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Offline kapowaz

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MOD players for Mac OS X
« on: August 21, 2012, 19:03:15 »
I've just started digging through my old collection of MOD files I accumulated a few years ago (I think mostly from BTTR) so that I can convert them into MP3s to listen to on the move etc. I've been using xmp (xmp.sourceforge.net) but it doesn't seem to be able to play the majority of Amiga MOD formats (things like jp. and bp. files). Can anyone recommend any other tool (for Mac OS X, preferably command-line that can just output raw PCM audio) for the job?

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Re: MOD players for Mac OS X
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 22:35:09 »
Hey,

 I'd say that the easiest (and accurate) way to convert formats like these is to go to Exotica's nice front-end for Modland:
http://www.exotica.org.uk/wiki/Special:Modland
 There, you'll undoubtedly find again the musics you talked about, and you'll be able to convert them to OGG/MP3 at will. The replay behind is UADE which is the closest replay you'll get :)

 Hope this help !

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Sylvain

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Re: MOD players for Mac OS X
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 11:06:15 »
Thanks for the quick reply! That seems like a cool tool, but it handles the encoding itself, so I can't be more specific about encoding format. This tool you mention (UADE), is it available cross-platform?

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Re: MOD players for Mac OS X
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 11:07:29 »
I really should have googled first before asking that; not only is it available, but it's even available through HomeBrew. Perfect!

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Re: MOD players for Mac OS X
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 22:27:08 »
I really should have googled first before asking that; not only is it available, but it's even available through HomeBrew. Perfect!
yup, was going to answer that :)
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Re: MOD players for Mac OS X
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 10:04:30 »
So I've been toying with it and have written a little Ruby script for generating AAC audio files using UADE. It's probably needs the edges rounded off a bit, but it's useful enough to share, and I've put the code up on GitHub. Nice features to add might include support for other platforms than OS X using LAME encoding etc., should anyone fancy having a play.