[PD] How to access audio files from disk randomly?

august august at alien.mur.at
Wed Dec 9 08:55:39 CET 2009

> On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 11:47 +0000, James Dunn wrote:
> > Hi Roman,
> > 
> > I just installed readanysf~ again on my new install of Ubuntu 9.10 and
> > had no problems. Obviously you need gavl and gmerlin-avdecode. I also
> > had to install libgmerlin0. 
> > It doesn't return the number of channels but you can specify a number
> > (default is 2) and it will upmix or downmix all channels accordingly.
> > I don't know about the iostream.h error.
> Thank you a lot. Your help shed quite some light on many issues I
> encountered with getting readanysf~ running.
> I was wrongly assuming, that I find the newest version in Pd svn.
> However, in the svn version, there is no mention of the version
> whatsoever. The mention of flext and the lack of mention of gmerlin made
> it finally clear, that this likely is a very old version. On [1] I could
> find a more recent version, which is most likely the one you were
> referring to. Compiling gmerlin_avdecoder was also very difficult, at
> least on ubuntu 9.10 (haven't tried on another OS). I tried four
> different versions (including a current cvs checkout) and when doing
> 'make' all failed with different errors. From googling around a bit, it
> seems, that the version of gcc shipped with ubuntu 9.10 (4.4.1) is
> pretty picky. I just commented out the offending lines in the source
> code (yeah, this is crude, but i didn't know what else to do) and
> finally it compiled. After all, [readanysf~] compiled and loads. You
> must be lucky or smart and i must be dumb or i made something terribly
> wrong. 
> @August (or any dev who took over the maintenance of readanysf~):
> Would it be possible to check in the new sources of readanysf~? I mean,
> if there is no reason for not having them there. Thanks!
> Roman
> [1]: http://aug.ment.org/readanysf/download.php


	Sorry for the hassle.  I don't really have access to the PD svn.  However,
	I'm sure I could be given access.    Who can do that?  


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