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Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Version 3.1.6, 5th July 1999Index
mikmod - play soundtracker etc. modules on a Unix machine.
MikMod is a very portable module player based on libmikmod, writtenoriginally by Jean-Paul Mikkers (MikMak). It will play the IT, XM, MOD, MTM,S3M, STM, ULT, FAR, MED, DSM, AMF, IMF and 669 module formats. It works underAIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OSF/1, SunOS, Solaris andOS/2. It is controllable via an easy-to-use curses interface and will extractand play modules from a variety of different archive formats.
Options can be given in any order, and are case-sensitive. For the optionswhich have both a short and a long form, the long form can be prefixed by oneor two dashes. Note that the settings in your $HOME/.mikmodrc will override thedefaults shown in this man page.
- -d n
- --driver n
- Use the specified device driver for output, 0 is autodetect. The default is 0. If your installed libmikmod engine is recent enough (>=3.1.7), you can alsospecify the driver with an alias, as well as driver options separated bycommas. The list and driver aliases and recognized options can be found inlibmikmod's documentation.
- -o[utput] 8m|8s|16m|16s
- Output settings, 8 or 16 bit in stereo or mono. The default is "16s".
- -f freq
- --frequency freq
- Set mixing frequency in hertz. The default is 44100.
- Use interpolated mixing. This will generally improve audio quality, at theexpense of a bit more CPU usage. Note that this option alters the behaviour ofsoftware drivers only ; hardware drivers are not affected.
- Do not use interpolated mixing (default).
- Use high quality software mixer. This improves audio quality, but requires a lotmore CPU power. Note that this option alters the behaviour of software driversonly ; hardware drivers are not affected.
- Do not use high quality software mixer (default).
- Use surround mixing.
- Do not use surround mixing (default).
- -r n
- --reverb n
- Sets reverb amount from 0 (no reverb) to 15 (max reverb). The default is 0 (noreverb).
- -v volume
- --volume volume
- Set volume from 0% (silence) to 100%. The default is 100%.
- Fade out the volume during the last pattern of each module.
- Do not fade out the volume during the last pattern of each module (default).
- Enable in-module backwards loops.
- Disable in-module backwards loops (default).
- Process panning effects (default). This should be disabled (using --nopanning)for very old demo modules which use the panning effects for synchronizationpurposes.
- Do not process panning effects.
- Enable protracker extended speed effect (default). This should be disabled(using --noprotracker) for very old demo modules which use the extended speedeffect for synchronization purposes.
- Disable protracker extended speed effect.
- Look for hidden patterns in module. Most modules don't have hidden patterns,but you can find "bonus" patterns (or just silence) in some modules.
- Do not look for hidden patterns in module (default).
- -p n
- --playmode n
- Playlist mode. The allowed values here are 0, to loop the current module ; 1,to play the whole playlist once ; 2, to play the whole playlist repeatedly,and 3, to play the whole playlist randomly. The default is 2.
- Don't halt MikMod if a module cannot be read or is an unknown format.
- Halt MikMod if a module cannot be read or is an unknown format (default).
The following options need root privileges (or a setuid root binary), anddon't work under all systems.
- -s Y|N
- --renice Y|N
- Renice to -20 if possible to gain more CPU priority. This option is onlyavailable under FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and OS/2.
- Do not renice to -20 (default).
- -S Y|N
- --realtime Y|N
- Reschedule mikmod to gain real-time priority (and thus more CPU time).DANGEROUS! USE WITH CAUTION! This option is only available under FreeBSD,Linux and OS/2.
- Do not reschedule MikMod to gain real-time priority (default).
- Quiet mode. Disables interactive commands and displays only errors.
- Terse display like MikMod 2, i.e. without the information panels.
- Display the list of the known drivers and module loaders.
- Display MikMod version.
- Display a summary of the options.
- Do not parse the $HOME/.mikmodrc configuration file. This file contains yourdefault settings, so that you don't have to specify them each time you runMikMod. The file is read when you run MikMod and updated on exit. Using thisoption prevents MikMod from accessing this file.
At play time, the following keystrokes offer control over MikMod:
- H, function key F1
- Display help panel.
- S, function key F2
- Display samples panel.
- I, function key F3
- Display instruments panel (if present in the module).
- M, function key F4
- Display song message panel (if present in the module).
- L, function key F5
- Display the playlist panel.
- C, function key F6
- Display the configuration panel.
- Set volume from 10% (digit 1) to 100% (digit 0).
- Decrease volume.
- Increase volume.
- -, Left
- Restart current pattern / skip to previous pattern.
- +, Right
- Skip to next pattern in current module.
- Up, Down
- Scroll panel.
- PgUp, PgDown
- Scroll panel (faster).
- Go on top of the panel.
- Go to the end of the panel.
- Decrease speed variable (module plays faster).
- Increase speed variable (module plays slower).
- Decrease tempo variable (module plays slower).
- Increase tempo variable (module plays faster).
- : or ;
- Toggle interpolation mixing.
- Toggle surround mixing.
- Exit MikMod.
