Old 9th January 2006, 00:56   #1
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Dumb question - Plug ins

Sorry guys - I did hunt the forum but couldn't find what I wanted.
I'm using Winamp 5.094 and wish to play .fla files.

I've put 'in_flac.dll' into C:\Winamp\Plugins and Winamp preferences shows 'FLAC Decoder v1.1.2-beta [in_flac.dll]' in the Input Plugins list.

But .fla files won't play.

What have I missed or done wrong?

Thanks - Kirk
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Old 9th January 2006, 01:06   #2
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Just rename them to .flac.

You can do this in Windows Explorer (My Computer). If you cannot see the file extension on the file, though you will have to change that option in Windows.

Tools > Folder Options > View
Uncheck "Hide extensions for know file types"

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Old 9th January 2006, 01:28   #3
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Many thanks - yes that works.
However my encoder insists on .fla
To avoid renaming every instance, is there another way?

Thanks - Kirk
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Old 9th January 2006, 03:23   #4
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Both .fla and .flac work for me.

Using 'Reference FLAC decoder v 1.1.1 (with ML support)'
http://www.winamp.com/plugins/details.php?id=143614

Are both extentions shown(and selected) in Winamp Prefs > File types.

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Old 9th January 2006, 06:14   #5
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Hi UJ,

No, only FLAC is shown. I've got a tick beside Restore file
associations. Should this include .fla ?
I unsure how to add an filetype extension.

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Old 9th January 2006, 07:02   #6
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First upgrade to Winamp latest version(5.12).

AFAIK the file types shown in Prefs > File types are put there by the plugins you have installed. If FLA is not shown then I guess you have a faulty install or the particular plugin doesn't recognize that extention.

Not sure from what you've posted so far if you are using the same decoder as I am. Is it a later version of the one I linked to in the plugins section.
Uninstall what you have already and reinstall. Or try v1.1.1(from the link) instead.

You may need to uninstall the flac plugin via Control Panel > Add/remove programs.

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Old 10th January 2006, 00:28   #7
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Hi UJ. All instructions followed and .fla and .flac
are plying fine.
The other plugin was found via Google and now suitably binned!
If it was a later version of yours, it wasn't as good.
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Old 10th January 2006, 00:37   #8
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The one ujay linked to is the latest available version.
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