MB Corsair XMS DDR333
- OS: Windows XP Professional (SP1)
- Vid: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro
- Sound: Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
- DirectX: 9.0b

This is related to the Media Library, so I don't know how much the above info is useful, but...

If the artist field contains a quote ("), it'll show up in the Artist list, however, when you click on that artist, nothing shows up in the result window.

I first noticed this with my "Weird Al" Yankovic tracks, and have been able to reproduce it with various combinations.

"test" test
test "test"

ID3v1 and 2, ID3v1 only, and ID3v2 only. All of these produce the same result.

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Yup, known issue. Confirmed & Reproduced.
For now, use two apostrophes ('') instead of quotation marks (")
(you'll need to manually Edit the items in the library)

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Old 31st December 2003, 06:59   #63
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Re: Media Library crashes

Originally posted by faun
Winamp 5.0 Final Build:
Dec 14 2003
System specs (mobo, cpu, ram):
MSI 845PE Max2, Pentium 4 2.4Ghz, 1Gb RAM
OS, Including Service Packs:
Windows XP - SP1 incl. all updates
Video Card, Video Card Drivers :
MSI Ti 4200 128Mb
Sound Card, Sound Card Drivers:
Creative Live! Value
DirectX version:

I've tried adding several, 500+ files, albums to my media library with the standard modern skin turned on. After doing this winamp hangs, and finally crashes.
Then I try to restart winamp, which works, and then I choose _any_ of the views in the media library, and it hangs all over again - and finally crashes.
Even I have this same kind of error.
When I do "Add Media to Library", point a drive, say f:,
Winamp adds files for some time, say 86%, and then crashes!!
Here is the Shot


Some info from my side
Dual AMD Athlon 2000+
MSI K7D-Master-L motherboard
1 Gig RAM
Gainward Ti4600 128MB RAM Graphics Card(driver=v42.30)
Built-in AC97 SoundCard
Windows 2000 SP4
Norton AntiVirus 2003(always running)
ZoneEdit firewall (always running)

I have some files named artistically, with "ASCII ART".
NO. of Media exceed 4000!

Hope we have a fix :-)
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Okay.. Here's my system specs:

P3, 733Mhz
320mt ram
Windows 98SE
VIA PCI Audio Controller (WDM)
directX 9

I have Winamp 5.01 (full)

When using DirectSound output v2.2.8, Crossfading and Shuffle Winamp5 crashes comletely sometimes at song change. When I restart Winamp it works fine until I try to play a song; it shows that red light near time display [(Winamp classic skin) it crashes with modern skin also] and crashes again. I must reboot my computer in order to get Winamp play songs again. It happens only when crossfading is on.
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my specs:

mobo: abit kt7
cpu: amd athlon xp1900+ 1.6ghz
ram: 896
OS: Win xp SP1
Video Card: nvidia geforce 4 ti4400 (latest drivers)
Sound Card: SB audigy1 (latest drivers)
DirectX version: latest

My seeker is a little messed up (only the one one the playlist). The gray seeker is the one following the time and the white seeker is just "lose". If I move the pointer over it, the white seeker moves with the pointer.
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^ that's one crappy laptop huh...

i got both videos and mp3s in my playlist. whenever a video starts playing while winamp is minimized, the video window shows up, but when i click the winamp taskbar button the main window doesn't appear, i have to switch skins to make it come back. screenshot attached.

also, some borders of the skin windows have some glitches, it happens in this laptop but not on my other pc. check the lower left corner of the video window. maybe this is because of my crappy laptop, but i mention it just in case
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Old 3rd January 2004, 22:10   #67
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Winamp 5.01
- Installed over Winamp 2
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Intel Celeron 1.2 GHz
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

When you click "Burn" on a playlist in the Media Library, the Library shows you the CD-R drive and the progress of the burning.

If you click the playlist you are burning as you are burning it, it appears empty.

