Old 19th July 2012, 17:03   #1
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SHOUTcast browser problems on Windows8

winamp will not work with the new window 8
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Old 26th July 2012, 06:27   #2
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That's hard to believe. Win 8 is supposed to be able to run most of what Win 7 can run.

Anyway, WA's long standing policy is to wait for a new OS to be released before making any needed compatibility changes. For a free app, it is not efficient to spend time and other resources on changes for a pre-release that may need to be changed again for the final release.

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Old 26th July 2012, 09:49   #3
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from my own tests on the Win8 previews, it does work when run in the Win8 desktop mode (since that's all Winamp will be able to work) as the behaviour of Win8 is meant to be the same as that of Win7 and so far seems to hold true.

but really posts just saying "it doesn't work" are about as helpful as sticking a fork in my eye - if there is something wrong then say what, otherwise threads like this just waste everyone's time.

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Old 6th August 2012, 16:33   #4
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winamp will not play on window8

winamp will not play radio and has a black screen shows up .

In reply to rustyridenour post on July 28, 2012

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 7/28/2012 7:49:04 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ginger
Faulting application name: Winamp.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4fec7b3e
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.2.8400.0, time stamp: 0x4fb71a7f
Exception code: 0xc000000d
Fault offset: 0x000af461
Faulting process id: 0x110
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd6cbf59eab918
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Winamp.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 9c234654-d8b2-11e1-9b64-00262d492780
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-07-28T12:49:04.000000000Z" />
<Security />
<Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Winamp.exe</Data>
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although WIndows 8 has gone RTM, that doesn't mean there is any 'official' downloads to test the behaviour on the release version. as said in my prior reply, the previews have worked the same as on Windows 7 (which is how it is meant to be) so unless you've selected / set a setting which conflicts.

until there is official access to the RTM version, then there is no official support from our side of the fence. and that crash report doesn't help too much other than something in winamp is calling an OS api function and it's not working correctly - what i cannot tell as ntdll.dll is a vague coverall for a lot of things in the OS.

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Old 16th August 2012, 16:21   #6
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Shoutcast radio in Winamp not working in Windows 8 RTM

1. Winamp (Version 5.63) works in Windows 8 Enterprise RTM for standard Media files. (MP3 etc)
2. However when selecting SHOUTcast radio in Media library it is not working. After clicking on "SHOUTcast Radio" then selecting a radio station screen in browser area goes "black" with no radio response
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i will point you at my reply in what is a win8 related thread.

however, it would have been far more helpful if the first post had _actually_ said what / where things were not working than just saying "it doesn't work".

if it is _just_ the SHOUTcast Radio (and i'd have to expect other online views) not working, then that is going to stem from some changes made to the Webbrowser control provided by the OS (unless you're using a 'N' version which typically has that removed) which would most likely be able to be fixed server-side instead of having to do a client update (note: i could be wrong but as Win8 uses IE10 and that's what the Webbrowser control will be based on, there is likely some change which has happened compared to how it works on Win7 and previously).

either way, you've both now provided some sort of information to work on so i would hope that when Win8 compatibility is officially checked then it will be fixed.

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Old 27th October 2012, 15:16   #9
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well now that i've got my hands on a Windows 8 RTM install, the SHOUTcast Radio view is working as expected for me. there have been changes to the view on the server side so maybe that has helped to resolve issues or one of the updates provided since Windows 8 went RTM has fixed it.

then again it could just be that the blank screen (which would have been easier to determine if a screenshot was provided) could be coming from the ads which are shown for US users (as my Windows 8 machine is only on a UK network so i cannot test US behaviour).

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Old 18th December 2012, 15:42   #10
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Rich Kreider has posted a workaround for this issue on his blog at:


It worked for me.
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