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NAME

       SDL::Mixer - Sound and music functions

CATEGORY

       Mixer

CONSTANTS

       The constants are exported by default. You can avoid this by doing:

        use SDL::Mixer ();

       and access them directly:

        SDL::Mixer::MIX_DEFAULT_FREQUENCY;

       or by choosing the export tags below:

       Export tag: ':init'

        MIX_INIT_FLAC
        MIX_INIT_MOD
        MIX_INIT_MP3
        MIX_INIT_OGG

       Export tag: ':defaults'

        MIX_CHANNELS
        MIX_DEFAULT_FORMAT
        MIX_DEFAULT_FREQUENCY
        MIX_DEFAULT_CHANNELS
        MIX_MAX_VOLUME
        MIX_CHANNEL_POST

       Export tag: ':fading'

        MIX_NO_FADING
        MIX_FADING_OUT
        MIX_FADING_IN

       Export tag: ':type'

        MUS_NONE
        MUS_CMD
        MUS_WAV
        MUS_MOD
        MUS_MID
        MUS_OGG
        MUS_MP3
        MUS_MP3_MAD
        MUS_MP3_FLAC

       Export tag: ':format'

        AUDIO_U8
        AUDIO_S8
        AUDIO_U16LSB
        AUDIO_S16LSB
        AUDIO_U16MSB
        AUDIO_S16MSB
        AUDIO_U16
        AUDIO_S16
        AUDIO_U16SYS
        AUDIO_S16SYS

       Export tag: ':status'

        SDL_AUDIO_STOPPED
        SDL_AUDIO_PLAYING
        SDL_AUDIO_PAUSED

DESCRIPTION

       SDL::Mixer allows you to enable sound, alter music volume settings, and lets you play,
       pause and resume, as well as fading the sound and music in and out.

   Supported Formats
       The SDL Mixer library is a multi-channel audio mixer. It supports 8 channels of 16 bit
       stereo audio, and a single channel for music.

       You can use the channels to load samples (i.e. sound effects) in the following formats:

       ·   Microsoft WAVE files (WAV)

       ·   Creative Labs VOC files (VOC)

       ·   MIDI files (if compiled with Timidity)

       If you use MIDI, you should note that the process of mixing MIDI files to wave output is
       very CPU-intensive, so if playing regular WAVE files sound great, but playing MIDI files
       sound choppy, try using 8-bit audio, mono audio, or lower frequencies.

       The music channel can play the following formats:

       ·   AIFF

       ·   MOD (.mod .xm .s3m .669 .it .med and more - if compiled with libmikmod)

       ·   OggVorbis (.ogg - if compiled with ogg/vorbis libraries)

       ·   MP3 (if compiled with SMPEG or MAD libraries)

       ·   FLAC (if compiled with FLAC library)

METHODS

   init
        my $init_flags = SDL::Mixer::init( $flags );

       Loads dynamic libraries and prepares them for use. Flags should be one or more flags from
       init flags OR'd together.  It returns the flags successfully initialized, or 0 on failure.

       Example:

        use SDL::Mixer;

        my $init_flags = SDL::Mixer::init( MIX_INIT_MP3 | MIX_INIT_MOD | MIX_INIT_FLAC | MIX_INIT_OGG );

        print("We have MP3 support!\n")  if $init_flags & MIX_INIT_MP3;
        print("We have MOD support!\n")  if $init_flags & MIX_INIT_MOD;
        print("We have FLAC support!\n") if $init_flags & MIX_INIT_FLAC;
        print("We have OGG support!\n")  if $init_flags & MIX_INIT_OGG;

       Flags:

       ·   MIX_INIT_MP3

       ·   MIX_INIT_MOD

       ·   MIX_INIT_FLAC

       ·   MIX_INIT_OGG

       Note: Only available for SDL_mixer >= 1.2.10

   quit
        SDL::Mixer::quit();

       This function unloads the libraries previously loaded with init().

       Note: Only available for SDL_mixer >= 1.2.10

   linked_version
        $version = SDL::Mixer::linked_version();

       "linked_version" gives you the major-, minor-, and patchlevel for SDL_mixer. This way you
       can check if e.g. init() and quit() are available.

       Example:

        use SDL::Mixer;
        use SDL::Version;

        my $version = SDL::Mixer::linked_version();

        printf("%d.%d.%d\n", $version->major, $version->minor, $version->patch); # prints "1.2.8" for me

   open_audio
        my $audio_opened = SDL::Mixer::open_audio( $frequency, $format, $channels, $chunksize );

       "open_audio" will initialize SDL_mixer if it is not yet initialized, see note. SDL_mixer
       may not be able to provide the exact specifications your provided, however it will
       automatically translate between the expected format and the real one. You can retrieve the
       real format using query_spec.

       Returns 0 on success, -1 on error.

       Note: You must not use "AUDIO_S16", "AUDIO_U16", "AUDIO_S16LSB", or "AUDIO_U16LSB." They
       are not portable, and SDL will not return an error code when they fail. The result will be
       a horrible staticy noise. You can usually use "AUDIO_S16SYS", though not always. Future
       versions of SDL should take this parameter only as a hint, then read back the value that
       the OS (for example, OSS or ALSA) has chosen to use in case the desired audio type is not
       supported.

       Note: When already initialized, this function will not re-initialize SDL_mixer, nor fail.
       It will merely increment the number of times SDL::Mixer::close_audio must be called to
       actually get it to uninitialize. This serves as a very simplistic method for multiple
       application components to use SDL_mixer without necessitating a great deal of inter-
       component awareness. Be warned however that in such a situation, the latest components to
       initialize SDL_mixer will probably not get the SDL_mixer settings they're expecting.

       Example:

        use SDL;
        use SDL::Mixer;

        printf("Error initializing SDL_mixer: %s\n", SDL::get_error()) unless SDL::Mixer::open_audio(44100, AUDIO_S16, 2, 1024) == 0;

   close_audio
        SDL::Mixer::close_audio();

       Close the mixer and halting all playing audio. This function does not return anything.

   query_spec
        my @query_spec = @{ SDL::Mixer::query_spec() };

       Find out what the actual audio device parameters are.  This function returns 1 as first
       array element (status) if the audio has been opened, 0 otherwise.

       Example:

        use SDL::Mixer;

        my ($status, $freq, $format, $channels) = @{ SDL::Mixer::query_spec() };

        printf("%s, %s, %s, %s\n", $status, $freq, $format, $channels);

SEE ALSO

       perl, SDL::Mixer::Channels, SDL::Mixer::Effects, SDL::Mixer::Groups, SDL::Mixer::Music.

AUTHORS

       See "AUTHORS" in SDL.