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    winamp player (vista home premium)

    While trying to listen to internet shortwave "WBCQ" with Media player 11 , message said windows does not recognize .pls file format .Ive read that "winamp" player will .Does anyone know if there
    are any problems with "winamps"free download running with vista media player? ie. spyware,conflicts,as with "Real player"? Guess i just dont trust "Free" downloads yet....Thanks ...Plain Fred
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    Re: winamp player (vista home premium)

    Winamp should be ok with the following caveats from Winamp Media Player Frequently Asked Questions - Download Winamp Media Player for Free:

    "Is Windows Vista supported?
    Yes, but there are currently a few known issues that the development team are working on. DirectSound hardware acceleration no longer exists on Vista (resulting in broken support for 5.1/7.1 speakers); Skinned scrollbars may not be displayed correctly; Video playback may be a bit flaky (most likely related to old/buggy video drivers or directshow codecs) or doesn't work at all with Aero enabled; and DWM/Flip3D displays the built-in Classic skin for all Modern skins. We hope to resolve most if not all of these issues in forthcoming Winamp releases. "

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    Re: winamp player (vista home premium)

    Joe .
    Thank you for your reply and advice. I will install "winamp"and let you and anyone else know how this worked out .
    Regards....... Plain Fred
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    Re: winamp player (vista home premium)

    Have downloaded "winamp 5.5". At this point everything seems A-OK . To me "Winamp" has some apparent advantages over WMP 11 . ie. many more controls right on the icon.
    Ive chosen "classic skin" (looks like an in dash radio) . You can also minimize this to about 1/4". Also an equalizer, TV screen, now playing,etc.There are many options
    for set up as well. keep ya all posted if i encounter any problems........see ya bye . Plain Fred
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    Re: winamp player (vista home premium)

    Thanks for posting back. Glad it is working for you.

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