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 Music Maniac

Type of Program: Module player
Supported Platforms: Windows 95
Company Name:K/oS Music Maniac
Version :1.0
Download file : 1038863 bytes
Installed Size:869298 bytes


This software is a 32 bit player for music modules, and it can handle .mod, .s3m, and xm formats.

I can't say that I like nor would recommend this player. Mostly it's because I don't like music modules, I always prefer MIDI files.

The nice things:

Music Maniac allows you to manage your modules, you can copy, move, rename, and delete the files. You can also create playlists, they call it discs. A nice feature they provide is the fadeout if you stop playing a song. You can specify how long the fadeout will be, from none to 3 seconds. Also there's a scroller that will tell you what module is playing, what's the file size, how many channels it has, how many different patterns, and how many allocated instruments.

You also get to create 3 command lines to customize in case you want to do execute other programs. I don't find much use of this function. Typical usage of it would be to use it to open the same module with a different player.

Bad things:

As a music player, the appearance is far from attractive. The player buttons (play, stop, skip, fast forward, etc.) is placed between file buttons (copy, delete, create disc, etc.). Music Maniac is automatically set as the default player for the 3 module types, and you can't change it. You only get 2 sample modules.

The packed file is larger than the installed size. It's nothing bad actually, it just doesn't happen a lot.

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Reviewed by Eric Natanael

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