FS#2634 - MOD/S3M/XM/IT tracker-based support

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Xtense (xtense_pl) - Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 07:54 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 23:18 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Codecs
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


Support for Amiga ProTracker MOD, ScreamTracker
S3M, FastTracker 2 XM and Impulse Tracker IT file
formats would be very, very nice ;) . Since they are
tracker-based, they have very low (or low) CPU usage,
and the files are very small allowing lots of these in a
low-capacity player. Since they are "decoded" even
faster than OGG or MP3, every other additional "effects"
can be used.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 23:18 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Mathieu Stempell (dma) - Saturday, 17 June 2006, 16:26 GMT
I'd really like that to be implemented too.

A DUMB implementation would just be excellent (maybe with stereo recentering hability for listening old Amiga MODs with headphones).

I know so many people who would just LOVE to have a device which could replay tracker formats.
Comment by Luis Fors (krispyfi) - Saturday, 05 May 2007, 16:03 GMT
So, is tracker format support dead? I just patched my rockbox to play mods with a patch I found in flyspray, but without impulse tracker support we can't play the godlike Within a Deep Forest soundtrack (, and without screamtracker support we can't listen to classic tunes like satellite one (

There is a patch for DUMB, but its a diff a against a very old version, and I don't know if its feasible (or even desirable) to insert the changes by hand into the new code. I can do "Hello, world!" in C, but that's about it...

Sorry if this is out of place here, but I couldn't find any recent conversation on this topic and I was afraid that it fell off the devs' radar.

Cheers to Rockbox for actually making these so-called "media players" useful (A feat in itself!), but this extra bit of functionality would push my Gigabeat into the realm of sheer perfection...!
Comment by Derek (dwueppel) - Friday, 11 May 2007, 17:30 GMT
I would also like to know what is going on with MOD/Tracker music support. I have a bunch of MODs that I would love to be able to play on my rockbox player, but the only way currently is to convert them to MP3 or OGG files, which is a bit of a pain.
Comment by Dragan Espenschied (drx) - Friday, 06 July 2007, 20:20 GMT
I love tracker music and i think it is the responsibility of a hyper cool project like rockbox to allow me to play it on my iriver! MIDI support is already awesome to listen to weird MIDI versions of heavy metal songs, but tracker file support would make everybody's jaw drop. If possible, also include a player for SID files.

To include DOOM, midi, madelbrot fractals, a gameboy emulator etc is already the bomb, please also give us MODs, XM and S3M support.
Comment by Just Pete (nutellajunkie) - Friday, 19 October 2007, 04:09 GMT
Like many people, having GB's of mods + portable player = even more joy.. Need I say more?
Comment by maurice (moriez) - Thursday, 06 December 2007, 13:32 GMT
.mod :) Aye!
Comment by Robert Menes (RMenes379) - Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 00:36 GMT
There's a well working patching at FS #8680.