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Windows 7: Winamp and other media players not working

23 Jan 2010   #1
Fatbob

Windows 7
 
 
Winamp and other media players not working

Hi everyone,

I installed Winamp and it can't play any media files (MP3, AVI, etc.). At first I thought it was something wrong with Winamp and Windows 7. In Winamp, I select a an mp3 file, hit play, and nothing happens. I then installed AIMP, and it behaves exactly the same as Winamp. The only media program that seems to work is Windows Media Player. Any ideas as to what might be wrong?


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23 Jan 2010   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Have you looked at control panels/default programs?
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23 Jan 2010   #3
Fatbob

Windows 7
 
 

Winamp is my default program.

I did forget to mention something, when I try to open up a file in Winamp (as well as AIMP), I have "All supported types" selected, but I see no files listed. I find that very odd, it seems like Winamp does not support mp3 or wmv files. I did install K-Lite Codec Pack installed.
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25 Jan 2010   #4
Fatbob

Windows 7
 
 

Just a little follow up.

I found something in the Event Viewer that might be the cause of my problem, but I'm not sure what it means.

Log Name: Application
Source: Windows Error Reporting
Date: 2010-01-24 11:53:32 PM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Fatbob-PC
Description:
Fault bucket 925522499, type 5
Event Name: PCA2
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: winamp.exe
P2: 5.5.7.2830
P3: Winamp
P4: Winamp
P5: Nullsoft, Inc.
P6: 200
P7: -1
P8:
P9:
P10:
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25 Jan 2010   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Works fine

I'm running W7 X-64

Download the latest version -- it mentions W7 compatability too.

I use it mainly for FAST CD ripping to FLAC with Gracenote tagging - better IMO than Freedb. It also plays media fine.

Cheers
jimbo
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25 Jan 2010   #6
Fatbob

Windows 7
 
 

I do have the latest version of Winamp installed (5.572), also AIMP is the latest version (2.60.530). I don't think the issue is with Winamp or AIMP, I think it's something with Windows 7. Either something is not configured correctly, or I'm missing something.

I get the same PCA2 error when I run EA's F1 Challenge, but despite that, I still have sound in that game.
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25 Jan 2010   #7
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fatbob View Post
I do have the latest version of Winamp installed (5.572), also AIMP is the latest version (2.60.530). I don't think the issue is with Winamp or AIMP, I think it's something with Windows 7. Either something is not configured correctly, or I'm missing something.

I get the same PCA2 error when I run EA's F1 Challenge, but despite that, I still have sound in that game.
Fatbob...as far as file associations....you went through this whole thing too?


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25 Jan 2010   #8
Fatbob

Windows 7
 
 

Yup, I went through the file associations. Either way though, even if mp3s were associated with Windows Media Player, shouldn't another media player be able to play them as well? I mean doc files are associated to Microsoft Word, but I can still open a doc file using OpenOffice.
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25 Jan 2010   #9
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fatbob View Post
Yup, I went through the file associations. Either way though, even if mp3s were associated with Windows Media Player, shouldn't another media player be able to play them as well? I mean doc files are associated to Microsoft Word, but I can still open a doc file using OpenOffice.
Yeah, they should...I can play them with WMP or MediaMonkey. I am baffled by your situation, I must say.
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03 Apr 2010   #10
Deathbabe

win7
 
 

I have same problem, using win7, and latest winamp. Freezes up when I try to start playing a song. But works sometimes. Takes a long time to start though, like 1 min.
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