Re: Turning off a sound that you've started

Marc Andreessen (
Sat, 13 Nov 93 17:08:14 -0800

Steve Waterbury writes:
> Rich Wiggins writes:
> > ... Or if Mosaic doesn't have the ability to
> > kill a sound process it's spawned, is there a sound player for the Sun
> > that'll pop up a dialog box to let us stop the sound when we want to?
> In fact, I have been having Mosaic call the sound player in the Sun
> Xview deskset ($OPENWINHOME/bin/audiotool) to play sounds, and it's
> probably just what you want. (You can also "see" when the sound is
> finished, replay it, etc.) All you have to do is change the Mosaic
> X resource XMosaic*audioPlayerCommand from showaudio to audiotool
> (with the appropriate path, of course).
> I have to admit, I haven't set up showaudio on my machine, so it was
> actually out of laziness that I was using the built-in Sun tool ...
> it's nice for the control, but has the somewhat annoying behavior
> that a new instance of the audiotool pops up every time you play a
> sound, even if there is already an audiotool running -- it would be
> great if the one that was already running could be detected and used
> for any succeeding sounds! Perhaps this could be done with Sun's
> "Tool Talk" or something ... oh well, not high on _my_ to-do list! :-)
> Then again, the trouble with the audiotool is that it's a Sun
> proprietary thing ... I wonder if there is a PD tool along the same
> lines?

Try 'xplaygizmo', (if you can get through :-),
/Mosaic/misc. It was built to provide a simple GUI for external
viewers, like sound players.