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    What to use for video without dropping music playlist?

    I'm running into a small problem with RR that can't figure out a solution. Searching for "playlist" pulls up 20 pages of RR skin coding questions and a handful of unanswered questions. The FAQ section does not contain any information on this either...

    Is there any way to set up RR to retain the music playlist after watching a vid?

    I have Winamp set to not be used for video (even set it in the preferences of Winamp, also set it to not maintain extension), the MPC path is set in the config to open Media Player however Winamp gets used anyway which resets the playlist to whatever videos are in the vid folder. I don't watch much vids in the car (not really legal when driving), but it is an inconvenience to have to manually reload the playlist when I do end up loading a vid.

    Its not a skin specific issue from what I've seen (used several different skins) as it happens with all of 'em.

    I got the ffdshow thing installed, but willing to use a separate player provided its fairly easy to set up (KMP preferred since it supports MP4 out of the box)

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    i havent noticed this... i think winamps playlist is kept in the winamp directory
    "winamp.m3u" that file.. make sure its writable on your system

    i just tested it in my case here, they arnt being forgotten,
    check that file
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kardain View Post
    I'm running into a small problem with RR that can't figure out a solution. Searching for "playlist" pulls up 20 pages of RR skin coding questions and a handful of unanswered questions. The FAQ section does not contain any information on this either...

    Is there any way to set up RR to retain the music playlist after watching a vid?

    I have Winamp set to not be used for video (even set it in the preferences of Winamp, also set it to not maintain extension), the MPC path is set in the config to open Media Player however Winamp gets used anyway which resets the playlist to whatever videos are in the vid folder. I don't watch much vids in the car (not really legal when driving), but it is an inconvenience to have to manually reload the playlist when I do end up loading a vid.

    Its not a skin specific issue from what I've seen (used several different skins) as it happens with all of 'em.

    I got the ffdshow thing installed, but willing to use a separate player provided its fairly easy to set up (KMP preferred since it supports MP4 out of the box)
    Everything should work fine with these settings:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    i havent noticed this... i think winamps playlist is kept in the winamp directory
    "winamp.m3u" that file.. make sure its writable on your system

    i just tested it in my case here, they arnt being forgotten,
    check that file
    if by "make sure its writable", you mean not marked read only in the properties, that's how it is...

    Quote Originally Posted by treetop777 View Post
    Everything should work fine with these settings:
    Awesome. I'll give it a shot tomorrow It's kinda liquid-sunshiny now (aka rain) so I ain't going outside for nothing.

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    yes, NOT marked read only....

    open it up with text editor, when u got items in playlist... are they there?
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    yessir, there is text in the playlist file.

    tried treetop's suggestion and that seemed to work as well. call this one solved.

    opened 3 movies, switched back to music and it was still all there.

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    I'm digging this one from the dead because it's the closest thing I could find to resolving my problem.
    My problem is exactly the same but the above fixes did not work for me. It works fine in the DigitalFX 4.0 skin so I even went as far as copying that video_browser.skin file into my folder and for some reason the video still opens in Winamp. Any other ideas?

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    if ur up to date, as far has i know, video playlist has NOTHING to do with music playlist

    if ur up to date....

    a lot is going on in dfx4, prob alot of exectbl stuff....

    use carwings_dynamic_lite, as reference
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    Carwings works. When I play a video in carwings it automatically starts in MPC, if I go back to audio my playlist is still there.

    In my skin, if I start a DVD it opens in MPC but regular video files open in Winamp and clear my playlist.

    The only thing is I can't see a single significant difference in code to understand why it doesn't play in MPC.

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    how do u have u video setup?

    i like mpc... its good for videos too
    or msvid i like

    run rrconfig, and set up ur video player

    winamp SHOULDNT be used for video
    i say shouldnt, not that it couldnt
    but its not offically supported video player
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    "Did you test it in carwings??"

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