the Right Click Menu
The following three options enable Winamp to open a file,
an Internet audio stream or file located on an Internet
server, and the ability to view the specific information
on each audio file you play.
The play file command menu item brings up the Open File
dialog box. Use this to load a new file or a group of MP3
files into Winamp. To select multiple files, hold down the
Control key, while clicking on the desired files.
The Add Location button brings up the Open Location
dialog box, where you can input a specific location on the
Web to retrieve either a file or to tune to a SHOUTcast
This menu item brings up the appropriate information dialog
box for whatever file type you are playing. For MP3 files
that information dialog box is the ID3 tag editor. This
editor box gives you the ID3 information for the MP3 file
which includes song title, name of the artist(s), album,
etc. You may add or edit this information and save it.
To edit the
ID3 tag information, simply enter or edit the information
in the fields and save it by pressing the Save button. To
clear out and remove ID3 information, click the Remove ID3
Tag Information button
next four options are relevent to what is displayed on your
screen at that point in time.
This menu item lets you switches between the Taskbar/Collapsed
mode and Open Window view for the Winamp player.
This option opens and closes the Playlist editor window.
This menu item opens and closes the Graphic Equalizer window.
This menu item opens and closes the Mini browser window.
This menu item brings up the Options menu, which is explained
in another section
Brings up the Playback menu, which features a number of
specific menu items, some of which mimic the function of
many of the main screen buttons as well as some newer options.
Most of these are self-explanatory: Stop w/Fadeout, for
instance, lets you stop the current song but not in an abrupt
fashion. You can use the Back 5 Seconds and Fwd 5 Seconds
to precisely skip around a particular song while using 10
Tracks Back and 10 Tracks Fwd to rapidly navigate large
playlists. Jump to Time brings up the Jump to Time dialog
box, which lets you jump to a specific time in any MP3 file;
the Jump to File menu item brings up the associated dialog
box, with which you can quickly jump to any file in the