[linux-audio-user] Looking for howto to control audioplayer with footswitch

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Thu Jul 15 17:57:21 EDT 2004

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 08:07:17 +0200
Jürgen Schöneberg <jschoeni at gmx.net> wrote:

> hej!
> I 'm looking for a linux software to play soundfiles controlled by
> a footswitch on the serial port. (just possible to control start, rewind, 
> stop) .
> Usually I'm using jack/ardour but haven't seen the possibility to use a 
> footswitch to control the software.
> Even a howto for using a footswitch as an input device for a perl script would 
> be very helpful.
> Any ideas?

I don't have a howto, but some thoughts:

reading the serial port is probably provided by the /dev/ttyS* device files.. read up on the serial tty driver in linux. Then i suppose you can use std file processing in perl [i dont use perl, but i heard it's rather complete :)]. The last thing you need is a file player which can be remote controlled. Either just launch aplay processes from the perl script, or use xmms remote controlling for example..

 Florian Schmidt

Palimm Palimm!

More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list