What do the letters SNDH stand for?

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What do the letters SNDH stand for?

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Re: What do the letters SNDH stand for?

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The official spec doesn't explain it. See http://sndh.atari.org/fileformat.php

I suspect it is short for "Sound Header" as the format mainly specifies a metadata header with jump vectors.
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Thx, I searched sndh.atari.org to no avail
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This is what the old website from BDC says:

SNDH ??? // Player // Format description (Coders choice)


SNDH ???
The SNDH-tuneformat was designed to add informations to normal tunefiles, together with unique packing and possibilities to make the tunes run on any monitor (as most tunes are made to run for 50Hz VBL).
Advantages of the SNDH format:

Composername, Tunetitle, Amount of tunes, ripper, converter, special options in the header.
Tunes allways packed (using ICE-Packer).
Tunes include informations if they can run with Timer-A as VBL emulation: this is needed for any Atari (or compatible) machine, which is not used with an RGB-monitor (means any machine with VGA or monochrome monitors).
Tunes are freely relocabel (not fixed to one adress). This is making the tunes runnable on any non-ST machine (TT/Falcon/Hades, whatever).
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