I thought I found a file that this problem was repeatble on. When I opened it the first time, the ID3 editor opened, the next time Winamp suddenly went to double size. I fixed that, and they kept alternating. I opened a different file, let it play for a few seconds, went back to the original file and I'll be damned if Winamp went in to "pause" mode and opened the ID3 tag editor. However, when I shut Winamp down and opened the file -- nothing happened. Alas, the error was random.
All my drivers are up to date. Here are my specs:
500Mhz AMD K6-3 Processor
256 Megs Pc133 Ram
1xHD @ 4.5 Gigs (Winamp installed here)
1xHD @ 29.2 Gigs (Files here)
1xCD @ 4X
1xCD-WR @ 12x4x32
Sound Card 1 -> Sound Blaster PCI512 (I use this one for winamp)
Sound Card 2 -> Echo Layla24 (Don't use this for Winamp)
Video Card: Voodoo3 3000 AGP (This happened on my old crappy PCI card as well)
I use Windows 98 and have DirectX 7.
The problem happens on fresh and old installs of winamp. It happens completely at random. Incidentally, I have only noticed it when using "0" or the open file button in the main window area. *sigh*
What on earth could be making Winamp act so strangely? And has anyone else experience Winamp just opening windows, messing with volume settings, etc at random? I can't imagine that this would be an isolated incident since I found it on 2 computers here and now another one 600 miles away!
Originally posted by DJEgg
No-one's offered any advice yet because you've not given us enough information.
We need to know the full system specs of both machines (including : CPU + speed, RAM, soundcard, videocard, Windows OS, DirectX version)
Do you have the latest drivers for soundcard & videocard?
Also tell us whether you have installed any 3rd party Winamp plugins
Particularly : General Purpose (are there any gen_*.dll files in your Winamp\Plugins dir)
Have you checked your entire HDD for any viruses.
Do you experience similar problems with other software, or is it Winamp only?
This is all very strange behaviour, and is cetainly not supposed to be happening.
Is this happening only when you double click a Winamp associated filetype in an Explorer window? Is Winamp closed prior to this, or already open?
Does it happen if Winamp is already open & you open a file from the file menu?
What are your default settings? If you just open Winamp, is is set to just display the main window only, or the EQ & Playlist Editor too?
Are these both fresh installs of Winamp, or did you install over an older version?
Are you using any extra skins?
Are both Skins & Plugins dir's configured to the right paths in Prefs?
Have you made sure that the Winamp dir & none of the files within are Read Only?
Have you tried removing winamp.ini (Winamp dir)
Make sure Winamp is closed first. Next time you open it, a new ini file will be created & all the default settings will be restored.
Have you tried uninstalling, then reinstalling?
etc etc etc
Answer these questions first & we'll take things from there.