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I tried to play a sound file not at the beginning but with an offset of 20 seconds.
 
I tried to play a sound file not at the beginning but with an offset of 20 seconds.

Latest revision as of 12:11, 28 November 2016

I tried to play a sound file not at the beginning but with an offset of 20 seconds.

The following way of setting an offset fails:

player = new QMediaPlayer(this);
player->setMedia(QUrl::fromLocalFile("myCoolSong.mp3"));
player->setVolume(50);
player->play(); // music can be heard
qDebug() << player->isSeekable(); // is always false
player->setPosition ( 20*1000 ); //does not work

It does not work because QMediaPlayer works asynchronously.

As soon as the seek operations are delayed everything works as intended. For example:

CoolPlayer::on_Button1_clicked()
{
 qDebug() << player->isSeekable(); // true
 player->setPosition ( 20*1000 );
}

To make my life easier I have derived a class MediaPlayer from QMediaPlayer and added a blocking load method:

void MediaPlayer::loadBlocking(const QString &file;)
{
 setMedia(QUrl::fromLocalFile(file));
 if(!isSeekable())
 {
 QEventLoop loop;
 QTimer timer;
 timer.setSingleShot(true);
 timer.setInterval(2000);
 loop.connect(&timer;, SIGNAL (timeout()), &loop;, SLOT (quit()) );
 loop.connect(this, SIGNAL (seekableChanged(bool)), &loop;, SLOT (quit()));
 loop.exec();
 }
}
When files are loaded with this blocking load method
setPosition()
can be called right in the next source line.
loadBlocking
blocks until signal
seekableChanged()
is emitted. To avoid a deadlock, maximum waiting time is 2 seconds.