What are DataTypes?

DataTypes, on the Amiga, is the multimedia framework that allows different media formats, for pictures, sounds, animations and hypertext, to be supported by using codecs, also called, in Amiga-speak, "DataTypes"

What is this list?

There have been many DataType plugins written for the Amiga, covering all kinds of different media formats. The most popular formats often have more than one different DataType plugin claiming to support that format, and that's where the problem lies.

The aim of this list is to document which formats are supported, where to get the DataType plugin from, and which are ones are the best to use in the 21st century - with support for newer technologies such as 24 bit, AHI and WarpOS, as well as the latest version of their file formats.

*In progress*

Save method WarpOS External Dependencies Free
AIFF DataTypes
  AIFF_dtc.lha  V1.19, AIFF sound DataType
  aiffdt41.lha  Datatype for aiff sounds (41.4)
aiff.datatype NDK 3.5/3.9
ANIM DataTypes
  animation4106.lha  Animation.datatype V41.6
  animdtc0112.lha  IFF ANIM DataType V1.12
  filmdtc016.lha  IFF FILM DataType V1.6
  cdxldtc012.lha  CDXL DataType V1.2
cdxl.datatype NDK 3.5/3.9
UNIX DataTypes
  XpmDT.lha  Xpm picture datatype
  xpm-dt.lha  Version 43.2 of the xpm.datatype
  XBM_DT.lha  Rel 1.09, XBM DataType.
  XPM.lha  Datatype for XPM-Pictures/ New: supports more variants
  ams.lha  Sun audio (.au) and X-Bitmap datatypes.
  SunAUdt.lha  Datatype for Sun Audio sounds (41.1)
  sundtype.lha  Datatype for Sun Raster images, V 43.1
  PBMdt44.lha  PBM picture datatype 44.4 for >= OS 3.0
Apple DataTypes
  WarpPSDdt.lha  Adobe Photoshop datatype V45.3 (68k,WarpOS,MorphOS)
  PostScriptDT.lha  PostScript DataType V39.0
  MacPaint_DT.lha  Replacement for CBM's macpaint.datatype
  MacPict2-dtc.lha  Macintosh PICT2 pictures datatype (v40.4)
  MacSND-dtc.lha  V1.9, Apple Macintosh "snd " sound resource DataType
  targadtype.lha  Datatype for Targa or TGA images, V 43.1
macpaint.datatype NDK 3.1
WAV DataTypes
  wavdt41.lha  Datatype for wave sounds 68k+WOS (41.10)
  fpWAV_dt40.2.lha  Simply the best WAV datatype around!
wav.datatype NDK 3.1
IFF Picture DataTypes
  YUVNdt.lha  Datatype for IFF-YUVN/VLAB images (43.0a)
  RGBx_DT.lha  Release 1.1, RGBx DataType for RGBN and RGB8.
  RGFX-DT.lha  Datatype for IFF-RGFX-Format (43.16a)
  RGFX-DT35.lha  Datatype for IFF-RGFX-Format (44.3)
  RSND-DT.lha  Datatype for IFF-RSND-Format (41.0)
  Deep43.1.lha  Deep DataType (XiPaint format)
FAXX-dt.lha FAXX-dt V43.12 (IFF-FAXX, 68000-060)
TIFF DataTypes
  WarpTIFFdt.lha  TIFF datatype V45.4 (68k,WarpOS,MorphOS)
V43.2 datatype for TIFF files.
  TIFFDT-ITA.lha  Italian Catalog and Guide for TIFF datatype V43.2
akTIFF-dt.lha AkTIFF-dt V45.8 (TIFF, 68000-060, UAE/Amithl
