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Old 25th June 2001, 18:58   #1
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Old 25th June 2001, 21:17   #2
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Um... I guess.

* These instructions are sepcific to Windows 98 and Windows 98SE. The procedure may vary for other versions of Windows *

1) Make sure that no program, not even Winamp, has MP3's associated to play on it by default.

2) In My Computer, go to View -> Folder Options -> Filetypes.
Click the New type button.

3) Fill in as follows:
Description of type: MPEG Layer 3 Audio
Associated extension: .MP3
Content type (MIME): audio/mpeg
Default extension of type: .MP3 should automatically have filled itself in when you completed the Associated Extension field

4) Now, you'll need to create the 2 actions for Winamp — the open action and the enqueue action. To begin, click the New button under the Actions field.

Open:
Action:
Open
Application used to perform action:
"C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe" "%1" * The path depends of course on where on your hard drive you have Winamp installed
Click OK

Enqueue:
Action:
Enqueue in Winamp
Application used to perform action:
"C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe" /ADD "%1"
Click OK

5) Now, click the Change Icon button and enter
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPlayer.exe
or
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\MPlayer2.exe
as the filename.
  • That is how you would do it for the MP3 filetype. For WMA or MIDI, you would do the same but replace the Description of type field with either Windows Media Audio or MIDI Sequence and the Content Type (MIME) field with audio/x-ms-wma or audio/mid respecively.
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Old 26th June 2001, 00:50   #3
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Nice work Neo!

btw, all of the WMP icons are in C:\Windows\System\Quartz.dll

However . . . (oops, here I go again)

Instead of recreating them all, wouldn't it be much easier to:

1) Unselect all relevant associations from Winamp, via: Prefs (Ctrl+P) -> Filetypes

nb. You may also have to disable the Winamp Agent in order to achieve this
(Prefs -> Agent: uncheck all 3 options)

2) Close Winamp

3) WMP -> View -> Option -> Formats tab
Make your associations here.

4) Folder Options -> File Types tab
Scroll down for the relevant entries
Add the "Play in Winamp" & "Enqueue in Winamp" entries to each filetype
(following Neo's instructions above)

5) Make "Play in Winamp" the default action (hi-lite it -> click "set default")

6) Edit -> Change Icon -> browse to quartz.dll

7) Repeat for each relevant filetype

Something like that anyway . . .
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Basically, the Content Type (MIME) is different for each relevant filetype if they are individual entries in Folder Options -> File Types tab.

MP3 = audio/mpeg (or: audio/m3u)
WAV = audio/wav
MID = audio/mid
M3U = audio/mpegurl
PLS = audio/scpls (I recommend keeping this one selected in Winamp Prefs)
MOD = audio/mod
WMA = audio/x-ms-wma
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I suppose there's always the option of (as Neo says) unassociating from all players, but another method of association is to go to any folder that contains any one of each relevant filetype:

1) Shift + right click -> Open With
2) Checkmark "Always open with..."
3) Select "Winamp" from the list
4) Type in the File Description
5) Click "Okay"
6) Repeat 1) to 5) for each filetype
7) Then go into Folder Options -> File Types tab to check all the command lines are correct and to change the icons.

You only have to Shift + Rt click one of each filetype to achieve this
(eg. one MP3, one WAV, etc etc)
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You now have 3 different methods to choose from (there's probably more)

Okay?
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