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RE: Playing music and a tailpiece



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 <steve@holmesgrown.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: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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    >> > 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 > In-Reply-To:
    >> <18126.56738.756489.144838@gargle.gargle.HOWL> >
    >> References: <20070822130427.GA5268@pillow.lan> >
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    >> 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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