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Re: [Swftools-common] wav2swf

From: John Francis Lee
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] wav2swf
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 14:05:06 +0700
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Chris Pugh wrote:
Hi John,

Sounds like your original .wav file is corrupt in some way.  Is it?
Does it play normally otherwise?  If so, in what?  Which program
was used to create it, and what codec format has been used?

I don't know that it was 'corrupt', it did play in audacity and in totem movie player, which is what pops up if I double clicked the file on my ubuntu machine, but it would not play well in audacious... I used the gnome sound recorder to create it, choosing simply '.wav' format. I had thought that the gnome sound recorder was just a gui for sox, but it is not...



for a confusing array!

I've spared myself more confusion thus far... perhaps I'll have a look at this point.

How about posting the offending audio file for testing?

I had done so... but no point now that I've found my problem...

On another tack entirely, why convert the wav to swf
in the first place?

I wanted to have an .swf file play when I clicked on an imagemap, and that's what happens, now that I'm able to use wav2awf to make an .swf from the .wav... but my browser, firefox, goes to a blank page when it does so... which defeats my original purpose.

Finally, if you don't already use it, Sox,


is one of the best audio manipulation suites around.
It may help you considerably.

Yes. I had thought that sox was the undergirding of gnome sound recorder but it is not. In fact sox was not even installed on my system!

After I installed sox I played the offending .wav file using sox and, after playing the file, sox commented that the file was missing an EOF.

So I used sox to make another .wav file from the original... and sox supplied the missing EOF... and wav2swf no longer choked but simply told me that I had not compiled it with streaming .mp3 support... which I then did... and now wav2swf performs just as advertised and creates the .swf! But it doesn't play as I imagined it would... in the "backgound" with the page with the imagemap remaining in view.



So thanks for the help!

Do you have any idea how I might accomplish my original aim, which is to have the page with the imagemap remain while the .wav /.mp3 /.swf /.whatever file plays when clicked?

I also had not realized that you must explicitly include the address of the list when replying to a posting... so now a I have done so.

2009/7/18 John Francis Lee <address@hidden>:

I'm trying to make an .swf file from a .wav file so that I can click on a
face in a photo with an associated imagemap and hear the contents of the
.wav file.

But when I type.

 address@hidden:$ wav2swf -o welcome-adiphong.swf welcome-adiphong.wav
 wav_read: warning - short file (2146398192 bytes missing)
 Out of memory (2147418112 bytes needed)FATAL   Error reading

The man page doesn't give much guidance and the only thing I find at the
wiki is the man page. Going to the home page itself is uninformative as
there are no further links from there.

Any help appreciated.

John Francis Lee
1025/37 Thanon Jet Yod
Mueang Chiangrai 57000

John Francis Lee
1025/37 Thanon Jet Yod
Mueang Chiangrai 57000

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