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1221 #16
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Yeah, that sounds like a great fix, except that icm32.dll is a security risk.

Per MS's Security Bulletin MS05-036 - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/MS05-036.mspx

Nice try though.   :unsure:
pleasedont #17
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Hmm... So in order to use Browseamp, we must choose between two security risks: a previous version of Winamp or a previous version of icm32.dll. Which is the lesser of two evils?

Is there any point to the "Features Request" forum if Browseamp is no longer being updated?

Browseamp has been a great Winamp plugin. Too bad the software it relies upon keeps evolving and Browseamp does not. Is there a better alternative to Browseamp (ie, web browser control of winamp)? I just want to control a current version of winamp from a browser.

Cheers for what you've done previously, it's been a great product.
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Azimuth #18
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For those interested, here is a link to 5.2 build 393.
pleasedont #19
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If you can do without Winamp's 5.24's "media library" (uncheck at install), BrowseAmp 2.10 should work fine. No other modification necessary. Hopefully this solution will hold out for future versions of Winamp.

Thanks to nertens for the suggestion. See this thread for more info.
mferit #20
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Item #1: I installed Winamp 5.24 without the Media Library and can confirm that Browseamp does not crash Winamp with the Media Library removed. BUT  now the playlist in Browseamp doesn't work anymore--it just shows a bogus single entry no matter how many things I have queued up. The playlist shows up in Winamp itself, and everything else seems to work ok.

Am I alone? If not, has anyone found a workaround?

Item #2: Since it seems Browseamp isn't being actively developed any longer, is there any chance of making it open source? This would let the Browseamp community at large try to fix the underlying ML problem and help keep it alive. Browseamp is way too awesome to let die!!!

Item #3: There is no item #3.
mferit #21
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Right then, there is an item #3 after all ... namely that I found my own workaround to the playlist-not-working issue above.

The "problem" was that I chose to install with different setting for each user. It turns out that if you install with shared settings (old behavior) Browseamp works as expected -- playlist and all. So... install 5.24 with no media library and select shared settings (old behavior) and your Browseamp should be happy.

For the record, I installed the above in a directory called "WinampRemote" with no Agents or shortcuts or anything. I plan to make a parallel, full-featured install in the standard "Winamp" folder as so I can use the ML when I need. I'll let you know how that goes.
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Henry (Administrator) #22
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Maybe that is of general interest:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?th...threadid=212584
Goldy #23
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just installed winamp 5.3 and it all loads, bnut when you put a file in your playlist from the ml and play it it crashes :( so close yet so far
This post was edited on 2006-09-29, 19:38 by Unknown user.
mferit #24
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Encouraged by Henry's last post, I tried an install of 5.24 without modern skin support and... it crashed.:(

So I am back to the dual-install approach:
  • My "local control" install is a full 5.24 install (with ML and all other bells and whistles) done with the "full" Winamp installer. No Browseamp.
  • My "Browseamp control" install I ended up making using the "lite" Winamp 5.24 installer but using the "portable" method described here. To that, I copied and pasted "in_wm.dll" from the full install (Plugins) to get WMA support. And of course Browseamp.
  • The full install's ML points to the same directory as Browseamp, so I only have one colleciton to maintain.

Not ideal, but it still beats the alternatives.
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