Old 3rd July 2009, 20:16   #1
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Winamp, Windows 7 and ffdshow problem


I have a problem:
When I play music using winamp I don't hear sound the way I'm supposed to. Every now and then the sound distorts somehow. Tried to play music with WMP12 and getting the same problem (but sound less frequently distorts). Tried to watch videos and that kinda distorts too.
I think I somehow figured out the problem... When I'm using BSPlayer to watch videos the problem doesn't appear so I tried to listen to music in BSPlayer and it works great. Figured that BSPlayer uses ffdshow codecs for both video and audio, and Windows media player and probably winamp too uses some windows built-in codecs. Tried to override them but failed. Found out on the net that with Zoom player you can choose which decoder you want to use so I downloaded that player and in player options choose to use ffdshow audio decoder and the sound plays perfectly.

So I was wondering if I could somehow force winamp to use ffdshow? Because Zoom player sucks, and BSPlayer sucks and I really like winamp so I want to listen to music with it but that distortions are really annoying. Anyone have any suggestions?

I'm using windows 7 beta build 7137 and I think the problem started when I Installed that version of windows. But I like windows 7 much more than I like XP or vista so going back to vista is out of question.

btw I found something on winamp forum about playing mp3 with winamp and with using ffdshow and tried it mayself but then songs won't play at all...shows some error.

Thx in advance
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