When you close Winamp and start it back up again, the playlist you were burning is empty.
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If I add some mp3´s with the add dir button in the playlist and tries to remove the directory windows complains about the directory being in use.
If I use add dir and adds another dir it works to remove the previously added dir.

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via ac97 integrated soundcard

all with the latest drivers
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It would seem that WinAmp 5.01 doesn't like flash. I installed over 5.0, which worked fine. 5.01 will speed up playback with flash. I first noticed it with the NASA Mars Rover pages, in the big flash presentation. Hovering the mouse anywhere near a window with flash on it will speed up playback of mp3's and .wav by about 33%.

It's particularly annoying.

Fix the shit, you bastards.


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when going from a classic skin to a modern skin always on top gets unselected.

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Looks like this has been posted in some form or another already, but I think mine's a bit different:

Winamp 5.01
- No 3rd party plugins
System specs
- Mobo: Gigabyte K7 Triton
- CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
- RAM: 512MB DDR 333
- OS: Windows XP Professional (SP1)
- Video: nVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 400
- Sound: Creative SBLive! 5.1
- DirectX: 9.0b

Was just playing songs as per usual, when all of a sudden Winamp crashed. A window was created on my taskbar with "Assertion Failed". When I clicked to maximize the window that was created, it showed the typical XP "This program has caused a problem, blah blah, do you want to send an error report, etc."

I just selected don't send and went on my merry way, hasn't done it again since.

I noticed people have had such "assertion" errors, but only on startup, so I figured I'd post this one.
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Start menu entry wrong

winamp 5.01 , fresh install
System specs (mobo, cpu, ram) :
- mobo : Gigabyte GA-7 VAXP Ultra
- CPU : AMD Athlon XP 2200+
- RAM : DDR-266 , 256 MB
OS, Including Service Packs : Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, no service packs (yet)

Video Card : 3D Prophet FDX 8500 LE 64MB
Video Card Drivers : ATI Catalyst v3.10
Sound Card : on board , see mobo link above
Sound Card Drivers : Realtek WHQL v3.49
DirectX version : 9.0b

No 3rd-party plugins.
Using classic skin.

After the installation, the start menu entry is created for user Administrator only, and not for others ( "All Users" profile ).


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Multi-user support is not implemented.
Please see here

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Old 11th January 2004, 16:39   #73
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Hibernation Bug

When Winamp 5.01 is playing and the computer goes into hibernate, it will refuse to continue on resume. It then plays the rest of the buffer but does not refill the buffer and then stops playback. It only works if the "end of file" is already in the buffer!
Winamp 3 used to work in this situation (on the same machine).
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Sticky Seek Bar

-WinAMP 5.01 (clean)
-AthlonXP 2400+ on MSI KT4V Motherboard w/ 512MB DDR266 RAM
-Windows XP Pro w/ SP1 & all updates
-MSI GeForce4 Ti4600 AGP (Drivers: NVIDIA 3/20/2003)
-SoundBlaster Live! Value (Drivers: Creative 7/24/2002)
-DirectX 9.0b

This bug was already mentioned here: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....31#post1226231
I thought I'd elaborate, as I know how to reproduce it.

I'm relatively certain this has nothing to do with hardware.

Using the default modern Winamp skin,
Start by putting the main window and/or the playlist into windowshade mode. Play a file (only tested with audio, also think this is irrelevant though). If you use the main window, extend it so that the time display and little seek bar are visible. with me? great.

