YM player & plugin for linux

by Gunstick/ULM

Note: updated 30 mar 2003, old version here
This version is now for mozilla and plugger 4.0
(see below for command line playing)


  • install plugger on your system
    it goes something like this:
    cd /tmp
    wget http://fredrik.hubbe.net/plugger/plugger-4.0-linux-x86-glibc.tar.gz
    tar xvzf plugger-4.0-linux-x86-glibc.tar.gz
    cd plugger-4.0
    make install
  • verify that you have lha on your system
    For debian:
    apt-get install lha
  • install stsoundc in /usr/local/bin
    Just cut paste the following 4 lines into a root shell
    cd /tmp
    wget http://www.cpu.lu/ulm/stsound.tar.gz
    tar xvzf stsound.tar.gz
    cp -p stsound/bin/stsoundc /usr/local/bin


    Download the installer and run it or just cut paste the following 2 lines into a root shell
    wget http://www.cpu.lu/ulm/install-ymplay.sh
    bash install-ymplay.sh
    This script will do the following:
  • check if the 'file' command is YM aware and add it if needed
  • install the player software into /usr/local/bin
  • configure plugger

    Internal quicks

  • Why is that xterm thingie? Well on my system, stsoundc makes a crash if it is run as a plugin but works fine in a xterm, well so I create a tiny little xterm, et voila...
  • xmp modplayer? Yes, as compressed modfiles (.mox) are also compressed with lha, they have to be handled by the same application. So ymplay is rather an lha music player than an ym music player :-)

    Of course this also works on the command line, so you do no more need to uncompress and then play the files but can run them straigth away!
    ymplay.sh "/usr/share/sounds/ym/YM/Hippel.Jochen (Mad Max)/Sid Music/Sid Music #1.ym"

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