If you have winamp play atrac on your system, these instructions may help you.
February 5, 2006 10:12 PM
Junior Date: Member
Registered February 2006
Location: Fleet, Hampshire
Winamp plays ATRAC but cannot use tags
I was able to get Winamp 5.13 in my ATRAC3 files that were created by selecting Options – Preferences …, Plugins – Login and NullSoft using DirectShow Decoder v0.97 for OMA extensions and OMG was configured. Winamp then uses the codecs installed by SonicStage to play the tracks. However, I have two problems:
First, Winamp does not read all genre / artist / album / track information from the OMA initiative. Instead, it is entirely based on file and website directory names. And since sonicstage saves the ripped CDs under the name “album nn track title”, there is no artist in the current Winamp database with genre information.
Second, ATRAC3 tracks only show up in the library of the media window when I select Local Media in o not select the type of news media. When I select “Audio”, they are not listed.
I think both issues tend to be – in the “Audio” media selector it seems an artist can be set, so tracks without an artist won’t show up. The problem with this theory is that I still couldn’t see the entries when I edited them for artist use in the Winamp database. However, I might have misunderstood this method!
Has anyone else worked on a better way to get Winamp to play ATRAC tracks? You will have to spend most of the weekend ripping my CDs to ATRAC3 so that I can fit them on my HD5, my computer (no, no, no, I don’t want to use SonicStage for that, and I don’t want any more MP3 on this either my HD5 so stay tuned with these answers!) DirectShow decoder is the best, is there now or is there a well-hidden ATRAC decoder?
Thanks for the help. Kevin
I managed to make Winamp 5.13 my ATRAC3 files by going to Options – Preferences …Going to Plugins – Login and NullSoft also used the DirectShow Decoder v0.97 descriptor for OMA- and configured the OMG extensions. Winamp then uses the codecs implemented in SonicStage to play mp3 files. However, I have a double problem:
Firstly, Winamp does not read genre / album / album / track information from the OMA file. Instead, these companies enter the file and directory names manually. And the fact that sonicstage stores ripped CDs and “album nn-trackname” means there is no artist in Winamp’s database with genre information.
Second, the ATRAC3 tracks are listed separately in the main library window when I select after media in the Local Media selection box. When I select “Audio” they never appear.
I suspect the two are related – the new media “audio” selector seems to be tuned to movies, so the tracks won’t look without artists. The problem with this premise is that I still couldn’t see the tracks when I edited the company to add the artist to Winamp’s database in detail. I might have misunderstood!
So,Has anyone come up with the best way to get Winamp to play ATRAC tracks? I just spent most of the weekend ripping my CDs to ATRAC3 so I could hook them up to my HD5. Definitely not, I don’t want to use SonicStage for this, and I also don’t want to have MP3s on my favorite HD5, so please stick with your answers!) Is the DirectShow decoder better than you? , or is there a great, well hidden ATRAC decoder?