Playing sound files

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Fri Apr 22 20:35:51 EDT 2016


Hi Bill,

Try this:

lock messages -- to prevent a couple of 'playStopped' messages
stop player "audio"
set the filename of player "audio" to empty
wait 0 seconds with messages
set the filename of player "audio" to tMyFullAudioFilePath
unlock messages
start player "audio"

HTH -
Phil Davis


On 4/22/16 5:22 PM, William Prothero wrote:
> Panos:
> Is there anything special I need to do, if I want to stop a player, then assign it a different sound file? It seems to want only to play the file that it is initially set at. I play different sound files as I step through a presentation.
> Best,
> Bill
>
>> On Apr 22, 2016, at 3:32 PM, William Prothero <waprothero at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> BTW, the dictionary entry for Player refers to Quicktime movie and needs updating.
>> Best,.
>> Bill
>>
>>> On Apr 22, 2016, at 2:18 PM, panagiotis merakos <merakosp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Bill,
>>>
>>> You can use the player object. On OSX (from 10.8 onwards), it uses the
>>> AVFoundation framework. The AVFoundation supports the following file
>>> formats:
>>>
>>> Audio:
>>>    .aifc and .cdda
>>>    .aif and .aiff
>>>    .caf
>>>    .m4a (=Apple m4a audio file format)
>>>    .wav, .wave, and .bwf
>>>    .amr
>>>    .ac3
>>>    .mp3
>>>    .au and .snd
>>>
>>>
>>> Video
>>>    .m4v  (=iTunes video file format)
>>>    .mp4
>>>    .mov and .qt  (=QuickTime movies)
>>>
>>>
>>> On Windows, the player should be able to play any formats supported by MCI
>>> Player, which are more or less the usual multimedia formats supported on
>>> Windows: .mp3, .midi, .wav, .wma, .wmv etc
>>>
>>> We are planning to rework the Windows player soon, so this list is likely
>>> to expand.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Panos
>>> --
>>>
>>> On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:34 PM, William Prothero <prothero at earthednet.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Folks:
>>>> I know this has been discussed ad-infinitum here. But, I can’t find the
>>>> references I need and the dictionary is no help. So…..
>>>>
>>>> Playing sounds. I want to play sound files and don’t want to have to use
>>>> Quicktime, since Apple is not supporting it anymore and I want to play the
>>>> files on Windows too.
>>>>
>>>> So.,. What are my choices and what sound file format should I use?
>>>>
>>>> Could you point me to a reference relevant to LC8?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your patience,
>>>> Bill
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> William Prothero, Ph.D.
>>>> University of California, Santa Barbara, Emeritus
>>>> prothero at earthednet.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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