emms is a wrapper -- and emacspeak-emms speech-enables it. Both emms and C-e ; have their place; emms is nice if you want to find a particular set of tracks without having to remember where in the filesystem it is. >>>>> "Steve" == Steve Holmes <email@example.com> writes: Steve> Hey, what more can you tell us about emms? Is it a Steve> wrapper to launch mplayer or is it a complete player Steve> unto itself? Mplayer is so powerful natively because Steve> it can play nearly any media you throw at it. Steve> >> -----Original Message----- From: Tim Cross >> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] 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: >> > >> > email@example.com >> > >> > 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-[22.214.171.124 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?126.96.36.199>] > 550-0.5 >> RCVD_IN_NJABL_PROXY RBL: NJABL: sender is an open proxy > >> 550-[188.8.131.52 listed in combined.njabl.org] > 550-2.5 >> RCVD_IN_XBL RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus XBL > >> 550-[184.108.40.206 listed in sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org] > >> 550-0.5 RCVD_IN_NJABL_DUL RBL: NJABL: dialup sender did >> non-local SMTP > 550 [220.127.116.11 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >> Received: from localhost ( [18.104.22.168]) > 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 <email@example.com> > >> MIME-Version: 1.0 > Content-Type: text/plain; >> charset=us-ascii > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > >> Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> > Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 11:33:25 +0530 > To: >> email@example.com > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, > >> email@example.com > Subject: Re: Playing Music from >> Dired > In-Reply-To: >> <firstname.lastname@example.org.HOWL> > >> References: <20070822130427.GA5268@pillow.lan> > >> <20070823000431.52DE812A4071@localhost> > >> <20070823165426.GA2347@lnx3.holmesgrown.com> > >> <email@example.com.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 >> "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a > subject of >> "unsubscribe" or "help" >> > >> >> -- >> Tim Cross email@example.com >> >> 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 >> "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a subject of >> "unsubscribe" or "help" Steve> Steve> Steve> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Steve> To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your Steve> address on the emacspeak list send mail to Steve> "email@example.com" with a subject of Steve> "unsubscribe" or "help" -- Best Regards, --raman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/ AIM: emacspeak GTalk: email@example.com PGP: http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/raman-almaden.asc Google: tv+raman IRC: irc://irc.freenode.net/#emacs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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