Number 1: Update Winamp. My machine has been a bit squiffy since…errr… ages ago. I get odd runtime errors on quitting lots of apps, but it’s actually been stable with it – so I’d been studiously ignoring that problem. And then up popped Winamp with a “Serious security problem” – please, it said, please let me update to 5.24. So being as I’m weak and stupid I did so.
My machine has since become as stable as a dog on wet lino.
So, now we’re running XMPlay, which is what I used to use on my low-power laptop. This is fine. This is okay. I am, however, a trifle peeved at having to endure crashes thanks to Winamp.