Google Talk freezes when selecting “Show Current Music Track” and Winamp 5 is running

I have been a fan on Winamp since version 1.0 and I like Google talk too.

Sometimes I want to show people what music is playing on my box and wish that Google Talk would not freeze when I do it. That’s not the case by default unfortunately.

So here’s what needs to be done:

Step 1: Go to the root folder of your Winamp installation. Usually C:Program FilesWinamp (C:Program Files (x86)Winamp, if you’re on a 64-bit Windows).

Step 2: Select Tools -> Folder Options -> View (tab) and uncheck “Hide Extension for know file types” and confirm hitting Ok

Step 3: Create a new empty file (Right Click -> New -> Text Document).

Step 4: Rename the newly created file to “winamp.m3u” and confirm.

Step 5: Close both Winamp and Google Talk.

From now on when you open both and select “Show Current Music Track”, Google Talk will not freeze.

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