[linux-audio-user] soundfile player question

Shayne O'Connor forums at machinehasnoagenda.com
Fri Feb 4 13:29:48 EST 2005

derek holzer wrote:

> Dear list,
> I've got a question about using various soundfile players with Mozilla
> Thunderbird. I've got a webpage on exhibit in a festival right now,
> with a selection of MP3s to listen to. I thought it would be a simple
> thing, but lusers always find ways of making simple things break ;-)
> The problem is that, each time a user clicks on a link, it opens a new
> instance of each soundplayer. Of course, most people don't bother to
> close the other player, so pretty soon there are too many instances
> and the sound just stops. I've tried XMMS and VLC in particular, and
> have resorted to using MPG321 because it will wait for the first
> soundfile to finish before playing the next one. But the users can't
> see the app playing the sound, and more than that, they can't
> interrupt one sound with another because there's no interface to stop
> playback.
> So what I'd like to know is which app will support enqueuing files for
> playback in a single instance?

i know you can enqeue with amarok ... whether you can configure that as
the default action, i don't know ...



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