Extended Module

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File Format
Name Extended Module
Ontology
Extension(s) .xm
PRONOM fmt/323
Not to be confused with the Sirius XM satellite radio service, with which it has nothing to do.

XM (extended module) is an audio format introduced by (and primarily produced by) FastTracker 2, a now defunct tracker for MS-DOS. The format is also used by other trackers, such as DigiTracker and MilkyTracker.

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The tracker which produced the file can be identified by means of the string at offset 38:

Tracker / Identifying string
String
DigiTracker Composer's name
FastTracker 2 "FastTracker II"
OpenMPT "OpenMPT " and then the version number
AmigaMML By default, "AmigaMML " and the version number; can be changed

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