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RE: Playing music and a tailpiece



Hey, what more can you tell us about emms? Is it a wrapper to launch mplayer
or is it a complete player unto itself? Mplayer is so powerful natively
because it can play nearly any media you throw at it.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tim Cross [mailto:tcross@rapttech.com.au]
>Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 4:49 AM
>To: Kalyan Mukherjea
>Cc: Emacspeak MailingList
>Subject: Re:Playing music and a tailpiece
>
>
>Kalyan,
>
>just a couple of tips.
>
>firstly, rebooting should always be the absolutely last resort. A reboot is
>like using a bazooka to hunt rabbits.
>
>Second, when you use C-e ; you are put into a special mplayer interactive
>buffer, wehre you can do things like change volume, skip forward, skip
>back, speedup, slow down, load another media resource and many other
>things. Perhaps, the most important character for you is q. This will quit
>the mode and stop mplayer.
>
>I do find there is a lot of spoken text initially - diagnostic output from
>mplayer. I suspect I can stop this by passing a 'quiet switch to mplayer,
>but I've not bothered to look into it. To be honest, I use emms rather than
>the emacspeak media stuff. This is for no other reason than I started using
>emms first and because I prefer to try an use other packages to do things
>like this rather than putting absolutely everything into emacspeak - thats
>just a personal preference. It also means that on occasion, when emacspeak
>is causing me problems, I can switch to something else, like
>speech-dispatcher with minimal loss of functionality.
>
>The noise you are hearing when you first start playing a bit of media is
>possibly the result of interaction between emacspeak speech, the media
>content and how your ALSA soundcard is configured. I still find the ALSA
>stuff less than intuitive - only a few weeks ago, I figured out the reason
>my multi-channel soundcard wasn't working correctly was because  only the
>last of the three channels it provided actually supported multiple sound
>sources - once I configured my .asoundrc file to use the 3rd channel rather
>than the first, everything has worked fine.
>
>Finally, I wonder why you are running X if your totally blind? In such a
>situation, you really using resources for no gain. performance would
>probably improve if you aren't running an X server. Try playing around in
>the console and if yo find it works well, consider not running X (there are
>several ways of doing this - probably the easiest is booting into a non-X
>runlevel. Not sure which runlevel that would be with fedora these days.
>
>Oh, and I also think Raman has done a lot of work on the media stuff since
>version 25. An upgrade may improve things for you.
>
>Tim
>Kalyan Mukherjea writes:
> >
> > I had sent the following in response to the discussion between Steve
> > and Raman
> > as a "Reply to all"  from a VM buffer containing Raman's letter. It
> > bounced back from Raman's ISP saying that my letter was spam! This is
> > just to notify Raman since I could not go to the recommended site to
> > correct their impression about my letter.
> >
> > My original letter follows
> > and the bounceing message after my letter and a row of *'s.
> >
> > Hi List,
> > T. V. Raman writes:
> >
> >  > I suggest you investigate things before assuming things. C-e; on
> >  > a dired-line  plays the file under point.
> >
> > I have never been able to use the `C-e ;' or `C-e :' keychords
> > successfully!
> > I have realplay  and mplayer installed. But doing either of these
> > keychords does not have the desired effect.
> >
> > I play mp3 files by opening a terminal (M-x term)
> > cd-ing to the directory where I keep my music files (~/music/)
> > then typing mplayer foo.mp3
> > then C-e d q and then press RET.
> >
> > The mp3 files play and all the key commands of mplayer can be used.
> >
> > If I do not do `C-e d q' before pressing RET  there  is a lot of
> > gurgling noises for a few seconds and then silence. The `term' buffer
> > is filled with mplayer announcements about how it was compiled etc.
> >
> > I tried `C-e ;' on a dired buffer showing the mp3 files in ~/music/
> > and as soon as I typed the keychord `C-e ;' there was a very loud
> > rangling (cross between  rattling and ringing) noise and then the
> > music started playing. The quality is much better than on the terminal
> > but the rangling does not stop. Emacspeak stops responding and if I
> > quit X using Alt+Ctrl+Backspace thenthe music stops and I can hear the
> > mplayer announcements going on. Rebooting is the only way to stop
> > this.
> >
> > What is going on?
> >
> > My system is running FC 3 with Emacs -21 and  Emacspeak-25.0 revision
> > 4289 4293.
> >
> > Any help will be appreciated.
> >
> > Cheers.
> > Kalyan
> > ******************************************************************
> >
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> >
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> > Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 11:33:25 +0530
> > To: raman@users.sf.net
> > Cc: steve@holmesgrown.com,
> >     emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
> > Subject: Re: Playing Music from Dired
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> > X-Mailer: VM 7.19 under Emacs 21.3.1
> >
> > Hi List,
> > T. V. Raman writes:
> >
> >  > I suggest you investigate things before assuming things. C-e; on
> >  > a dired-line  plays the file under point.
> >
> > I have never been able to use the `C-e ;' or `C-e :' keychords
> > successfully!
> > I have realplay  and mplayer installed. But doing either of these
> > keychords does not have the desired effect.
> >
> >    ----- Message truncated -----
> >
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>--
>Tim Cross
>tcross@rapttech.com.au
>
>There are two types of people in IT - those who do not manage what they
>understand and those who do not understand what they manage.
>
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