[Gtk-sharp-list] Simple Audio Test - Gnome.Sound.Play method?

Sebastian Dröge slomo at circular-chaos.org
Tue Apr 22 09:06:15 EDT 2008

Am Dienstag, den 22.04.2008, 09:04 -0400 schrieb Adam Tauno Williams:
> > As far as I can tell from the GNOME docs
> > (http://library.gnome.org/devel/libgnome/stable/libgnome-gnome-sound.html)
> > and the parameter names in the GNOME# API
> > (http://www.go-mono.com/docs/monodoc.ashx?tlink=4@ecma%3a535%23Sound%2fM%2f3),
> > this GNOME sound API works by connecting to an ESD sound player
> > daemon. The Init method takes the hostname of this daemon. Normally
> > I'd expect that you'd use "localhost" for the local machine, unless
> > you want to play sound over the network :-)
> > Hence the following probably works:
> > Gnome.Sound.Init ("localhost");
> > Gnome.Sound.Play ("/home/user/test.wav");
> I believe it is supposed to be localhost unless the ESPEAKER  
> environment variable is defined.  ESPEAKER acts like DISPLAY, except  
> it is for audio.  This way users of thin-clients (like LTSP) get their  
> audio locally.  I haven't used it from Mono but it works quite well as  
> long as your network isn't choked.
> A nice behavior would be for Gnome.Sound to default to ESPEAKER or localhost.

Also please note, that the Gnome.Sound API is deprecated and modern
systems usually don't use ESD anymore.
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