Old 23rd September 2005, 02:43   #1
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plugin uninstall

what is the best way to uninstall a plugin. i have madlyrics installed and whenever i play a song it comes up with a "can't find" window. im using leoslyrics, so i'd like to get of madlyrics if possible.

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Old 23rd September 2005, 02:54   #2
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Uninstalling Plug-ins

"Auto" Method

Some plug-ins have their own uninstall icon or file.
Location of the uninstall icon/file will vary...
  • Most plug-ins place their own uninstall icon in the "Add/Remove Programs" of the Control Panel.
  • Some may place a uninstall icon the Winamp folder of the Start button. Chances are there may be a subfolder with the plug-ins options and/or a uninstall icon.
  • Others may "hide" the uninstall file/icon in the Winamp\Plugins\Plugin Name folder.
Winamp should not be running while using the auto method.

Uninstall Button Method

As of Winamp 5 there are Uninstall buttons in the Plug-ins section of Preferences.
Winamp > Ctrl+P > Plug-ins > click on the respective plug-in type > click on the plug-in name > click the uninstall button.

General Purpose plug-ins. Prior to uninstalling, click on the plug-in name then click on the Configure button. Disable or "turn off" the plug-in if there is an option to do so.

Visualization Plug-ins. Make sure the plug-in is idle or disabled by clicking the Stop button.

Manual Method

Preferably to be used by intermediate or advanced users. While Winamp is not running, delete the respective (corresponding) plug-in file in the Winamp/Plugins folder. Example: ***_PlugInName.dll where *** represents the two or three letter "code" for the plug-in type. Some plug-ins may have a sub-folder with additional files. The Uninstall button in the Winamp plug-ins options only uninstalls the plug-in .dll file. With the manual method you can remove any additional folder/files installed by the plug-in.

Plug-in "Code" Guide
in_PluginName.dll = Input Plug-ins
out_PluginName.dll = Output plug-ins
vis_PluginName.dll = Visualization plug-ins
dsp_PluginName.dll = DSP/Effects plug-ins
gen_PluginName.dll = General Purpose plug-ins
ml_PluginName.dll = Media Library plug-ins
For a list of default components/plug-ins see DJ Egg's Winamp 5.x Component List

Miscellaneous Files found in Winamp's folder and subfolders
The following is a small example list of the more common files associated with Winamp plug-ins/components. The files are not only installed by third party sources, but many are also installed as part of the default plug-ins that comes with Winamp. This is provided as a FYI. Individual manual uninstall of the files should preferably be done by advanced or higher intermediate users.
Portable Media Player support files

These are encoder/encoding files to convert one file format to another, such as CD ripping.

A slightly defunct preferences/options file for third party plug-ins. More commonly used by older plug-ins.

Advanced Visualization Studio preset files. AVS is a default visualization plug-in. Winamp. Preset Packs are stored in individual folder in the AVS folder. There are a number for default preset files. Default AVS preset packs/folders - 'newpicks' (pre WA5), 'Wainamp 5 Picks', and 'Community Picks'.
APEs (Advanced Plug-in Effect) are support files for the AVS. Very much like plug-ins for the Advanced Visualization Studio.
Global Variable Manager file. Another AVS related support file.

MilkDrop preset files. MilkDrop is a default Winamp visualization plug-in and comes with a number of default presets.

Nullsoft Signal Processing Studio DSP preset files. NSPS DSP is a default DSP/Effects plug-in. There are a number of default NSPS DSP preset files. Default NSPS DSP presets - filenames starts with 'cockos' and 'justin'

Language Pack file

Individual Equalizer preset files.

Classic (AKA Winamp 2) skin file
Modern (AKA Winamp3 or freefrom) skin file

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Old 23rd September 2005, 12:31   #3
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thank you
didn't know about the uninstall in preferences
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