Old 4th February 2007, 15:32   #1
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PX.dll not found in Vista 64

I notice many things about PX.dll on these forums, and a few specifically about Vista 64 with PX.dll.

1) PX.dll appears to be something involving the Sonic ripping drivers, which I know I could disable.

2) I have seen a few posts responded by moderators saying things such as: Vista is bad. Wait till it is released, we haven't done testing, etc etc.

The exact issue is that upon opening Winamp I recieve a "Winamp 5.32:winamp.exe - Unable to Locate Component" error which reads: "This application has failed to start because PX.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." It doesn't. Winamp will still run after this for playing.

Well Assuming I want to rip, and now that Vista is released, would it be possible for this issue to be addressed properly? I know it isn't merely a 64bit issue because I ran Windows XP Professional 64bit, and winamp did not have this issue.

I do not have 32bit Vista to test. But I am running 64bit Vista (RC1) and have not yet installed a full version of vista because I would like to know all my hardware and software will run before I buy Vista.

The issue itself is that PX.dll is installed into "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" instead of "C:\Windows\system". All that need be done to correct this is to place PX.dll into the proper directory.(or Winamp devs can modify the call location in the executable)
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Old 4th February 2007, 15:53   #2
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what happens if you create the location yourself? does setting a correct path to PX.dll resolve the issue. If so, you can stick with that till the next version comes out... updating to determine where PX.dll sounds simple enough... just have to wait.
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Old 4th February 2007, 16:00   #3
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As an end-user we can merely copy the PX.dll and paste it into C:\Windows\System. For those of us on Vista 64 that is a fix that will work just fine until the next release. But it should be immensely easy for the Winamp Devs to correct this for the next version.
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Old 4th February 2007, 16:03   #4
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The Sonic Rip/Burn crap isn't really working on 64-bit OS's. The last I heard they were waiting for an update from Sonic. Kind of out of Winamp's hands here.

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Old 4th February 2007, 16:29   #5
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Worked just fine for me

I was able to rip in MP3, in AAC, at a few various speeds...

This 64bit incompatibility may or may not be the case. But, getting PX.dll into the proper directory allows me to use all Winamp funcationality, including ripping.
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