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sfront - MPEG 4 Structured Audio decoder.
This manual page documents briefly the sfront command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a general manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the HTML format; see below. sfront is a program that compiles MPEG 4 Structured Audio (MP4-SA) bitstreams into efficient C programs that generate audio when executed. It supports real-time, low-latency audio input/output and MIDI input from soundcards. You must compile the C file generated after sfront execution with a C compiler, and execute the resulting program to get the audio output.
A summary of the most important options is included below. For a complete description, see the HTML manual. -help Show summary of all of the options. -o c_file Write the C output to the file c_file -bit mp4_file Use the MPEG4 binary file mp4_file as input file. -bitc mp4_file Use the MPEG4 binary file mp4_file as input file. Skip its streaming data. -orc orchestra_file Use the textual SAOL file orchestra_file as orchestra input file. -sco score_file Use the textual SASL file score_file as score input file. -sstr score_file Use the stream-encoded SASL file score_file as score input file. -midi midi_file Use the MIDI file midi_file as score input file. -mstr midi_file Use the streamed MIDI file midi_file as score input file.
On Debian systems you can find the sfront related documentation in /usr/share/doc/sfront/html/index.html. Included there are: The Sfront Reference Manual by John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek. The MPEG-4 Structured Audio Book by John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek.
This manual page was written by Enrique Robledo Arnuncio <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian system (but may be used by others). May 14, 2002 SFRONT(1)