daisy-player

daisy-player(1)             Linux Reference Manual             daisy-player(1)



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

SYNOPSIS
       daisy-player [directory_with_a_Daisy-structure |
       Daisy_book_in_ZIP_format] [-c cdrom_device] [-d ALSA_sound_device]
       [-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 ALSA_sound_device
              Daisy-player will play on this sound device. Default is "hw:0".

       -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
              move cursor to the next item

       cursor up
              move cursor to the previous item

       cursor right
              skip to next phrase

       cursor left
              skip to previous phrase

       page-down
              view next screen

       page-up
              view previous screen

       enter  Start playing

       space  pause/resume playing

       home   play on normal speed

       /      search for a label

       d      store current item to disk

       D      decrease playing speed

       e      stop playing and eject

       f      find the currently playing item and place the cursor there

       g (DAISY-CD)
              go to page number (if any)

       g (Audio-CD)
              go to time in this song (MM:SS)

       h or ? give this help

       j      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

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

FILES
       ~/.daisy-player/
              This directory contains the bookmarks. 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, each on a own line.

       ~/.daisy-player.rc
              This file contains the name of the desired audio device and the
              desired playing speed.

SEE ALSO
       cddbget(1), unar(1)

AUTHOR
       Jos Lemmens <jos@jlemmens.nl>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C)2003-2014 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



daisy-player-8.5.1              04 January 2014                daisy-player(1)