play mp3 files from python
jolsen at mail2world.com
Mon Oct 27 14:41:53 CET 2003
I think Snack also supports mp3 - at least the documentation says so
Adam Endicott <x at x.com> wrote in message news:<MPG.1a046d5192167a7989680 at news-server.san.rr.com>...
> I got all excited when iTunes was released for Windows. Then I was
> quickly disappointed when I found out it only works for XP or 2000 (I'm
> out of luck with 98 or ME). So I figured, hey, I've been wanting to write
> my own python player anyway, why not make a PyTunes?
> I hit my first stumbling block almost immediately. I can't seem to find
> an easy module that will let me play an mp3 file. I'm sure it must be out
> there, but I can't figure it out (I'm a newbie to all but the most simple
> Python scripts, and I know nothing about audio processing). About an hour
> of searching kept turning up the same couple of things (PyGame and
> PyGame - tried this, and got it working very easily. It played, but
> sounded terrible. I'm using a sample script which I think came from
> print "Press enter to quit."
> Again, that works, but the sound is absolutely terrible. The file I'm
> using to test gives me the following information in winamp (in case this
> may be the reason).
> 209kbit (VBR), 7316 frames
> 44100Hz Joint Stereo
> The PyGame documentation in this area seemed pretty sparse to me (as
> someone who doesn't know anything about audio files). Is there a way to
> tweak the sound?
> mpg123 - I saw this referenced a number of times, but I don't know how to
> use it. I've never used any C code from Python. Is there a Python wrapper
> for this that I could use? I didn't see one, but I may have missed it.
> Sorry for the long post, but my main question is, what's the easiest way
> to play an mp3 file from Python on a windows system? If one of the above
> is my best option, can someone help me with the next step to get it
> Thanks in advance for any help.
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