About This File
Welcome to MFAudio
MFAudio v1.1 ReadMe.TXT
This tool allows you to play, convert, and downsample audio files that use some of the more common formats among PS2 games.
It can be used to reduce the size of music in DVD rips, replace the music with something else you prefer, or simply to play the music from your favorite games.
Please note: It is assumed that the user has a reasonable level of technical knowledge - this tool isn't for newbies. Please *do not* email me questions about how to play/convert a file from a particular game. You're on your own!
Using the GUI should be straight-forward. Press the 'Open' button and select the file you wish to use as input. If the file is a known format, then all the details will be automatically filled in. Otherwise, the format will default to Raw (uncompressed or compressed), and you will likely need to set the frequency, channels, and interleave manually. The 'offset' option can be used to step past a certain number of bytes that may exist at the start of the file prior to the audio data. You can use the 'Play' button to test the settings and determine if they are correct.
Creating an output file for conversion should be just as easy. Start by selecting the output format, and then give a filename. The frequency, channels, and interleave will all default to the same as the input file, so you only need to change them if you intend to downsample.
You can also use the utility from the command line (type 'MFAudio /?' for available options). This can be useful if you are creating a rip kit, for example, you can write a batch file that will run this utility to downsample all the music in the game.
* MUS & MPC formats (used mainly in EA games)
* AFS format (used mainly in Sega Dreamcast ports)
Here are some settings to play/convert the music from a few different games. I've noted the region I used for testing (PAL, NTSC, NTSC-J).
Thanks & Greets...
Everyone associated with PS2 dev & ripping - in no particular order:
Paradox, Dynamite, Kalisto, Static, Z and the guys at PS2Ownz forums, Zandal, Toshi, PS2foryou.de, Hurricane, Bitmaster, and anyone I missed out!
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Everything here was written personally. It does not contain any copyrighted material (Sony or otherwise).
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