- player for DAISY Digital Talking Books or Audio-CD's
daisy-player [directory_with_a_Daisy-structure |
Daisy_book_archive] [ -c cdrom_device] [-d pulseaudio_sound_device] [-h]
[ -i] [-n | -y]
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
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
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.
- One could also give a directory with a daisy structure as
argument to daisy-player.
- 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)
- Display this help and exit.
- Ignore reading of the bookmarks.
- Don't fetch cddb-information of an Audio-CD from the
- Fetch cddb-information of an Audio-CD from the
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.
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
- view next screen
- view previous screen
- Start playing
- pause/resume playing
- play on normal speed
- search for a label
- store current item to disk. (Take into account the selected
- decrease playing speed
- stop playing and eject
- find the currently playing item and place the cursor
- go to time in this item or song (MM:SS)
- G (DAISY-CD)
- go to page number (if any)
- give this help
- just play current item and place a "J" at the
- switch to next level
- switch to previous level
- search forewards
- search backwards
- select next output sound device
- place a bookmark
- quit daisy-player. The playing-point will be saved
- stop playing
- increase playing speed
- increase playback volume (beware of Clipping)
- decrease playback volume
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.
- Daniel Veillard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- for the XML2 library.
- Robert Leslie <email@example.com>
- for the MPEG audio decoder (madplay).
- Chris Bagwell
- for sox.
Kim Nilsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- 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.
- This file, in XML-format, contains the name of the desired
audio device and the desired playing speed.
Jos Lemmens <email@example.com>
Copyright (C)2003-2017 Jos Lemmens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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