[linux-audio-user] Re: soundfile player question

Tom Szilagyi tszilagyi at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Feb 4 15:27:16 EST 2005

On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 17:10:56 +0100, derek holzer
<derek at x-i.net> wrote:

> [...]
> So what I'd like to know is which app will support enqueuing files for playback in a
> single instance? I've tried all the XMMS and Thunderbird options available to me and can't
> come up with the answer. And I can't stand around all day instructing people on how to
> keep the computer from crashing ;-)


If I understand your needs corretly, Aqualung (http://aqualung.sf.net)
can do this. It has command line options for loading/enqueuing files
into the playlist, it can start playback immediately (without having
to press the play button on the gui), and you can terminate a running
instance from the command line, again, without needing to press the
little X button in the upper-right corner.

Basically this is what you will need to run for one user hitting a
link (I don't know how this relates to Mozilla, but I guess you are
able to execute something like a script when a user hits a link):

$ aqualung -Q
	(terminate an already running instance if there is one,
	 and exit)
$ aqualung -o alsa -L <some-soundfile>
	(put file in the playlist and start playing it back
        immediately, through alsa in this case.)

Perhaps you will want to put these two in a script and execute
that from Mozilla.

Just a suggestion. I'm glad to help if you decide to give it a try.


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