Old 25th February 2002, 03:40   #1
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winamp wont play

I am using win2000, and have recently downloaded the full version of winamp v2.78. However, whenever i play an mp3 file, it just simply wont play. The little bars go up and down for a few seconds, indicating it may begin to play, but then stops completely. No error message, and no freezing happens. I can, however, play the mp3 in windows media player, so i dont think it has to do with my soundcard. And ideas or help is much appreciated.
BTW, i have uninstalled and re downloaded plenty of times, so that doesnt help.
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Old 25th February 2002, 04:32   #2
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Does your Winamp show the seconds, say that its actually doing something when you don't hear it playing, other than not playing at all?
It could as simple as your volume tuned too low.

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Old 25th February 2002, 06:05   #3
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Well, we could really do with some more sys specs, just in case there's any known issues.... eg. with SBLive/Audigy soundcards.*

For now, try switching to DirectSound Output:
Prefs (Ctrl+P) -> Plugins -> Output: select "Nullsoft DirectSound"

You might also want to try installing this official update patch:
Winamp 2.78 Update

Updates both out_wave & out_ds plugins to peter's new versions; updates in_mod.dll, in_midi.dll & in_wave.dll to new pre v2.79 / 2.80 versions.
Also includes optional Experimental DS Output, extra Gapless WaveOut, & in_vorbis.dll . . .
Also detects and auto-deletes the evil gen_nomad.dll*

Further details: (READ THIS FIRST)

If the problem persists:

Troubleshooter Guides:

Basic Uninstall -> Reinstall procedure:
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