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