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

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Wed Dec 9 09:26:44 CET 2009

Am 09.12.09 08:55 schrieb "august" unter <august at alien.mur.at>:

>> 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
> Roman,
> 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?

Sorry, if this sounded like a rant. [readanysf~] is really handy. Thanks for
writing it. 

Usually, if people want to have write access to svn, they ask on pd-dev list
and after the usual 'period of objection' one of the devs can grant you



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