question about mp3 files, and screen readers

Littlefield, tyler compgeek13 at
Tue Feb 6 07:45:48 EST 2007

thanks, I'll get it installd. :)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Doug Sutherland <doug at>
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux. <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 12:32 AM
Subject: Re: question about mp3 files, and screen readers

> Yes, mplayer supports many different codecs, its even can
> play windows formats. Download page is here:
> I usually install the binary codecs first then build it from
> source but I see fedora rpms there also. You need to
> install the binary codecs first then install the program.
> Mplayer is actually a movie player, it can play all sorts
> of audio formats:
> MPEG layer 1, 2, and 3 (MP3) audio
> AC3/A52 (Dolby Digital) audio (software or SP/DIF)
> AAC (MPEG-4 audio)
> WMA (DivX Audio) v1, v2
> WMA 9 (WMAv3), Voxware audio, etc (using x86 DLLs)
> RealAudio: COOK, SIPRO, ATRAC3 (using Real libraries)
> RealAudio: DNET and older codecs
> QuickTime: Qclp, Q-Design QDMC/QDM2, MACE 3/6 (using QT libraries), ALAC
> Ogg Vorbis audio
> VIVO audio (g723, Vivo Siren) (using x86 DLL)
> alaw/ulaw, (ms)gsm, pcm, *adpcm and other simple old audio formats
> All of those plus a bunch of video formats also!
> See the supported list here
>   -- Doug
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