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Re: Playing sounds

by 1nickt (Monsignor)
on Nov 09, 2017 at 17:07 UTC ( #1203069=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Playing sounds


$player = Audio::Play::MPG123->new;
gives an error I don't understand:
open3: exec of mpg123 -R --aggressive failed

That shows that the perl wrapper Audio::Play::MPG123 is attempting to launch the system binary mpg123 and failing. Dollars gets you donuts it's because you don't have it installed.

On my Linux the command is:

$ sudo apt-get install mpg123 libmpg123-dev
... you'll have to find the equivalent for MacPorts or whatever package manger you are using.

When you read the docs for a module and it says something like:

"This is a frontend to the mpg123 player. It works by starting an external mpg123 process with the -R option and feeding commands to it."
... it's pretty likely that you'll need a system application.

Hope this helps!

The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

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