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Making Winamp the Default Player

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2013 07:01AM CEST

To make Winamp the default player for one or more supported file formats under Windows XP, Vista or 7:

 
  • Open the Options menu and click Preferences (Ctrl+P). Winamp displays the Preferences dialog.
  • Within the General Preferences section of Preferences, click File Types. You may have to double-click General Preferences if you don't see File Types listed.
  • Select the file types you want to be associated with Winamp. You can also click All to use Winamp as the default player for all supported file types.
  • To make sure that Winamp keeps the file associations you assign, select Restore file associations at Winamp start-up. Whenever you start Winamp, the selections you've made in the File Types preferences will be checked and reassigned.
  • Select Launch Winamp for audio CDs to use Winamp as the default CD player for your PC. When you insert CDs into the CD-ROM drive, Winamp will launch and play the CD.
  • Close the Preferences dialog
  • Say "Yes" to any UAC prompt from Windows for changes to be applied (Windows Vista/7)


To remove associations, deselect the relevant file types from the list.

 

 

To make Winamp the default player for one or more supported file formats under Windows 8:
 

  • Go to: Windows Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program
  • Select the relevant file type, eg. .mp3
  • Click the Change Program button
  • Select Winamp from the list


To remove associations, select a different program from the list.

 


 

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