Old 20th February 2006, 20:59   #1
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upgrading winamp

Hi. I have a very old version of winamp and whenever I open up winamp a window pops up asking if I want to ungrade. I do want to upgrade. My question is this: will the skins I have on my current winamp be affected when I upgrade? Or will it be automatically merge with the new version?
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Old 20th February 2006, 21:04   #2
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When I upgrade I am asked if I want to keep my current skin. It should do so as well for you.

But just back up your current winamp folder. Just copy it to another location. If something fails, you can just delete the fraud installation and copy your old winamp folder back.

If you don't need any special features like Media Library or Modern (freeform) skin support, you can stick to the "Winamp light" bundle of Winamp.

I hope that everything works for you. Ask back if you have questions.

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Old 20th February 2006, 21:55   #3
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What's the difference between modern skins and classis skins? Will I be able to use skins for both?
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Old 20th February 2006, 22:01   #4
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With Winamp 5 you can either use the classic (rectangular) skins (probably the one that you used before) or polished freeform skins with transparency and other effects. With Winamp 5 you can switch between both "flavours" as you like, but only with the full version (the light version features only classic skin support).

The low down of the modern skins is that they use some system resources. Not a problem on high end machines but still on the low end ones (P1, PII, K6-2).

Example for modern skins: http://www.winamp.com/skins/details.php?id=144419

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Old 20th February 2006, 22:57   #5
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How does searching for skins work? I tried searching for anything and it still ends up with no results. Is there a certain word I'm supposed to type in if I'm looking for anime skins?
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Old 20th February 2006, 23:10   #6
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I don't think that there is an anime category. Just browse through the Movie category. (although anime skins are rather common with classic skins).

EDIT: OK, browsed the movie section, but only found one kenshin and some transformers (half anime/half american) skins. - Soundwave - one of the transformer skins, was the only modern skin.

EDIT 2: No, just manually browse through the Animated section: http://www.winamp.com/skins/browse.p...e=S&category=2 There are quite a lot of anime skins.

Here the rather rare modern ones: http://www.winamp.com/skins/browse.p...e=S&category=2

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Old 20th February 2006, 23:29   #7
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The search function at Winamp.com is not working.

Another workaround is to try the following Google search with 'anime skins site:www.winamp.com' as search criteria.

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Old 20th February 2006, 23:54   #8
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Can I ask what happened to all the Fushigi Yuugi skins? I searched it in google and came up with a lot of stuff but when I clicked on it just went straight to the home page.
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