Naive Player Questions

panagiotis merakos merakosp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 06:13:49 EST 2017


Hi all,

The command "play <filename> ' on desktop plays the file as an audioclip,
and audio clips can be in WAV, AIFF, or AU format. If you want to play an
mp3 file, you have to use a player object.

Best,
Panos
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On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:06 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Happy, Happy 5th of December: by sheer chance I stumbled on how to do this
> . . .
>
> In fact the whole thing is dead easy (not, admittedly clear from the
> Dictionary).
>
> http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=30258&p=161069#p161069
>
> Best, Richmond.
>
> On 5/12/17 12:47 am, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote:
>
>> Hi - perhaps due to not picking the right search terms in the
>> documentation, I am confused about playing audio files in LC 8. What I want
>> seems quite simple to me: I want the user to click a button which will
>> cause a single MP3 file to play. While it plays I may or may not want to
>> switch cards or use visual effects. When it stops, I want to take back
>> control and move the program onto something else.
>>
>> It appears that I have to use a player object to play MP3s, since the
>> “play” comment will only play aiffs. OK, so I can create a player object,
>> but I want to embed my MP3 file into it (since I have no need to play more
>> than one file), I want to start it, and I want the option to do stuff while
>> it’s playing, and I certainly want to do stuff when it stops.
>>
>> The documentation is not good on this - there is no indication as to
>> whether you can embed files (if you can’t, what would the path to a file
>> included in the program look like - I can only see paths referring to files
>> in my development environment)? There is one reference in Beginner’s Guide
>> to a “play stopped” message, but there isn’t one in the User Guide. My old
>> friend “wait until the sound is done” seems to have died of old age. How do
>> I know when the sound is finished, or alternatively how can I know if it’s
>> still playing?
>>
>> Can anyone explain what I’m supposed to do, or (just as good) point me to
>> the right bit of LC documentation?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Graham
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