[ecasound] ecasound as a netscape helper (fwd)

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Subject: [ecasound] ecasound as a netscape helper (fwd)
From: Kai Vehmanen (kaiv@wakkanet.fi)
Date: Sun Dec 05 1999 - 23:14:46 EET


I'm not saying ecasound is the best app for this, but still,
it works so why not! ;)

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> I type /usr/local/bin/ecasound it comes up with a list of command
> line params..... SO, can I use to get sounds to play from my
> Netscape ??? I assume I can just use exasound, and don't need the qt
> version....

I guess using "ecatools_play" is even better. You just put
"/usr/local/bin/ecatools_play %s" to Netscape's application
configuration. If you have all helper applications installed
(mpg123, mikmod, libaudiofile), you can use ecatools_play for
most audio formats: mp3, wav, raw, aiff, au/snd, xm, s3m, mod,
etc ... Output device is specified in your ~/.ecasoundrc
(defaults to /dev/dsp).

You can also use ecasound/qtecasound. The same syntax works. Due to
ecasound genric design, there are some problematic cases. For
instance, if you listen to mono files, you'll only hear sound on
the left channel. Ecatools_play opens the output device using
input format, so you won't encounter these problems.

--
Kai Vehmanen <kaiv@wakkanet.fi> -------- CS, University of Turku, Finland
 . http://www.wakkanet.fi/ecasound/ - linux audio processing
 . http://www.wakkanet.fi/sculpscape/ - ambient-idm-rock-... mp3/ra/wav


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