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ethan (3163)

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Being a 25-year old chap living in the western-most town of Germany. Stuying communication and information science and being a huge fan of XS-related things.

Journal of ethan (3163)

Tuesday June 24, 2003
02:01 AM

Time for something new

[ #13029 ]

Lately I stumbled over Win32::SoundRec and immediately thought that roughly the same thing should exist for Linux, too. A quick scan over the CPAN revealed nothing so I started with Audio::OSS::Recorder.

Needless to say, I missed Audio::DSP altogether. This module even has a nicer interface than mine. The oddity though is that its author seems to have achieved tricks that did not work for me. Both his and my module are written in XS and naturally, recording from an OSS device will usually require doing a read(2). XSUB.h #defines read() to PerlIO_read() which expects a PerlIO* as first argument. Any attempts I have made to get rid of this annoying #define have failed so that I eventually did use the PerlIO interface (which fortunately does work, too, even though perlapio.pod claims that this is actually an fread which in my understanding should not properly work with device files because of buffering).

Audio::DSP is happily using a raw read and I now have to find out why I can't do that.

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