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An Application Program to Play a CD

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How difficult would it be to write a Python program that would play a
specific track on a CD from say 8 am to 6 pm each weekday on a PC's speaker,
and switch tracks each day? That is, what library capabilities might be able
to do that. Are they already available.

Extra points. Now imagine the same as above, but the program should answer a
phone and play the track for the day while someone is holding the call, or
would be given the option to connect to the operator, say, or listen to the
recording?

To get a bit specific, our science museum would like to buy the monthly set
of StarDate programs. Each program is about 2 minutes long and there's one
for every day of the month. There seems to be no such commercial software to
automate this process.
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Wayne Watson (Nevada City, CA)

Web Page: <speckledwithStars.net>
Mar 21 '08 #1
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I don't know of any Python specific stuff to do this, but have you
looked at Asterisk? I know it's quite configurable and allows you to
setup dial plans and route extensions and whatnot.

http://www.asterisk.org/

That's probably a better fit.

On 3/20/08, W. Watson <wo*********@invalid.comwrote:
How difficult would it be to write a Python program that would play a
specific track on a CD from say 8 am to 6 pm each weekday on a PC's speaker,
and switch tracks each day? That is, what library capabilities might be able
to do that. Are they already available.

Extra points. Now imagine the same as above, but the program should answer a
phone and play the track for the day while someone is holding the call, or
would be given the option to connect to the operator, say, or listen to the
recording?

To get a bit specific, our science museum would like to buy the monthly set
of StarDate programs. Each program is about 2 minutes long and there's one
for every day of the month. There seems to be no such commercial software to
automate this process.
--
Wayne Watson (Nevada City, CA)

Web Page: <speckledwithStars.net>

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http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
Mar 21 '08 #2

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Thanks for the link. I briefly looked at it, and it sure would be hard to
tell if it has application here. The material looks developer oriented. Your
short descriptions gives more insight than their home page. They aren't
exactly marketing driven; however, I'll give it a closer look. Maybe joining
the forum will reveal more about it.

Jeff McNeil wrote:
I don't know of any Python specific stuff to do this, but have you
looked at Asterisk? I know it's quite configurable and allows you to
setup dial plans and route extensions and whatnot.

http://www.asterisk.org/

That's probably a better fit.

On 3/20/08, W. Watson <wo*********@invalid.comwrote:
>How difficult would it be to write a Python program that would play a
specific track on a CD from say 8 am to 6 pm each weekday on a PC's speaker,
and switch tracks each day? That is, what library capabilities might be able
to do that. Are they already available.

Extra points. Now imagine the same as above, but the program should answer a
phone and play the track for the day while someone is holding the call, or
would be given the option to connect to the operator, say, or listen to the
recording?

To get a bit specific, our science museum would like to buy the monthly set
of StarDate programs. Each program is about 2 minutes long and there's one
for every day of the month. There seems to be no such commercial software to
automate this process.
--
Wayne Watson (Nevada City, CA)

Web Page: <speckledwithStars.net>

--
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
--
Wayne Watson (Nevada City, CA)

Web Page: <speckledwithStars.net>
Mar 21 '08 #3

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