ModPlayersComparisons

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This is the second part of a 2-part article on Amiga modules players.

The first part is here, on the history of module formats and players.

 

Comparisons

This table presents a comparison of some of the most popular players. It includes some criteria useful for my development of AmiModRadio, in particular the ARexx capabilities of the players . The table is colour-coded:

  • White/empty cells mean that a player doesn't support that format.
  • Green cells mean that a player supports perfectly this format.
  • Yellow cells show formats supported by players but with some light issues.
  • Orange cells highlight formats preventing using my Amiga, at least momentarily .
  • Red cells mean that a player crashes my Amiga when playing at least one song in that format .

 

Names Ami-PlayMOD AmiAMP AmigaAmp AModPlay AmoralPlay AMPlifier APlayer DAPlayer DeliTracker EMPY Player EaglePlayer HippoPlayer PlayOGG PlaySID PowerPlayer Prayer SID4Amiga SongPlayer SoX TKPlayer TMLG XMP
Versions 1.0 1.1598 Beta 3.31 1.60 1.8.1 2.10 2.22 1.13 2.34 v3.0 2.05 2.45 + 2.50 200327 3.0 4.2 2.1.911 3.32 1.62 14.3.1 1.5 1.350 4.1
Scores (max. 41x3=123) 13 37 73 (47) 35 41 (52) 52 84 22 100 91 104 25 64 19 12 19 36 24 19 36
ARexx LOAD No ARexx LOAD LOAD LOAD No ARexx LOAD No ARexx4.1 No LOAD LOAD ARexx but no doc? LOAD LOAD LOAD LOAD LOAD

No ARexx

No Arexx LOAD No ARexx No ARexx ARexx but no doc? No ARexx
PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY
REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY REPLAY
PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE PAUSE
REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE No REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE No REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE
STATUS STATUS STATUS No STATUS STATUS No STATUS STATUS STATUS STATUS STATUS No STATUS No STATUS STATUS
AHI AHI AHI AHI No AHI AHI AHI AHI AHI AHI No AHI AHI AHI No AHI No AHI AHI No AHI AHI No AHI AHI AHI AHI
GUI No GUI MUI Custom GadTools GadTools Custom Custom ClassAct, MUI GadTools Custom GadTools GadTools GadTools GadTools GadTools Custom MUI MUI No GUI No GUI Custom No GUI
Packers No packer No packer No packer XPK XPK No packer Upacker No packer XPK XPK XPK XPK XPK XPK PowerPacker, Lh No packer No packer XPK No packer No packer No packer No packer
Sources Source No source No source No source No source No source No source No source No source No source Source Source No source No source No source No source No source No source Old source No source No source Source
Formats
Formats AHX                 AHX   AHX AHX AHX                  
  AIFF     AIFF     AIFF3 AIFF AIFF AIFF8   AIFF AIFF AIFF         AIFF AIFF AIFF    
  AU     AU         AU5 AU5      AU   AU15     AU AU      
  CDDA 8SVX     8SVX   8SVX   8SVX4.2 8SVX 8SVX8   8SVX 8SVX 8SVX   8SVX15     8SVX 8SVX      
  CDA               CDA6        CDA   CDA15       CDA      
  CDR               CDR5        CDR12   CDR15       CDR18      
  CUST             CUST   CUST CUST CUST CUST CUST12                  
  David Whittaker       DW1         DW   DW DW DW12   DW16              
  DBM         DBM     DBM6     DBM DBM DBM13   DBM15             DBM20
  DIGI       DIGI2         DIGI2   DIGI DIGI2 DIGI                 DIGI20
  FLAC               FLAC6        FLAC13   FLAC15       FLAC19      
  Impulse     Impulse       Impulse4.3   Impulse   Impulse10 Impulse10 Impulse                 Impulse20
  Midi               MIDI7     Midi   Midi13.1                  
  MOD MOD   MOD MOD MOD   MOD   MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD14   MOD             MOD20
  MPEG MP2   MP2 MP2     MP2   MP2     MP2 MP2 MP213.2   MP215 MP2   MP2 MP2 MP2 MP2  
  MP3   MP3 MP3     MP3   MP3     MP3 MP3 MP313.2   MP315 MP3   MP3 MP3 MP3 MP3  
  MPG   MPG MPG     MPG   MPG     MPG   MPG   MPG15 MPG   MPG  

