shutAMP shutAMP.exe
Filesize: 47.7 KiB
Platform(s): Windows®


Winamp 2.x
Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 Run-Time files

shutAMP is yet-another general purpose plugin for Winamp 2.x which does full system (Windows) shutdown when Winamp reaches the end of playlist during the normal play. Shutdown doesn't commence immediately and shutAMP displays a countdown dialog with a Cancel button prior the shutdown.

Why do we need another shutdown agent for Winamp, you will ask? Because this one will really work. Shutdown sequence is based on a Microsoft documented issue on ExitWindowsEx function and has been tested on Win9x as well on Win2000 platforms. It will guaranteed shutdown your system and turn the power off (if you own an ATX tower!).


Enabling shutAMP is done via Winamp Preferences window, in General Purpose section. The quickest way to acomplish this is to press Ctrl+P somewhere in Winamp, and the Preferences window will be shown. Select shutAMP entry in right list box, and click Configure. In shutAMP configuration dialog you can enable it by turning on the "Enable" button. Before you can do this, you must unlock the button, by checking "Arm" checkbox. When you check it, "Enable" button will become active, and you may click it. Current status of shutAMP will be displayed as a caption on the "Enable" button (Enabled/Disabled). By pressing the "Hide" button configuration dialog will hide, maintaining options which were set.

When shutAMP is enabled, it will constantly monitor current state of Winamp, and when Winamp stops on last song in the current playlist, it will commence shutdown proccess. You will still have 3 seconds to change you mind, by clicking the "Cancel" button in the countdown dialog.


You must manually delete following files from your Winamp\Plugins directory:


Featured plugin

shutAMP was "Featured Plugin" at on November 14th 2002, and had 44k+ downloads over the years.


This plugin is now deprecated, since Winamp 5 brought it's shutdown option. Right click the stop button in Winamp's main window, and choose "On end of queue>Shutdown."

Source code

Complete source code for this plugin was written in Visual Basic 6, setup in Nullsoft PiMP, and code uses GenWrapper library, which allows Winamp 2 general purpose plugins to be written in Visual Basic.