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Re: Sound in Emacs

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Sound in Emacs
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:44:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Jan D." <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden skrev 2011-10-03 23:04:
>> And we also of course have EMMS. The thing, though, is that it is pretty
>> seamless to just use an external binary to play the sound, unlike having
>> to start an external binary to watch an image. So my vote would be on
>> improving EMMS.
> If you just are out to get a more fancy beep, starting a new external
> binary for every beep may not be so seamless.

As Emacs' `(beep)' does not work on Kubuntu 10.10, my .emacs contains

  (setq ring-bell-function
        (lambda ()
          (call-process "beep" nil 0 nil "-f" "400" "-l" "100")))

Although the `beep' executable is as lightweight as it can possibly be,
the results are far from perfect. For instance

(sit-for 0.1)

usually makes two audible beeps, but often only one beep is
perceived. On the machines where Emacs' (beep) works, there is no such

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