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  • rc55
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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Evening all! ;)

And warm greetings of course to my friend rjamorim!
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  • rjamorim
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And warm greetings of course to my friend rjamorim!

Holy crap! Ruairi!!! You're still around!

Warm greetings to you too, buddy!
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  • rjamorim
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http://www.rarewares.org/rrw/index.php

Screenshots!

This update includes something I have been meaning to add to RRW for years: screenshots!

Check the pages of your favorite graphical applications (I do not see much point in adding screenshots of command line applications), maybe there will be a screenshot there. I have not yet upoaded screenshots for all apps, but those will probably come in the next update.

Besides the screenshots, this is what has been added/updated:

  • A page for the MP3 PlusV encoder (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • A page for the AMP MP3 decoder - famously used in early versions of Winamp (thanks to Martin Guy)
  • Apollo MP3 player (thanks to [Jaz])
  • Several VQF updates: NTT player and VQF SDK, Yamaha player and another version of the encoder
  • Xing MP3 player

Enjoy!
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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As someone whose early experiences of playing music files on a computer was the original Sonique, I enjoyed reading about the kerfuffle over the "rage-inducing" version 2, which happened after I'd found my own alternative. I always wondered what had happened to that player.

Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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As a long-term lurker on HA (actually, since its early "post-r3mix.net" years and well before my creating this username) I've grown accustomed to your invaluable contributions to this community and can only concur with the stir your comeback has caused. They certainly helped me out considerably during the creation of now-defunct qualidademp3.com in our native Brazil, in the early noughties.

Welcome back, @rjamorim 

 

Listen to the music, not the media.

  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
Reply #30
I'm glad you guys are enjoying!!

Please keep contributions coming! I'm looking for different versions of Apollo player, for instance.
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  • Thundik81
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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I'm glad you guys are enjoying!!

Please keep contributions coming! I'm looking for different versions of Apollo player, for instance.

Sorry i totally forgot to look on my old HDD.
For foobar2000, see this messages:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,16055.msg334541.html#msg334541
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,98123.msg815977.html#msg815977
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http://www.seon42.eu/fb2koldies.7z
http://mongras.free.fr/fb2k.xls
(I'll reup complete archives if you don't have them anymore)

  • [JAZ]
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@rjamorim I checked some more CDs and found out three more versions of apollo, 37ud, 37v and 37zc. I send you the link in a PM.

  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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Sorry i totally forgot to look on my old HDD.
For foobar2000, see this messages:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,16055.msg334541.html#msg334541
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,98123.msg815977.html#msg815977
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http://www.seon42.eu/fb2koldies.7z
http://mongras.free.fr/fb2k.xls
(I'll reup complete archives if you don't have them anymore)

Hello

Thank you for the offer, and sorry for not grabbing those files you provided in the past! I completely missed them.

I downloaded the fb2koldies package though, and will upload most of them. Other than those, I updated your spreadsheet with the versions missing from RRW, and put it here:
http://www.rarewares.org/rrw/fb2k.xls
(no point uploading all the countless beta versions, IMO)

Thank you very much! I'm planning to do the next update towards the end of October, so no hurries.
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  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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@rjamorim I checked some more CDs and found out three more versions of apollo, 37ud, 37v and 37zc. I send you the link in a PM.

Excellent! Thank you
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  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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Oh, and something that got buried in this update, this made me laugh:

I installed most graphical tools in RRW to obtain screenshots, and decided to go ahead and test some of them.

I installed and ran the AudioZip lossless encoder, and noticed "oh, that's interesting! It offers me to use a password when compressing a wav file"

So I went ahead and tried protecting my sample wav with "blahblah" as password. Sure enough, when I tried to decompress it, it wouldn't do so without entering the correct pw.

Nice feature! And I never saw it in any other lossless format.

But then I decided, in a hunch, to open the compressed file in an hex editor...



  ;D
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  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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More screenshots and nice updates

I added screenshots to most (all?) graphical programs in ReallyRareWares. Some are bland, some are amazing, several are just horrid. Have fun perusing them!

Besides the screenshots, these are the novelties:

  • A page for FhG MP3 Sourround (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • A page for FhG MP3HD hybrid compressor (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • A page for the super obscure ALF2 CD codec (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • Lots of old Foobar2000 versions (thanks to Thundik81)
  • SoundApp player and converter for classic Mac OS
  • LTAC/LPAC lossless compressors
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  • rjamorim
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GitHub and new goodies

This is the first update where ReallyRareWares development and changes are being versioned at GitHub. This won't make much of a difference to visitors, but should help streamline site maintenance.

