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  • September 13th, 2002, 05:38 AM
    k, try it now. (Damn case sensitive aware servers.)
  • September 13th, 2002, 05:28 AM
    OuT the linky doesn't worky
  • September 13th, 2002, 03:25 AM
    I have 2.78 as well bc. To use the DirectSound output you only need to have a specific DLL file in the Winamp Plugins folder.


    Unzip that and just drop the DLL file in the Winamp plugins folder. Restart Winamp and then see if you can choose DirectSound as an output.
  • September 13th, 2002, 03:20 AM
    Doesn't seem to have that option in 2.78.
    It has the crossfading output.
  • September 13th, 2002, 03:11 AM
    WOW that IS quieter!
    I made the change, mine too was set to waveout...

    Will report back!
    Maybe its just quieter so you don't hear the popping OuT LOL
    Sorry had to
    Thanks I will report back with my findings
  • September 12th, 2002, 03:17 PM
    Hey, that does make the music smoother. Also, enable the hybrid volume and the CPU control. Seems to make a diffrence for me.
  • September 12th, 2002, 01:06 AM
    Ah ha! I think...

    I think I just discovered something very interesting here.

    I just played a few of my favorite tunes, thinking I'd pick one to post to my web site for Vass to download so he could have a glitch-free tune to help trouble-shoot his Winamp problems.

    #1 - I did do that. Here's which contains a good mix of both loud and soft passages, glitch-free as far as I can tell. (Although I didn't crank the Klipsche up too.)

    #2 - But here's the interesting part. I initially almost went batty looking for a glitch-free tune. It seemed EVERY song I played contained these little, barely audible glitches. There were all that noticeable...UNLESS you happen to be specifically listening for that type of thing...then they were everywhere!!!

    So I'm now seeing my life flash before my eyes and depression is setting in. ALL my mp3s, even all my favorites and uber-high quality ones seemed to be filled with these damn glitches. Aaaaarrrrrgh!

    But I just couldn't believe that every single mp3 of mine was chock full o' glitches and I've never noticed. It's gotta be something else. And it turned out it was something else (whew!!!!!).

    I went into the Winamp properties and looked under OUTPUT. It was currently set to use the Nullsoft waveOut plug-in v2.3. Hmmmmm, I thought. So I changed the highlighted plug-in from waveOut and set it to the Nullsoft DirectSound plug-in v2.0.

    Then restarted Winamp and took a listen to the very same songs that almost made me cry a few minutes earlier because of all the glitches. But now, as I breathe a majorly heavy sigh of relief, all my tunes are crystal clear again. The DirectSound plug-in is not nearly as loud as the waveOut plug-in so I had to adjust the volume on my speakers. But no glitches every 10-15 seconds. Gawd! That was enough to drive me up the wall. The more imperfections I heard, the more intensely I listened for them, and thus the more I heard, and .....oh man what horrible 15 minutes of life that was, thinking my 40-something GB mp3 collection was suddenly not worth the 20 cent CDRs most of it is stored on.

    So, I have to wonder...might this be your problem too Vass?

    But if not, then tell me if you heard any glitches in the above mp3 I linked to...'cause it sounds nearly perfect to me.
  • September 12th, 2002, 12:33 AM
    my brothers was popping and clicking the other day with mp3s that i know are good so he finally chucked the trusty old soundblaster 16 and got an audigy. no more pops and clicks and sounds better than my live.
  • September 11th, 2002, 11:24 PM
    hey vass is there another player on there you can use to check the mp3 file, like media player or something??
  • September 11th, 2002, 11:15 PM
    well I'm on a lappie so HPT isn't doing it
    Honestly sorry folks, I haven't done this until just now
    had a lot on the noggin lately

    arghhh I set it to high, and its still poppy
    Maybe a bad mp3!?
    Maybe somebody can send me an mp3 they KNOW is good?!
    I have a load of mp3's but none that I know for a fact is clear.

    oh and I go to bed at 4am so no point in bumping at 6am EST there OuT lol
  • September 11th, 2002, 11:03 PM
    I had a problem like this before too, it was caused by my harddrives being on the Highpoint RAID controller on my KG7_RAID motherboard, not liking the gametheater XP sound card. updated every driver and bios I could, which helped but the only real fix (that worked more than 90% of the time) was moving my drives off the Highpoint controler. (yea. a waste of perfectly good RAID stuff...)
  • September 11th, 2002, 06:02 AM
    I think Vass needs a little reminder kick
    in the . . . . . booty.

    Any volunteers?
  • September 8th, 2002, 01:27 PM
    C'mon vass, TELL US!!!!
  • September 8th, 2002, 01:16 PM
    So Vass, did boosting the priority work for you? That has worked all but one time for me, and the time it didnt work, it turned out I had a conflict between my motherboard and my soundcard.
  • September 8th, 2002, 09:43 AM
    UD only goes that high when the other apps are not using the CPU, I run it all the time on my PCs and it doesn't seem to interfere with anything, even WinAmp while surfing.
  • September 8th, 2002, 05:40 AM
    Your task manager shows ud eating 99% of cpu!

    You can try changing priorities(up winamp-down ud) as stated but monitor the cpu and run winamp(play music)
    unless ud cpu drops a lot thats probably your problem.

    I've had problems with programs hogging 25-30% and affecting system.Not memory leak just resource hogging.
  • September 8th, 2002, 02:42 AM
    Hey OuT cool skin, thanx, BC

    Did ya fix it vass??
    I like 2.78 myself, the crossfading is great I thnk.
  • September 8th, 2002, 02:15 AM

    You're not setting a very good example vass. Where's the follow-up?

  • September 5th, 2002, 05:48 PM
    Errmm.. if they're non essential then they wouldnt' be open onmy machine
    Well other than the one that work requires
    Ah well, its a small client anyways.

    anyways.. I will try to boost the priority see if that helps
  • September 5th, 2002, 05:47 PM
    Thanx out.
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