Originally Posted by Aminifu
Ok as to the default handler thing, but if in_mp3 is trying to decode them, should not that have been listed in the log?
No, in_mp3 will have been trying to decode them because of this setting:
Winamp > Prefs > Playlist:
Assume file extension of unknown files to be: mp3
i.e. if you try to play a file with an extension that Winamp doesn't recognize (because said extension isn't associated with any input plugin), then Winamp should use in_mp3 to try decode said files.
If that setting was changed to wma, then Winamp would try to use in_wm for unknown filetypes instead.
If it was changed to WAV then Winamp will attempt to use in_wave, or if mpeg -> in_dshow, etc etc.
Originally Posted by tanin
I don't have Windows media player installed. Maybe that's the problem? although I think that most Windows 8 sold come without, so many users should have this problem...
Yes, that is the cause of the problem.
Winamp / in_wm.dll requires the Windows Media Engine (v9.1 - v10) to be installed.
Windows Media Player Full download:
Does C:\Windows\System32WMVCORE.DLL exist on your system?
The Winamp installer looks for the Windows Media 9.1 Codec package and,
if it's not found on the system, will attempt to install this package:
Our redistributable: http://download.nullsoft.com/redist/wm/wmfdist95.exe
Same package from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/downl...ls.aspx?id=507
Though that package was meant for WinXP & Server 2003...
Windows 8 (N & KN) version:
So maybe installing the codec package for Win8 will work?