Sound, Linux, Embedding

Warren Samples warren at
Wed Feb 17 21:22:40 EST 2016

On 02/17/2016 03:06 PM, RM wrote:
> So, after keeping quiet on this for about 5 years . . .
> I was digging away in some ZIP disks I have access to via a SCSI card in
> the back of my Linux
> box [neither my G3 iMac, nor my G5 iMac having SCSI ports] and I chanced
> upon some
> "LiveCode" (i.e. Runtime Revolution) stacks I made while I was working
> at the University of St. Andrews
> for foreign students to practise English vowel sounds . . . and thought
> . . .
> wouldn't it be "fun" (this involves a fairly broad definition of what
> constitutes fun) if it were now
> possible to port them to run on Linux, including the ability to embed
> the sounds in the stack.
> So?
> Richmond.

Richmond, you can play audioclips under Linux. I'm not sure what 
dependencies you need to satisfy and you may have to experiment to find 
a format/bit rate/sampling rate that plays, but it can work. For some 
reason some sounds (perhaps due to short length?) don't appear to play 
in the IDE but will play in a standalone. Download and experiment with 
Jacquie's Blocks. The woodtap doesn't play for me in the IDE but works 
in a standalone. The fanfare plays but is truncated in the IDE and works 
fine in the standalone. The sound used to signal the end of a game with 
blocks left plays as white noise instead of whatever it's supposed to 
sound like.

Good luck!

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