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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 audio_device:audio_type] [-h]
       [-i] [-T] [-n | -y] [-v]


       Daisy-player  reads  a  Daisy-CD and plays the audio-files.  DAISY versions 2.02 and 3 are
       currently supported, as well as media with multiple books. (discinfo)

       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 an archive with a daisy structure as  argument to daisy-player.
              Many  archive-formats  are  supported  like  .tar.gz  or  .zip. The archive will be
              unpacked using the "unar"-utility.

       -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 audio_device:audio_type
              Daisy-player  will play on this sound device of given audio_type. The value must be
              of the form "audio_device:audio_type". Example: "-d default:alsa",  "hw:0:alsa"  or
              "0:pulseaudio".  This  option overrules the value in the ~/.daisy-player.xml config
              file. Be sure the user is a member of the group "audio".

       -h     Display this help and exit.

       -i     Ignore reading of the bookmarks.

       -T     Do not display the time passing during playback.

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

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

       -v     Be more verbose, so one can se what's going on while initializing.


       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  that  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 10 seconds forwards

       cursor left,4
              skip 10 seconds backwards

              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

       m      mute sound on/off

       n      search forewards

       N      search backwards

       o      select  next  output  sound  device. The volume levels and the "mute" states of all
              cards ar shown and can be altered

       p      place a bookmark

       q      quit daisy-player. The playing-point will be saved as bookmark.

       s      stop playing

       T      display the time passing during playback on/off

       U,+    increase playing speed

       v,1    decrease playback volume

       V,7    increase playback volume (beware of Clipping)


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

       A  DAISY  2.02-medium  normally  contains  a  single  book. If more than one DAISY book is
       provided on the same medium, each book is stored in a separate folder (directory)  of  its
       own.  In  the  root  of the CD, DVD, or other media a file called discinfo.html is created
       that     contains     links     to     all     books     on     the     medium.       (See

       A  DAISY  3-book  has  two index-files for navigation, a NCX and an OPF file. Daisy-player
       tries to detemine which of these two files give the best result. But sometimes daisy-playr
       is  not  able  to make the best choice. When in doubt use option "--N" to force the use of
       NCX or "-O" to force the OPF. This is only for DAISY format 3 books.


       Daniel Veillard <>
              for the XML2 library.

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

       Chris Bagwell <>

       Rob Sykes <>
              for the sox library.

       Kim Nilsson <>

       Lennart Poettering
              for pulseaudio.

       Colomban Wendling <>
              for some patches.


              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 current sink in the list  of  the  available
              sound  devices,  the  desired playing speed, the current cdrom-device and wether or
              not to fetch cddb-information.


       cddbget(1),  unar(1),  eject(1),   udisksctl(1),   pulseaudio(1),   pactl(1),   amixer(1),
       alsamixer(1), usermod(8)


       Jos Lemmens <>


       Copyright (C)2003-2021 Jos Lemmens <>

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