PNG DataTypes
  WarpPNGdt.lha  PNG image datatype V45.3 (68k,WarpOS,MorphOS)
  vPNGdt.lha  Fast 68k PNG datatype
  PNG_dt.lha  PNG DataType (68000/020) v. 43.3 + docs
  PNGdt44.lha  PNG picture datatype 44.6 for >= OS 3.0
akPNG-dt.lha AkPNG-dt V45.8 (PNG, 68000-060, UAE/Amithlon
BMP DataTypes
  BMPdt.lha  BMP picture datatype 40.16 for >= OS 3.0
  WarpBMPdt.lha  Windows BMP datatype V45.3 (68k,WarpOS,MorphOS)
bmp.datatype NDK 3.1
ico.datatype NDK 3.1
PhotoCD DataTypes
  PCD-DT.lha  Datatype for Photo-CD Images (43.14a)
  PCD-DT35.lha  Datatype for Photo-CD Images (44.3)
PCX DataTypes
  PCX.datatype.lha  PCX datatype V39.2 for Amiga OS 3.0 and up
  PCX-DT43.lha  Pcx.datatype 43.7 for Picture.datatype 43.x
pcx.datatype NDK 3.1
MPEG DataTypes
  mpadtc012.lha  MPEG audio datatype V1.2
  mpegadt203.lha  MPEG audio datatype V2.3
  mpegsdt106.lha  MPEG System datatype V1.6
  mpegvdt206.lha  MPEG video datatype V2.6
  MPG3_DTd.lha  MPG3 Audio-Datatype-Descriptor
  mpvdtc0111.lha  MPEG video datatype V1.11
System DataTypes
  exeDT394.lha  Executable datatype v39.4 for >= OS3.0
  ExeDT402.lha  Exe.datatype V40.2
  icondt.lha  Simple Amiga icon datatype
  IconDT402.lha  Icon.datatype V40.2
  iffDT402.lha  Iff.datatype V40.2
  Dirdatatype016.lha  Directory datatype V1.6
  dirdtc018.lha  Directory datatype V1.8
Script_dt.lha  Cloanto Script DataType v. 40.2
  binarydt_39.11.lha  Binary.datatype -> displays any binary file
  infoDT39.1.lha  DataType for Amiga .info files
  infodt391_upd.lha  DataType for Amiga .info files
  text-dt.lha  V44.5 of the text.datatype replacemnet
  FontDT-1.3.lha  DataType for Amiga fonts
GIF DataTypes
  gifanimdtc203.lha  GIF Animation DataType V2.3
  GIFdatatype-39.lha  GIF datatype for OS 3.0 and up
  ZGIFDT39.18.lha  The FASTEST gif.datatype there is.
  WarpGIF-DT.txt  Datatype for GIF-Images with WarpOS (40.3)
gif.datatype OS 3.5/3.9
JPEG DataTypes
  ProDev_jfifdt.lha  JFIF-Datatype V43 replacement (jpg v6a)
  yaJFIFdt.lha  Yet another jfif.datatype (43.1001)
  WarpJPEGdt.lha  JFIF-JPEG datatype V45.3 (68k,WarpOS,MorphOS)
  jfif_dtc.lha  New JFIF/JPEG datatype (OS 3.0+)
  jfif_FIX.lha  Bugfix for JFIF/JPEG datatype (AGA)
  JFIFdt44.lha  JFIF picture datatype 44.7 for >= OS 3.0
  JpegDataType.lha  A JPEG datatype, 3.0+ and '020+ required
  JPEG-DT.lha  New Datatype for JPEG Images (43.6a)
  JPEG-DT35.lha  New Datatype for JPEG Images (46.4)
akJFIF-dt.lha AkJFIF-dt V45.8 (JPEG, 68000-060, UAE/Amithl
akLJPG-dt.lha AkLJPG-dt V44.4 (LJPG, 68000-060. PPC)
jpeg.datatype OS 3.5/3.9
Music DataTypes
  MidiDT.lha  Superclass datatype for midi files, V40.0
IFF Sounds
  mauddt41.lha  Datatype for maud sounds (41.2)
  maudDTr1.lha  Sounddatatype: MAUD IFF Format 32Bit/OS3.0 required