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Python API

One of the generated glue interfaces for SoLoud is the Python API.

All of the existing interfaces can be used via the Python API, but features that require extending SoLoud are not available.

Using the Python API

The glue file soloud.py can be found under the "glue" directory.

Include the SoLoud DLL and soloud.py in the same directory as your python files, and use


import soloud

to include SoLoud to your project.

Python API Example

The Python API mirrors the c++ API.

If the c++ API functions have default parameters, the same function in the python API will also have default parameters.

As an example, here's a simple example in the C++ api:


SoLoud::Soloud soloud;
SoLoud::Speech speech;

speech.setText("Hello c++ api");

soloud.init(SoLoud::Soloud::CLIP_ROUNDOFF |
            SoLoud::Soloud::ENABLE_VISUALIZATION)

soloud.setGlobalVolume(4);
soloud.play(speech);

// ...

soloud.deinit();

Converted to the Python API, this becomes:


import soloud

audiolib = soloud.Soloud()
speech = soloud.Speech()

speech.set_text("Hello Python api")

audiolib.init(audiolib.CLIP_ROUNDOFF | 
              audiolib.ENABLE_VISUALIZATION)

audiolib.set_global_volume(4)
audiolib.play(speech)

# ...

audiolib.deinit()

For cleanup, the code generator produces three functions: close, destroy and quit. All of these perform the exact same function, and it doesn't matter which you choose.

Alternatively, you can use the SoLoud objects with the "with" syntax, which also handles cleanup, for example:


with Soloud() as audiolib:
    audiolib.init()
    # ...
    

Here's a slightly longer example:


from soloud import *

with Soloud() as audiolib:
    audiolib.init()
    audiolib.set_global_volume(10)

    speech = Speech()

    flanger = FlangerFilter()
    speech.set_filter(0, flanger)

    t = "Hello Python (OOP) World!"
    speech.set_text(t)
    print(t)
    audiolib.play(speech)

    print "Enter text to speak (empty string quits)"
    while t != "":
        t = raw_input(": ")
        speech.set_text(t);
        audiolib.play(speech);

    speech.close()

print "Bye"

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