daisy-player

Section: Linux Reference Manual (1)
Updated: 13 October 2017
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NAME

daisy-player - player for DAISY Digital Talking Books or Audio-CD's  

SYNOPSIS

daisy-player [directory_with_a_Daisy-structure |
Daisy_book_archive] [-c cdrom_device] [-d pulseaudio_sound_device] [-h]
[-i] [-n | -y]

 

DESCRIPTION

Daisy-player reads a Daisy-CD and plays the audio-files. DAISY versions 2.02 and 3 are currently supported, as well as volumes with multiple books.

Daisy-player also can play Audio-CD's and tries to get CD-information from a cddb-database.

A list of items on the Daisy-CD or Audio-CD will appear. Press <ENTER> to start playing. When reading of an item has finished, daisy-player will play the next item and the cursor will automatically skip to that item, so that an attached braille-terminal will display the name of that item.  

OPTIONS

directory_with_a_Daisy-structure
One could also give a directory with a daisy structure as argument to daisy-player.
Daisy_book_in_ZIP_format
One could also give a file in ZIP-format with a daisy structure as argument to daisy-player.
-c cdrom_device
Use DEVICE as the CD device. DEVICE is the device special file name of the CD-ROM device. The default is /dev/sr0.
-d pulseaudio_sound_device
Daisy-player will play on this sound device. Default is "0". (The first soundcard)
-h
Display this help and exit.
-i
Ignore reading of the bookmarks.
-n
Don't fetch cddb-information of an Audio-CD from the internet.
-y
Fetch cddb-information of an Audio-CD from the internet.
 

SCREEN

The name and version of this program and the name of the author will be displayed left aligned at the top of the screen. The name of the current loaded book will be displayed right aligned.

The second row of the screen will display the number of pages of the current loaded book (if any), the current selected level and the total number of levels, the total playing time, the current displayed screen and the total number of screens.

The next rows will display the title of the item, the first page of the item within brackets (if there are pages) and the playing time. Items in higher levels will be indented. (Three spaces each level.) When "just playing this item" is active, a "J" will be viewed at the first column of that item.  

CONTROL KEYS

Daisy-player recognizes the following keyboard-commands:
cursor down,2
move cursor to the next item
cursor up,8
move cursor to the previous item
cursor right,6
skip to next phrase
cursor left,4
skip to previous phrase
page-down,3
view next screen
page-up,9
view previous screen
enter
Start playing
space,0
pause/resume playing
home,*
play on normal speed
/
search for a label
d
store current item to disk. (Take into account the selected level)
D,-
decrease playing speed
e,.
stop playing and eject
f
find the currently playing item and place the cursor there
g
go to time in this item or song (MM:SS)
G (DAISY-CD)
go to page number (if any)
h,?
give this help
j,5
just play current item and place a "J" at the first column.
l
switch to next level
L
switch to previous level
n
search forewards
N
search backwards
o
select next output sound device
p
place a bookmark
q
quit daisy-player. The playing-point will be saved as bookmark.
s
stop playing
U,+
increase playing speed
V,7
increase playback volume (beware of Clipping)
v,1
decrease playback volume
 

NOTES

On some soundcards (especially onboard cards) the alsa driver only can play one file at a time. daisy-player crashes sometimes on these cards. From this version on the pulseaudio sound-driver will be used instead. The pulseaudio sound system has no problems with these cards.

I don't know how to play with pulseaudio in the C function sox_open_write (). For now, the external command sox will be used instead.

When playing an Audio-CD skip-left and skip-right react a little late. The same for commands like 'U', 'D' and HOME.  

THANKS TO

Daniel Veillard <daniel@veillard.com>
for the XML2 library.
Robert Leslie <rob@mars.org>
for the MPEG audio decoder (madplay).
Chris Bagwell <cbagwell@users.sourceforge.net>
for sox.

Kim Nilsson <kim.nilsson@no-substitute.com>  

FILES

~/.daisy-player/
This directory contains the bookmarks in XML-format. . Each file has the name of the book and contains the name of the current item, the start-time of that item and the current level.
~/.daisy-player.xml
This file, in XML-format, contains the name of the desired audio device and the desired playing speed.
 

SEE ALSO

cddbget(1), unar(1), eject(1), udisksctl(1), sox(1)  

AUTHOR

Jos Lemmens <jos@jlemmens.nl>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C)2003-2017 Jos Lemmens <jos@jlemmens.nl>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program (see the file COPYING); if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SCREEN
CONTROL KEYS
NOTES
THANKS TO
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
COPYRIGHT

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