Naive Player Questions

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Tue Dec 5 06:51:14 EST 2017


Thanks Panos - I know that. I am however looking for comprehensive instructions as to how to use a player object via script, e.g

 - embedding an MP3, or alternatively providing a path to the default folder for the MP3 file for standalone creation
 - starting the player
 - monitoring the player to see if it’s still running
 - doing other stuff while it’s running
 - being told when it’s stopped.

AFAIKS none of this is clear in the documentation. If true, this is a big omission!

Cheers

Graham
PS - I imagine I’m not the only one to want to play MP3s because the are vastly smaller than the LC ‘native’ sound formats. I don’t like to make apps unnecessarily large, especially if they’re going to be delivered via the Internet.

> On 5 Dec 2017, at 12:13, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> 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
> --
> 
> 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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