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    When I add files (just mp3's) to the media library, memory usage of Winamp will slowly rise to about 1.2 GB and than Winamp crashes. I know my collection is large (141 K +, 1TB) but other mediaplayers don't seem to have this problem. I found a workaround whereby I keep track of memory usage in taskmanager, cancel the adding files progress when it reaches 1.1GB memory, shut down WA, restart it and then continue adding. This method has worked so far but I would like to be able to add my music unattended!

    Somebody know how to fix this?

    dual core AMD with 6gb ram on M2N-SLI Deluxe
    Win 7 x64
    Winamp 5.6.1 (Clean) installed on 2GB RAMDisk drive

  • #2
    check for some viruses, why dont you try to perform full scan..


    • #3
      No, can't be a virus. At least, not according to Norton IS, NOD32 or AVG. Furthermore, problem arises at my server pc and laptop as well. Seems to be the 'gathering of information' on the files that eats the memory


      • #4
        It's not a memory or virus issue. This has been a problem plaguing Winamp for years, but the developers refuse to acknowledge or do anything about it. There are literally dozens of posts throughout this forum complaining of this problem back to 2001, and not one single response from a Winamp developer or tech support even acknowledging it. They are either already aware of this problem for several years, or they are complete retards, or they are just giving everyone the middle finger and saying "have a really large media library? Tough crap. Use somebody else's media player to manage your library, cuz we don't want your business". I've been pouring thru these forums for the last 2 years hoping Winamp will eventually respond, but the only response I've seen is them removing responses like this one. They don't like bad press, but not enough to fix this growing problem.


        • #5
          @Nog69, thanks for your response, I was afraid of this... Well, I guess it's time to go back to Mediamonkey then. Or would you suggest another player?


          • #6
            i have 50k files and don't see a similar issue. what plugins do u guys have?
            PENN STATE Radio or
            BUG #1 = Winamp skips short tracks
            Wish #1 = Multiple Column Sorting
            Wish #2 = Add TCMP/Compilation editing


            • #7
              As said, clean install of WA, so no plugins other than those already in WA itself.


              • #8
                what filetypes? ext drive?
                PENN STATE Radio or
                BUG #1 = Winamp skips short tracks
                Wish #1 = Multiple Column Sorting
                Wish #2 = Add TCMP/Compilation editing


                • #9
                  Originally Posted by mjeppo View Post
                  As said, clean install of WA, so no plugins other than those already in WA itself.
                  would still make sense to provide a plug-ins list as sadly too many people have said that and it transpires and old plug-in is still there ->

                  WACUP Project <‖> "Winamp Ramblings" - Indie Winamp Dev Blog


                  • #10
                    As said, just mp3 files. The drives I use now is a network drive, but I also tried it from my main drive (with OS on it) and on a secondary drive on the PC. So that doesn't seem to influence memory usage. Furthermore I tried the 'classic' WA skin to see if that would help.
                    When my library consisted of 50K songs I didn't have this problem either but since I passed the 100K+ line problems have persisted.
                    It seems that the number of files determines whether this problem occurs.


                    • #11
                      This is what I got from "One for Nunz":
                      Installed Winamp plug-in list
                      Generated by 'One for Nunz v5.1' on 21-3-2011 at 10:57:25

                      << Winamp Information >>

                      Winamp.ini path is: C:\Users\Mjeppo\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Winamp.ini
                      Plug-in directory is: C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins
                      Visualisation directory is: C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins
                      DSP directory is: C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins
                      Skin directory is: C:\Program Files\Winamp\Skins
                      Language Pack directory is: C:\Program Files\Winamp\Lang

                      Using Winamp version: 5.6 (Build 3091 FINAL_2010_1209_101555)
                      Winamp Elevator build: Build 3091 FINAL_2010_1209_101555

                      Current skin: Winamp base skin (Classic skin)
                      Sonic Burning Engine is not installed

                      << OS Information >>

                      Running on: Windows 7
                      Memory available: 1.49 GB

                      << Input plug-ins >>

                      Nullsoft FLAC Decoder v2.3 [in_flac.dll]
                      Nullsoft MIDI Player v3.2 [in_midi.dll]
                      Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder v4.94 [in_mp3.dll]
                      Nullsoft MP4 Demuxer v2.3 [in_mp4.dll]
                      Nullsoft Vorbis Decoder v1.58 [in_vorbis.dll]
                      Nullsoft Waveform Decoder v3.19 [in_wave.dll]
                      Nullsoft Windows Media Decoder v3.6 [in_wm.dll]

                      << Output plug-ins >>

                      Nullsoft DirectSound Output v2.6 (d) [out_ds.dll]
                      Nullsoft WaveOut Output v2.13 (d) [out_wave.dll] [active]

