Sunday, March 3, 2013

Winamp: Creating own online services

I noticed that Winamp Online Services list is very poor without Facebook,Youtube or some Flash games that you could play straight from Winamp browser window. 

It's really easy to add more online bookmarks to Winamp Media Libary.

This blog in Onlines Services menu

Find the folder where all the online services configuration files are saved. Make sure you have enabled hidden folders in explorer to see Application Data or AppData
On Windows XP it should be like:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Winamp\Plugins\ml\omServices
And on Vista and 7
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Winamp\Plugins\ml\omServices

Here you will find a few .inf files. They look like omService_{0000010100}.ini
To make a new Online Service make a copy of some already installed service and rename
it with your own unique digits code. I used 07

Next step is to open and edit it with your text editor. The configuration looks like this.

name=GintasDX Blog

We only need to change ID with number we used before in a file name and change name displayed in Winamp,URL and icon. Icon can be stored in a same folder or you can provide online URL. Don't change other 3 values or remove them. Save the file and reopen Winamp. You should see your new service with your icon.

Winamp uses Internet Explorer engine to display pages so on Windows XP it's no fun at all.

Download Example Online Service file

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