- Switch to previous module in playlist.
- Switch to next module in playlist.
- Restart current module.
- Toggle pause.
- Refresh the screen.
Some functions of MikMod are available through menus, in the playlist andconfiguration panels.
You can select commands in the menus either by moving the selection with thearrow keys and pressing enter, or entering the highlighted letter correspondingot the command you want to select.
Menu entries ending with a > character open a submenu, whereas entriesending in ... open a dialog box. You can dismiss a submenu either bychoosing a command in this menu, or using the left arrow key to go back, orswitching panels.
In dialog boxes, you can move the focus from the input line to the Ok andCancel buttons either with the "tab" key, or the up and down arrow keys.
Also, if the statusbar is active (which is the default behaviour), it willcontain a short help text describing the menu option currently highlighted.
When the playlist panel is displayed, pressing the return key will popupa menu. The menu commands are:
- Continue list playback from the currently highlighted module.
- Remove module from the playlist.
- Remove module from the playlist, and delete module file on disk, or wholearchive if the module is stored in an archive file. This function asks you toconfirm your choice.
- File >
- This entry opens a submenu with four commands, "Load", "Insert","Save" and "Save as". The Load and Insert commands askyou for a filename, and replace the playlist with it (load) or merge it withthe playlist (insert). No wildcards are allowed. The Save and Saveas commands save the current playlist in a file, by default``playlist.mpl'', in the current directory. Note that playlist filenames shouldend in .mpl, or they won't be loaded by MikMod.
- Randomize the playlist.
- Sort >
- This entry opens a submenu with sort commands. You can select a normal orreverse order, and then sort the playlist with one of the four criteria:by name, by extension, by path or by time.
- Discards the menu.
The configuration panel lets you customize your MikMod settings, and save them.You can also try some particular settings without losing your previousconfiguration.
- Output options
- This section lets you choose various vital playback settings, such as the outputdriver, the stereo/mono and 16/8 bit output settings, the playback frequency,and the software mixer settings.
- Playback options
- This section lets you choose various module playback settings, such as theoutput volume, the processing of panning effects and bacwards loops, etc.
- Other options
- This section lets you choose the remaining settings, such as the playlist mode,and various program settings.
- Use config
- This command activates the current configuration settings, but does not savethem.
- Save config
- This command saves and activates the current configuration settings.
- Revert config
- This command reverts to the on-disk configuration file settings.
MikMod will currently play the following common and not so common formats:
- Composer 669 and Extended 669 modules.
- DSMI internal module format (Advanced Module Format, converted with M2AMF).
- DSIK's internal module format.
- Farandole composer modules.
- General Digital Munsic internal module format (converted with 2GDM).
- Imago Orpheus modules.
- Impulse Tracker modules.
- Amiga MED modules, but synthsounds are not supported.
- Protracker, Startracker, Fasttracker, Oktalyzer, and Taketracker modules.
- Multitracker module editor modules.
- Screamtracker version 3 modules.
- Screamtracker version 2 modules.
- STMIK converted modules.
- Ultratracker modules.
- UNI, APUN
- Old MikMod (UNI) and APlayer (APUN) internal module format.
- Fasttracker 2 modules.
MikMod should recognize and extract the following common archive formats.However, to use each of these you will need to find the appropriateprogram(s) for MikMod to use to extract them. These are commonly availableand you will most likely find them with this distribution of MikMod.
- Info-zip or PkZip archives, commonly used on DOS/Windows platforms.
- lha, lzh
- Lharc archives, commonly used on the Amiga.
- Zoo archives, quite rare those days...
- Rar archives.
- Gzip compressed files.
- Bzip2 compressed files.
- tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2
- Tar archives, even compressed with gzip or bzip2.
- $HOME/.mikmodrc (or MikMod.cfg under OS/2)
- User configuration settings, can also contain a default playlist.
- Default playlist filename.
MikMod is the result of the work of many people, including:Jean-Paul Mikkers, Jake Stine, Miodrag Vallat, Frank Loemker, Steve McIntyre,Peter Amstutz, "MenTaLguY", Dimitri Boldyrev, Shlomi Fish, Stefan Tibus,Tinic Urou.A full list of people having worked on libmikmod and MikMod is displayed whenMikMod starts.
LOCATING NEWER VERSIONS...
The official MikMod and libmikmod home page is located on
http://mikmod.darkorb.netAn European mirror is at:
New releases can also be found on the official ftp site
ftp://mikmod.darkorb.netand after a short delay on metalab (formerly known as sunsite) and its mirrors
ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/sound/playersand on hobbes, in source and OS/2 binary forms
- OUTPUT OPTIONS
- PLAYBACK OPTIONS
- LOADING OPTIONS
- SCHEDULING OPTIONS
- DISPLAY OPTIONS
- INFORMATION OPTIONS
- CONFIGURATION OPTION
- RUNTIME COMMANDS
- MENU BASICS
- PLAYLIST MENU
- CONFIGURATION PANEL
- MODULE FORMATS
- ARCHIVE FORMATS
- LOCATING NEWER VERSIONS...
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