XM Archive Online

Over the years I’ve received occasional requests to put my old music up on YouTube, so today I finally set aside some time to make it happen.  I took all my old mods (mostly from 1996 to 2000), converted to 320kbps mp3 with foobar2k and encoded to video with ffmpeg.  The idea of using a video streaming service as a music sharing community didn’t sit right with me for many years, but I think it’s finally time I went with the flow.  YouTube’s ease of access is way beyond getting listeners to download a proper xm rendering player, to the point where the huge inefficiency of converting a 400kb mod into a 19mb video no longer bothers me.

So I’ve organized them into a playlist in chronological order as best I could remember.  I’m planning to do the same for my older MP3s that aren’t available on bandcamp or soundcloud soon as well.

Also intentionally found some garish old art I did in the late 90s as a backdrop, for added nostalgia.

Happy new year!

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