MP3 Playing in OpenAL
Posted 23 March 2004 - 11:57 AM
I need help once again :S
I read in the openAL guide and saw only wav files can be loaded... is there any way to load in mp3's as well...
I know FMOD does it... but havent really looked at it that much...
Posted 23 March 2004 - 05:14 PM
Posted 23 March 2004 - 05:28 PM
Why do you want to use mp3's? Theres a whole bunch of legal crap associated with mp3's, so if its for the file size aspect, then go with what anubis said and use ogg files. Ogg files are supported directly in OpenAL (currently in the Linux version, and soon to be in the win32 version. Dont know about the mac version etc.), and have just as good data compression and lossy-ness(!) as mp3's.
I can't think of why else someone would want to use mp3's, and yeah theres a raft of tutorials out there on ogg vorbis (2 on here, the ogg vorbis sdk docs). Google it...:)
Posted 23 March 2004 - 06:20 PM
thanks. There's no reason about the mp3s... just curiosity. I'm having a look for the Ogg thingy. Thanks again
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