Of course, feel free to submit pull requests... ;-)

And these are the updates, this time around focused on players:

  • iMPload complete MP3pro music player/ripper/manager
  • Dice VQF player (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • More versions of Apollo contributed by [JAZ]
  • NAD MP3 player v1.0 (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • Two AMP-based MP3 players for Win32 (thanks to Zachary Jelesoff)
  • MP3 to EXE, which converts MP3 files into standalone players

I'm interested in filling up the Apollo page with more versions. If you have them lying around, please get in touch! (check the About page)

Regards;

Roberto
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  • Jan S.
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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rjamorim, rc55, 2017? I think I will go back to sleep, something seems very off.

How modern to use github. Soon you will use github pages, markdown and github LFS for the files...

  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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rjamorim, rc55, 2017? I think I will go back to sleep, something seems very off.

:ph34r:

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How modern to use github. Soon you will use github pages, markdown and github LFS for the files...

LFS sounds interesting, but RW burns way more bandwidth than what they provide... (and I'm way too old to learn markdown now that I kinda grasped html)
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  • rjamorim
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I did some serious research these last few weeks, trying to obtain information as accurate as possible for the dates displayed for each file (that information will come handy for some site improvements I've been planning).

I researched release notes, readmes, zip file timestamps, and even PE timestamps; and hopefully the pages now portray as accurately as possible what was released when.

Also, I decided to upload/update several MP3 encoders this time around:

  • Sound Limit MP3 encoder
  • Audioactive Production Studio and Player
  • YunaSoft MP3 Encoder (actually a FhG ACM codec frontend)
  • Some Blade versions that I found lying around in my HDDs
  • Also, an 8hz-mp3 version of the same origin
  • Ditto for another SoloH version
  • Several new versions of FhG MP3 Surround tools, and a Winamp plugin
  • A new(er) version of SCMPX

If you have LAME versions not featured at the LAME page, please submit them!
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  • Thundik81
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I'm interested in filling up the Apollo page with more versions. If you have them lying around, please get in touch! (check the About page)

I did some serious research these last few weeks, trying to obtain information as accurate as possible for the dates displayed for each file (that information will come handy for some site improvements I've been planning).

I researched release notes, readmes, zip file timestamps, and even PE timestamps; and hopefully the pages now portray as accurately as possible what was released when.

I don't know on which old HDD I have my collection of Apollo... I only found few of the latest versions.
Normally all my downloads preserve server times but not this time.
Link: http://rgho.st/7s784CyM7

  • rjamorim
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I don't know on which old HDD I have my collection of Apollo... I only found few of the latest versions.
Normally all my downloads preserve server times but not this time.
Link: http://rgho.st/7s784CyM7

Hello Thundik81

Not to worry, the Apollo webpage is pretty comprehensive about release dates for each version:
https://web.archive.org/web/20070708000620fw_/http://koti.welho.com/hylinen/apollo/News.html

Also, did you get around to grabbing those fb2k versions I'm missing?
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,114604.msg945710.html#msg945710

Thank you very much! Already downloaded the Apollo package, I'll upload them for the next update
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  • Audible!
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If it makes you feel any better rjamorim, RRW looks great on Edge, but I don't have lynx installed ATM :P

Time to scour the old hard drive collection for any promising uploads.
Cachaca for everyone!

  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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If it makes you feel any better rjamorim, RRW looks great on Edge, but I don't have lynx installed ATM :P

Haha that makes me feel great! RRW is some 15-year-old html code that still works well, somehow. Now, if only Firefox and Edge would support height="x%" in my <img> tags...

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Time to scour the old hard drive collection for any promising uploads.
Cachaca for everyone!

Yes! Please! On both accounts!!
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  • kode54
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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Sorry, for those newer browsers, you'll have to use style tags. Either pre-defined, or inline style= definition on the img tag. Just note that if you use a percent definition, it will be relative to the space available to the object, not relative to the size of the image. So maybe make some use of server side processing or scripting tags to adjust relative sizes?

  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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Hello kode54! Good to see you're still around =D

Yeah, I really didn't want to redo the website in CSS, part of its charm is keeping the same code and design from the early 2000s (besides, I don't really understand CSS)

I'll look into scripting tags, or maybe save the images resized at the server side... Thank you for the hints!
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  • rjamorim
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Re: ReallyRareWares has risen from the dead!!
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Happy Holidays! This is the last update for 2017:

  • Sonic Foundry SoftEncode AC3 encoder
  • RKau lossless compressor
  • Emagic Zap lossless compressor
  • Iomega RecordIt MP2 recorder
  • Several versions of Apollo (thanks to Thundik81)
  • A few extra PlusV tools
Get up-to-date binaries of Lame, AAC, Vorbis and much more at RareWares:
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