Old 27th November 2003, 16:35   #1
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start playlist from commandline

is it poss to start winamp from the commline or via batchfile with a playlist as parameter? if not how can you start winamp with specific group of songs or directory or so?
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Old 27th November 2003, 16:44   #2
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First, welcome to the forums, Aat

OK. Even though you've said Winamp instead of Winamp3, I'll naturally assume that you are talking about the "soon-to-be-trashed" Winamp3 application since you've posted within the "soon-to-be-closed-and-archived" Winamp3 Tech Support forum.

Anyway, refer to either this post or this post for your answer.

BUT... I suggest that you uninstall Winamp3 if you've just downloaded it and instead install the latest release candidate of Winamp 5.0. Winamp3 v1.0 hasn't been officially updated since Dec 2002 (although there have been internal developer builds). Since then, we've had Winamp 2.81, 2.90, 2.91 plus a leaked and unsupported 2.92 & 2.95. Then came 5.0 Beta 1 and Beta 2, and the current release candidate. Also, Winamp3 is effectively dead. Winamp 5.0 (the direct upgrade from 2.xx) is the latest and greatest Nullsoft product.

To avoid confusion, Winamp and Winamp3 are and always have been two different Nullsoft media players / products)...

Winamp = Winamp 0.x | Winamp 1.x | Winamp 2.x | Winamp 5.x
Winamp3 = Winamp3

1. The name of one product is Winamp
2. The name of the other product is Winamp3 (note that there is no "space" between Winamp and 3 and there is no mention of a version number)

You may not be aware of it (especially if you had not been reading through and participating in these forums), but Winamp3 is now effectively dead (although Wasabi development will continue) and will be removed from Winamp.com very soon. There will be no further support for Winamp3. All Winamp3 forums (including this one) will be locked and archived for read-only purposes (legacy support). We will no longer actively support Winamp3.

All development has been and will continue to go into Winamp 5.0 (the direct upgrade from Winamp 2.x). Winamp 5.0 supports both Winamp 2.x skins and Winamp3 skins (now referred to as "modern" skins), along with many other great features that Winamp3 had.

So, I suggest that you install Winamp 5.0. Read more about it here.

btw... when you download Winamp 5.0, go ahead and download the latest release candidate of Winamp 5.0 (until the final public release comes out, at which time you can upgrade). The latest release candidate of Winamp 5.0 is linked to in this discussion thread and also read through and perhaps participate in the thread.

Put ALL Winamp 5.0 RC Bugs In HERE!

*Note: If you are a Winamp3 "die-hard" and decide to keep Winamp3 installed and you also want to install Winamp 5.0, make certain that you do not install Winamp 5.0 within your current Winamp3 directory. Winamp 5.0 is a direct upgrade from Winamp 2.xx and is a separate program requiring installation within its own folder (or within your existing Winamp 2.xx folder if you just want to upgrade).

/edit (Dec 11, 2003)
The LATEST release candidate of Winamp 5.0 is now available. This will "probably" be the last one offered for download in the forums until Winamp Final is officially publicly released.

Get it here > Winamp 5.0rc666 here

Don't email or PM me concerning Winamp. Instead, either start a NEW TOPIC or post a REPLY in the appropriate thread in these forums. This will also benefit others who may have a similar question or problem. But before posting, please first Search the forums and read all FAQs and all Sticky threads.

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