Started by Metro28, September 26, 2021, 05:29:06
Quote from: Saga Musix on September 26, 2021, 09:39:07This will never happen for a variety of reasons.First off, it would require perfectioning the support for each of these formats. Right now the most effort for compatible playback is spent on the formats that OpenMPT can natively edit. The situation is already bad enough as it is, but if there was now the possibility that an MTM file was written either in MultiTracker or in OpenMPT, and someone accidentally makes use of an OpenMPT quirk in their MTM module, then other playback engines would now have to start supporting both playing MTM files the way MultiTracker did and the way OpenMPT did (or the file will just sound wrong forever in any playback engine other than OpenMPT). It's better if some formats stay "dead".Second, it adds a lot more complexity to the code for practically zero gain. It's not like there are thousands of people waiting to finally be able to save their precious music in AMS format because they want to listen to their music on the go on their MS-DOS laptop and the only software that runs on that laptop is Velvet Studio. Trackers are already a niche in music production, but supporting anything but the most common format is a niche within a niche that probably serves a handful of people at most. For this handful of people, an external conversion tool that e.g. converts IT to AMS would make much more sense if they really have a valid reason to write an AMS file and this is the only way they can do it. But most people don't have this valid reason, and satisfying your curiosity is not a valid reason for me either.
Quote from: Metro28 on September 26, 2021, 05:29:06OpenMPT supports many different formats, but to save a module there are only 5 (IT, XM, S3M, MOD and MPTM). I wanted to know if it is possible to support more (example: MTM, AMS...). What would have to be modified in OpenMPT so that it can be saved in more different formats?