Re: setting up winamp

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>


You should use winamp v5.666 with Windows 10.

When my friend built this machine for me, he had already installed winamp. However, he did it incorrectly. I did not ask him what procedure he used, but not only was the version not the latest build, but it somehow ended up being installed into the wrong directory; one that my user account was not supposed to modify with admin rights, so every time I tried to save settings, they would just revert back to their previous state. I had to uninstall and re-install the programme myself, and now it works great, though it does crash more in Windows 10 than it did in XP (not while playing though, thankfully). Make sure it installs into the program files\x86 folder. Then use Windows 10 file associations to set what you want Winamp to play. I have it set to all audio formats, but no video files (VLC is the master of all video players, after all).


From: [] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: November 28, 2017 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] setting up winamp


I know that there has been lots of responses already but  I too have often had difficulties installing various versions of Winamp.

There are  lots of versions out there and not all work well on Windows 10 at least.

Some version when installed  will not open mp3 files properly from File Explorer despite association and other weird issues Like freezing during the startup wizard when you select skins etc.

Generally I have learnt to only use the version of that can be downloaded from

Essentially what I would do  is in-install the version of Winamp sshe is using and download the version from Nimite.

No guarantees  of course but this is the way I have overcome Winamp difficulties  of this sort in the past.

David Griffith

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From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 28 November 2017 22:06
Subject: [nvda] setting up winamp


Hi, everyone,


I was talking to a friend of mine earlier this morning and she said she's

having trouble setting up winamp. She tried uninstalling and reinstalling it

but some of her files won't play. Are there boxes she needs to check or



Thanks so much for your help in advance.









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