Universal player for MSX ?

By joy_33

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13-11-2020, 09:39

Dear, I am new to the MSX scene.
That's why I was surprised by how many music formats there are for this computer.
I have a question, is there any multi music file player?
Alternatively, which music player can be described as the best and can handle the most formats.
Ideal for me as a beginner, the player would have some graphical interface and not just a command line.

Thank you for the advice.

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By ToriHino

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13-11-2020, 10:37

RoboPlay plays a large number of music file formats. See this news item. It also provides a link to a big collection of supported format files. It is command line driven, but with for example MultiMente you can easily connect to the respective file extensions. Just edit the MMRET.DAT file and per extension add the player:

.MBM   ROBOPLAY $C
.PRO    ROBOPLAY $C
.SOP    ROBOPLAY $C
.
.
.

Another player to look at is VGMPlay, which plays the .VGM file format, supporting most sound chips available for the MSX

By joy_33

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13-11-2020, 12:31

Thanks, I'll take a look.

Maybe I have a stupid question.
May I ask the meaning of these parameters?

.MBM ROBOPLAY $ C
MBM - file extension - I understand
ROBOPLAY - the name of the program that will play the file - I understand
$ C - does this indicate what?

By ToriHino

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13-11-2020, 18:31

$C is the way you describe the argument used in MultiMente. So when you press enter on a file name it will call the program and $C is than the file name.

Note that if you want to play from the command line, for RoboPlay you can also use wildcards. So for example 'ROBOPLAY *.MBM' will play all .mbm files in the current directory.

By Pac

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13-11-2020, 19:03

joy_33 wrote:

I have a question, is there any multi music file player?

Although there are several file formats not supported by Roboplay yet, this player (still in development) is getting better and better. I hope it will be the ultimate music player. Smile

joy_33 wrote:

Alternatively, which music player can be described as the best and can handle the most formats.

From Japan, there are several music file formats such as MGS, OPX, BGM and MPK. You can play them using MPX or MuPLAY (the latter if you have an MSX turbo R). You can find both here.

BTW, there is a giant MSX music pack, download it from author's website.

By Parn

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13-11-2020, 22:38

joy_33 wrote:

.MBM ROBOPLAY $ C

Just be careful not to insert a space between $ and C. They are meant to be together. Wink

This is the way:

.MBM ROBOPLAY $C

By joy_33

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14-11-2020, 13:04

Thanks for the information.
I own the MSX SX-1 and I have the M manager and MSX Commander 1.1.05 programs installed on the card.
So can I use Roboplayer with these programs as well?

So I have to add the following information to the M.INI file (M manager) and to the MC.MNU file (MC manager): .MBM ROBOPLAY $C etc .....

By joy_33

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14-11-2020, 13:05

Just be careful not to insert a space between $ and C. They are meant to be together. Wink

This is the way:

.MBM ROBOPLAY $C

Yes I understand, thank you

By FiXato

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14-11-2020, 23:26

joy_33 wrote:

Thanks for the information.
I own the MSX SX-1 and I have the M manager and MSX Commander 1.1.05 programs installed on the card.
So can I use Roboplayer with these programs as well?

So I have to add the following information to the M.INI file (M manager) and to the MC.MNU file (MC manager): .MBM ROBOPLAY $C etc .....

MultiMente and M-Manager and MC are different tools though; I doubt they share the same ini config format...

By joy_33

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15-11-2020, 12:41

Yes, it is possible to look in the program documentation, or I can find it on the forum.