How to Rip VGM Soundtracks

This tutorial will show you how to create a VGM package like the ones available here at Project2612. We have devised our own formatting and quality standards in order to assure the finest collection of Mega Drive/Genesis music on the Internet, and in order to get your set included in our website you will have to follow our guidelines.

If there's anything you feel it was left unexplained, or if you feel you need more help on any aspect of the ripping process, please contact us at the official Project2612 IRC chatroom, #Project2612 on It is also strongly advised that you drop by the channel and tell us what game you're working on, so we can avoid other people working on the same project as you simultaneously. The website's front page will list which sets are currently in progress.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting started
  2. Logging
  3. Trimming
  4. Tagging & Naming
  5. Optimising
  6. Packing & Uploading
  7. Further notes
  8. Appendix - Basic Hacking

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