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winamp3 won't remove icons and assosiations

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by davidx, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. davidx

    davidx Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2003
    Hi I tried out winamp3 and when I removed it it left its icons and every time I go to play a file thet it used to my computer looks for studio.exe (winamp3). Now i know i can change the file assosiation to another program but thats no good I want to remove winamp as whenever i change back to another program or delete a program it goes back to winamp.

    also any suggestions for a player that only plays cds and mp3s without all that extra resource hogging crap that i don't want when just listerning to music.

  2. The_Egg


    Sep 16, 2002
    Your answer is Winamp v2.81 (not Winamp3 v1.0)
    Trust me ;)

    Winamp3 v1.0 was basically a rush release
    AOL-TW (Nullsoft proprieters) gave Nullsoft a deadline and forced them to release it ahead of schedule. In effect, it's still a buggy beta, although there's been official patches and further internal dev builds released since.

    btw, if you'd gone to Winamp3 -> Prefs -> Media
    and unselected everything, the problem wouldn't have happened.
    Or just go to: Windows Media Player -> Tools -> Options -> File Types/Formats
    and reassociate everything there

    Winamp 2.81 is still the best all-round music player
    and is very light on reources/memory.
    If you do decide to go for it, after installation, close it, then install this official patch which contains all the latest versions of the default input/output plugins.

    And, if all you want it to play is CD's and MP3's, make sure to tell it so during setup.
    (It also supports: WAV, MIDI, MOD, OGG)
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