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Thread: Is it time to kiss Winamp Bye Bye

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    Constant Bitrate accentsound's Avatar
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    Is it time to kiss Winamp Bye Bye

    Everything else aside. I feel that above any other feature, Option or Gadget.

    Integration of Windows Media Player 9 or 10 should be given some serious consideration.

    WHY? because it is stable. Recently Winamp has been giving people problems by throwing "encountered internal error and needs to close"

    This has happend in versions as late a 5.03. Nothing other than a full uninstall, delete all winamp directories and reinstall fixes the problem. Unitl it does it again. On the two winamp RR installs we are running Both have gone through winamp re installs. One of them 6 TIMES!

    Different hardware, bios etc but the same problem. The Winamp site is not helpful at all and even with the latest version download and install. It still crashes. Maybe in a Week, two weeks or 2 hours.

    Microsoft Media Player one both systems has worked flawlessly throughout.

    With Media Player the visualization issue is a non problem.

    The people we have these systems installed in are daily drivers, in their vehicles a couple hours every day. They do not want to have their systems down once a month or more. With Windows Media player being standard in every windows install and as powerful as it has become. Winamp will have less and less support until support for it stops completely. While product and options for Media Player increase.

    And as Winamp right now is the heart of RR it is unwise to rely on SW that has gotten Flakey.

    Just our oppinion.

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    Constant Bitrate accentsound's Avatar
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    OH PS. When Winamp starts doing this, it will crash even when RR is not launched. Winamp will load up and be all nice on the screen. The moment you click on any winamp control or button it bombs out.

    NOTE this is on Window's XP home and Pro systems with SP2 installed with all of the latest updates. Direct X 9.0c etc.

    Wnamp has not had any development for 1 year now. Perhaps it has become incompatible with the latest patchs and SW in the latest XP releases.

    Media player has integrated CD rip so RR does not have to provide it externally, which simplifies some things.

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    Self proclaimed spoon feeder TruckinMP3's Avatar
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    Is it WinAmp or RR? I use Winamp with no trouble (not embedded) absolutly stable.
    D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

    Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

    Read the FAQ!

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    winamp 2.95=rocksolid

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    yup. never had any problem with 2.95.

    The only thing I don't like about Winamp is that it still doesn't support Unicode. Upon reading the Winamp forums, they will never do. Kind of a bummer for us foreigners.

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    Maximum Bitrate
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    I too had lots of issue's in a CarPC environment with Winamp 5.x. Just not stable.

    2.95 works wonderfully. Has yet to give me any sorts of issues.


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    - WinXP SP2 (NLited)

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    i'm a big fan of foobar myself, rock solid and light as a feather

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    Maximum Bitrate
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    Its owned by AOL so yes trash it.

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    Low Bitrate
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    running winamp 5.03 with RR and thing has been rock solid since day one even with visualizations. I think the problems people have more often then not is caused by the hardware not the software. Most car pcs aren't real highend and when you run "pretty" software like winamp 5 things get buggy. I run winamp 5 with classic skin embedded in RR with fullscreen vis and i have no problems on a 1.2 EPIA w/ 512mb ram and 5400rpm drive.

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    Maximum Bitrate
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    anyone have the 2.95 installer they can share?

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