scikit-sound - Documentation¶
scikit-sound is a library for working with sound files.
It is hosted under https://github.com/thomas-haslwanter/scikit-sound, and
contains two modules:
sounds : utuilies for working with sound data
misc : utilities for file- and directory selection, and for user-interaction
sounds has two classes:
The class Sounds lets you
sounds.Sound.read_sound()read in sounds from sound-files (WAV, etc).
sounds.Sound.generate_sound()generate sounds from numpy arrays.
sounds.Sound.get_info()show the corresponding information (sample rate, number of channels, etc.)
sounds.Sound.write_wav()write out sounds.
The class FFMPEG_info handles the detection of FFMPEG, and the config-information for Python:
The Python standard libraries and scipy provide good support for working with WAV files. If you also want to work with other file formats (MP3, AAC, etc), the easiest way is to install the open-source software FFMPEG on your computer. You can obtain FFMPEG for free from http://ffmpeg.org
For more information, please check the help on the method Sounds.sound()
The simplest way to install sksound is
>>> pip install scikit-sound
For upgrading to the latest version of sksound, you have to type
>>> pip install scikit-sound -U
However, you can also install from the source files. To do this, just go to the root directory of the package, and type
>>> python setup.py install
Note: After sksound is installed, I typically import it in Python with:
>>> import sksound
numpy, scipy, easygui, appdirs, pygame
The easiest way to test the package is with unittest. Open a terminal, and type (on the command-line!):
>>> cd [_your_installation_dir_]\sksound\tests >>> python -m unittest