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Extra plugins you may need
« on: January 02, 2021, 08:34:46 AM »
WACUP is very complete but there are a few extra file formats and input/output solutions you may need.
NOTE: Wacup already plays Shockwave Flash SWF files, so don't bother looking for a plugin.

Vorbis OPUS input plugin by BogProg Software

AC3/DTS input plugin by AC3Filter
https://ac3filter.net/wiki/WinampAC3 (Web Archive link)

RealMedia audio/video and RTSP/PNM streams input plugin by Tara
http://musiclivesonline.com/software/watara.html (Web Archive link)
https://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Audio_Input_Plugin_for_Winamp.htm (v1.0.3b)
Instructions say you need to install Realplayer or Realplayer Alternative.
You can use the Media Player Classic standalone RealMedia splitter instead.

OFR OptimFROG lossless audio input plugin by Florin Ghido.

Weird MPEG Variants will often play back on regular MP3 decoders, but will ignore extra data.
You may need a specific plugin to hear the extra frequency bands, channels or lossless audio.
You should convert any of these files to a better supported format and disable the plugin after being used.

Thompson MP3Pro input plugin by Coding Technologies
www.codingtechnologies.com/products/mp3pro.htm (Web Archive link)

Thompson/Fraunhofer Lossless MP3HD input plugin by Technicolor
http://all4mp3.com/learn/mp3HD.php (Web Archive link)

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Re: Extra plugins you may need
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 03:38:25 PM »
Thanks for the info! By listing them I presume you have tested them as fully working in the December build and for portable installations too?

Since it seems you're a plugin expert, have you any idea what is the condition for a 3rd party plugin to be accepted by Wacup as legit and be listed as a candidate plugin in Preferences? I am trying to test the MAD input plugin (indispensable imho for any music player) as well as the old WASAPI-NT plugin in case it works better than the not-so-yasapi bundled, but they are not even listed as installed (and yes, I have the 'Allow 3rd party plugins'checkbox checked).

Thanks in advance for any tips!