[Etoys] Fwd: Speex encoded audiobooks

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Jul 1 07:48:27 EDT 2007

Hi Takashi,

the audio books below were posted to the OLPC library list. I tried  
playing lookingglass_01_carroll.spx in etoys (on my Mac for starters).

Good thing: it works :)


(1) the sound quality is worse than when I played it in VLC
(2) the image locks up because the file reader service does not  
return until the whole file is played
(3) the SharedQueue in the QueueSound gets ever longer because new  
buffers are added even if there are still lots of buffers enqueued

Not sure what could be done about (1). About (2), we should not fork  
a different process but let SoundPlayer do its thing. Perhaps  
something similar like StreamingMonoSound (or can we use this  
directly?). This should also solve (3).

Also, we should put up some visual representation, maybe a mini  
SoundRecorder without the recording controls, which should be simple  
once we use a proper StreamingSound.

One nice thing would be the ability to stream directly from a URL  
rather than from a file. Like, so we could make a  project that has a  
morph for each of the Looking Glass chapters and plays them directly  
from the web ...

- Bert -

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Philip Macpherson" <philipmac1 at gmail.com>
> Date: June 30, 2007 6:33:34  GMT+02:00
> To: library at lists.laptop.org
> Subject: Re: Speex encoded audiobooks
> Here's the links to four audiobooks I've uploaded:
> http://www.archive.org/details/BlackBeautyLibrivoxSpeex
> http://www.archive.org/details/LookingGlassLibrivoxSpeex
> http://www.archive.org/details/DotKangarooLibrivoxSpeex
> http://www.archive.org/details/TreasureIslandLibrivoxSpeex
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