Playing wave files on Windows

Jeff Bauer jbauer at
Wed Apr 19 17:07:28 CEST 2000

[ Me & Ivan ]
>>> Then I can't interest you in my Python interface to
>>> the Diamond Rio MP3 player?  <0.5 wink>
>> Not unless everyone that I'll be distributing my application 
>> to will have one plugged in and ready to go;-)

[ Alexander Voinov ]
> But indeed, is it inevitable to have a specific module for 
> one specific MP3 player? 

It's inevitable if it's the only MP3 I own. <0.5 wink>

Seriously, I'm likely to add support for additional
players, assuming the Snowblind Alliance remains
intact and adds driver support for additional platforms.

> I have no ideas about MP3, but it's strange that 
> there are no abstraction layers.

I think we may be talking about two different 
issues. The manipulation and conversion of MP3 
files (e.g. .WAV -> MP3 conversion) is unrelated 
to copying MP3's to MP3 players via the parallel 
or USB port.  Though I would agree it would be 
nice to have a single abstraction layer for the 
download interface.  OTOH, if we don't add support 
for other players, we may never need it. ;-)

Jeff Bauer
Rubicon Research

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