Thanks to Aaron J. Luz <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mike Muuss <email@example.com> and Andrew Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the original information in this section. Most of the newer (ie FAQ version 3.0) Linux information was supplied by Carsten Stiller <email@example.com>
For playing different music formats on a linux machine take a look at the Sound-HOWTO and the Sound-Playing-HOWTO.
Note: Runs under Linux and Irix without problems. On Irix is it necessary to run mikmod with the -d1 option.
A new mod player for Linux based on the sound engine from ModPlug.
Formats supported are:
669, ams, dbm, far, it, mdl, mod, mtm, okt, s3m, stm, ult, xm and wav. Features: Sound effects: megabass, reverb, surround, oversampling and noise reduction, visual spectrometer, text mode interface using slang, GUI interface with skins support using GTK.
- GMOD 3.1
GMOD is a music player for Linux, with support for the Gravis Ultrasound card and AWE cards. Supported formats are: MOD, 669, MultiTracker, Ultratracker, S3M and XM. Xgmods adds an X interface.
- S3MOD 1.09
This is a tracked music player. It is capable of playing S3M files in addition to 4,6 and 8 track MOD files. It supports dsp output on Linux/Dec/SGI/Sun and the Gravis Ultrasound on Linux and it should work on any VoxWare platform.
- MIKMOD 3.03
Latest version - 1999. This portable module player plays XM, ULT, STM, S3M, MTM, MOD and UNI formats. (The UNI format is an internal format used by MikMod.) It has support for zipped module files. It uses 16 bit stereo for the sound output. MikMod is shareware which had to be registered for commercial use.
- MIKIT 0.91
MikIt plays IT (also IT2.14 files), XM, S3M, MOD. Playlist support and more.
MikIT and MikMOD have to be two of the most ported (multi-platform) MOD players around. in almost every format known to computers geeks, so you should find one version to fit your system. Here's a very good MikMak information page:
and a very good MikIT selection for all platforms...
- MOD4X 0.2.0 BETA
Mod4X is a neat XForms based module player build around MikMod engine. The modules are played via /dev/dsp. It supports the following types of modules : MOD, MTM, S3M, XM, ULT, UNI, STM. It supports playlist management. It has a user interface very similar to a CD Player.
This is a very good site for Linux audio apps, well worthy of a browse. You may even pick up a program you were not aware of...
With the current upsurge of interest in Linux, I have fond hopes of its
adopting large parts of the MOD scene. An anarchic interface in an anarchic
musical environment. Grreeeaaatttt! So? What about it Linux'ers?
Where's the beef? And that new tracker... :-)
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