Audio

Audio(1.0)                                                          Audio(1.0)



NAME
       Audio - the AfterStep Audio module

SYNOPSIS
       Audio is spawned by afterstep, so no command line invocation will work.
       From within the .steprc file, Audio is spawned as follows:

       Module Audio

       or from within an afterstep pop-up menu:

       Popup "Module-Popup"
            Title     "Modules"
            Module    "Wharf"        Wharf
            Module    "FvwmIdentify" FvwmIdent
            Module    "Audio"        Audio
            Module    "Pager"        Pager 0 3
       EndPopup

DESCRIPTION
       The Audio module communicates with the AfterStep window manager to bind
       audio sounds to window manager actions. Different audio queues may be
       assigned to any window manager action. Audio can be used with any
       independent audio player, and therefore requires no special audio
       library APIs of its own. Simple in its design, it merely binds the
       audio filenames to particular actions and forks off the audio player
       program with the appropriate filename when that action occurs.

       Audio can also have builtin support for the rplay library.


CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
       Audio reads the same .steprc file as afterstep(1) reads when it starts
       up, and looks for certain configuration options:


       *AudioPlayCmd /usr/bin/X11/demos/auplay
              This determines the independent audio player program that will
              actually play the sounds.  If the play command is set to
              builtin-rplay then the builtin rplay support will be used.  For
              example:

              *AudioPlayCmd builtin-rplay


       *AudioDir /usr/lib/sounds
              Specifies the directory to look for the audio files.  This
              option is ignored when rplay is used.


       *AudioDelay 5
              Specifies that sound events will only be played if they occur at
              least 5 seconds after the previous event.  Sounds events that
              occur during the delay period are ignored.  This option is
              useful if you don't want several sounds playing at the same
              time.  The default delay is 0 which disables the audio delay.


       *AudioRplayHost hostname
              Specifies what host the sounds will play on.  The hostname can
              also be an environment variable such as $HOSTDISPLAY.  This
              option is only valid with builtin rplay support.


       *AudioRplayPriority 0
              Specifies what priority will be assigned to the sounds when they
              are played.  This option is only valid with builtin rplay
              support.


       *AudioRplayVolume 127
              Specifies what volume will be assigned to the sounds when they
              are played.  This option is only valid with builtin rplay
              support.


       *Audio window-manager_action audio_filename
              Binds particular window manager actions to sound queues.

              *Audio startup TaDa.au
              *Audio shutdown Elvis_Left.au
              *Audio unknown doh.au
              *Audio add_window drip.au
              *Audio raise_window swoosh.au
              *Audio lower_window swoosh.au
              *Audio focus_change boing.au
              *Audio destroy_window explosion.au
              *Audio iconify ploop.au
              *Audio deiconify ploop.au
              *Audio toggle_paging fwop.au
              *Audio new_page beam_trek.au
              *Audio new_desk beam_trek.au
              *Audio configure_window huh.au
              *Audio window_name beep.au
              *Audio icon_name beep.au
              *Audio res_class beep.au
              *Audio res_name beep.au
              *Audio end_windowlist twang.au


INVOCATION
       The invocation method was shown in the synopsis section. No command
       line invocation is possible. Audio must be invoked by the afterstep
       window manager.


BUGS
COPYRIGHTS
       This module is a port of the FvwmAudio module to AfterStep by Frank
       Fejes. The concept for interfacing this module to the Window Manager,
       is original work by Robert Nation.

       Copyright 1996, Frank Fejes.  Copyright 1994, Mark Boyns and Mark
       Scott. No guarantees or warranties or anything are provided or implied
       in any way whatsoever. Use this program at your own risk. Permission to
       use this program for any purpose is given, as long as the copyright is
       kept intact.


AUTHORS
       Frank Fejes <frank@ssax.com> -- application

       Dan Weeks <dan@mango.sfasu.edu> -- man page



3rd Berkeley Distribution        October 1996                       Audio(1.0)