ALSA aplay wrapper for Node.js
This module was initially intended to provide basic audio capabilities in the Raspbian distribution of Debian on a Raspberry Pi platform. Node-aplay should however work on any Debian/Ubuntu system providing ALSA support has been installed.
ALSA stands for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture. It is a suite of hardware drivers, libraries and utilities which provide audio and MIDI functionality for the Linux operating system.
aplay is a simple native ALSA wav player.
Before we start the real work, please update the system.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
If you are running on Raspberry Pi, please update Raspbian
Install ALSA for audio playback
sudo apt-get install alsa-base alsa-utils
USB Audio on Raspberry Pi
If you are planning on using a USB audio on Raspberry Pi you will need to set your USB audio device as the default device.
Edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and replaced the line:
options snd-usb-audio index=-2
With the followin lines:
options snd-usb-audio index=0 nrpacks=1 options snd-bcm2835 index=-2
After a reboot of your Raspberry Pi
Should output the following:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: XXXX [XXXX], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Your device volume will be set to 0 by default. Use the ALSA mixer to adjust the volume using your arrow keys:
var Sound = ;// fire and forget:'/path/to/the/file/filename.wav';// with ability to pause/resume:var music = '/path/to/the/file/filename.wav';music;;;// you can also listen for various callbacks:music;
It's simple as that.