Old 29th March 2012, 16:10   #1
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podcast subscription question

Does WinAmp need to be running to download podcasts on a schedule? Is the Winamp agent sufficient for this?

These may be stupid questions; I'm just not sure.

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Old 29th March 2012, 16:22   #2
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Winamp needs to be running for it to download your subscriptions.

the Winamp Agent has nothing to do with such things and is effectively just a different way of launching Winamp when it is not already running (it doesn't even preserve the file associations and hasn't done so for a few years - hence the change on the preferences options for controlling it a few versions back.

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Old 29th March 2012, 18:18   #3
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Thanks.

Do you think I could set it up in Windows Scheduler to run once a week (for example), or would that present problems?

I've returned to Winamp after about 10 years, so I have no idea about what it did or didn't do a few years ago. This leads me to a question: I used the paid version of Winamp back in the late 90s/early 00s; I suppose this doesn't qualify me for the upgrade to Pro.

Thanks for the quick response before.
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Old 29th March 2012, 19:27   #4
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you could schedule Winamp to be started and then make sure Winamp is configured to check for updates on loading, but i'm not aware of a means with Winamp as is which will just allow it to start, download any updates and then close.

as for the shareware license vs the 5.x pro license
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I registered Winamp when it was shareware circa 1999. Can I use my old serial number to unlock Winamp Pro?

No. That same version of Winamp is now freeware (and has been since mid-1999). Winamp Pro (first released in Dec 2003) requires you to re-register in order to unlock the Pro features.
as taken from http://www.winamp.com/help/FAQ#Winamp_Pro

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Old 29th March 2012, 19:35   #5
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Thanks.

Windows scheduler has an option to stop the process after x amount of time.
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