Old 28th September 2012, 18:51   #1
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Crash When Scanning Certain Files Into Library

Whenever I scan songs into the library winamp crashes...

It seems to crash consistently on a select few files which I'm now slowly gathering in the recycling bin....

It has so far crashed on files of the type m4a and mp3...

When I go find the file on disk and right click it to play it in Winamp, Winamp can play it fine apparently it just crashes when adding it to the library for whatever reason...
I have used mediainfo on the files to verify that all of their extensions are correct and they are the windows library builder just seems to hate these files.

This is starting to get really annoying as Winamp has now crashed probably at least 50 times while I've been trying to import my library.



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It's always been somewhat of a struggle to import my library in the past, as winamp has crashed before but usually after restarting and rescanning it would continue on until all the files finally made it in there. I tried to rescan my folders a few days ago and this was the first time winamp kept consistently crashing. So I upgraded to the latest version of winamp hoping it fixed the problem and it didn't. I don't know what's wrong with these files. Nothing seems to be wrong with them as they seem to play fine independently, and I don't want to delete perfectly "good" music files...

At this point I'm also a little annoyed that winamp just dies instead of using some sort of try catch statement to report any errors that occurred while importing songs into the library...

From what I've been able to research there have also apparently been complaints about winamp crashing when importing songs in the past. Some threads from over 4 years ago discussing the same bugs that seem to still exist....


Anyway point is...

Winamp seems to hate certain specific files when trying to import them and I simply do not know why....
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Old 28th September 2012, 19:19   #2
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without examples which repeatedly crash (as you seem to have), no one on the dev team is going to be able to try to fix the issue.

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Old 28th September 2012, 20:45   #3
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I can upload some of the files that crash it when it analyzes them
this is the first file that crashes it consistently....

http://Slushnet.dyndns.org/Storage/M...lbum ver.).m4a


this is the second...

http://Slushnet.dyndns.org/Storage/M...ot A Woman.mp3

if the Dev team needs more files to analyze I'm sure I could provide them since my library seems to be full of them...

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Old 30th September 2012, 00:06   #4
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Bump perhaps... if that is allowed?
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Old 30th September 2012, 15:11   #5
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Slushba, give them some time to check it out. one day is way too soon to bump.

i'll see if i can reproduce later. do these files have embedded HQ art by any chance?

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Old 1st October 2012, 00:41   #6
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I'm not sure if they all do, but I do know that a couple of the ones that were causing crashes did

Alright as an update I'm slowly building a folder of all the files
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Old 3rd October 2012, 14:08   #7
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So far from what I can tell, Every song winamp rejects seems to be by an artist whose name starts with the letter "L"...

What's up with that?
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Old 3rd October 2012, 14:31   #8
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i've tried with the first two files (only just seen the post with the link to the folder - and the m4a one shouldn't crash as it's got not tag) and i just cannot get any crash when doing a scan or forcing a new one via the media library -> local media -> watch folders -> 'rescan now' button (i assume you're using that of the rescan watch folders option from the library button in the media library window).

one thing to try is have task manager open and see what the winamp.exe memory usage goes up to - as based on all of the other threads about this, if it is a memory bug then it would show on there (though the complete inconsistency in it happening from one install to another might point at a race condition that i know i've not been able to replicate fully when i last looked into the issue a few months back).

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Slushba, are you adding to ML via winamp buttons, or via windows explorer context menus, or just by playing the file, or what?

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this thread reminded me of these old issues, maybe the people having the crashes could try 5.7 and see if they can generate a crash report?

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?p=2945306

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