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:email@example.com] >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 > > ****************************************************************** > > > > This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification > > > > Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: > > > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > Technical details of permanent failure: > > PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 16): 550-SPAM: This message appears to >be spam (5.7 points). > > 550-- > > 550-If you believe this message was classified as spam in error, > > 550-please open a Support Request at the URL below. > > 550-(Please include this message in any Support Request). > > 550-- > > 550-- > > 550-Spam Filtering performed by sourceforge.net. > > 550-See http://spamassassin.org/tag/ for more details. > > 550-Report problems to >http://sf.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=1&atid=200001 > > 550-0.0 RCVD_BY_IP Received by mail server with no name > > 550-0.1 RCVD_IN_SORBS_DUL RBL: SORBS: > > 550-sent directly from dynamic IP address > > 550-[126.96.36.199 listed in dnsbl.sorbs.net] > > 550-2.0 RCVD_IN_DSBL RBL: Received via a relay in >list.dsbl.org > > 550-[<http://dsbl.org/listing?188.8.131.52>] > > 550-0.5 RCVD_IN_NJABL_PROXY RBL: NJABL: sender is an open proxy > > 550-[184.108.40.206 listed in combined.njabl.org] > > 550-2.5 RCVD_IN_XBL RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus XBL > > 550-[220.127.116.11 listed in sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org] > > 550-0.5 RCVD_IN_NJABL_DUL RBL: NJABL: dialup sender did non-local >SMTP > > 550 [18.104.22.168 listed in combined.njabl.org] > > > > ----- Original message ----- > > > > Received: by 10.115.60.1 with SMTP id n1mr2981554wak.1188108111963; > > Sat, 25 Aug 2007 23:01:51 -0700 (PDT) > > Return-Path: <email@example.com> > > Received: from localhost ( [22.214.171.124]) > > by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id >k23sm7080315waf.2007.08.25.23.01.46 > > (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER); > > Sat, 25 Aug 2007 23:01:51 -0700 (PDT) > > From: Kalyan Mukherjea <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > MIME-Version: 1.0 > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > > Message-ID: <email@example.com> > > Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 11:33:25 +0530 > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Cc: email@example.com, > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: Re: Playing Music from Dired > > In-Reply-To: <email@example.com.HOWL> > > References: <20070822130427.GA5268@pillow.lan> > > <20070823000431.52DE812A4071@localhost> > > <20070823165426.GA2347@lnx3.holmesgrown.com> > > <firstname.lastname@example.org.HOWL> > > 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 ----- > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ >----- > > To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the > > emacspeak list send mail to "email@example.com" with a > > subject of "unsubscribe" or "help" > > > >-- >Tim Cross >firstname.lastname@example.org > >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. > >--------------------------------------------------------------------------- >-- >To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the >emacspeak list send mail to "email@example.com" with a >subject of "unsubscribe" or "help" ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help"
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