New MSX Music Youtube channel

By jepmsx

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25-01-2023, 11:11

Hi!

I found a lot of moonblaster songs and I decided to publish them in youtube because sometimes when I'm working I like to listen to music in background, without lyrics. I normally listen to msxall radio streaming or the Japanese retro PC music, but you can't skip songs and sometimes I want a change.

I had fun creating them. I controlled openMSX remotely by a pipe and I did a script in python to iterate for each song.

I hope I'm not breaking any copyright, in that case I will remove the song.

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By aoineko

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25-01-2023, 14:13

This is great.
Your playlist has been with me since this morning at work. Smile
Thanks to you and the authors.

By Manuel

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25-01-2023, 14:59

Looks like many songs are truncated at 3:01....? It should be possible to detect that the replayer is looping and then stop recording there...

By jepmsx

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25-01-2023, 15:24

You are right Manuel. I chose 3 minutes because it was long enough for most of the songs to start repeating and it was easy to implement.
Maybe one way to estimate the length could be to get the information of the song length from the moonblaster file and estimate the length taking into account the tempo. Another option would be to change the mbm file and change the byte 0x177 (loop position) to 0 (I think that this the value for not looping. And after that to crop the video.
I think that I'll keep the 3 min. length. I think it's good length for the song and it keeps the original intention of the authors to be repeated.
Thanks for the idea Manuel.

By Manuel

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25-01-2023, 15:40

If you know where the replayer has the routine to implement the loop, you could put a watchpoint or breakpoint in place to end the recording...

By MaxMSX

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25-01-2023, 19:45

Looks like you are only replaying the OPLL output? For a number of songs you then miss the stereo replay, samples and even some channels.
If it is because you don't have MSX AUDIO you can also replay the songs with RoboPlay complete on the OPL4 or Moonsound (of course if you have that one).

By jepmsx

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26-01-2023, 08:55

Thanks MaxMSX for the tip. You are totally right, I only had OPLL and I wanted to record only with OPLL because there weren't many videos with that sound. Most of the videos are with Moonsound or with MSX-Audio