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Red Faction/Summoner PS2 (.VMU)

Post by Herf » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:29 pm

Okay, here is the deal.
I've extracted the music (.VMU files) from RF_PS2.VPP.
Files can be converted by MFAudio.
BUT:
Here is one of these files. Converts without hitch.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/48495960/faction.vmu
The second file. Gives only 1-2 seconds of stutter.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/48495960/faction_ext.vmu
The third file. MFAudio gets stucked, and giving the large unplayable file (some of them can be played in MFAudio, though).
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/48495960/music1.vmu

Any ideas how to move around these issues? Any other program like MFAudio?

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Re: Red Faction/Summoner PS2 (.VMU)

Post by MiLØ » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:24 am

Cube Media Player maybe?

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Re: Red Faction/Summoner PS2 (.VMU)

Post by snakemeat » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:32 pm

1) Trim the first 12 bytes of each VMU file.
2) Rename the output from step 1 to have ".mib" file extension.
3) Use vgmstream for playback.

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Re: Red Faction/Summoner PS2 (.VMU)

Post by Herf » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks for your help, but result isn't so satisfying.
vgstream plays it with tons of stutter, and length is around 3 times longer.

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Re: Red Faction/Summoner PS2 (.VMU)

Post by snakemeat » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:50 pm

Ah, only looked at it quickly. One thing though, the length probably changed compared to MFAudio because one (or more, cannot remember) of the files had loop flags. Also, I wouldn't use MFAudio as the basis for accuracy with regards to music.

Anyhow, you'll need to make a GENH file out of it or use Alpha23's SS2 header adder script when you figure out the frequency and interleave. It's Sony ADPCM format by the way.

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Re: Red Faction/Summoner PS2 (.VMU)

Post by AlphaTwentyThree » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:54 pm

Tip: Only resort to MFAudio if you have no idea whatsoever! The player isn't developed any further since several years.

For these files:
1. use my SS2 header adder with OFFSET 0xc, CH 2 and INTERLEAVE 0x4000: viewtopic.php?f=13&p=44717#p44717
2. as they have an incomplete last block, re-interleave them to 0x10 bytes with viewtopic.php?f=13&p=46478#p46478 to allow correct playback
3. play the ss2 files with Winamp and the vgmstream plugin or MFaudio
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