FFSoX Player 2a

Copyright © 2010-2017 by Peter Belkner (http://home.snafu.de/pbelkner/)

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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Nanos gigantum humeris insidentes: This project is dedicated to my European heritage. It is strictly to be understood as a statement against the "sweet" liberal lie of "multiculturalism" which is going to destroy Europe as we know it, in particular against the Merkel regime selling out Europe for nothing as we watch.

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  1. About
  2. News
  3. Installation
  4. Configuration

1. About

FFSoX Player 2 is a Winamp input plug-in based on the FFmpeg and SoX libraries. Using FFmpeg almost all multimedia files may be played with Winamp, including but by far not restricted to H.264, VP8, and Opus.

Note that only a minimal FFmpeg is bundled with FFSoX Player 2 releases. If you you want to have full FFmpeg support you have to get a complete FFmpeg build from third party sites (see below).

Home:   http://in-ffsox.sourceforge.net/
Project:   http://sourceforge.net/projects/in-ffsox/
Download:   http://sourceforge.net/projects/in-ffsox/files/in_ffsox-2a/
FFSoX Player at WA Forum:   http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=319968 (discontinued)
Loudness Analysis with BS1770GAIN:   http://bs1770gain.sourceforge.net/
Loudness Analysis with R128GAIN:   http://r128gain.sourceforge.net/
Keep HDD Alive for Winamp:   http://gen-hdd.sourceforge.net/
Yet Another Shuffle for Winamp:   http://gen-yas.sourceforge.net/

2. News

2017-12-15 0.4.2 Having observed that sometimes the visualization is not starting after playing video it is now possible to configure a respective delay in order to avoid this.
2017-11-30 0.4.1
2017-11-26 0.4.0
  • Made again in_ffsox compatible with the latest FFmpeg builds by replacing avpicture_deinterlace() (which was dropped from FFmpeg and came from avcodec-<version>.dll) by the yadif deinterlacing filter from avfilter-<version>.dll. As a consequence this release depends on the following FFmpeg DLLs:
    • avutil-86.dll,
    • swresample-3.dll,
    • swscale-5.dll,
    • postproc-55.dll,
    • avcodec-85.dll,
    • avformat-85.dll,
    • avfilter-7.dll.
  • Moved to SoX 4.4.2, i.e. libox-3.dll.
  • Added a swich for disabling/enabling the plugin to the configuration dialog.
  • Moved from the MSYS environment to the MSYS2 environment.
  • Re-structured (simplified) the build process (hence 2a instead of just 2) by making use of a feature known as delayloading.
  • Added a political statement to the top of this page.
2015-02-02 0.3.3 Pass -666 for bufferlenms to the output module when playing video.
2014-10-04 0.3.1 Made the plug-in compatible with the latest FFmpeg (cf. changed FFmpeg ABI).
2014-05-16 0.3
2014-01-01 0.2.1 Fixed a serious synchronization issue between this plugin and WA's output module.
2013-12-31 0.2 Removed playing on stop until the audio buffer is empty.
2013-12-20 0.1.5
  • Fixed clipping of the decoder under certain circumstances.
  • Reverted back to avutil-52 (i.e. being compatible with Zeranoe's FFmpeg builds again).
2013-12-18 0.1.4
  • Added a convenience option to force a certain sample rate.
  • Support for multiple frames in a FFmpeg packet.
  • Support for file/version info in resources.
  • Support for bumped avutil-53 (instead of avutil-52 as before).
  • Added the Theora video codec to the crippled FFmpeg shipped with the plugin.
  • Refer to the Winamp Enthusiast Forum instead of the dying Winamp Forum.
  • Fixed getfileinfo() again.
2013-12-08 0.1.3 Fixed getfileinfo().
2013-11-23 0.1.2 Adapted the build process to latest FFmpeg.
2013-10-06 0.1.1 Fixed seeking when embedded albumart is BMP or PNG.
2013-09-28 0.1 FFSoXPlayer 1 is not recommended any longer because of incompatibilies with recent FFmpeg versions.

3. Installation

  1. If not already done download and install Winamp:
    Winamp, Download bei heise
  2. If not already done close Winamp.
  3. Download the latest FFSoX Player 2 release.
  4. Run the installer "in_ffsox-<ver>.exe".
  5. If you want to have full FFmpeg support do the following:
    Otherwise you are confined to the crippled FFmpeg shipped with the FFSoX plugin, configured as follows:
    # decoders
    # demuxers
  6. Start Winamp.

4. Configuration

4.1. General

4.1.1. Winamp
Extensions:  a semicolon separated list of extensions for which Winamp should use this plugin (including a switch for disabling/enabling the plugin)
Bits per Sample:  the bit depth of the audio stream this plugin should deliver to Winamp, shoud correspond to Preferences → Playback → Playback → Audio Allow 24bit
Show Video:  whether this plugin should display the video in case video is present
Show Visualization:  whether this plugin should force Winamp to display the visualization in case no video is present or displaying video is switched off (the optional delay specifies a time interval to elaps until the visualization starts)
4.1.2. Replay Gain
Off:  whether not to apply replay gain
Weight:  which replay gain to apply: 0% – album gain, 100% – track gain
Overwrite Comment:  whether the File Info dialog should display replay gain related information in it's Comment field

4.2. Audio

4.2.1. Audio
Queue Size:  how many FFmpeg audio packets the plugin shoud cache
Preamp:  amplify or attenuate, respectively, the audio by a certain amount
AC3 DRC:  for AC3 audio, whether dynamic range compression (DRC) according the FFmpeg specification should be applied (switched off: the FFmpeg default behavior appplies wich seems to be 0.0)
Force Stereo:  wether two channel stereo should be output
4.2.2. SoX
Mode:  Off – never use SoX, Automatic – use SoX when appropriate, or Force – always use SoX
Sample Rate:  Minimum – whether to resample only if the input sample rate is lower then the configured one, Multiple – wether to resample to the lowest multiple of the input sample rate which is greater or equal than the configured on (i.e. if you want to force resampling to the configured sample rate both switches), Minimum as well as Multiple, have to be switched off), Force – a convenience to switch off both, Minimum and Multiple (i.e. force the configured sample rate)
Dither:  which algorithm to be used for dithering

4.3. Video

Queue Size:  how many FFmpeg video packets the plugin shoud cache
Minimum Drift:  the minimum time difference between audio and video to tolerate in order to not drop a video frame (please note that this parameter is sensitive to the overall stability of the plugin)
Maximum Drift:  the maximum time difference between audio and video to tolerate in order to not drop a video frame (please note that this parameter is sensitive to the overall stability of the plugin)
YADIF Disabled:  Whether the yet another deinterlacing filter (YADIF) should be disabled
YADIF Parity:  In case YADIF is enabled, choose it's mode parameter out of
  • output one frame for each frame,
  • output one frame for each field,
  • output one frame for each frame, but skip the spatial interlacing check, or
  • output one frame for each field, but skip the spatial interlacing check.
YADIF Mode:  In case YADIF is enabled, choose it's parity parameter out of
  • assume the top field is first,
  • assume the bottom field is first, or
  • enable automatic detection of field parity.
YADIF Deinterlace:  In case YADIF is enabled, choose it's deinterlace parameter out of
  • deinterlace all frames, or
  • only deinterlace frames marked as interlaced.

4.4. Convert


These options mirror their respective playback general and audio counterparts but instead define how this plugin shout interact with Winamp's transcoding feature, i.e. Playlist Item → Context Menu → Send To → Format Converter: