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CD-i Music ripping

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:29 am
by Duiz

I am wondering about the way CD-i games plays music. Many other game systems have support by music players to play it's music (NES has NSF, SNES has SPC), and opening the cd-i games i have found a sound file with the extension .rtr

Is there any known way to extract or stream the music contained in rtr files? I don't know if all CD-i titles use this file type, but the ones i have checked do, and many games have interesting soundtracks that would be great to access to.

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:03 am
by cdifan
It's certainly possibly to extract audio from CD-i real-time files (which is what the .rtr files are), but not really very easy. I don't know if there are public tools in existence.

Of course CD-i Emulator contains all the necessary functionality and I will probably release a stand-alone "CD-i File Player" at some point.

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:54 pm
by 2awesome4apossum
Would said CD-i "file player" let one convert the files to a format that would make them useable outside of the player? Or is that something that completely uninterests you?

(In example, convert a .rtr to a .mp3?)

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:27 pm
by cdifan
Yes it would support "exporting" files, but probably not to mp3.
It would export to 16-bit PCM wav and probably a few native CD-i formats as well.

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:38 pm
by Kao
I know you're extremely busy, but I just wanted to express my interest in the rtr file extraction/conversion you mentioned. If you find the time to implement that functionality, I'd be thrilled!

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:38 pm
by cdifanatic6223
You can get the whole Tetris CD-i soundtrack here.
It was extracted from the game disc using the tool PSMPlay (used for extracting Playstation 1 music) and converted to MP3.

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:14 pm
by Bas
no links to stuff like that :evil: