Old 4th May 2022, 16:14   #1
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Read filenames aloud before playing

In the old days, when I would listen to public radio, announcers would tell me what I was listening to. I would learn to associate songs with names, particular classical pieces. Now all my music is digital and I'm playing directory after directory and I'm losing my knowledge of who the artists/composers are.
Is there a way to have WinAmp speak the filename before it played it? or some other custom string of information from inside the file?

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Old 5th May 2022, 09:33   #2
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Not something Winamp is capable of I think
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Old 5th May 2022, 10:54   #3
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as above has been posted already
but if you tag your music Winamp shows the artist and the song.

what you want is a function of an Ipod , tripple press the button on your earpiece and the Ipod tells you which song and artist it is.
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I'm playing directory after directory and I'm losing my knowledge of who the artists/composers are.
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I fell your pain. I myself also like to educate myself, especially musically

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as above has been posted already
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tag your music Winamp shows the artist and the song
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Yes- that is the solution: run your Winamp always docked at the top in form of a Ticketbar. This way, at least when sitting in front of the screen, you will see info displayed by tags while loosing even less vertical space that for Taskbar of Windows


How that info looks like is set in various options available at

Options > Preferences > Skins > Modern Skins > Font Rendering > Font Rendering > Font Mapper

while what tags are read and then shown is set at

Options > Preferences > Playlist > Titles > Advanced Title Formatting

And you can get creative with this, adding visual aids and even info about what folder a files comes from. Unfortunately there are some nasty limitations concerning some file formats / tag field


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Not something Winamp is capable of I think
But that would be a very useful feature to have

I would use when I am in a different state of mind thus have problems with knowing what I am listening too and sometimes even what exactly is happening, that occurs when a non characteristic instrumental music is being played. That would avert all that sometimes appearing confusion when I perform my experiments with synesthesia


So, maybe some other media player has such function? I need something like it for my, uhm, science
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