I was looking into your choreo program and had one question. With the music function, when you set up the looping, does this actually edit the wav/mp3 file? (Will this change my data in any way? Or is just just a function of the media player?)
The CSDS program does not modify the mp3 (or other audio file) file in any way.
The CSDS program has it's own music database which contains information on
each audio file. This includes
the audio file pathname, the record label, the record number, flags (e.g.,
patter, singing call, round, line, holiday), the tempo, the length of the
music, comments, the pathname of an associated cue sheet, and loop start
time and loop end time.
You enter appropriate values for the loop start time and loop end time.
This should be done once for each tune that you wish to be used as patter.
The program assists you in doing this. Basically, you play the music, and
click a button when the music reaches the desired start and end times. You
may then edit each time value if necessary. The program allows you to test
the loop by starting the music 5 seconds before the end loop time.
When the program plays a patter audio file, it starts at the beginning of
the file. The CSDS program
then continually queries the music player (either the Microsoft Windows
Media Player or WinAmp), and
when the music time exceeds the end loop time, the program sends a command
to the music player to reset
the time to the start loop time. In this manner, the CSDS program controls
the looping. There is
a checkbox that can be unchecked to stop (or re-start) the looping while the
music is playing.
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