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Section - -31- Netscape 1.1S (the custom SGI version) says it can't find 'soundplayer'. What should I do?

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Date: 23 Sep 1995 00:00:01 EST

  'soundplayer' is a new tool which has not yet become part of IRIX
  proper.  Bryan James <bryanj@spiff.esd.sgi.com> describes several ways
  to deal with its absence:

  - Get Webforce (an extra-cost product) or Digital Media Tools 5.5
    (free from
    http://www.sgi.com/Products/Evaluation/dmedia/dmedia.html), both of
    which include soundplayer. Both require IRIX 5.3.

  - 'sfplay' is part of standard IRIX and handles almost all of the same
    audio formats as does 'sfplay'. Edit the file
    /usr/local/lib/netscape/mailcap and replace every instance of the
    word "soundplayer" with "sfplay".

    'sfplay' does NOT handle mpeg audio bitstreams (.mp2) like those
    from the Internet Underground Music Archive site. Get 'maplay', an
    MPEG audio file player, from
    ftp://ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de/incoming/maplay1_2/; you can get the C++
    source code (maplay1_2.tar.Z) and compile it yourself or just get
    the IRIX binary (maplay_indigo.Z). (See also Doug Cook's audio apps
    list, referenced in the misc FAQ.) After you've set up 'maplay',
    edit /usr/local/lib/netscape/mailcap, find the line beginning with
    "audio/x-mpeg" and replace the word "soundplayer" with "maplay" on
    that line only.

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