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Poll What do you prefer to use?
MIDI 5 28%
MOD (XI, XM, S3M, IT) 13 72%
- - By K-Pone [de] Date 2009-04-27 15:11
Yes, both of these two formats have got their advantages and disadvantages. Now I ask you, which of them you prefer. Maybe this helps to decide, which format should be used for open clonk.

If you don't know anything about these two formats, look here:
MIDI: MIDI is 16 Channels which contain musical informations. The sound will be generated by your Hard-/Softwaresynthesizer.
MOD (and also XI, XM, S3M, IT): MOD formats can have 4 - XXX (depending on the format) channels which contain musical informations like MIDI, but the instruments are included within the file (They are waveforms/shapes).
Parent - By Günther [de] Date 2009-04-27 16:15
MOD formats are a lot friendlier from a technical point of view, so as a listener and engine coder I'd really prefer them to midis. But if somebody needs to use midi because they do not have any free instruments to use for their composition, we probably won't refuse to use the music.
Parent - - By Maddin Date 2009-04-27 17:59
Why not Vorbis? But I would prefer mod, really. Sounds much better sometimes.
Parent - By Isilkor Date 2009-04-27 18:08
Vorbis doesn't have any quality improvement over sequencer files since the source samples are the same, but causes a larger file size.
Parent - By K-Pone [de] Date 2009-04-27 20:49
As I know, Vorbis (I think you mean OGG Vorbis) will be supported. I mentioned it in the Quickhelp topic.
Parent - - By Enrique [de] Date 2009-04-27 18:50
What about including both?
Parent - - By Isilkor Date 2009-04-27 19:02
It's kind of useless to put two kinds of music in the default package, one of which sounds like a drunken monkey playing the flute in an old steel drum.
Parent - By Enrique [de] Date 2009-04-28 15:13
Okay o_o
Parent - - By Cani [de] Date 2009-04-27 20:02
Does this exclude real audio music? Or would it be aditional to ogg, mp3...whatever?
Parent - - By K-Pone [de] Date 2009-04-27 20:51
No, of course not. OGG will be supported as I know. MP3 might cause licensing problems, so it wont be supported.

>real audio music

Is there fake audio?
Parent - By Cani [de] Date 2009-04-27 21:15

> Is there fake audio?

well, for me it's music that's not played by real instruments... ;-)
but you got what my question aimed for.
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