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    Whenever I close Winamp5 (properly, not just killing the process), my playlist never gets saved. When I reopen the program, all that is in my playlist is an entry called '%1'. I've tried reinstalling a number of times, and redownloading the installer as well. Any tips on how to fix this?

  • #2
    right click start icon
    select properties then general tab
    make sure read-only is unchecked


    • #3
      1. Make sure no files in the Winamp dir are "read-only"
      especially: winamp.m3u, winamp.ini, studio.xnf

      2. Check your winamp shortcut and make sure it points to winamp.exe and not to a playlist file, or that the shortcut doesn't include any switches or dde messages at the end. The command line should be:
      "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe"
      (adjust accordingly, if winamp was not installed to the default dir)

      3. Make sure M3U files are properly associated with Winamp.
      Winamp -> Prefs -> File Types
      Make sure M3U (and PLS) is selected in the list
      and that "restore file associations at startup" is checkmarked.

      4. Remove/disable extra 3rd-party plugins (if any).

      If the problem persists, please include Windows OS in reply.

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      • #4
        Fixed a few things, and found the source of the problem. Using WinXP.

        All the files were read-only, so I changed that. However the problem was still occuring. I took the advice about the shortcuts, and played with that a bit. Normally I open Winamp by pressing the 'play' button on my keyboard, and that worked fine until I had to reinstall Winamp (files got corrupted). When I open winamp from the start menu, or by going to the actual .exe, it works fine.

        I'm using a Logitech keyboard, and I know there's been problems with the media keys before. Whats the correct entry I should have in my players.ini for Winamp5?


        • #5
          Try these links:
          What is Winamp? Why is Winamp? How is Winamp? All these burning questions and issues discussed within.

          What is Winamp? Why is Winamp? How is Winamp? All these burning questions and issues discussed within.

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