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jaguar

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New to All of this.
« on: 12 Dec '04 - 20:09 »
Hi all, i was wondering if somone can give me some instructions on Making "mo3" files. Is there a Tutorial that i could read?

Zarggg

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Re:New to All of this.
« Reply #1 on: 13 Dec '04 - 18:03 »
Download the software, and use the GUI to process the module files. That's the short version. I believe there is documentation included with the software.

Ian @ un4seen

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Re:New to All of this.
« Reply #2 on: 13 Dec '04 - 18:20 »
There isn't a tutorial, but there are some useful tips in the MO3.TXT file that comes with the MO3 encoder :)

Neo

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Re: New to All of this.
« Reply #3 on: 30 Jan '06 - 02:49 »
What puzzles me is that when I download the software, It will not even run. I've tried running Mo3.exe, it shows the gui and all, but t doesn't let me do anything to convert, or create mo3 files.  Even Mo3enc.exe and unmo3.exe do not work, when I double click either of them, they run and close as soon as I run them. I am using windows XP, and tried changing the program compatibility settings for use of all systems, and the program still wouldn't run correctly.

I also have tried Dosbox.

It probably is because I am not using Linux or Mac, since the codecs Lossless and Mo3 are usually compatible with the Linux OS.  If not, then I think the program should've been recoded more carefully before redistributing.

I know how to Decode Mo3s to Wav format, but Mp3coolplayerx doesn't seem to have the ablility to encode wav back to mo3.  Aside from using the Mo321 software, isn't there an alternative way I can encode Wav to Mo3?

Your help will be much appreciated.


raina

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Re: New to All of this.
« Reply #4 on: 30 Jan '06 - 05:12 »
The compression of samples is done with either a built in lossless method or lossy methods, that are provided by external encoders. Namely, lame.exe and oggenc.exe. You can get those from http:/www.rarewares.org/. Additionally, mo3enc.exe and unmo3.exe are command line applications and they exit right away because you haven't told them to do anything. Command line programs need parameters, which can be inserted into a shortcut to the program but that is meant for automizing repeated actions. To really use these two programs, you need to descend to the command line by clicking Start > Run, typing in "cmd" without the quotes and hitting Run.

You don't need DosBox, these are all native Win32 programs but only one of them (mo3.exe) has a graphical user interface.

There's a fundamental error in what you are saying. MO3 files are modules that contain (compressed) WAVE files as instruments and pattern data (similar to MIDI information) which tells a player how to play those instruments over and over again at different pitches to produce music. Decoding MO3 files means decompressing the instruments and the pattern data, after that the module is either played or rendered to Wav. So, decoding MO3 to WAV is not only possible but easy but the resulting WAV is only what's generated by the MO3 and the player. All the pattern data is lost, and there's no way of rebuilding a MO3 out of a WAV file.

Dotpitch

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Re: New to All of this.
« Reply #5 on: 30 Jan '06 - 06:49 »
What puzzles me is that when I download the software, It will not even run. I've tried running Mo3.exe, it shows the gui and all, but t doesn't let me do anything to convert, or create mo3 files.
What about the button screaming "Click here to load a MOD" ::)? Only .mod, .xm, .mtm, .s3m and .it files can be converted to .mo3 files. If you load one, you'll see all the samples (and you can adjust their compression) in the lower panel, click "GO!" to start compressing the module. You can forget about converting mp3, mp4, ogg, wma and wav to mo3, that's not what it's made for and it can't do that.