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Old 12th February 2017, 22:48   #6
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Plugins may cause low volume output

I have installed two plugins: in_sid2.dll and in_NotSoFatso.dll that allow to play two more music formats.
It caused all audio files play very silent.
The PC is connected to an audio amplifier through analog Line Out. The amplifier volume must be set about 2x louder than before I installed these plugins. There is no problem with other applications (other media players, games, web browser etc.).
The same situation took place in my previous PC with Win Vista, where I installed many plugins at once, so I didn't know which one was responsible for the quiet audio.
After this I uninstalled Winamp and haven't used it for 8 years. That's why I conclude the issue is independent of the Windows version and hardware. Today I use Windows 10.

I moved the two .dll files and plugin.ini out of the Winamp folders and restarted the PC, but nothing changed.
In the Preferences > Output > out_wave.dll the device was set to Microsoft Sound Mapper, I changed it to Speakers and immediately the volume returned to the desired level.
Then I moved again the in_sid2 and in_nsf files to the plugins folder. At the first run Winamp crashed, but at the second try everything played as it should, it means at the proper volume. Now I have to restart the PC and see what happens.

Added: After restart the volume was correct. I also tested the Bluetooth headphones, auto-switch speakers -> headphones and vice versa worked correctly.
However Winamp crashed every time I tried to play .nsf music. The .nsf music was playing at lower volume than other files and the plugin may be responsible for unstability.
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