How to Add Files to and Remove Files from Winamp Media Library

Three Parts:Getting WinampAdding Your Media FilesDeleting Media Files from Your Library

Winamp is a media player that allows you to play all of your media files in one place. The program has its own library where you can select and play your personal files. In order to access your files in Winamp, you must first add them to the application. Fortunately, adding files to Winamp is quick and easy.

Part 1
Getting Winamp

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    Download the Winamp installer. You can download the program from Winamp’s website (www.winamp.com). Double click on the icon that corresponds to the type of operating software you have (Mac or Windows). When prompted, follow the instructions to download and install the file.
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    Install the program. Locate the downloaded file in your downloads. Double-click the file to begin the installation process. Follow the instructions
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    Run Winamp. Click on the desktop shortcut icon to launch the program.

Part 2
Adding Your Media Files

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    Add from the File menu. Click on the “File” button on the menu toolbar located on the upper-left corner of the screen. Choose “Add Media to Library” from the sub-menu.
    • On the window prompt, click on the directory where the files you want to add are located. Once you’ve located the folder containing the media files you want to add, click on “Add” button.
    • All the media files (music and video only) will now be shown inside Local Library.
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    Add from the Media Library panel. Click on the “Library” button at the bottom of the Media Library panel (the panel on the left part of the window). Choose “Add Media to Library” from the sub-menu.
    • On the window prompt, click on the directory where the files you want to add are located. Once you’ve located the folder containing the media files you want to add, click on “Add” button.
    • All the media files (music and video only) will now be shown inside Local Library.
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    Add from your computer media files. Go to the folder on your computer where all media files you want to add are located and open it. Select the media files you like to add.
    • To select multiple items, use the keyboard shortcuts CTRL + Left mouse click for Windows, and SHIFT + Left mouse click for Mac.
    • Drag the files you’ve selected to the open Winamp window.
    • Make sure that “Local Library” is selected on the Media Library panel before your drag the files.
    • All the media files (music and video only) will now be shown inside Local Library.

Part 3
Deleting Media Files from Your Library

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    Delete with cursor/mouse. Click on “Local Library." You should find this in the menu bar on the left hand side. Right-click on the file you want to delete. A menu will pop up - click on "Remove from Library."
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    Delete using keyboard.You can also select the file you want to delete and press Delete on your keyboard.

Tips

  • Adding files to your library doesn’t duplicate it. It only creates a link from the location of the file.
  • Only music and video files can be added.
  • Removing media files using the method above only removes it from Winamp’s library and does not delete the actual file.

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