Old 6th March 2006, 15:15   #1
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How to preview a song w/o adding to playlist?

I've searched the forum, but cannot find any information on this.

How do I preview an mp3 from the library without adding it to the playlist (like Musicmatch does with their right click context menu)?

Thanks much. :-)

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Old 6th March 2006, 16:58   #2
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Not possible. You could use the Windows explorer built in preview.
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Old 6th March 2006, 17:22   #3
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Are you sure? Not even with a plugin?

That stinks, Winamp is way better than any other player I've used, but this feature is an absolute must. There has to be a way.
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Old 6th March 2006, 17:25   #4
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I'm not able to say, if there is a plugin aviable. This feature is not a must, I don't need it.

I play my files, no need for preview.
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Old 6th March 2006, 17:45   #5
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What if you're creating a playlist (m3u) and you want to listen to a song before you add it to the playlist?

The way Winamp is set up now, you have to delete all other songs on the active playlist to listen to the new song you're thinking about adding.

Am I the only one who thinks that's a terrible design flaw? There has to be a way to preview a track in Winamp before adding it to the playlist.
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Old 6th March 2006, 17:47   #6
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The way Winamp is set up now, you have to delete all other songs on the active playlist to listen to the new song you're thinking about adding.
No you don't, simply enqueue instead of play.
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Old 6th March 2006, 17:53   #7
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What if you're creating a playlist (m3u) and you want to listen to a song before you add it to the playlist?
I know my songs, wich I add to the playlist.

As Early Devil said, you can enqueue songs instead of playing.
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Old 6th March 2006, 17:59   #8
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I stand corrected on the Enqueue thang', but it seems like an extra step.

Enqueue > double-click song in Playlist > If song bad, remove it > move back down to the library

Instead of: Right click > preview track.
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Old 6th March 2006, 18:37   #9
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Try right-click > send to > Add to queue and play ...which is available if you enable media library integration in Preferences > Jump to File > ML Options tab.
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Why don't you just add it and play it. If you don't want it there then just remove it.
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Old 6th March 2006, 21:13   #11
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Why not open another instance of winamp and stick it to the side or something and use it to play files?
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Old 6th March 2006, 21:38   #12
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Or, if you're using a fully updated version of WinXP you can enable web content on your folders and play it from there. When you select media you should get a 'media player' on the left that you can sample with.
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Old 10th June 2008, 14:13   #13
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I totally agree. This is a must to be able to preview a song without messing up the whole play list. Saying you know your songs is great if you have 200. I have 47,000. Why should I have to go to windows explorer to preview them. Isn't the whole point of having a music player to do this.

Why can't they just add a real play list window like WMP that is just for play lists building. This may send me looking for yet another player.
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Old 10th June 2008, 15:54   #14
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If you use winamp for DJing it's a "must have"! Especially - like daveozric said - if you have maybe 5k to 10k of files on your computer.

I don't think these workarounds are very practicable for a DJ. So it's definitely worth thinking about implementing this feature.

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Old 25th May 2009, 12:54   #15
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Same here. I need to preview a song before I add it to the playlist.

OR, does any one like it when a DJ, equal home or club, break a song preview some song and then continue with the playlist??? I not. One time is o.k. More often DJ go out!


I tested several programms. For those who realy need that feature can test ultramixer, e-mix or the best with preview and useable library is audomate.


That mean not that I doesn't like winamp. I am a first time user of Winamp since his beta testing phase. It has the best media library I ever saw. With the best modulate able filters, Files views and so on. right click on it an queue to playlist. That I never saw on one other program.

BUT over the years still no preview on a secondary audio channel!!!

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Old 21st June 2011, 03:09   #16
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anything new with this?/ can't believe i need to use itunes for this.
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