MP3 Boss and Winamp3
To setup Winamp3 you need to do the following:
Install Winamp3 (you probably guessed this! LOL)
Download and Install the Winamp 2.x plugin manager
MP3 Boss & Winamp3
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After downloading the Winamp 2x plugin manager, all you need to do is Open the wa2mgr.exe file. It knows where to find Winamp3, and installs smoothly.
Copy the file C:\Program Files\Winamp3\studio.exe to C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winamp.exe
To copy "studio.exe" to "winamp.exe":
> From explorer, right-click on the file Studio.exe and click COPY. Then right click again and click PASTE.
> This will create "Copy of Studio.exe".
> Just click on that file, wait a couple seconds and click again...and then rename to "winamp.exe"
Keep the original file too! Luckily, this file is only about 60K -- so it doesn't take up much disk space to keep 2 copies.
That's IT! Now...just load Winamp3 normally and then load MP3-Boss.
There are only two limitations that I have found so far:
MP3-Boss will NOT automatically load Winamp when you bring up List View. To have MP3-Boss find & use Winamp3, you MUST load Winamp3 BEFORE you switch to MP3-Boss List View. If you have accidentally switched to MP3-Boss List View before loading Winamp3, you can close List View, Load Winamp3, Select Configuration on the MP3-Boss switchboard and then Browse for the player location (normally C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winamp.exe).
Shuffle state is not communicated correctly between MP3-Boss and Winamp3. In addition, if Winamp3 shuffle is ON, you Winamp3 will shuffle every song you send to it from MP3-Boss (so you don't play the song you select).
If there are any other problems, please let me know!
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Winamp3 isn't actually fully supported by MP3-Boss yet...but so far seems to work quite well. If there are any problems, please let me know!
Testing was performed with Winamp3 build #488 (v86) - Aug 7, 2002 and MP3-Boss v0.57 under WinXP home edition.
I have almost completed a new release that fixes the known problems, but Mp3-Boss will always require that Winamp2x plugin manager because of the way Winamp3 was created.
I plan to see what else needs to be done to fully support Winamp3, but thus far it appears to support playlists, Start Play, Prior/Next play and more.
Thanks again for your support -- and your patience while I took a look at Winamp3!
Any questions? Please ask!
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