i'm afraid your solution will not permit to play different mp3's on different channels. if i have 4 mp3's playing at the same time they'll all go out on channel 1 and 2 since system output is stereo by default... :-(
On 11 oct. 07, at 13:46, robin.meier wrote:
> how can i play mp3 files in msp?
> i need to play multiple mp3 files synchronously and route the audio
> to different outputs on my motu828. i am limited to 1 machine
> (newly bought mac mini 10.4, qt7)
> - buffer~ / import : freezes interface when importing. audio
> playback not always stable whilst importing another buffer~ (maybe
> just on my machine?)
Another possibility would be to convert them first to aiff with QT or
so and then use sfplay~.
> i'm afraid your solution will not permit to play different mp3's on
> different channels. if i have 4 mp3's playing at the same time they'll
> all go out on channel 1 and 2 since system output is stereo by
> default... :-(
If you know in advance on which channels the mp3 should be played, it
is possible with QuickTime Pro to change the channel assignment.
2007/10/11, robin.meier :
> yeah, but that workaround won't help me. i got +30'000 mp3's to more or less randomly choose from.
> the import / buffer~ solution seems useless too. when importing, everything locks up and even playback is unstable. i would constantly need to import 4 mp3 files at the same time, 24/7...
> thanks for the help so far, further advice welcome!
2007/10/11, Alessandro Fogar :
> > alessandro, i don't know supercollider well enough. do you know of a way to play mp3's in sc?
> There's an extension in Supercollider to play mp3 but if you are new
> to Supercollider it could be not so easy to do what you want...
> I think that there's an MP3 player in lloopp (based on Max/Msp) but it
> use a sort of external quicktime application so probably you'll have
> the same problems, don't know enough about this.
> All the best
> Alessandro Fogar
only reason i'm mentioning this is because you put it in your list in the original post so...
the mspinky externals are grrreat for playing mp3's.
no delay in loading, output can be routed anywhere like any msp~ signal, can be controlled in many different ways, etc.
the guy that runs mspinky seems like a real amicable fellow, so you might can convince him to sell you the externals without the hardware at a discount, if they don't already offer that.