Playing sound files

William Prothero prothero at earthednet.org
Sat Apr 23 00:46:10 EDT 2016


Thanks, Phil,
I’ll try that.
Bill


> On Apr 22, 2016, at 5:35 PM, Phil Davis <revdev at pdslabs.net> wrote:
> 
> 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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