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Has anyone installed Winamp on Vista? Is it stable? I've heard that the media library is absolutely useless in Winamp on Vista... Can this be confirmed?
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Install it and see. May have to run it in compatibility and add the music to the library yourself.

I stopped using Winamp when nullsoft started writing spyware and working for AOL.
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So what do you use? WMP?? I'm not set in my ways; I am using a new OS...
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Don't get me wrong I was a die-hard fanatic of Winamp. I loved it so much compared to WMP. Somewhere along the path they kind of got sidetracked from what winamp stood for and their features weren't beating out WMP in any way. Plus they seemed to get less and less stable. Well except for visualizations, man they have badass visuals.

I installed iTunes over the weekend so I could load the iPod. It tried to do all kinds of funny stuff to my files and it sat at 90% cpu usuage like the first 10 min that it was running. Slowed everything way down. It also assosciated all media files with Quicktime even though in the setup I uncheck the box that said "Use quicktime as my default player. So I had all my pr0n playing in quicktime until I did about 10 mins of preference changing and registry editing.

WMP for some reason only wins because it's free, supports lots of devices, burns CD's fairly well, doesn't slow down my computer, doesn't crash like winamp. Sure there is a severe lack of skins and anything that passes for good visualizations (alchemy? more like schmalchemy) I really like the way they've done the library in WMP11 too.

I'll install Winamp tonight and tell you what I run into.
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Well I installed Winamp and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. All of the fuss I was hearing about the media library not working was due to previous, unstable versions of Vista. Winamp works perfect with RC1 and later (including aero skinning).
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Lol I remember this thread. I got sidetracked and never installed Winamp. Good to know it works though.
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i would be extremely careful when installing programs. i helped a fellow employee on saturday install vista on his computer. firstly make sure if its on a laptop do not partition the harddrive because it slows down performance tremendously. 2ndly becareful what drivers and programs one installs. if drivers r not compatible it will slow down load times tremendously regardless of vista being on a laptop or desktop. also you might want to make sure u have ur vista cd hand just incase u might have to do a system restore. reason being is that i installed a vnc client on his laptop and we kept getting a blue screen we ran system restore and it worked perfectly fine after restoring. i checked the website for the vnc prgram and noticed that it wasnt meant for vista so i applied compatibility and made sure it restarted fine and it was.
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