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Why does Winamp player run slow now?

ramon198535

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Jul 13, 2012
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Before, my SD card would get "unexpectedly removed" ALL the time, so I got a new one. Now, my Winamp player is taking a long time to get to my music, when I click on Genre, Artist, or Album. I thought maybe they have to get used to the ID3 tags again, but it's been going slow since Friday. I uninstalled Winamp and installed it again. Same thing. What's the problem?

I used also formatted my SD card with my YP-G1 Android instead of formatting with my computer. Could that be the problem?
 
Did you move Winamp to the SD card? It's slower on my unrooted ICS Xperia U (Moved to Internal Storage) than on my rooted (WC3 Rom based on GB) Wildfire S (Linked via Link2SD), but very fast on my Nexus7 (Moved to Internal Storage). Also, which version of Android is on your phone, it may make a difference, gut feel says GB and JB will be faster than ICS.
 
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I don't think it's necessarily about WinAmp. Although your music files are stored on the SD-card, I'm pretty sure that Android catalogs the music collection on the SD-card and then stores the catalog database on the phone's internal memory. Creating that catalog can take a long time if you have a big music collection and it can even crash the phone if you're using Android 2.2 or older with a big music collection. Therefore WinAmp (or any other music player app) should be able to start-up quickly regardless of the speed of the SD-card (unless the app itself is stored on a slow SD-card).

If you start any other music player app, is it also slow?

Android may have improperly double-catalogued the music collection. You may want to go into Settings/Applications/Manage-Applications/All and then delete the data under the Music app, and perhaps for WinAmp.

FYI: I used WinAmp for a few years but I switched to MixZing. I think MixZing is far superior.
http://androidforums.com/android-ap...utcast-radio-best-free-player-bye-winamp.html
 
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I don't think it's necessarily about WinAmp. Although your music files are stored on the SD-card, I'm pretty sure that Android catalogs the music collection on the SD-card and then stores the catalog database on the phone's internal memory. Creating that catalog can take a long time if you have a big music collection and it can even crash the phone if you're using Android 2.2 or older with a big music collection. Therefore WinAmp (or any other music player app) should be able to start-up quickly regardless of the speed of the SD-card (unless the app itself is stored on a slow SD-card).

If you start any other music player app, is it also slow?

Android may have improperly double-catalogued the music collection. You may want to go into Settings/Applications/Manage-Applications/All and then delete the data under the Music app, and perhaps for WinAmp.

FYI: I used WinAmp for a few years but I switched to MixZing. I think MixZing is far superior.
http://androidforums.com/android-ap...utcast-radio-best-free-player-bye-winamp.html

I've been using Mixzing lately. I LOVE this app! I think I'm done with Winamp now.
 
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