Need advice from desktop productivity nerds, radio nerds, MP3 playlist nerds, and general problem solving nerds. I volunteer at a community FM radio station. Everything we play is a stream from a Winamp playlist (look inside for the reasons for this). We need a piece of software (or a creative solution) that can be automated to jump to a place in a playlist and then schedule itself from there. Very complex details inside. [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record
on Jan 24, 2014 -
Winamp, I love you but you're bringing me down. I'm finally ready to make the switch to iTunes, but I'd like to preserve my ratings, play counts, and last play data. How to best migrate my media library? [more inside]
posted by muckster
on Nov 11, 2012 -
What's the best program to use to quickly and automatically add album art to my mp3 collection? [more inside]
posted by turkeyphant
on Jan 12, 2011 -
How can I speed up the tempo of some MP3 files and burn them onto a CD for faster playback? [more inside]
posted by querty
on Aug 29, 2009 -
What is the best old version of Winamp? I like the Music Library feature, but it seems like the new versions run slower. If you know of any other resource-light mp3 players, please post them as well. [more inside]
posted by SouthCNorthNY
on Jul 15, 2009 -
Let's say one where to have over 100,000 songs they wanted to play randomly from a playlist, if Winamp has a 90,000 song playlist limit (approximate) before it crashes; what other software would you suggest that would allow for such an immense list while not stealing all your resources (sorry itunes!) [more inside]
posted by NGnerd
on Jan 21, 2009 -
I've installed MS Vista on my shiny new computer and everything works. Except mp3 playback. Whenever I play an mp3 file, be it in Winamp, MediaMonkey, or Media Player 11, songs 'skip' and screech every few seconds, mostly during louder or more complex passages, and as a vast majority of my collection is heavy metal and rock, that is almost all of the time.
I've done Google searches and everything keeps pointing to turning off sound enhancements in the Vista Audio control panel. I've tried that and I've even tried updating the bios of my nice little Shuttle xpc. I've updated the Realtek drivers. I'm at a complete loss. Has anyone either run into this and fixed it or know of a solution?
posted by Ikazuchi
on May 13, 2007 -
How do players such as Winamp or Media Player choose the sequence that they use to play MP3 files? I have classical MP3 files and recorded books that must be played in order. These players look at something very different from the way that they have been arranged (and numbered) in File Manager. Can the ID3v1 ID3v2 tags be used to control the playback sequence? I play these files on three separate computers plus my car radio via a flash drive and do not want the hassle of creating separate play lists. I cannot create play lists with my car radio. I am using, and much prefer, Winamp 5.094
posted by Raybun
on Nov 28, 2006 -
What is the command / string / path for piping local audio through Winamp? IE, I want Winamp to run whatever is being output through my soundcard, Multi-media soundsystem or DirectSound as wave through it's DSPs. [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on Mar 22, 2006 -
Are there any other Windows MP3 players that have something like RealPlayer's LivePause
feature, which "enables pausing and seeking within live Internet clips"?
posted by smackfu
on Dec 22, 2005 -
What's the easiest way to fill my new 1GB DAP
(works like a USB flash drive when plugged into the Windows PC) with 30% songs I love, 40% songs I've most-recently added to my library, and 30% randomly-selected songs? [more inside]
posted by skryche
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Anyone else ever notice funny sounds on MP3's with particularily low-pitched male vocals? [more inside]
posted by Cosine
on Sep 21, 2005 -
Is there an easy way to convert a text list of songs (in "Artist - Song" format) into a working playlist? What I'm trying to do is take the Audioscrobbler Top Tracks list, and load it into Winamp. [more inside]
posted by monsterhero
on Jul 24, 2005 -
Is there a software that can create mp3 playlists using tags (or something like it)? MI [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Feb 20, 2005 -
How do I encode hidden tracks on my CDs that appear before track 1. In my CD player I just hit backawards search to listen to them. Is there an easier way than recording a .wav and encoding that? Why aren't iTunes and Winamp equipped to find these?
posted by nthdegx
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Winamp lowers the volume after every song. So, I'm constantly turning it all the way back up. How do I get it to stop that? They may be trying to save my ears, but my headphones are dying and I have a slight hearing problem. I listen to a song, and the next one is suddenly just a whisper. So frustrating.
posted by FunkyHelix
on Dec 21, 2004 -
iTunes problem: I get a lot of intermittent static-y, crackling sounds when I play certain tracks in iTunes. The same track, played at the same volume in Winamp does not give me such problems. This seems to happen with about 1 in 10 files. What causes this and what can I do to fix it?
posted by skwm
on Dec 14, 2004 -
Is there anything good out there which will let me create MP3-CDs from WinAmp playlists?
posted by feelinglistless
on Aug 30, 2004 -
My girlfriend's computer is from the late Jurassic period-- Gateway with an AMD 500-something mhz processor and 64 megs of RAM running 98 SE. It used to burn cd's from her mp3 collection generally flawlessly, but lately any cd made starts late in the first song and the track numbering is off (e.g. the player dosen't change from "2" to "3" until the middle of track 3.)
We switched from Roxio to Nero, tried converting to .wav with Winamp beforehand, but it's still off.
Any idea what the problem might be?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Feb 28, 2004 -
My Dad's undergoing The Switch, to evil Apple computers. He wants some free MP3 playing software, preferably with the functionality of WinAmp. Any suggestions, MacFites?
posted by armoured-ant
on Dec 30, 2003 -