player vs play command

Klaus Major klaus at
Tue Mar 7 13:26:50 EST 2006

Hi Peter,

> Recently, Peter T. Evensen wrote:
>> Is there any benefit to using a player vs the play command if you  
>> just want
>> to play a single sound file as is?  I was just wondering if there  
>> are any
>> drawbacks to the play command that I should know about.
> The play command is built-in (uses the engine to play media) and  
> can only
> play one sound at a time.
> Players rely on external technology (QuickTime, WMP or similar) and  
> since
> you can have multiple players in a stack, it's possible to play  
> multiple
> sounds simultaneously.
> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
> -----
> E: scott at
> W:

AND the "play ac xyz" command will only play a VERY limited number
of formats: uncompressed AIF and WAV files and compressed AU files.


Klaus Major
klaus at

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