[linux-audio-user] Even more music

james at dis-dot-dat.net james at dis-dot-dat.net
Wed May 18 05:31:39 EDT 2005

On Tue, 17 May, 2005 at 11:55PM +0100, nigel henry spake thus:
> Hi James. Thanks for putting up the .oggs. The machine I collect email on is 
> FC1. I've got MPlayer on that ,but when i'm listening to Internet radio I 
> can't use anything else. The other machine has 5 hard drive caddies. The only 
> only one that plays MP3's is Debian 3.0r2 upgraded to testing (sarge) with a 
> player called GQmpeg, and that works ok. Just a bit of a nuisance having to 
> shuffle the caddies to find the right one to play the MP3's. .oggs are 
> easier, anything on Linux plays them. I'm trying to get going with a tracker 
> (soundtracker). I've been using Making Waves, a step sequencer on Windows, 
> and have loads of royalty free .wav samples to use with it. The only problem 
> with the tracker is getting instant previews of the .wav sounds. You have to 
> load em first and then listen. Doh. If you know of a way to preview .wavs 
> without having to open a player for each one or load them into the tracker, 
> I'm all ears. Nigel. 

I don't use soundtracker, so I can't be much help there, but
cheesetracker lets you play sounds in the open dialog box as if they
were loaded.  Maybe you should have a look at it?

> On Tuesday 17 May 2005 8:38 pm, james at dis-dot-dat.net wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 May, 2005 at 08:39PM +0100, nigel henry spake thus:
> > > Hi James. Would you consider making the tracks available in .ogg for us
> > > poor linux folks. Nigel.
> >
> > Haha.  I'm also a linux user, if you hadn't guessed.  I use "inferior"
> > MP3's for the poor *Windows* folks.
> >
> > > I'm on Slackware 10.0 at the mo and havn't anything to play MP3's
> >
> > As someone has already suggested, have you tried mplayer?  XMMS?
> >
> > But, since I now have quite a bit of spare space on my server, I've
> > uploaded an ogg for every mp3.  Just swap the mp3 part to ogg and you
> > should be fine.
> >
> > Okay, make that uploading.  I thought the conversion would be done by
> > the time I sent this, but it's still going.  They'll be there in a
> > moment.
> >
> > > On Monday 16 May 2005 14:42, james at dis-dot-dat.net wrote:
> > > > A track I put together over the weekend.  The levels aren't quite
> > > > right and it sounds a little muddy, but I got fed up with it and
> > > > decided to leave it as it is.
> > > >
> > > > http://blog.dis-dot-dat.net/2005/05/more-music.html

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