Developed by Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd.
Platform multiple
Genre Audio library / Middleware
License multiple licenses

FMOD is a commercial audio library made by Firelight Technologies that play music files of diverse formats on many different platforms. It is often used in games and software applications to provide audio functionality. FMOD supports a range of audio formats and numerous different operating system platforms.

FMOD comes in two flavors, FMOD and FMOD Ex. "Ex" is the designation given to the 4.x series of the library. FMOD alone refers to version 3.75 of the library, which lacks much of format/platform support present in FMOD Ex.

FMOD is available under multiple license schemes. It is available free of charge for non-commercial applications. FMOD may be used commercially under a number of different license types, such as Commercial License for standard commercial development, Shareware/Hobbyist License for single hobbyist programmers, and eDistributed Console Games for budget console game. Each license contains different restrictions, conditions and costs.[1]

Supported formats Edit

FMOD Ex supports the following audio formats:

  • AIFF
  • ASF
  • ASX
  • DLS
  • FLAC
  • FSB
  • IT
  • M3U
  • MID
  • MOD
  • MP2
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • PLS
  • RAW (image format)
  • S3M
  • VAG
  • WAV
  • WAX
  • WMA
  • XM
  • XMA

In O2Jam Edit

O2Jam uses the old version of FMOD (i.e. the one that is not "Ex") and uses it interactively when the program is run.


  1. FMOD Licenses. Firelight Technologies. Retrieved on 2007-09-29.

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