                      << Visualisation plug-ins >>

                      No plug-ins of this type are installed

                      << DSP plug-ins >>

                      No plug-ins of this type are installed

                      << General Purpose plug-ins >>

                      Nullsoft Modern Skins Support v1.42 [gen_ff.dll]
                      Nullsoft Global Hotkeys v1.9 [gen_hotkeys.dll]
                      Nullsoft Media Library v3.50 [gen_ml.dll]
                      One for Nunz v5.1 [gen_nunzio.dll]

                      << Media Library plug-ins >>

                      Nullsoft Now Playing v3.9 [ml_nowplaying.dll]
                      Nullsoft Local Media v2.94 [ml_local.dll]
                      Nullsoft Playlists v1.2 [ml_playlists.dll]
                      Nullsoft History v1.9 [ml_history.dll]
                      Nullsoft Playlist Generator v1.6 [ml_plg.dll]

                      << Encoder plug-ins >>

                      aacPlus (HE-AAC) Encoder v1.31
                      aacPlus (HE-AAC) High Bitrate Encoder v1.31
                      LC-AAC Encoder v1.31
                      MP4/aacPlus (HE-AAC) Encoder v1.31
                      MP4/aacPlus (HE-AAC) High Bitrate Encoder v1.31
                      MP4/LC-AAC Encoder v1.31
                      FLAC Encoder v2.3 (libFLAC v1.2.1)
                      MP3 Encoder v1.36
                      WAV Encoder v1.02a
                      WMA Encoder v1.22a

                      << Summary of system components (*.w5s) >>
                      (These are not included in the plug-in counts below)
                      aacPlusDecoder.w5s (231kb)
                      albumart.w5s (22kb)
                      auth.w5s (170kb)
                      bmp.w5s (19kb)
                      dlmgr.w5s (16kb)
                      filereader.w5s (14kb)
                      gif.w5s (19kb)
                      gracenote.w5s (16kb)
                      jnetlib.w5s (609kb)
                      jpeg.w5s (151kb)
                      ombrowser.w5s (294kb)
                      playlist.w5s (82kb)
                      png.w5s (84kb)
                      primo.w5s (13kb)
                      tagz.w5s (21kb)
                      timer.w5s (34kb)
                      vlb.w5s (120kb)
                      xml.w5s (88kb)

                      << Summary of all dlls in the root winamp folder (*.dll) >>
                      (These are not included in the plug-in counts below)
                      burnlib.dll (81kb) [not loaded]
                      elevatorps.dll (45kb) [not loaded]
                      libFLAC.dll (133kb) [loaded]
                      libmp4v2.dll (176kb) [not loaded]
                      libsndfile.dll (247kb) [loaded]
                      nde.dll (72kb) [loaded]
                      nsutil.dll (52kb) [loaded]
                      tataki.dll (82kb) [loaded]
                      zlib.dll (46kb) [loaded]

                      << Summary of all dlls in the plugins\gracenote folder (*.dll) >>
                      (These are not included in the plug-in counts below)
                      CDDBControlWinamp.dll (1577kb) [not loaded]
                      CddbMusicIDWinamp.dll (905kb) [not loaded]
                      CddbPlaylist2Winamp.dll (1101kb) [not loaded]
                      CDDBUIWinamp.dll (1021kb) [not loaded]

                      << Summary of installed plug-ins >>

                      7 Input plug-ins installed
                      2 Output plug-ins installed
                      0 Visualisation plug-in installed
                      0 DSP plug-in installed
                      4 General Purpose plug-ins installed
                      5 Media Library plug-ins installed
                      5 Encoder plug-ins installed

                      Total: 23 plug-ins installed


                      • #12
                        the first thing i notice is it says winamp 5.6

                        are you sure you are using 5.61, (not 5.6 or 5.601?)

                        may not fix your issue, but the db was improved. i don't recognize some of those dlls either but DrO would know better.

                        i have seen other forum threads about this kind of thing, but it would be better if we knew what the threshold is #wise for when it goes from working to problematic.
                        PENN STATE Radio or
                        BUG #1 = Winamp skips short tracks
                        Wish #1 = Multiple Column Sorting
                        Wish #2 = Add TCMP/Compilation editing


                        • #13
                          From the Winamp 5.61 Change Log...

                          Fixed: [in_mp3] APEv2 memory leak
                          You can download WA 5.61 here.
                          Please do not PM me for tech support. Any request for tech support through PM will be ignored.
                          Read the Stickies
                          ---> | | | | <--- Knowledge is power


                          • #14
                            I downloaded WA from the main site yesterday, so I'm pretty sure it's 5.61. I guess "One for Nunz" just doesn't show that.


                            • #15
                              Oh, I'm sorry, I just noticed I didn't have 5.6.1 but 5.6.01 ... Slightly different. I will run media adding again...