We have earlier mentioned our own tools, but also we're gonna use tools on the Amiga side (running inside WinUAE) for getting ripped tunes out of files.
The most important part of this is to fully automate everything, even if the software used does not support command lines directly.
The solution was to use a bunch of standard tools, bat files, my own tools, rexx automation scripts in a delicate mix.
Luckily Pro-Wizard has command line support via CLI, in which one could automate a bunch of scanning. The syntax is as follows: "Pro-Wizard path:file AC AE".
Manual says: FILE,AC=AUTOCONVERT/S,AE=AUTOEXIT/S,AST=AUTOSAVETEXT/S
However, in our procedure only "AE" was used as the rest was done by bat file and rexx script.
Pro-Wizard can detect and rip out the following formats out of any binary file:
Noise Packer v1/2
Noise Packer v3.0
Channel Player v1
Channel Player v2
Channel Player v3
The Player v5.0a
The Player v6.0a
Game Music Creator
The Player v4.xx
Tracker Packer 1
Tracker Packer 2&3
Sound TK Pro 3.0
The Player v6.1a
ExoticRipper does not feature any command line support apprantly, so we need to automate it with fakekey and other trickery. Either by GUI version or just the plain shell format version.
ExoticRipper can scan binary files and find the following formats:
The Player 4.xx
Jason Page Type 1
The Player 5.0A/6.0A
Kefrens Sound Machine
Tracker Packer1.0 (old MexxPacker)
Art Of Noise Tracker
New Jason Page
Abyss Highest Experience
Music Line Editor
Eagleplayer's own engines "Eaglerippers" which are small mini tools that when activated will scan any file loaded for possible tunes. From our 28 million Amiga files archive, I was able to find hits for 451 files specifically located inside "Eaglerippers" directory.
However, after a quick MD5 checksum comparision, we ended up with the following unique rippers + some variants we can use in our hunt.
You may download these at the bottom of page. I believe that these are most likely the only ones available and not much more of these (and variants) exists out there.
Some of these also came from Wanted Team: http://wt.exotica.org.uk/players.html
Dave Lowe New
Richard Joseph Player
Rob Hubbard Old
Speedy A1 System