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    Reinventing the wheel

    Carputers seem pretty cool so I thought Ill write one in C++ for windows (wanted to do it in linux but not developed anything with a GUI in linux :/

    Anyway im at the stage where I need to add audio and video into the project.

    What do people use?

    Alot of these apps seem to be written in vb presumably with activeX or other libarries containing video/audio components.

    Can anyone point me in the correct direction to sutible components?

    Thanks

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    I use: Media player 10, in the .net envirnment for audio/video
    You could use: Fmod, winamp or directx
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURDooM


    IntellaWorks I use: Media player 10, in the .net envirnment for audio/video
    You could use: Fmod, winamp or directx

    Rob Withey I'm using DirectShow for mine.
    Thanks guys. I did think of media player. Id not heard of Fmod. Hmm ill have a think

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    Fmod is used in a lot of video games. To be honest it would be pretty cool to see in a frontend because of the ability to control audio channels and streams.

    For example, if your thinking about voice recogition, you could have the audio lower itself on the passenger front/rear and driver rear speakers and stop on the driver front.

    Or for text-to-Speech do the same kind of thing. You could easily fade in and out of audio as well as cross fade songs.

    Fmod also runs WAY cheaper (cpu cycles) than winamp or WMP (Wmp being the worst of them all)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntellaWorks
    Fmod also runs WAY cheaper (cpu cycles) than winamp or WMP (Wmp being the worst of them all)
    This is true, but if you have visualization On, winamp will rape the CPU badly compare to wmp.
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    I use fmod for my Linux player. Fmod is very powerful and easy to use. Plus, its very easy to add filters (EQ, effects, etc..) and spectrum/waveform analyzer. My friend, who doesn't subscribe to this forum, uses mplayer for all of his audio and video. His frontend runs in Linux also.

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    Thanks again!

    Thats great guys exactly what I wanted to know.

    TheLlama: Have you got any pics of your software in action? I would like to use Freebsd as I could cut a distro down and produce a more custom app but I work with windows (developing industrial control software) so I find it easier and faster to get things implemented...

    IntellaWorks, I did want speech reconition and Fmod seems versatile and efficient! /me runs off to play with fmod

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    OMG how cool is fmod!

    Got an example working already, the documenation is excellant!

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