Subject: Re: MIDI player
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
Date: 08/10/1998 17:44:50
> Actually, /dev/audioctl seems to me to be somewhat of a workaround
> for the lack of an audio player (but then, /dev/*ctl always
> smells of workaround to me). Is there a "real" use for /dev/audioctl
> that I haven't thought of?
/dev/audioctl is mostly there to be Sun compatible.
I find the audioctl program indispensible when I mess with
audio files. But maybe I'm weird.
> Also, .wav files (probably the most important format (besides
> header-indifferent .au files) to have in a in-tree audio player)
> have binary headers which I think gives an audio player plenty
The reason I've never proposed an audio player for the tree is that
there are so many audio formats. MIDI, on the other hand, seems to
have a standardized file format. I'm not saying that we shouldn't
have an audio player, though.
BTW, using `file' and `audioctl' you can play a lot of files.