Old 12th March 2002, 03:27   #1
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got separate icon for wav file

I wanted a different icon for my wav files then the standard WA one-size-fits-all.

If you install a sound card or driver or other audio software, the wav file may change and you will have to reinstall this file so save it somewhere.

in the WA preferences-filetypes uncheck wav as associated.

Then copy and paste the following into an inf file.
for ex: MyWAwav.inf
I attached the file. much easier.
I assume the winamp installs point to the same directories as is shown:grin:

[Version]
Signature="$Chicago$"

[DefaultInstall]
DelReg=DelIt
AddReg=AddIt

[DelIt]
HKCR,\wav_auto_file

[AddIt]
HKCR,\.wav,,,"Winamp.WavFile"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile,,,"Wav file via WinAmp"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile,EditFlags,1,00,00,01,00
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\DefaultIcon,,,"C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMP.EXE,5"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell,,,"Play"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\Enqueue,,,"&Enqueue in Winamp"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\Enqueue\command,,,"""C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMP.EXE"" /ADD ""%1"""
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\Enqueue\DropTarget,Clsid,0,"{77A366BA-2BE4-4a1e-9263-7734AA3E99A2}"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\ListBookmark,,,"Add to Winamp's &Bookmark list"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\ListBookmark\command,,,"""C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMP.EXE"" /BOOKMARK ""%1"""
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\open\command,,,"""C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMP.EXE"" ""%1"""
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\open\DropTarget,Clsid,0,"{46986115-84D6-459c-8F95-52DD653E532E}"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\Play,,,"&Play in Winamp"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\Play\command,,,"""C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMP.EXE"" ""%1"""
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shell\Play\DropTarget,Clsid,0,"{46986115-84D6-459c-8F95-52DD653E532E}"
;I'm not sure what or where the following shell ex came from, you may be able to comment these out
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers,,,"WavPage"
HKCR,\Winamp.WavFile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\WavPage,,,"{00022613-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

Hope it is useful, good luck, have fun etc etc

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Old 12th March 2002, 03:34   #2
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BTW

If you don't like my icon #5 then:

Start->settings->folder options<tab>file types
find "wav file via winamp"
and click edit to change the icon

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Old 12th March 2002, 03:38   #3
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wouldn't take my inf file attachment.
Here it is as txt file rename to inf type accordingly
Attached Files
File Type: txt mywinamp.inf.txt (1.5 KB, 1110 views)

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Old 12th March 2002, 04:19   #4
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Hey!

Very interesting!

"Wav file via Winamp" ???? hehe
Though, of course, if anyone isn't happy with that particular file description,
they can always change it via Folder Options -> File Types....

Anyway, I'll add a link to this thread in the relevant section of:
TSGH -> Useful Links

How to assign different icons & descriptions to associated file types:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=62382
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=53432
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=79015 (this thread)
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....71#post1334271

Cheers!

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Old 25th August 2004, 17:10   #5
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Those workarounds work to a point. But any software or association changes screw them up and you have re-do them. I also cast my vote for individual icons. Even if it were nothing more than a descriptive overlay (like IrfanView does with it's individual icon settings).
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Old 25th August 2004, 17:38   #6
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It's in the wishlist already.

Winamp ATF ReferenceMy cPro timer widgetMy port of AVS
Do NOT email me with general tech support questions.
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Old 13th September 2004, 21:25   #7
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file association work around

To help restore order when other programs overwrite your file associations, you can export the proper entries in the registry to .reg files. Then when the associations are trashed (usually after turning off the associations inside the offending program), you can re-merge your saved entries and all will be well (usually after a reboot). You can find file associations in the registry under "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT". For more technical info, contact your local computer guru.
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Old 17th January 2005, 20:49   #8
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different icons - why not done yet?

I guess different icons for filetypes has been on the wishlist, but it really needs to be implemented soon. This workaround is ok but why can't it be built in?? Seems like it should be simple.
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Old 12th March 2006, 14:34   #9
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Much needed BUMP

I was a bad boy and neglected to go through the wishlist before posting requesting this feature : Differing File Types

However as the workarounds linked from the Winamp 5 thread are about Winamp 2.78 and Windows 95/98, and this unbelievably simple request has been on the books since 2001, I think it's time for a BUMP.

Someone may respond with a way to code my own workaround. Unfortunately that's over my head and I maintain my request for a native fix by the devs.

I also know how to make manual changes in Windows Explorer. Which would be too much trouble even if Winamp Agent wasn't gonna change them right back the next time it opened.
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Old 12th March 2006, 16:13   #10
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For an update on my little patch. I have never had a problem with wav files being hijacked. I made my own little hijack to ensure the wav file is I intended not some crap-ass program.

to auto install the inf file on startup I inserted the following. This resets the wav file type on startup just in case.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"mywavregs"="C:\\WINDOWS\\rundll.exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 C:\\My Documents\\myWinAmp.inf"


NOTE!!!DISCLAIMER!!
This works on my win98 machine and I have no idea if it will work on xp. And it must be modified to point to your inf file customized with the directory on a per-machine basis.

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