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Description:PPC MPEG audio player for Prelude with sourcecode.
Developer:Thomas Wenzel
Short: PPC MPEG audio player for Prelude with sourcecode
Author: Thomas Wenzel (wenzel@unixserv.rz.fh-hannover.de)
Uploader: Thomas Wenzel (wenzel unixserv rz fh-hannover de)
Type: mus/play
Version: 0.4
Architecture: ppc-powerup

PreludeAMP is an MPEG audio player based on Tomislav Uzelac's
amp decoding engine. PreludeAMP is a standalone ELF binary for

- Compiled with SAS/C PowerPC Compiler 7.00
- Does not need ixemul.library!
- Does not need the AHI audio system

- A Prelude soundcard (it won't run on anything else)
- prelude.library v2
- A PowerUP compatible system
- ppc.library v45
- Runelf from the SAS/C package or ElfLoadSeg from Phase5

Well, this is version 0.3, so don't expect too much :)
It's only a commandline version and there are no options at all. You can
pass exactly _one_ filename on the command line and that's it. If something
goes wrong it may crash - beware!

v0.1 - First working version :-)

v0.2 - Improved error detection and ctrl-c support

v0.3 - Inlined all functions that should be inlined according to the source
first public release

v0.4 - Now PreludeAMP really takes care of correct playback frequency and
number of channels.

Sourcecode included

Legal stuff
PreludeAMP is copyrighted freeware. It may be distributed freely as long as
no modifications are made to the executable and this document. A nominal
fee may be asked to cover distribution costs.

PreludeAMP may not be used for any commercial purposes or included with any
commercial product without the written permission of the author. It may
NOT be stored on ftp servers or websites that also hold commercial software
products or drivers for commercial hardware. The only exception are servers
of the Aminet archive.

No responsibilities are taken for damaged speakers, amplifiers, Amigas
or any other components or data involved while using PreludeAMP.

Although I've done some beta testing I can't guarantee that PreludeAMP will
not crash! If you find any bugs, let me know.

Here's the original amp.readme:
amp MPEG audio decoder readme file (version 0.7.5)
(C) Tomislav Uzelac 1996,1997

amp is free software and can be _used_ freely by anyone. If you want to
do anything else with it, be sure to check the Legal section of this
document for legal issues.

THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THIS PROGRAM. Please check out the Legal section
of this document.

1. Introduction
2. Installation
3. Running
4. Feedback
5. Contributing
6. Legal

1. Introduction

amp (Audio Mpeg Player) is an MPEG audio decoder which I originally started
putting together as a side project of the MPEG hardware design project at
FER/Zagreb - just to confirm my knowledge of the standard. It works with
both MPEG1 and MPEG2 audio streams (except for the multichannel extensions
defined in MPEG2), layers 2 and 3.

There is a gui for amp, written in Tcl/Tk by Edouard Lafargue. It is
available at the amp home site ftp://ftp.rasip.fer.hr

Another gui supported is the Sajber Jukebox, written by Joel Lindholm.

The following people contributed their time and knowledge to amp:
Karl Anders Oygard, Ilkka Karvinen, Lutz Vieweg, Dan Nelson,
Edouard Lafargue, Andrew Richards, George Colouris,
Dmitry Boldyrev, Andy Lo A Foe, Thomas Sailer, Justin Frankel

amp home location is

and the mailing list: send 'HELP' in the body of the message to:

If you want to find out more about MPEG, best places to start are

2. Installation

Installation should be simple enough if amp was ported to your system,
just do a


You can edit the makefile further to suit your system. If configure fails
to make a usable Makefile, you'll _have_ to edit it yourself.

Linux users should try real-time playing support, as described
in doc/realtime.txt. Some people that might pass on this feature are
those with slower machines (i.e. 486's), or SMP systems (see the
doc/linuxrealtime.txt file).
Some versions of the linux C library produce an error when compiling
amp with realtime support. A quick fix is to edit /usr/include/sched.h
and replace _P in the offending line with __P.

./configure --enable-realtime
chown root.root amp
chmod u+s amp

... this requires /dev/dsp to be both world readable and writeable. If you
have a special group for people allowed to use the sound device (for
instance, a group called sound), you can do a:

chmod g+s amp

or make your audio card world read/writeable (not recomended)

chmod o+rw /dev/dsp*

3. Running:

'amp -h' gives you usage & options. If your computer is on the slower
side, direct playback might not work, but you can decode it
to .wav or raw pcm and play it later.

4. Feedback

Send in your makefiles, opinions, bugreports, fixes; anything related to this
program. You can also send me unlimited amounts of money, sugar, milk, etc.

If you find any mpeg audio files that amp has trouble decoding, please tell
me about this via e-mail <tuzelac@rasip.fer.hr>.

5. Contributing

Please contribute to amp. If you want to know what is going on in amp
development, you can join the developers mailing list


There are certain debugging facilities that I made in amp, but are disabled
in the current release (they are neither nice nor user-friendly). If anyone
enhances them (they are in dump.c) to the point that they're actually
usable I'll be happy to include the changes in the release. I think this
kind of debug output would be very useful to people studying these audio

6. Legal

This software can be used freely for any purpose. It can be distributed
freely, as long as it is not sold commercially without permission from
Tomislav Uzelac <tuzelac@rasip.fer.hr>. However, including this software
on CD_ROMs containing other free software is explicitly permitted even
when a modest distribution fee is charged for the CD, as long as this
software is not a primary selling argument for the CD.

Building derived versions of this software is permitted, as long as they
are not sold commercially without permission from Tomislav Uzelac
<tuzelac@rasip.fer.hr>. Any derived versions must be clearly marked as
such, and must be called by a name other than amp. Any derived versions
must retain this copyright notice.

/* This license is itself copied from Tatu Ylonen's ssh package. It does
* not mention being copyrighted itself :)

THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THIS PROGRAM - whatsoever. You use it entirely
at your risk, and neither Tomislav Uzelac, nor FER will be liable for
any damages that might occur to your computer, software, etc. in
consequence of you using this freeware program.

Tomislav Uzelac

Upload Date:Jul 25 2019
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