Winamp Automatically Stops Video Playback When I Switch to another Interface

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By default the Winamp player is not configured to behave that way. This means that every time you start any video file and the playback begins, even if you switch to any other window or any interface that the player has, the video playback does not stop.

If your instance of Winamp player automatically stops the video playback whenever you open any other interface of the application, this means that the default settings that the player has are messed up. Likely reasons for such misconfiguration can be any incompatible application, or mishandling of the player by any novice user.

In either case, you can easily revert the misconfigured settings in the Winamp player without involving the computer administrator, or using any account that has administrative privileges.

After following the instructions given in this tutorial, you will be able to configure your instance of Winamp player in a way so that it no longer stops the video playback whenever you try to open any other window, or you switch to any other interface that the program has.

Note: Although the configurations that you make in the Winamp player are reflected instantaneously, in case if the modifications are not effective, you can restart the player or the computer system altogether in order to allow the changes to take effect.

Here is what you need to do in order to rectify the above mentioned issue:

  • Log on to the computer on which the Winamp player is experiencing the issue.
  • Initialize the Winamp player.
  • Once initialized, go to Options menu from the menu bar.
  • From the displayed list, go to Preferences.
  • On the opened Winamp Prefereces box, from the left pane, click to select the Video category under the Playlist tree.
  • From the right pane, under the Video Playback section, uncheck the Stop playback when video window is closed checkbox.
  • Once done, click the Close button present at the bottom of the left pane.
  • Once this is done, start playing any video file.
  • After the video playback begins, try switching to any other window by clicking its corresponding tab present under the playback control buttons.
  • If the video playback still stops, restart the Winamp player or restart the computer and then try again.