Radio Mp3 Problem w/ San Andreas

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by ray_gillespie, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I've got a strange problem with SA, whereby everytime I start the game, the mp3 radio function seems to just play endless adverts, even when it is set to either sequential or random. The only way to get round this is to change the setting to radio, then back to random, then to scan for new tracks (despite auto-scan being on and I haven't added any new tracks for a couple of days now), and then turn the radio on, then go through all the radio stations once until I get to the mp3 radio. I have heard this problem reported before but I have yet to find a solution. Has anyone else had a similar problem, or does anyone know a way to fix this?
    Thanks.
     
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  2. wachtourak

    wachtourak OSNN Addict

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    Mine always seems to do that when I add new mp3's to my music dir. I just have to do the scan thing, (even with autoscan on) haven't been able to fix it either.
     
  3. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Right, get this. I have another look round the web to see if anyone else has this problem, and someone suggests they needed quicktime installed before their mp3s would work properly. So, I installed quicktime, no harm there as I've had quicktime installed on every PC I've had for the last 7 years. So now, I start up San Andreas, and guess what? No sodding mp3s will play at all now!! What a piece of ****! I have literally changed nothing else except installing quicktime, and now I can't use my mp3s at all.
    I am getting very angry.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2005
  4. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Interesting ... i was having the same sort of problem with the game. I just installed quicktime to watch some porn heh (stuff with my g/f i flimed) but havent played the game since.

    Imma play it now and see what happens. I thought maybe i was just retarded and was doing someting wrong with the user track before this was mentioned here ...so thank you for making me feel a lil bit more intelligent!
     
  5. ray_gillespie

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    No problem! I uninstalled QT and the mp3s started working again, albeit with some difficulty. It looks like I'll just have to go without QT for a while until this is resolved.
    I'll install Winamp later on, see if that makes any difference. I'll report back if I find anything out.

    EDIT: Right, I think it is fixed. I installed Winamp, and then tried the game, and it was still screwed up like before but I could still listen to the mp3s after initially messing with the settings. I then restarted my computer, played again and the mp3 radio station now works perfectly! So try doing that, see if it helps.

    EDIT EDIT: Actually, I have to have the "automatically scan for new tracks" option set to Off/No, otherwise I get problems. But since turning that off and installing Winamp, it's been working fine. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2005
  6. chive

    chive OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I don't know how much you care about whether or not you have quicktime, but I use quicktime alternative (realplayer alternative too) which uses media player classic to play vids. I did not experience any problems with GTA SA mp3 player, albeit that I already had these installed before installing the game.