Monday, February 22, 2016

SID Player for BlackBerry 10

Looks like I've been neglecting my blog again... well, let us do something about that.

I've been planning on doing a SID player for a long long time already for BB10 devices but been a bit scary of doing the low-level audio stuff. No need for such under Linux devices thanks to gstreamer but BB10 does not come with a easy to extend media framework, you need to do everything yourself pretty much.

Got inspired to do something about it a couple of days ago and started with a simple test application using libsidplayfp and QAudioOutput. Works. So next was to use QSA instead as QAudioOutput is not supported on BB10. Turned out to be quite easy (thanks to my effort to get espeak-ng speaking).

A quick demo of my work in progress SID Player for BlackBerry 10