[racket] play-sound

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Mon Nov 29 12:29:23 EST 2010

On Nov 29, 2010, at 9:25 AM, John Clements wrote:

> On Nov 29, 2010, at 1:37 AM, synx wrote:
>> Sound isn't really the forté of windowing applications. I'm not sure why
>> "play-sound" is in there at all. But to be more helpful, do you have
>> "portaudio" support? You could try using the planet package for that:
>> http://planet.racket-lang.org/display.ss?package=rsound.plt&owner=clements
>> (require (planet clements/rsound:1))
>> http://www.portaudio.com/
>> I haven't tried it yet. Can supposedly play 16-bit PCM though!
> Thanks for the link.  Be aware that the most recent version (1 10) works only with extremely recent versions of DrRacket.  Version (1 9) is fairly robust, though.

I should also mention that the proposed use (playing multiple simultaneous sounds asynchronously) is probably not a good fit for the current API, in that playing a sound interrupts an already-playing sound.  This works well for introductory students, but sounds like it's not what you're looking for.

Let's call that a feature request.


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