"Keep HDD Awake" Plugin for Winamp

Copyright © 2014 by Peter Belkner (http://home.snafu.de/pbelkner/)

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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Contents

  1. About
  2. News
  3. Installation
  4. Configuration

1. About

The "Keep HDD Awake" plugin for
Winamp is aimed to keep hard disk drives (HDD) running, i.e. not going to sleep, while Winamp is running. This may come in handy in case you've distributed your media data across several HDDs where it may happen that one HDD is going to sleep while Winamp is playing from another. In case this happens, there may be a huge delay in playing the next track when Winamp switches to the sleeping HDD. The purpose of the "Keep HDD Awake" plugin is to avoid such delays.

Home:   http://gen-hdd.sourceforge.net/
Project:   http://sourceforge.net/projects/gen-hdd/
Download:   http://sourceforge.net/projects/gen-hdd/files/
 
At WA Forum:   http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373206

2. News

2014-05-15 0.0.5
2014-05-12 0.0.4 Initial version

3. Installation

  1. If not already done, download and install Winamp:
    Winamp, Download bei heise.
  2. If not already done, close Winamp.
  3. Download the latest release.
  4. Run the installer "gen_hdd-<ver>.exe".
  5. Start Winamp.

4. Configuration

  1. Open the preferences dialog: Options → Preferencs → General Purpose → Keep HDD Awake → Configure selected plug-in:

     
     
  2. Mark the drives you want to have monitored by "Keep HDD Awake" in the Deactive list:

     
     
  3. Transfer the marked drive letters from the Deactive list into the Active list by means of the ">"-button:

     
     
  4. Confirm by means of the "OK"-button.