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how to play music file in Pascal?

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1)how to play xm file in pascal? (better if in background)
please send me the sources of units by e-mail: slava_a@actor.ru

2) the same, concerning wav and mid files.

thanks!
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Hello there...

To the first question, I'm sorry, you can't play XM (Fast Tracker II) Files in Pascal. Since XM is a very complex Audio Format it needs to run in 32bit Protected Mode. Turbo Pascal is a real Mode compiler anyway and Borland Pascal supports only 16bit Platform. The only one 32bit Pascal Compiler for DOS is called FPK Pascal, it's be most powerfullst beside some others student projects, but for these compilers are no sound enginges avaiable yet, since FPK is not 100% compatible to TP/BP.

If you wish to play Tracker Modules in background, which is a good idea, I recommend to use the MIDAS Digital Sound System and
play either MOD (ProTracker), S3M (Scream Stracker II) or Streams. Get MIDAS from http://www.s2.org/midas

WAV is are un-compressed raw data for the audio card, so if you want music for about 5 mins, these files would be huge (if you play'em at CD-Quality which is 44.1KHz, 16bit, ST there is 172KB Data for a Second (!)) And the MIDI thing, remember that MIDI sounds worse under 16bit DOS, there is no good comparison to Windows MIDI Players. But if you need WAV or MIDI Routines (note MIDI is hard to find for Pascal) you can let me know, I will see, if I have some source in my archive :)

greets, Roger
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sorry a thing I forgot to mention is, the only one case when you CAN play an XM - File using a 16bit Platform like TP/BP is if you are playing in on a GUS (Gravis Ultra Sound Card), since these cards are different from the SB (Sound Blaster) standard.
Note, MIDAS v0.40a is the highest version you can use under TP/BP because they do not support 16bit Compilers anymore in higher versions. Another possibility (but quite difficiult, I duno exactly how) is to use the Borland Delphi 3 CMD-Compiler to make 32bit executable for DOS...
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i have a WAV player Program in PASCAL.. if you want you can send me email to cool17@geocities.com
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