FS#2600 - Replace libmikmod with libmodplug

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Leslie Polzer (skypher) - Sunday, 17 April 2005, 22:02 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Saturday, 25 February 2006, 14:25 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Current
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture not specified
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7 Wombat
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


modplug has better quality and stability than mikmod and is more configurable. Packages are in AUR.
AFAIK most distributions use mikmod, but I use modplug for some months now and am way more content with it than with mikmod. mikmod gave me really weird sounds with some MOD files and the XMMS plugin sometimes crashed, whereas with modplug it never does anything like that. Might be worth a try so Arch excels here one more time.
If more research if required I can take on it.
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Saturday, 15 July 2006, 11:58 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  The bmp part hasn't been implemented, as I can't find the bmp plugin anymore. The plugin is gone from gentoo also, so I guess it is no longer available.
Comment by dorphell (dorphell) - Monday, 23 May 2005, 18:43 GMT
Leslie.. would xmms and other programs using mikimod break until they're recompiled against modplug?
Comment by Leslie Polzer (skypher) - Monday, 23 May 2005, 20:01 GMT
Maybe I should clarify this issue a bit. It's just about the default module playing plugin used in XMMS.
Comment by Nagy Gabor (combo) - Thursday, 24 November 2005, 14:57 GMT
Yes, libmodplug should be the default (for both XMMS and Beep Media Player).
The required plugins can be found here:
modplugxmms: http://modplug-xmms.sourceforge.net/
modplugbmp: http://thefun.trucs.org/