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    Winamp Random Play

    I usually use winamp on random to get more of a variety of music. I've found though that sometimes (I don't think it's always), once it's finished playing a song, it plays about 1 second of the very next one in the playlist, and THEN goes to find a random one. Does anyone have any idea how to make it random ALL the time without getting a one second mini song first?

    I've had a quick google search, but not come up with anything. Has anyone else had this problem?

    Thanks .

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    Perhaps it could be to do with the fading? I never use the shuffle function tbh, but fading will play a little bit more of the song after you click stop etc, so it could be doing the same.

    Worth a try... Probably wrong though!

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    I can try that, but I don't think it'll be that as I recently reinstalled winamp, and it happened before and after the reinstall. I haven't been able to find an option in winamp to permanently fade every song. I can find one to fade out the currently playing song, and then stop, but not for every song. I've tried the help, but it doesn't recognise the word "fade".

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    are the files definitely okay? i've had some cds with bad track cutoff points on...

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    Well, as far as I know they're OK. I htink you're suggesting that the start of some songs are put onto the end of the previous ones by mistake. They all seem to start fine without their endings cut off, so as far as I can tell, that's not it, unless you know of a way of testing for this. I'm not entirley sure (I might start recording which songs do it), but I think it's mainly (or even entirley) guns n roses songs.

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    Try playing a single song which you know it happens on. If at the end you hear the start of the next track then you'll have to re-record them, doing some kind of adjustment. I wouldn't know what though, basic settings in Audiograbber work fine for me...

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    Just so you know - it might help with the problem. I take them from CD using windows media players ripping facility as MP3's, but play them in winamp.

    Thanks Allen - I'm going to try that next time it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun
    Just so you know - it might help with the problem. I take them from CD using windows media players ripping facility as MP3's, but play them in winamp.

    Thanks Allen - I'm going to try that next time it happens.
    Don't thank me, it was directhex that mentioned it, I was just thinking of a way to find out if he was right...

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    I've been listening out for this problem since I posted, and have heard nothing. I suppose it's like when you go to the doctors - the problem just vanishes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun
    I've been listening out for this problem since I posted, and have heard nothing. I suppose it's like when you go to the doctors - the problem just vanishes...
    lol i dont know, i only go to the doctors if im dying!

    ... anyway back to the winamp problem, ive had it before but as said above it has been bad ripping and not winamps fault

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    OK, in that case, I'll just find a song that does it, and then rip the whole album again as I'm sure there's more than 1 song doing it, and they're bound to be from the same album.


    Also, why is it called ripping and burning? Normally, they're terms you use to destroy things which, but to duplicate some thing.

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    Well you burn pits into the cd, not sure about ripping though. My dad keeps saying "cut me a cd of it" cause you used to "cut" vinyl or tape or something

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    "Have you ever needed someone so bad" by Def Leppard seems to play the first second of the next song in the album (Rock of Ages) every time I play it. Yesterday, I even got all my CD's and re-ripped them.

    Is there anything else that can be done?

    EDIT - I just played those two songs straight from my PC using the CD, and it didn't take the first second of "rock of Ages" and stick to the end of the one before.

    Do I just need to re-rip again, or something else?
    Last edited by ajbrun; 16-05-2005 at 01:13 PM.

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    could try re-ripping if that doesnt do the job then you will have to play with some of the advanced options to change when it stops ripping and moves onto the next track

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    I've now re-ripped it again, but the songs mentioned above still do the same thing, so it looks like I need another solution. It looks to me like the ripping feature in windows media player is wrong as the songs seem OK playing straight from CD. Is there another free ripping program that I can use that anyone can recommend (preferable one that puts it all in correct folders, named nicely etc)?

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