Softpedia Editor's Review for Java Mod Player
It plays *.MOD, *.XM, *.IT plus MP3s, OGG, APE, SIDS, WAV, MIDI, RMI, AU, AIFF
Written by Elena Opris on March 18th, 2013
Java Mod Player is a software that can play several audio formats, including MOD, XM, MP3, OGG, WAV, MIDI and RMI.
This is a portable product, so it doesn't require any installation. Your Windows registry entries will remain unchanged and you can place Java Mod Player on an external device, in order to run it on any computer.
The user interface of the program is simplistic, yet intuitive. You can add an audio track by using the file browser or the "drag and drop" method (it will automatically start playing).
If you add multiple files at once, you can use the "Previous" and "Next" buttons to navigate through them (a playlist can be accessed from the "View" menu).
Thus, you can use basic tools, such as 'Pause' and 'Stop', adjust the volume and navigate back and forth within a song. You can also adjust the balance, set the playlist on repeat mode, as well as view playing time, bitrate, sample frequency rate and channels.
In addition, you can open an URL location (e.g. play streaming radio), export files into the WAV format, load recent files, edit ID3 tags and change the interface's appearance.
Furthermore, you can configure settings when it comes to a MOD file (e.g. wide stereo mix, noise reduction, bass expansion, fade out infinite loops), MIDI file (e.g. capture MIDI output, select MIDI output devices) and SID file (e.g. use SID filter, virtual stereo, select optimization level).
The program uses a moderate to high amount of system memory and doesn't include a help file. The sound quality of the audio tracks is not terrific since you can hear background noise in some cases.
All in all, Java Mod Player is a decent tool for playing the aforementioned audio file types and can be used by individuals with any experience level.
Java Mod Player description
Here are some key features of "Java Mod Player":
- NoiseTracker Mods (*.nst)
- ProTracker-Mods (*.mod, *.wow: M.K., M!K!, FLT4, FLT8, 4CHN, 6CHN, 8CHN, CD81, OKTA, CH/CN)
- ProTracker Mods are played with the original Period table (16 finetune-tables) of the ProTracker 2.1A Playroutine! No XM nor IT compatible interpolating.
- FastTracker 2 MODs (*.xm)
- ScreamTracker (*stm, *s3m)
- ImpulseTracker (*.IT)
- XM Log-Table interpolation
- XM Linear Table
- All effects are implemented (IT: the NNA effects are still missing)
- Interpolated mixing (linear, Cubic, windowed FIR)
- Noise Reduction
- 8/16/24-Bit Output: internally 24 bit is used
- Plus support for mp3, mp3 http streams, wav, au, aif, midi, rmi, ape, flac, ogg/vorbis
- Display of ID3v1-, ID3v2-Tags and Limecast, Shoutcast (und compatible) Tags
- SID-Files (for all the C64-lovers out there ;-) )
- APPLETS: because a lot of people asked for it! Here you have a test page
- Please do not forget: if you use the applet with a playlist, you need URLs in the playlist! Local files will not work (of course) (Sample)
- Supports now pls and m3u playlist files
- Endless loops can be recognized and stopped (via fade out)
- added internal mod buffer length in config dialog
- Fixed a bug in ID3v2 Tag decoding with Strings and missing encoding
- MP3 playback optimized, dropping zero padded samples
- Fixed a Bug in central URL creation routine
- Fixed playlist write conversion error (ISO-8859-1 - not UTF-8)
- Added m3u8 for UTF-8 Playlists
- reading pls files can handle empty lines and "NumberOfEntries" at end of file
- drag&drop into playlist calculation of index fixed
- Midi: a bug in playback was fixed. (simulation of played samples, correct close of all sound devices)
- added support for SQSH packed mod files
- fixed drawing issues in peak meters
- added clipping to Graphical EQ calculations
- removing illegal characters from Strings (
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