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PM123 is mainly a native OS/2 PM application for playing audio MPEG 1.0, 2.0 and 2.5 Layer I, II, and III. It does so by using mpg123 engine, which is still quite fast. The interface, however, is a whole new world.


The player supports:

  • Playlist support, including Playlist Manager and Shuffle support. Also supports WarpAmp (.LST), WinAmp (.PLS) and Internet (.M3U) style playlists.
  • Drag and Drop support.
  • Skin support, including WinAmp skin converter.
  • Plug-in support
    • Visual - See what you hear.
    • Decoder - Play anything.
    • Filter - Make it sound better.
    • Output - Play it or Save it anywhere.
  • The usual Fast Forward, Rewind and Seek Slider.
  • An ID3 Tag Editor.
  • Possible to setup as a Netscape Navigator helper application to use with mpg123 HTTP Streaming.
  • Remote Control through Pipes
  • Bookmark System
  • And a whole lot of other widgets...

Included plug-ins have the following features:

  • mpg123 - Decoder for MPEG Audio Files.
    • Downmix and Mono
    • MMX support
    • 10 band ISO R10 standard serie Graphic Equalizer
    • HTTP Streaming support including SHOUTcast and icecast.
    • Also supports Title Streaming.
    • Can save streaming data to hard disk.
    • Read Ahead Stream Buffering
    • The usual Fast Forward, Rewind and Seek Slider.
  • wavplay - Decoder for WAV files.
    • The usual Fast Forward, Rewind and Seek Slider.
  • cddaplay - Play CD tracks through CDDA.
    • Playing through CDDA allows filtering of the music.
    • CDDB support.
    • The usual Fast Forward, Rewind and Seek Slider.
  • analyzer - A Spectrum Analyzer and Oscillscope.
    • Uses Fast DIVE API.
    • Real-Time analysis and display of currently playing data.
    • Fallout Rate, Update Frequency and Percentage of viewed spectrum can be changed
  • scroller - Uses System Fonts to display file/track/stream information.
    • Supports any characters supported by the version of OS/2 installed.
  • os2audio - Outputs sound to your sound card.
    • Uses Fast DART API.
    • Conversion of 16 bit streams to 8 bit for 8 bit sound cards.
    • Millisecond accurate fetching of data for Visual Plug-ins.
    • Dynamic Priority Boost.
    • Support for Shared and Multiple sound cards.
    • User changeable amount of buffered decoded data for a more responsive system.
  • wavout - Outputs sound to your hard disk.
    • Outputs sound directly to your hard disk in WAV format.
  • realeq - A Professional Equalizer for music lovers.
    • MMX optimization to allow unprecedent amount of coeficient. Up to 4096 on a Celeron 500.
    • 32 1/3 octave ISO R10 Standard Serie bands.
    • Independant control of the Left and Right channel.