Josh Hunt Josh Hunt - 27 days ago 5
Python Question

Play audio with Python

How can I play audio (it would be like a 1 second sound) from a Python script?

It would be best if it was platform independent, but firstly it needs to work on a Mac.

I know I could just execute the

afplay file.mp3
command from within Python, but is it possible to do it in raw Python? I would also be better if it didn't rely on external libraries.

Answer

You can find information about Python audio here: http://wiki.python.org/moin/Audio/

It doesn't look like it can play .mp3 files without external libraries. You could either convert your .mp3 file to a .wav or other format, or use a library like PyMedia.