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Old 12 August 2010, 15:18   #1
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Amiga music player on PC

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Don't know where else to post this. What is the preferred player on PC for most/all formats to date?

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Old 12 August 2010, 16:41   #2
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Deliplayer is worth a look.
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Old 12 August 2010, 17:04   #3
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Old 12 August 2010, 22:44   #4
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Old 09 September 2010, 20:11   #5
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Thanks for replies fellas.

I used to use dp1.3 and today I tried their last version. It seems to play the songs better although the panning is not right. Some channels are louder than others so it doesn't sound like it should. Then I looked at WinAmp with the oldsk00l plug-in. That one does not play all formats but most of the formats I play AND sounds a lot better IMO. It is a pleasure to actually hear how they are supposed to sound.
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Old 09 September 2010, 20:59   #6
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You can also try XMPlay with the Delix plugin, it plays many formats and with the XMPlay zip/lha plugins you can open archives.

http://dhost.info/pieknyman/html/plugins.html
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And you could of course try http://bzrplayer.blazer.nu, developed by yours truly
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Old 09 September 2010, 21:51   #8
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Cheers again. bLAZER, I tried your player aswell but it does not recognize my exotic types. Could it be that I have to rename them with their real extension, for example .fc3? If so, how can I find out what format it actually is? I like the vu-meters! ^^
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Old 09 September 2010, 22:28   #9
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Hi there,
no BZR Player doesn't care about extensions for 99% of the formats. I am aware though that a lot of exotic Amiga formats aren't playable. What formats do you have i mind?
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bzrplayer site seems to be down?
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Old 09 September 2010, 23:00   #11
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Hmm.. works for me... and http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/h...yer.blazer.nu/
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Works for me here, from the UK.
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Old 10 September 2010, 00:06   #13
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BZRPlayer 0.8.3 will still be in the Zone for the next four days for those who can't download it from bLAZER's site.
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I used to use dp1.3 and today I tried their last version. It seems to play the songs better although the panning is not right. Some channels are louder than others so it doesn't sound like it should.
Could it be that you've listened to too many mods on the PC using inaccurate players that you prefer that sound?

Deliplayer 2.5b is pretty faithful at playing back almost anything. As for the panning, you sure you didn't have wide stereo set? Or Join Stereo? Were you playing 8-channel mods? You can try changing the mixer plugin and setting "Mix Quality" to scaled.

What formats were you using? Some replay routines have options. For example the Lionheart Sonic Arranger tracks need the Arpeggio switch toggled in that player.

To me, Deliplayer is better at playing even MP3's than most PC players. The frequency separation is so much better. I dunno if that is due to the default settings or if I've tweaked them over the years. But it is miles better than WinAMP, FooBar and a whole load of other players.
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Deliplayer doesn't work on Vista, one channel of the two stereo channels is silent. Not sure if there is a way to get it working though. Haven't tried it on Windows 7 either.
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To me, Deliplayer is better at playing even MP3's than most PC players. The frequency separation is so much better.
What does that mean?
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Maybe that is not the right term?

I was trying to describe that the bass sounds deep (without distortion) whilst at the same time the treble sounds crisp, sharp, not filtered. I don't have the equalizer enabled in deliplayer.

Not sure if it is just the decoding, some sort of post processing, or filtering (pretty sure everything in Deliplayer is turned off) it just sounds better (or at least different) than a host of other players to me. The only one that came close was one called Sonique.

I wonder if I could record wav files from two applications for a comparison? I guess there is little point. It is so subjective.

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Old 10 September 2010, 05:21   #18
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I was going to suggest Cubic Player but it looks like it hasnt been maintained since the days of DOS. I cant belive its been that long since I used it last!..

However if your using a Linux OS there is an upto date port available.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/opencubicplayer

EDIT: Works fine in Dosbox under win 64, bit of a hoop to jump through but its kinda worth it.

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Hmm.. works for me... and http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/h...yer.blazer.nu/
? Are you sure?
Ah, I see. I get no dns response if I use http://bzrplayer.blazer.nu however http://www.bzrplayer.blazer.nu works fine.
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Old 10 September 2010, 13:41   #20
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Hi there,
no BZR Player doesn't care about extensions for 99% of the formats. I am aware though that a lot of exotic Amiga formats aren't playable. What formats do you have i mind?
For example these ones that DP2.5 has no problem with:

hippel
sidmon1.0
customplay
music-assembler
deltaMusic 2.0

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As for the panning, you sure you didn't have wide stereo set? Or Join Stereo? Were you playing 8-channel mods? You can try changing the mixer plugin and setting "Mix Quality" to scaled.
Well, if I don't turn ''Wide Stereo'' on no tune plays correctly at all. Is this normal? ''Join Stereo'' must be off or again the channels get messed up.
This is with all formats, mod or exotic. Setting ''Mix Quality'' to scaled doesn't do a thing for me. Right now I am playing Ron Klaren's BattleSquadron endtune and when the melody comes in in DeliPlayer it is just way to soft. The oldsk00l plug-in in WinAmp has no problem with it at all

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What formats were you using? Some replay routines have options. For example the Lionheart Sonic Arranger tracks need the Arpeggio switch toggled in that player.
Formats like above.

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