MooseWrap is a graphical tool for creating wraps, and extracting MPEG audio files
wrapped, in the DJWrap format. It can also unwrap AlbumWrap (ALBW) and MP3Wrap.
It's oh so quiet.
Since it's been a while since the last release I thought I should mention a bit about what's going on. The last few months I've been bogged down with university, exams and moving to a new apartement. Despite all this I've still managed to get quite a number of improvements, bug fixes and new features done and it's now nearing another release. I've still got some things to check over first and it's been so for a while. As I mentioned, I've had heaps of other stuff to do but I'm now nearing the end of most of that so there should be some free hours to put together this next release. Keep your eyes peeled!
New version (0.91) released!
A bug has been found in DJWrap 0.9.3 that stops it from being able to create wraps. I've also found some debug code that was left over (probably only in the "newer", version with fixed permissions) that would get any attempt at saving a wrap to halt abruptly with a message box saying "Ret: 0".
I'm not sure if this affects the precompiled Windows version of MooseWrap, but it does at least affect the source version. A new version of DJWrap (0.9.4) has been released and it is required to compile version 0.91 of MooseWrap.
What platforms does it run on?
MooseWrap is currently availible for 32-bit Windows (Win95 and up) and GNU/Linux. It comes with an installer, ready to run on Windows. The Linux version is distributed as a source tarball only, at the moment.
Where can I get it?
Just step on over to our Downloads section.
What do I need to compile it?
It uses autoconf/automake, so it should compile and install out of the box, uhm, tarball. It does, however, require that DJWrap is already compiled and installed. It also requires that a wxWidgets implementation is installed, along with development files. It has only been tried with wxGTK and wxMSW.
> The source tarball contains all files necessary to compile a Windows or GNU/Linux version of MooseWrap, provided the requirements above are fullfilled. Compilation and installation instructions are provided in the tarball.
What does it look like?
Why not check the Screenshots
How do I use it?
To me, the interface is pretty self-explanatory. That's easy for me to say, though, since I made it. :) If anything is unclear, why not look take a look at the Interface Description
Can I create AlbumWrap files with this tool?
No, you can not. Creation of AlbumWrap files will not be supported in MooseWrap for a few reasons. Firstly, the official tool for creating AlbumWrap files costs money. It is quite possible that a free tool providing the same functionality would infringe copyrights or at least be close enough to result in legal action. Secondly, the AlbumWrap format is ... lacking, to put it kindly. IMO there is no reason to using AlbumWrap, apart from it being very well known, when there are better, free alternatives.
Does MooseWrap support files other than MP3s?
Yes. Of course. You can put anything you want in a wrap, but you must be aware of the complications of doing so. Wraps are used as a format for packaging (MPEG) audio in such a way that it can still be played without being unpackaged. Therefore, you should put any non-MPEG audio files you wish to put in the wrap, such as playlists or images or whatever, at the END of the list of substreams, after all the sound. This will guarantee that it will not interfere with players wishing to play the file, since it will only be considered after everything has been played.
Is there anything else I should know?
Yes, as a matter of fact there is. There is currently a minor difference between the Windows and Linux/Unix versions of MooseWrap. On Windows, you can add files to the wrap by dragging them from an explorer window (or the like). There has been several issues with getting this to work in Linux, so it currently doesn't. On the other hand, on linux you can select several files at once in the file view and then press Enter to add them all (from top to bottom), something which isn't possible in Windows, because there has been issues with that there.
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Files for download are availible at the Project's page at Sourceforge.
You can also step right into the Files section.