MPG

MPG  
  OctaMed MED                 MED   MED MED MED                 MED20
  MMD0     MMD0 MMD0 MMD0   MMD0   MMD0 MMD0 MMD0 MMD0 MMD0   MMD0             MMD020
  MMD1     MMD1 MMD1 MMD1   MMD1   MMD1 MMD1 MMD1 MMD1 MMD1   MMD1             MMD120
  MMD2     MMD2 MMD2 MMD2   MMD2   MMD2   MMD2 MMD2 MMD2   MMD2             MMD220
  MMD3         MMD3   MMD3   MMD3   MMD3 MMD3 MMD3   MMD315             MMD320
  OGG OGA               OGA6        OGA12   OGA15              
  OGG               OGG6        OGG13   OGG15       OGG19      
  Oktalyzer     Oktalyzer Oktalyzer     Oktalyzer   Oktalyzer   Oktalyzer Oktalyzer Oktalyzer   Oktalyzer17             Oktalyzer20
  PSID       PSID PSID   PSID   PSID   PSID11 PSID PSID PSID     PSID          
  QUAD       QUAD     QUAD   QUAD   QUAD   QUAD                 QUAD20
  S3M     S3M       S3M S3M6 S3M   S3M S3M S3M                 S3M20
  VOC                 VOC9      VOC           VOC      
  WAV     WAV     WAV4 WAV WAV WAV8   WAV WAV WAV           WAV WAV    
  XM     XM       XM   XM   XM XM XM                 XM20

Notes

  1. AModPlay - David Whittake: Crashes my Amiga.
  2. AModPlay, DeliTracker, HippoPlayer - DIGI: Makes my screen "jump".
  3. AMPlifier - AIFF: Only some AIFF files, this one is not played.
  4. AMPlifier - WAV: Only some WAV files, I have two that are not played.
    1. APlayer - ARexx: Should be possible but the ARexx port APLAYER is not opened.
    2. APlayer - 8SVX: Recognises but no sound.
    3. APlayer - Impulse: Crashes my Amiga.
  5. DAPlayer, DeliTracker - AU, CDR: Renders "noise" instead of music. (Possibly because they use DataTypes?)
  6. DAPlayer - CDA, DBM, FLAC, OGG, S3M: Renders "choppy" music and takes all the CPU.
  7. DAPlayer - Midi: Produces no sound.
  8. DeliTracker - AIFF, 8SVX, WAV: Makes a MuForce hit but play the songs just fine.
  9. DeliTracker - VOC: Makes a MuForce hit and opens a dialog box "Initialization error".
  10. EaglePlayer, HippoPlayer - Impulse: Makes a MuForce hit but play the songs just fine.
  11. EaglePlayer - PSID: Makes MuForce hits, doesn't play the song, crashes my Amiga eventually. Can play PSID when using DeliSID from DeliTracker.
  12. PlayOGG - CDR, CUST, David Whittaker, OGA: Renders "noise" instead of music.
  13. PlayOGG - DBM, FLAC, OGG: Renders "choppy" music and (sometimes) takes all the CPU.
    1. Midi: Plays the songs "slower" than intended.
    2. MP2, MP3: Plays the songs play sometimes a bit choppy, takes most of the CPU.
  14. PlayOGG - MOD: Makes a MuForce hit but play the songs just fine.
  15. PowerPlay - AU, 8SVX, CDA, CDR: Makes a MuForce hit and complains of lack of memory, possibly because it tries to put the whole file in memory.
  16. PowerPlay - DW: Makes MuForce hits, trashes the display, but eventually plays the song just fine.
  17. PowerPlay - Oktalyzer: Makes MuForce hits and complains of "Error in the module" and doesn't play anything.
  18. SoX - CDR: Renders "noise" instead of music.
  19. SoX - FLAC, OGG: Renders "choppy" music and takes most of the CPU.
  20. XMP - All recognised formats: Renders "choppy" music and takes half of the CPU.

 


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