Old 14th May 2005, 10:46   #1
pranesh313
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Winamp 5.09

Have some serious issues with the new version of Winamp.

Version 5.09

1. Startup is very very sluggish. Takes around 5 minutes or so to really show the GUI on screen. The tray icon comes up but then have to wait for around 5 minutes to start working with it. Whats the problem here? any idea?

2. Have observed that my winamp crashes a lot. This thing referenced some memory address and so access was denied and winamp closes. Very very specific to this version I should say. any idea why this again?

Would be great if someone could throw some light and help me out with these issues.

Thanks
Pranesh
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Old 14th May 2005, 11:09   #2
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The slow startup could be related to the new Online Media feature in the Media Library. Winamp will check for any new Online Media channels on startup. Are you using a firewall? Is anything blocking internet access?
Note: in 5.091 (to be released soon) there will be an option to disable this check.

Another possibility is that the slow startup is caused by the Sonic engine. You could try a clean install without Sonic Ripping/Burning support (screenshot).

As for the second issue, that may be resolved by a clean install, especially if you have any 3rd-party plugins installed.

If that doesn't help...
Are you using the modern or the classic skin? Any difference?

Please provide system specs, including a HijackThis log.

Regardless of your specific issues, you may want to wait for 5.091. That version fixes some known issues with 5.09.

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