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


       daisy-player [directory_with_a_Daisy-structure |
       Daisy_book_archive] [-c cdrom_device] [-d pulseaudio_sound_device] [-h]
       [-i] [-n | -y]


       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-

       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.


              One could also give a directory with a daisy structure as argument to daisy-player.

              One could also give a file in ZIP-format with a daisy  structure  as   argument  to

       -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. Be sure the user is a member of the group cdrom.

       -d pulseaudio_sound_device
              Daisy-player will play on this sound device. Default is "0". (The first soundcard).
              Be sure the user is a member of the group audio.

       -h     Display this help and exit.

       -i     Ignore reading of the bookmarks.

       -n     Don't fetch cddb-information of an Audio-CD from the internet.

       -y     Fetch cddb-information of an Audio-CD from the internet.


       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.


       Daisy-player recognizes the following keyboard-commands:

       cursor down,2
              move cursor to the next item

       cursor up,8
              move cursor to the previous item

       cursor right,6
              skip to next phrase

       cursor left,4
              skip to previous phrase

              view next screen

              view previous screen

       enter  Start playing

              pause/resume playing

       home,* play on normal speed

       /      search for a label

       d      store current item to disk. (Take into account the selected level)

       D,-    decrease playing speed

       e,.    stop playing and eject

       f      find the currently playing item and place the cursor there

       g      go to time in this item or song (MM:SS)

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

       h,?    give this help

       j,5    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

       V,7    increase playback volume (beware of Clipping)

       v,1    decrease playback volume


       On some soundcards (especially onboard cards) the alsa driver only can play one file at  a
       time.  daisy-player  crashes sometimes on these cards. From this version on the pulseaudio
       sound-driver will be used instead. The pulseaudio sound system has no problems with  these

       I don't know how to play with pulseaudio in the C function sox_open_write (). For now, the
       external command sox will be used instead.

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


       Daniel Veillard <>
              for the XML2 library.

       Robert Leslie <>
              for the MPEG audio decoder (madplay).

       Chris Bagwell <>
              for sox.

       Kim Nilsson <>


              This  directory  contains  the bookmarks in XML-format. . 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.

              This  file,  in  XML-format,  contains the name of the desired audio device and the
              desired playing speed.


       cddbget(1), unar(1), eject(1), udisksctl(1), sox(1), pulseaudio(1)


       Jos Lemmens <>


       Copyright (C)2003-2018 Jos Lemmens <>

       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
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       Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA