[Alsaplayer-devel] 2 alsaplayer daemons running simultaneously

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Jan 19 10:09:54 GMT 2010

On 01/19/2010 07:10 AM, Stefanos Kourtis wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering if I could somehow start 2 alsaplayer daemons and
> control them separately from the command line. What I want to do is dj
> using only command line tools. The idea is to write a shell script that
> launches two alsaplayer daemons that can be controlled independently,
> then use a MIDI library to translate what comes in from /dev/midi to
> commands and forward them to one of the two daemons. Eventually, I'm
> hoping I'll be able to use a headless setup for djing with my laptop.
> Can this be done? If not, any possible alternatives?

This can be done but it may not be necessary.

Have you looked at mixx and xwax?


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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