[sdlsound] play MP3 using mad library ?

Yen-Ju Chen yjchenx at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 14 14:23:39 EDT 2002

>From: Corona688 <tsm at accesscomm.ca>
>Reply-To: sdlsound at icculus.org
>To: sdlsound at icculus.org
>Subject: Re: [sdlsound] play MP3 using mad library ?
>Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 12:05:14 -0600
>Yen-Ju Chen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >   I try the MP3 playback of SDL_sound
> >   and both SMPEG and the internal mpglib don't play some MP3 files
> >   recorded from RealOne player.
> >   mpglib complain they are "Free Format",
> >   SMPEG simply doesn't work.
> >   And I found the mad library offer better MP3 playback,
> >   (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mad/,
> >    http://www.mars.org/home/rob/proj/mpeg/)
> >   and the demo player of mad library can easy play these MP3 files.
> >   Does SDL_sound ever consider using mad library to support MP3 files ?
> >
> >   Yen-Ju
> >
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>It'd be nice to use the MAD library for these reasons and some others, but
>there's one problem;  we're licensed under the les-strict LGPL, while MAD's
>licensed under the ordinary GPL.  In order to use it in our library, we'd
>need to get them to sign a GPL exception for us specifically.

  Oh! It's too bad that SDL_sound can't use mad library
  only because the license problem. :(
  Anyway, thanx for the answer.


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