Sunday, 27 January 2008

Oh flying spaghetti monster, music students need a tempo slider plugin for Totem!

Kids studying music often benefit from slowed down audio playback when studying. I'd love to see a Totem tempo plugin, with a slider to control playback speed. The building blocks are there:
For whoever implements this, there might be a tiny advance on heaven's beer volcanoes at FOSDEM...

5 comments:

Fredo said...

I once started developing an audio player with pitch control, mainly for interview transcription. And I really like the concept of the gstreamer pitch plugin, but it had some serious flaws the last time I tried it.

I just discovered that in the last 3 days there has been some traffic in the CVS regarding the pitch plugin, so maybe it's a good time to try it out again.

Mark Van den Borre said...

Fredo, I had the same experience, but it seems to work fairly well now, even with the latest packaged version in ubuntu.

P.S. Would you be interested in developing a totem plugin?

Fredo said...

Mark, I'm sorry, I'm just too busy atm. There are some pet projects that need some love, and I need to dive into python packaging...

But it would in deed be worth to think about developing a totem plugin first before writing a whole new audio player. So if noone picks up this task, I might look into it one time in the future. Hopefully, the python bindings of totem will then be better documented...

Fredo said...

I know it’s been ages since this post was written, but I did now actually find the time and means to work on something related. I chose to implement it in a separate audio player instead of a Totem plugin, but it’s actually working.

If you still happen to be interested in this kind of stuff, you might take a look at https://launchpad.net/transcribe and let me know what you think.

Mark Van den Borre said...

Fredo, I'll be checking this out soon, and I'll send you my feedback. Thanks a lot!