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Quantum



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Quantum
uFMOD is a tiny XM player library written in assembly language. It's perfect for size- and speed-critical applications, such as demos and intros. It's click free, highly reliable, easy to use, multiplatform, open source.

OS: Win32, Linux, Unix/BSD, KolibriOS
Drivers: WINMM, DirectSound, OpenAL, OSS, ALSA, Infinity Sound

Enjoy!

Download: http://ufmod.sf.net


Description: uFMOD v1.25 for Win32 light: only tools, FASM sources and examples. No documentation, no support for other compilers, etc.
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Filename: ufmod-1.25-win32-light.7z
Filesize: 56.81 KB
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Post 11 Jul 2006, 23:17
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peter



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Cool changes, but what about turning off looping?

Now the music is always looped, and I found no way to turn this off. It would be nice if you could pass some flag to uFMOD_PlaySong to turn on and off looping (such as SND_LOOP flag in PlaySound from Win32 API).
Post 12 Jul 2006, 08:24
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Quantum



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2 peter:
Nice idea, but not so easy to implement due to XM specific issues. There are many XM's using looping to implement fadeout, so turning that off whould probably cause a click. Some others use pattern jumps to fool non-looping players and it's hard to know if such a jump is just a short replay or a loop. That's why a 100% reliable solution is not so easy to code... BTW, you can emulate no-looping in most tracks adding an empty (silence) pattern at the end of the secuence (i.e. use Modplug Tracker or a similar tool to edit XMs) and set restart value to that empty pattern. Won't work on thouse tricky XMs mentioned earlier.

And there's another problem. What to do when a non-looping XM finishes? Fire an event, notify a callback, just stop and wait...

Anyway, i'll add this to our TODO list.
Post 12 Jul 2006, 17:19
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dreamhack



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@quantum:
adpcm compressed extended modules are not supported as far as i know,
that is bad Wink
hope you would add that to your todo list...


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Post 12 Jul 2006, 21:56
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Quantum



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2 dreamhack:
Never seen one. Could you, please, post a reference to such an XM or email me an example?
Post 12 Jul 2006, 22:34
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dreamhack



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@quantum:
adpcm compressed extended modules are supported by many players like:
bassmod, winamp, modplug player has adpcm packer
example:
original.xm => 237kb (0 samples adpcm-packed)
packed.xm => 150kb (12 samples adpcm-packed)
Post 13 Jul 2006, 21:38
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Quantum



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2 dreamhack:
Yeah, I know what it is and there are about 10 adpcm formats, MS and IMA being the most popular ones used in WAV files. But I never seen an XM file compressed whith ADPCM. It's not even mentioned in the specs. Where can I get that adpcm packer or a similar tool from?
Post 13 Jul 2006, 21:54
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dreamhack



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@quantum:
modplug player
www.modplug.com
Post 13 Jul 2006, 22:03
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Quantum



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OK, thanks
Post 14 Jul 2006, 02:15
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Well, added support for ADPCM and started to test it. Sound quality is acceptable when compression level is quite low. When it get's higher, heavy filtering is required to rebuild the original samples and that defeats the main point of using XM or any other MOD-based file format. If you zip the XM, you'll get a much smaller file without loosing sound quality. So, I don't like this ADPCM feature, but going to introduce it for compatibility.
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dreamhack



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@quantum:
and when new ufmod with adpcm support will be introduced ?


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Post 15 Jul 2006, 23:40
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Quantum



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2 dreamhack:
Officially, not soon, because we need more features to complete for a new release. If you can't or don't want to wait, I'll email you a prerelease package.
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dreamhack



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@quantum:
that is ok, i will wait for the next realease
thanks
Post 16 Jul 2006, 22:04
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Quantum



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v1.18 released


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Is it basically an API to use C++'s fmod api or is this something completely different?
Post 23 Jul 2006, 16:03
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Quantum



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kohlrak wrote:
Is it basically an API to use C++'s fmod api or is this something completely different?

It's different in many aspects. First of all, it plays only XM files, while FMOD supports many other audio file formats as well. Second, XM support in uFMOD is far more complete and reliable than FMOD's. So, if you need an XM player, better use uFMOD. Third (and the most important), uFMOD is extremely small and fast, because it's 100% written and optimized in assembly. That's why it's perfect for intros and demos. Game developers could find it useful for BGM too. BTW, FMOD is commercial software, while uFMOD is completely free and open source.
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(quoting http://www.fmod.org): "Yes that's right, if your product is not intended to make any money, and is not charged for in any way, then you may use FMOD in it for FREE!"

But, of course, uFMOD is better at everything it attempts, no doubt. Very Happy

Quantum wrote:
FMOD is commercial software, while uFMOD is completely free and open source.
Post 26 Jul 2006, 05:26
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Quantum



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rugxulo wrote:
"Yes that's right, if your product is not intended to make any money, and is not charged for in any way, then you may use FMOD in it for FREE!"

That reminds me about MySQL and Qt Smile Yes, it's free for non-profit titles, but still commercial. I guess it's not correct to discuss FMOD licensing here since Firelight guys probably ain't reading this board.
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Quantum



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uFMOD 1.19 for Win32 available for download.


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Post 08 Aug 2006, 01:50
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vid
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Quantum: I suggest to write what is uFMOD in beginning of first post Wink
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