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Old 10th September 2010, 15:53   #4
DrO
 
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not knowing what OS you're using makes this all guess work but with Vista / Win7 it is more likely that multiple instances will start if your initial Winamp instance is at a different access level compared to Explorer. an example is Winamp will (unfortunately) be at a higher access level just after being installed until it is closed and started the next time.

internally Winamp will send any commands to the existing instance as long as it can detect it, the OS allows the messages through or the existing client isn't locked - there's a timeout in place which will determine if a new instance is started or not otherwise you potentially end up with dozens of winamp instances sat waiting trying to load and never making it.

-daz
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