Play Ogg Files

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Sun Jul 21 16:10:16 CEST 2013

Devyn Collier Johnson, 20.07.2013 14:25:
> On 07/20/2013 12:21 AM, Stefan Behnel wrote:
>> Devyn Collier Johnson, 20.07.2013 03:06:
>>> I am making a chatbot that I host on I am currently
>>> converting the engine from BASH code to Python3. I need to convert this for
>>> cross-platform compatibility. I do not need to use Mplayer; I just show the
>>> below code to give others a better idea what I am doing. I would prefer to
>>> be Python3 independent; I do not want to use the system shell. I am fine
>>> with using Python3 modules like Pygame (if there is a py3 module). As long
>>> as the code is fast, efficient, and simple without depending on the system
>>> shell or external apps, that would be nice. I also need the code to execute
>>> while the rest of the script continues running.
>>>      jobs = multiprocessing.Process(SEND = subprocess.getoutput('mplayer
>>> -nogui -nolirc -noar -quiet ./conf/boot.ogg')) #Boot sound#
>> Well, since you mentioned it already, have you actually looked at pygame?
>> It should be able to do what you want. There's also pyaudio, which is more
>> specialised to, well, audio. A web search for python and ogg might provide
>> more.
> Thanks Stefan! I have not heard of Pyaudio; I will look into that. As for
> Pygame, I have not been able to find any good documentation for playing
> audio files.

A quick duckduckgo search gave me this, at least:

> Plus, I recently learned that Pygame is not Python3 compatible.

Looks like it's your lucky day:


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