Old 18th August 2004, 13:47   #1
jamesyfx
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WMA Problems

Hi,

I've downloaded Winamp 5.04, and WMA files occasionally don't load. In Winamp 2 and 3, I never experienced this, but it says "[opening]" when I double click the song, and occasionally (Only sometimes - sometmes it does work if I persevere), it says "[opening failed]" and skips the track, even though it's in full working order.

Have I done something wrong, or something?

If you need to know, my specs are:
Windows XP Home SP2
Winamp 5.04
1.53GHz AMD Athlon XP
256MB RAM

Is all. My soundcard is just a tacky Onboard one.

Thank you.
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Old 18th August 2004, 14:54   #2
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I've no idea why this is happening (I can't reproduce the problem here), but if none of your WMA files were encoded with DRM-protection enabled, try one of the following:

1. Replace the current WMA decoder (Winamp\Plugins\in_wm.dll) with either this one from Winamp 5.02 or this one from Winamp 2.50

2. Or, with Winamp closed, remove or disable in_wm.dll (eg. rename to in_wm.dll.off),
reopen Winamp, and add ;WMA to the DirectShow Decoder config (Prefs > Plugins > Input) and let in_dshow.dll handle wma files instead.
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Old 18th August 2004, 15:26   #3
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Perfect. That 5.02 WMA Decoder fixed everything.

Thanks.
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Old 17th November 2004, 15:36   #4
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Thanks. The 5.02 WMA decoder fixed the problem with my winamp too.
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Old 23rd March 2005, 05:22   #5
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Yes! Thanks for the link to the file. It worked for me too. =] So glad I searched...
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Old 23rd March 2005, 09:36   #6
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I even got mine working, cheers m8!
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Old 22nd September 2009, 21:28   #7
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also had this issue

at some point, since its been how long since 5.02, and im on 5.56 and still getting the issue, maybe someone should fix in_wm.dll?
like, is it always crashing on wma files created by a certain program? it appears to crash no matter where you seek in the file, after playing back for so long, which to me, implies a memory leak.
didnt the winamp installer used to install the windows media runtime and let directshow handle it by default? that would be a good fix too
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Old 23rd September 2009, 01:04   #8
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Re: also had this issue

This thread is 5 years old lols
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