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Topic: OGG in Playback in Win95 with Winamp? (Read 3191 times) previous topic - next topic
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OGG in Playback in Win95 with Winamp?

I installed on w Win95SR2 machine, Wiamp 2.80 FULL. During install, i selected to support OGG files. But when i try to open, it wont apper on the file open dialog. If i manually select them, it won't play. Does it have anything to do with Win95?


OGG in Playback in Win95 with Winamp?

Reply #2
yep. that did it! any idea why?

OGG in Playback in Win95 with Winamp?

Reply #3
Well, Not exactly sure on all the gory technical details, but in brief:

Windows95a used some older libraries.  These were updated in Windows95b  (OSR2 (or 2.5)) and beyond.  The original Ogg Vorbis decoder makes reference to these libraries that were updated.  Or something like that.

 

OGG in Playback in Win95 with Winamp?

Reply #4
this is related to all the win9x vs winnt BS. in_vorbis had hard references to some unicode functions which are normally present in system dlls on both win9x and winnt, but on win9x they just return an error (and in_vorbis never calls them on win9x anyway). but some of those functions were missing in win95a dlls, preventing in_vorbis from being loaded correctly.
the sooner all of you upgrade to win2k/xp, the better. there will be more shit like that coming in near future due to win9x OS line being abandoned - win9x doesn't support unicode, meaning that developer has to either screw with international characters on winnt, completely drop win9x support or put 1001 stupid hacks to make win9x happy (and get win9x-specific bugs that don't happen on winnt and possible dll errors on win95a).
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