AMP MP3 decoder

G-AMP 0.64 AMP is an early, highly optimized MP2/3 player and decoder created by Tomislav Uzelac.

It was very popular in the early days of MP3 because it is a very fast decoder. So popular, indeed, that Justin Frankel decided to base DOSamp and Winamp on it. That decision later became a headache when Playmedia - the company Uzelac created to license AMP - decided to sue AOL/Nullsoft for copyright infringement.

AOL settled before the hearing and got a license for AMP, but a while later (for possibly related reasons) they stopped using Nitrane (the Nullsoft decoder based on AMP) and switched to FhG's decoder. Which turned out to be for the best, since it is a more accurate decoder - AMP got some of its speed at the expense of accuracy.

I am also hosting here two minimalistic players based on AMP for the Windows platform. Both were developed by Gouta Ilyes and are little more than a demonstration of AMP's playback capabilities - they have minimal interface and functionality. Also, they seem to be terribly buggy, as they severely mangled my sample MP3 files when playing them back. Maybe I somehow set them up (?) incorrectly? Maybe they just are not meant to work on Windows XP (my testing ground)? Mysteries...

Date: 1997-08-23
Version: 0.7.6
Interface: Command line
Platform: Source code
Download: amp-0.7.6.tar.gz - 98kB
Kindly contributed by Martin Guy.

AMP Win32 0.76 Date: 2003-07-19
Version: 0.6.4
Interface: Graphical
Platform: Win32 + Source code
Download: - 124kB
Kindly contributed by Zachary Jelesoff.

Date: 2002-12-29
Version: 0.7.6-5
Interface: Graphical
Platform: Win32 + Source code
Download: - 128kB
Kindly contributed by Zachary Jelesoff.

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