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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2008, 02:26:42 AM »

I use XMPlay (http://support.xmplay.com/). Very stable and efficient free player that works with LiveATC. What I like most, you can build yourself list of feeds and quickly select which one to use. It also features transparent proxy integration and so on. Give it a try.  wink
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2008, 08:44:49 AM »

Best of luck...managing many extensions, MIME types and helper applications is a major PITA.

Media players in general are notoriously slimy when it comes to stealing each others' associations (register with Windows so that when you open a file the correct program runs).  WMP, iTunes, WinAmp, and that really stinky Apple QuickTime all fight for MP3, M3U, MP4, AVI and other media extensions.

WinAmp is one of the better ones in that at least you are presented with a dialog box at install time asking you what extensions you want it to have. 

Anytime you install a new media player or even upgrade one be aware that the app to will probably try reclaim all media extensions so just don't go flying through the various install dialog boxes without reading them - one of them will most likely be the app looking to reclaim all media extensions, which may break your day-to-day media experience.
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2008, 10:27:05 AM »

I downloaded winamp last night and I have to say i was very impressed.The link opened straight away for me compared to when I had WMP 11,which was really slow,sometimes it would not open at all.

Thanks for all the info Dave and Peter.
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2008, 12:15:35 AM »

I live in the best of both worlds myself, I use winamp to play all my chip tune stuff and also stream stuff, its simply much better. If you get caught in a file association war, don't panic. Head to control panel then open up folder options, click on the file types tab. In this box find the file extension you want to change and let it open up with the media player of your choice.

Theres another tip
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« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2008, 09:47:47 AM »

When I installed the XP SP3 patch yesterday it stole all my file associations from Winamp and gave them to WMP.   I hate that.

Phil,  I would be shocked if there weren't a half-dozen plugins for winamp that let you control playback speed.  Here's one here.  Winamp is simply the best audio player out there IMHO.
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