Make sure WinAMP has focus. Now, hover over one of the seek bars. For the sake of consistency, I'll be using the playlist's seek bar. See how it lights up when you hover over it? great, now move your mouse off of it DOWNWARDS. What happens is your mouse doesn't interact with the WinAMP window before it leaves its area, since the bar is at the bottom of the windowshade window. The seek bar indicator thingy stays lit up as if you were still hovering if you did it right. Sometimes you gotta hover twice..
Now, change focus to another window. You'll notice a "ghost" seek bar appears approx where you clicked (aligned horizontally) to bring focus to the other window (whatever window you want, just not winamp). Upon hovering over the playlist again, the "sticky" seek bar becomes more evident, as it's "stuck" to your mouse as if you were dragging the seek bar around. The only way to stop this "stickyness" is to click on the seek area to make it go somewhere. I usually try to click on the current song's seek spot so i dont miss any of it

Having Opaque on Hover set or unset has no effect on the outcome. The seek bars behave independently (ie: if you do it with the one in the main window, it won't happen to the one in the playlist.)

I hope I've provided enough information about this bug. It happens to me a lot (which is how i found the cause and how to reproduce).

If it's relevant, the colour theme i'm using is Blues.

I can provide screenshots of everything if needbe.

[Edit: included motherboard and RAM info]

[Edit --> DJ Egg]

? ?


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Re: Hibernation Bug

Originally posted by WolfgangBures
When Winamp 5.01 is playing and the computer goes into hibernate, it will refuse to continue on resume. It then plays the rest of the buffer but does not refill the buffer and then stops playback. It only works if the "end of file" is already in the buffer!
Winamp 3 used to work in this situation (on the same machine).
I don't have this problem on my win 2003 machine, i'll test it on my win 2000 pc now
nope, no problem there either

i'm using directsound btw

no problem with wave out either
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Glitch: Remove all dead files

In Media Library > Playlists, there is an option to "Remove all dead files" from a playlist.

When this command is executed on a playlist with a couple of thousands tracks,
WinAmp stops responding.

This last till it is terminated or finished (few minutes).
Would be nice if this is being done in the background.

Winamp 5.01
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cybermarz: i think that would go on the wishlist...

to add on to my previous bug report thing (look about 2 or 3 posts above this one), i found that it only happens when the window is scaled down. I forgot that mine was scaled down to 91%, just in case any of you plan on trying to reproduce it.
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Not sure if this has been commented before, or if it's just my server machine.

When I set the modern skin on Windows 2003 Server Standard, it gives me an assertion, "f != NULL" on line 131, of c:\dev\Studio\Studio\font.cpp (or something along the lines, I already deleted the modern skin so can't copy now), and closes down. Classic skin works, and I have not tested other modern skins (just changed it on the .ini to classic, and it worked flawlessly).

This is Winamp 5.01, a Pentium3-1Ghz, 512Mb RAM, and Winamp is clean-installed.

Not that this bugs me too much, as on this server, whenever we put music on it (we use it as background music for work ;D) we want to have it suck as less CPU as possible, so we're going to use the default classic skin only, but just in case it's not just my Windows 2003 and others do it too, just informing :-)

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Please see this thread for the fix
(read full thread, re: arial.ttf)

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Just got Winamp5, clean install. No problems other than it refuses to play all raw PCM WAV files (16bit, stereo, 44.1KHz, made with CoolEdit 2k or Adobe Audition) while the old Winamp3 (and now only WMP) can still play. Compressed (MP3) WAV files play just fine, but PCM WAVs show up as having odd lengths (a song of 11 minutes 20 seconds shows up in WA5 as being 35 minutes 41 seconds). Here are the first 56 bytes of the WAV's header in hex (has 3 audio samples at the end) if it'll help.


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CDROM's: Creative 5X DVD, LiteOn 40x USB CDRW
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Wrong thread.
Please report bugs with the default plugins in the relevant sticky.
And also include a link to a sample file.

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Is there a version of the original Winamp3 skin that is updated to support Winamp 5.01? Please let me know.

Thank you again

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Wrong thread.
As stated in the opening post,
this thread is NOT open for discussion.
Please use Winamp Discussion or Tech Support forums.
This post will be deleted shortly.


Can you please move this post to the appropriate thread? I would really appreciate it. Thank you again.

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No, sorry, I can't.
Why don't you just revive this thread instead?
(seeing you've already posted in it before).


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