Old 28th March 2004, 08:27   #1
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how do i get winamp to play .rgm files?

these are sega genesis sound files. i have looked around zophar.net and can't seem to find anything that works. where can i get an input plugin that will let me play these in winamp?
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Old 28th March 2004, 12:43   #2
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If you can find a decoder anywhere on the internet, install it. Then at ;RGM in your DirectSound settings.
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Old 28th March 2004, 19:22   #3
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RGM & RSN are compressed GYM and SPC files.
What you'll need to do is:
Rename them to RAR, then extract the GYM files.
These will now play in Winamp with the GYM plugin from zophar.net

I'm not sure, but the latest YMAMP plugin might support RGM,
but if not, you'll have to unrar them, as above.

The other GYM plugin is GYMX.
Though as I'm not too familiar with either,
you'll have to try them out for yourself to see which is best.

Previously, the only known player that handles RGM directly is *******n
(hmm, dead link, but there's an active d/l link on the zophar.net gym page)
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Old 28th March 2004, 21:53   #4
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how do i extract rar archives?
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Old 28th March 2004, 21:59   #5
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http://www.izsoft.dir.bg/download.htm

IZArc is an excellent freeware pack/unpack suite. It can compress 7-zip and decompress rar (among several others).

Just give it a try.

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Old 28th March 2004, 23:49   #6
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I use 7Zip, others use Winrar
Never heard of izarc before, but it doesn't look too bad...
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Old 29th March 2004, 00:43   #7
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I used 7-zip before but was missing drag and drop support somehow. so I searched again and found IzArc. It does the same strong 7z compression as 7zip itself, has drag and drop and decodes rar and ace (7-zip is lacking the latter one). And it has drag and drop which is the biggest drawback with 7-zip. The only thing I cannot do with izarc is creating self extracting 7z files. But nothing is perfect...

(I checked with Ad-Aware and it found nothing bad in IzArc )

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Old 29th March 2004, 01:38   #8
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awesome.

yeah, i had 7zip and thought it would work, but for whatever reason it wouldn't do anything when i fed it the rar.

how about rsn files? gbs?

also, can i write these files to wav using diskwriter and then compress with lame, or is that a big no-no?
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Old 29th March 2004, 03:20   #9
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afaik, RSN is compressed SPC
Again, rename to .rar and extract
There's 3 SPC plugins to choose from @ zohar.net...

As for the 2nd part of the question,
you already know my views about transcoding.
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Old 29th March 2004, 03:28   #10
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yeah, i do.

i guess i'm wondering if it ACTUALLY counts as transcoding though. these playback files are tiny, but i doubt that's because they've already undergone audio compression. i mean, the sizes are more midi-like than anything, and i have no problem with the idea of writing midi signals to wav and then compressing it.
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Old 29th March 2004, 04:35   #11
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Good Archiving Programs:
WinZip
IZarc
Power Archiver
7-Zip
WinRAR
ZipZag

I think I covered all of them...
Those are just the ones I have installed
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