HippoPlayer ~ Cross Platform Old Format Player


HippoPlayer is a music player for macOS, Windows and Linux that mostly focuses on music made for systems such as Amiga, C64, and gaming systems. While HippoPlayer supports MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, etc it’s not the main target.

Motivation

The original HippoPlayer is something I used a lot when I had my Amiga. Over many years I tried various players and while some of them hold up none of them has been what I been looking for. Before starting this project I looked around quite a bit for alternatives and nothing really fit the bill.

Closest is likely XMPlay, but that’s for Windows only and closed source which isn’t what I want either but feature wise it’s fairly good. I started this project roughly 7 years ago. I did some work in a private repository and had something very basic up and running. Then other things happened and the project has been on ICE for quite many years but I always had it back in my head that I wanted to come back to it.

The aim I have with HippoPlayer is “a modern music player for your oldsk00l needs” This means it should feel nice and great to use with features that you can expect from a modern player but allow you to play older formats in the best way possible.

hippoplayer

github.com/emoon/HippoPlayer

JavaMOD ~ Java MOD Player


This Java Modplayer plays *.mod, *.xm, *.s3m, *.stm, *.wow, *.it (all with interpolation), MP3s, *.sid, *.ogg, *.flac, *.ape, WAV, MIDI, RMI, AU, AIFF. It also supports playlists like PLS, M3U and cue-sheets.

To start the player you may just double click the jar or use: java -jar ./javamod.jar or (for just commandline) java -cp ./javamod.jar de.quippy.javamod.main.CommandLine.

This player can be run as a console application, with its swing GUI.

www.javamod.de
sourceforge.net/projects/javamod

sc68 ~ Cross-platform Atari ST & Amiga Audio Player


sc68 is an Atari ST and Amiga music player.

The sc68 is a Atari-ST and Amiga music player. It comes as a command line music player as well as libraries for developers and various plugins for well know programs.

sourceforge.net/projects/sc68

XMPlay ~ Extensible Windows Player


XMPlay is an audio player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2 / MP1 / WMA / AAC / MP4 / WAV / AIFF / CDA / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio formats, PLS / M3U / ASX / WAX / CUE playlists, and ZIP archives. A load more audio and archive file formats are also supported via plugins.

When XMPlay was first released in 1998, only the XM file format was supported, hence the name “XMPlay”.

www.xmplay.com
support.xmplay.com
ssz.bitbucket.io (Input & Archive plugins)