This is Windows or Linux program, designed for playing music for AY-3-8912 sound chip (or its analogs are AY-3-8910 and YM2149F). Emulator emulates these sound chips and does not require real ones. Additionally emulator can play CD’s audio tracks and MIDI-files. Optional BASS by Ian Luck can be used for playing MP3 and MOD music.
This Foobar2000 component decodes dozens of streamed ADPCM or other compressed format files extracted from various console and PC games.
Supported codec types:
Quick list of codecs vgmstream supports, including many obscure ones that are used in few games.
PCM 8-bit (signed/unsigned)
PCM 4-bit (signed/unsigned)
PCM 32-bit float
CRI ADX (standard, fixed, exponential, encrypted)
Nintendo DSP ADPCM a.k.a GC ADPCM
Nintendo DTK ADPCM
Nintendo AFC ADPCM
CD-ROM XA ADPCM
Sony PSX ADPCM a.k.a VAG (standard, badflags, configurable, Pivotal)
Electronic Arts EA-XA (stereo, mono, Maxis)
Electronic Arts EA-XAS (v0, v1)
DVI/IMA ADPCM (stereo/mono + high/low nibble, 3DS, Omikron, SNDS, etc)
Microsoft MS IMA ADPCM (standard, Xbox, NDS, Radical, Wwise, FSB, WV6, etc)
Microsoft MS ADPCM (standard, Cricket Audio)
Westwood VBR ADPCM
Yamaha ADPCM (AICA, Aska)
Procyon Studio ADPCM
Level-5 0x555 ADPCM
Konami MTAF ADPCM
Konami MTA2 ADPCM
Paradigm MC3 ADPCM
FMOD FADPCM 4-bit ADPCM
Konami XMD 4-bit ADPCM
Platinum 4-bit ADPCM
Argonaut ASF 4-bit ADPCM
Ocean DSA 4-bit ADPCM
Circus XPCM ADPCM
OKI 4-bit ADPCM (16-bit output, 4-shift, PC-FX)
Ubisoft 4/6-bit ADPCM
SDX2 2:1 Squareroot-Delta-Exact compression DPCM
CBD2 2:1 Cuberoot-Delta-Exact compression DPCM
Activision EXAKT SASSC DPCM
Xilam DERF DPCM
Electronic Arts MicroTalk a.k.a. UTK or UMT
Xiph Vorbis (Ogg, FSB5, Wwise, OGL, Silicon Knights)
MPEG MP1/2/3 (standard, AHX, XVAG, FSB, AWC, P3D, etc)
ITU-T G.722.1 annex C (Polycom Siren 14)
ITU G.719 annex B (Polycom Siren 22)
Electronic Arts EALayer3
Electronic Arts EA-XMA
Sony ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus
Microsoft WMA v1, WMA v2, WMAPro
Xiph Opus (Ogg, Switch, EA, UE4, Exient)
Xiph CELT (FSB)
ASAP (Another Slight Atari Player) plays and converts 8-bit Atari music (*.sap, *.cmc, *.mpt, *.rmt, *.tmc, …) on modern computers and mobile devices.
Project SWAMI, Sampled Waveforms And Musical Instruments, is a collection of free software for editing, managing and playing musical instruments for MIDI music composition. Current focus is primarily the SoundFont format, which is an open file format for digital audio “sample” based instruments.
Internet music dealers currently sell “CD-Quality” tracks, or even better (“Studio-Master”), thanks to lossless audio coding formats (FLAC, ALAC). However, a lossless format does not guarantee that the audio content is what it seems to be. The audio signal may have been upscaled (increasing the resolution), upsampled (increasing the sampling rate) or even transcoded from a lossy to a lossless format. Lossless Audio Checker analyzes lossless audio tracks and detects upscaling, upsampling and transcoding.
Bluemindo is a really simple yet powerful audio player in Python/PyGTK, using Gstreamer. It’s a free (as in freedom) software, released under GPLv3, only.
Bluemindo’s user interface consists of a main view of all your digitized album discs, which is searchable and filterable. The playback mode is gapless and support ReplayGain (it can also automatically choose to switch between Album and Track modes, depending on the kind of music that’s being played). Last but not least, it brings playlist (automatic and user-made), MPRIS/MediaPlayer2 support and lyrics/artwork downloading.