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Description:Comprehensive modular sound player.
Developer:Jan Blumenthal & Henryk Richter
Short: V2.06, comprehensive sound replayer
Author: Jan Blumenthal & Henryk Richter
Uploader: henryk richter gmx net
Type: mus/play
Replaces: mus/play/Eagleplayer_2.05.lha
Architecture: m68k-amigaos >= 2.0.4
Distribution: Aminet

This is a long overdue update to the (still) most comprehensive music
player on Amiga. Eagleplayer is a free package for playing multiple
music formats. It is highly modular, such that even the main user
interface is one of the plugins.

Short demo video: https://youtu.be/EVl6edI7zm4

CHANGES since last release (read the documentation/history for more details)

Short version: better looks and significantly better sound

Detailed version:
- some more 68000 related fixes (some plugins are still 68020+)
- 14 Bit Amplifier: significant audio quality improvements
- automatic limitation to 28 kHz sampling rate on OCS and when
non doublescan display modes are detected
- way better defaults for the 14 bit table for uncalibrated systems
(previous default was closer to 13.5 Bit - like AHI)
- fixed 14 bit table for calibrated setups: the C. Buchner
quantization approach was wrong, resulting in unnecessary artifacts
- fixed transition delay from one song to another
- added optional noise shaping for 16-14 bit conversion (060 or faster)
- adjusted default volume for filtered mixing modes
- support for stereo 14 bit calibration
- Amiga1200 autodetection with appropriate adjustment for the "highboost"
equalization filter (A600 and A1200 have a different audio filter
compared to the other Amiga models)
- FFT Analyzer
- whole new set of new display modes in High and True color P96 RTG
(using AMMX acceleration, if detected/available )
- internal sine/cosine table instead of math libs due to
broken mathtrans/mathffp libraries
- MPEG Audio (i.e. .mp2/.mp3)
- automatically select freqdiv=2 in 8 Bit output mode
(i.e. when neither of 14 Bit/Pamela/AHI/Toccata Amplifier are active)
- preliminary UTF-16 support for Moduleinfo and ID3TagV2
- Moduleinfo
- update to latest version
- Playerloader
- 68000 fixes and sanity checks for some tests to avoid
enforcer hits (e.g. tronic)
- renamed some eagleplayers for more resilience against
broken unarchiver tools (replacing spaces with underscores in
- better check for MP3 files with certain ID3v2 header versions
- AIFF file detection improvements (AIFC)
- Patternscroll
- P96 RTG support: colorful and faster scrolling, color bars in 16/24 bit
- Protracker
- fixes for some tightly looping modules in cases where "song end"
detection is disabled (thanks to Gerben van K. for the report)
- fix for some broken Protracker modules which work with VBlank timing
- ADPCM support added (standard IMA4, Tavenard's ADP4)
- Manager
- fixed some Enforcer hits
- Pamela Amplifier
- 16 Bit audio output plugin for Vampire V4
- QuillUI
- truecolor user interface for big screens (>800x600) as homage to
a certain movie series
- TFMX_Pro player by Don Adan included

- not much beta testing, please notify me about encountered issues
(Thanks to Gerben at this point for his relentless testing.)
- read the documentation about how to get the best possible performance
and/or sound quality (TL;DR: use 8/14 Bit Amplifiers without extra
soundcard, use Toccata Amplifier for soundcards with Toccata driver
or emulation, use AHI on _fast_ Amigas with other soundcards as last
- by default, Eagleplayer will rely on file naming schemes to decide which
external replayer to load (Eagleplayer.batch), so if it reports an
unknown module type, it might be necessary to add the name pattern to
the batch file
- the Catalogs havenŽt been updated. Some dialogs are outdated and the
one or other term is English only. Sorry.

FEATURE LIST (absolutely incomplete)


- supports more than 150 music formats including most common sample
formats (including CDDA, AIFF, WAV, Datatype, raw formats...)

- completely hardware-independent replay system, redirecting the sound
signal via custom 'amplifiers' to the audio hardware.

- supports toccata.library for Toccata, Melody and Prelude sound cards

- AHI output

- extremely fast mixing routines

- currently supports 64 custom programs, e.g. amplifiers,
user-interfaces, analyzers, scopes, external depackers, listviews,
managers etc.

sound features

- carefully and extensively adapted playroutines. nearly all of them
support volume and balance, and most common players support the
modular amplifier system.

- replays with 8, 14, and 16 bit resolution (depending on the

- supports free scalable mono, stereo and surround replay

- replay speed can be controlled easily, including pitch for several
sound formats.

- music-fadein and fadeout

- plays from fastram


- supports all common system features, such as ARexx, commodity,
appwindow, iconify, asynchronous online help, font-sensivity,
pubscreens, hotkey...

- supports xpk, xfd, powerpacker, imploder, crunchmania, lh.library,
and more formats for decrunching, and any type of archive may be
accessed like a directory.

- is highly system-compliant and uses heavy internal multitasking

- external programs (players, amplifiers, engines) are loaded when
needed and removed automatically.

- CyberGraphX is directly supported by some scopes.

- configuration via configfile, tooltype and commandline arguments

- allows timer.device, CIA and VBlank playspeed timing

- does not interfere with modem use


- easy and comfortable configuration that covers innumerous details -
window-positions, player and engine settings, current module, each
internal and external option will be saved globally with a single

- features different graphical user interfaces with custom boopsi
gadgets in the default configuration, some windows accept custom
background patterns, some are based upon custom images with up to
24 bit in depth

- status information scroller

- module info includes playtime calculation for soundformats like
Protracker, Oktalyzer, SonicArranger, Jamcracker, DigiBooster and most
sample formats

- very comfortable handling: e.g. module selecting and directory changing
directly using the pulldown-menu


- random module selection directly at startup

- features the fastest FFT spectrum analyzer ever optimized for
68040/68060 processors. it supports lots of stunning diplay modes.

- double buffering function for continuous replay of modules by immediate
loading of the next module

- the instruments of a soundmodule can directly be replayed and saved in
various formats (RAW, IFF, AIFF, WAVE)

- can save/export most protracker-clones in protracker format

- supports module ripping, which can be either directed to an interface
to ExoticRipper, or to an own ripper.

- offers a powerful module database, and loads modules lists from nearly
all other music players - lists can be handled like normal

- supports loading of Sound/Noise/Protracker/Startrekker/ Audiosculpture
songfiles (that stuff with external samples on ST-00..ST-99 disks)

- supports direct Aminet-CD mod archive browsing


- an Amiga with 68000 CPU (68040/60 recommended for full feature set)
- OS 2.04
- 0.5 MB ChipRam and 1.5 MB Fastram
- around 6.5 MB Harddsik space


- free (GPL)


Just depack the archive to your harddisk and run Eagleplayer from there.
Beware of broken default settings in some unpacker tools. It has been reported
that some unpackers replace spaces in filenames by underscores.

An installer is provided with EP2.06 that will install EP and recommended

MP3 playback requires mpega.library & asyncio.library
EmpyGUI, EagleAMPGui and QuillUI require guigfx.library & render.library


Henryk Richter

Upload Date:Jul 13 2020
Size:2 MB