Monkey Audio Support

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Monkey Audio Support
« on: February 10, 2019, 11:45:43 PM »
I like what your doing so far I was wondering if it were possible to add Monkey Audio .ape Support to wacup.

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Re: Monkey Audio Support
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 12:13:21 AM »
I'd need to look into what the state of the existing Monkey's Audio input plug-in is & what the licensing requirements of the plug-in are to determine what would be needed to consider adding it. So if that's all ok then I'm not against looking to include it as part of the WACUP install.

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Re: Monkey Audio Support
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 12:22:39 AM »
in the mean time ... you can use any number of good quality freeware (foobar2000, audacity, dBconverter, etc.) to easily convert to flac (hands-down the most common lossless format).

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Re: Monkey Audio Support
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 10:17:13 PM »
Download to official Monkeys Audio installer (either x64 or x32)
https://www.monkeysaudio.com Current build v4.44 - Jan 2019
When you have installed it, look in the program folder and you will see the file "Winamp Plugin.exe"
Right-click and run as admin to install the plugin.

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Re: Monkey Audio Support
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 10:33:08 PM »
Great minds & all that... I've had a chance to have a look at the developer terms as well as the source code that is provided & the base plug-in is ok. It will need some wacupifcation (unified alt+3 & transcoding support are the main things) but it otherwise looks like the license terms are permissive enough to do what's wanted without issue (just acknowledging original author & all that as I do for any plug-ins that are forked / updated after the original author).

Not sure when I'll get around to doing it but like Dr.Flay notes above, you can at least use the existing plug-in - its just a bit sad to see it using the old 'pimp' installer system (the pre-cursor to NSIS) which is why you have to run it as an administrator without the OS typically pre-elevating it for you as is the case with NSIS instead.

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