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    I discovered this problem today when yesterday it was fine. If I have one song to play, it only plays the first four seconds then stops. If I have a playlist, every third song plays four seconds. Help!

    By the way, I had an older version yesterday and thought 5x would solve it but it hasnt!

    UpDATE: now it only plays one second.
    Last edited by Rocki; 19 May 2004, 04:19.

  • #2
    what happens after that 3 secs (or 1)?
    winamp crashes, gives an error, or just stops?
    is it a mp3 file your playing, or wma?
    is it happening with all songs?
    what version are your running (5.03a?)?

    do you use third-party plugins?
    if so, try remove them or do a clean install
    a clean install would be a good thing in general:
    Howzit....Whatzit...what tha...? How to tune up, and keep your Winamp player humming along. Search this Forum to find others who have driven down your road and have advice and tips to help you out.

    after that, install the update patch:
    What is Winamp? Why is Winamp? How is Winamp? All these burning questions and issues discussed within.

    and also try the DirectSound Output tweaks
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    • #3
      Same thing here

      Am having the same problem here but it also happens when streaming internet radio as well

      any suggestions


      • #4
        is it just me, or have we had a rash of these tech issues lately?

        @daveg... answer siebe83's questions 'cause either way it'll help us out.
        When you take a hand and chop the fingers off... what do u get?

        That would be the knub.


        • #5

          What happens it buffers plays 3 seconds then stops on net radio then on mp3 play 3 seconds and just stops

          did a fresh re-install removing all ext plug ins so was just winamp on its own



          • #6
            sorry forgot to say no error message is given either


            • #7
              So... you can confirm that you've done a clean install, installed the update patch, and tweaked DirectSound Output... as recommended by siebe83?

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              • #8
                In answer to tyour question unistalled winamp making sure all plug ins that I had installed were unistalled then dowloaded winamp file + update patch installed winamp then patch also tweaked dso as well


                • #9
                  but still the same the funny thing until yeterday it was working ok no problems so still not working today


                  • #10
                    gone over everything again but still not working


                    • #11
                      Exact same thing happened to me - worked fine yesterday, now it's doing the exact same thing as Dave. Plays for a little bit, then stops on its own. No error message or anything. Just stops. I did everything - complete uninstall and reinstall, with patch. Still no dice. Never had a problem before.

                      Running Winamp 5.03 on Windows XP. Dell dimension 8100.

                      Thanks everybody.


                      • #12
                        Most strange

                        Post a HijackThis log

                        Download and run the program
                        Click the Scan button.
                        This changes to a Save Log button.
                        Attach the txt file to a new post here
                        (attachment feature available c/o Post A Reply button)

                        Apart from that, try reinstalling your sound drivers & DirectX.

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                        • #13
                          as requested
                          Attached Files


                          • #14
                            The exact same thing has started happening to me since yesterday. I've since been using Real player, but I miss my Winamp.

                            One thing I noticed, it occasionally opens some "Aquiring License" window, and says something about the song being a Napster song. I've never had problems with the music previously.


                            • #15

                              Yeah, there's a few iffy spyware/malware entries in your list.

                              I recommend that you move HijackThis.exe into its own folder first, eg.
                              C:\Program Files\HijackThis

                              Now run it again and this time put a check against the following entries, and click the "Fix Checked" button.

                              O2 - BHO: (no name) - {029BB53A-C312-4b09-9B4F-ED57AF027B28} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\winhlp32.dll

                              O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tesla] C:\Program Files\Tesla\Tesla.exe /TRAY

                              O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [system check] C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\updater.exe

                              O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [websx] C:\Program Files\websx\int113780.exe -auto

                              O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winhlp32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\winhlp32.exe

                              O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) -

                              O16 - DPF: {6C31790D-1EDF-4B05-83DC-925B3A8E2318} (Reactivator Class) -

                              Now download and install both Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware SE

                              Run them one after the other (not both at the same time).
                              Use the internal updaters to get the latest definition files
                              then run the scan and let them fix whatever they find.

                              If you're not using them regularly, I also suggest that you disable the following items from loading at startup:

                              O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
                              O4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
                              O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE

                              Clean your system up, then get back to us.

                              Sounds similar to this recent case, where it turned out that the drm-licensed wma files downloaded from Napster were corrupt.

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