I thought I would start Tuesday off with some lighter fare. Some of you may have seen this, but there is a YouTube video of music composed using the start-up sounds from Windows XP and Windows 98.
I’m sure it’s not the biggest challenge facing Vista, but it is a small example of people finding utility from and an affinity for Microsoft’s older Windows versions. What do you think, is it an anthem for XP’s enduring quality or a swan song for an operating system on the precipice of extinction? I’ve included the video below.
EDIT 5: StepMania simfile available for extended version, thanks to Ashpotter!
EDIT 4: Make sure you get this version of ModPlug Tracker:
That will install itself as a program, which you can start running from the Start menu, as you would with most other programs. 😉
A guide for getting started with ModPlug Tracker can be found here (I didn’t make it) :
EDIT 3: Just to try to avoid me having to reply to every other comment which says that it must have taken me ages to make, or that I must’ve been bored:
This was just a way for me to pass a few hours of boredom. Yes, I WAS bored. No, I’m not trying to “prove” anything – that this is what I’m “capable of”. I just thought I’d upload my music as a video here, to YouTube. I’m not the one who spread it around to Digg or random blogs, – I uploaded it here at YouTube some time back in December 2007 and it has only just “taken off”, after all.
EDIT 2: I’m making the IT file be available now too, don’t really mind any more. I guess I’m too busy working on new things (not mod music) to worry about the ‘old’ ones. 😛
638 KB, as ZIP
EDIT 1: There’s an extended version – please look at the end of this description text!
A piece of music I made using some of the various sounds Windows XP and 98 come with.
The music is about 1:31 long. After that, I show the sounds which were used.
The video is screen-captured from ModPlug Tracker, the program which I made the music on.
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High-quality stereo MP3:
(2.41 MB MP3 / 2.18 MB ZIP)
EXTENDED VERSION! (MP3 inside a ZIP):
(I might’ve gone a little over-the-top at the end…)
CBR (320 Kb/sec) EXTENDED VERSION:
If the extended version above gives you problems – such as cutting off at the end, because the duration was miscalculated (appears to happen with iTunes?), then I’ve made this constant bitrate version, as an alternative to the variable bitrate version above. This will fix the cutting off and miscalculation of the duration, but is a little unnecessarily large and is a little lower quality than VBR (but highest possible when using CBR).