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Old 06-04-2006, 01:56 AM   #1
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How to write C Code to play MP3 files using Open sound System programming Under Linux

Hi, Everyone

I want to play a MP3 file through a C program.

I am using open sound system (OSS) programming under Linux Environment.

If anyone knows help me.

Old 06-04-2006, 07:13 PM   #2
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does this help?
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I think OSS is depreceated and ALSA is the current standard , the api's are well documented and the API is cool and easy to understand. Just a thought good luck any route u take.

S.Suresh Stephen.
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Alsa has OSS compatiblity that you can build into the kernel when you add alsa. As long as thats there a program that uses oss for sound will be compatible with alsa.

But if you are starting out then you probably want to just learn alsa instead of oss to be more compatible.


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