mixplayd 0.60

mixplayd is a daemon that can be told to play mp3 (and now also ogg) files from the local file system.
mixplayd is a daemon that can be told to play mp3 (and now also ogg) files from the local file system. It cannot be controlled directly but with telnet. It has a built-in multi-channel mixer, so you can play several files on different channels with different volumes simultanously.
This is very useful for crossfading between songs. Another very useful feature is the change of the number of channels and even the number of soundcards and named pipes at run time! Yes, it also supports unix named pipes, so you can run it even without a soundcard!

The main purpose of mixplayd is to use it with special clients (= frontends) which can be found here (when they're developed). A sample perl-client is included with the package.

mixplayd doesn't come with its own decoder, instead it needs a preinstalled working decoder. I strongly recommend madplay from underbit Technologies which can be obtained for free from http://www.underbit.com/products/mad/.

For OggVorbis listen support you will need an external decoder like ogg123 of the vorbis-tools.

What's New in This Release:

version jump because of a lot of changes
now recommended encoder is madplay because it better deals with corrupted files
added second decoder definition for decoding ogg files
automatic file type detection to choose the right decoder by looking at the file ending
new function to skip silence at the beginning of a file: autocue
fixed some bugs with process management (no more zombies)
removed the whole mp3info subtree and left just the few files needed
added ogginfo to get time information from ogg files (libvorbis needed!)
now a check if the defined encoders can be found is done at start
applied patch from Thomas Orgis to add the display of the status "stopped-pause" when a channel is paused
code is more "purified" (great thanks to Andreas Hauser!)

last updated on:
July 22nd, 2006, 4:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Siegfried Wagner
homepage:
mixplayd.sourceforge.net
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Audio

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