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Loading a sound file in Pygame

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Pygame is a Python package used to create games and multimedia applications. It is based on the SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) library, which gives low-level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware through OpenGL and Direct3D. Python developers may easily design games and multimedia apps using Pygame's high-level methods and classes. It has modules for graphics, sound, input processing, event handling, and other aspects. Pygame is a cross-platform application that runs on Windows, macOS, Linux, and other platforms. 



The Pygame module pygame.mixer offers features for loading, playing, and manipulating audio and music. It generates sound and music by utilizing the system's audio hardware. 



A music file is loaded for playback into the Pygame mixer using the pygame.mixer.music.load(musicpath) function. The os module is not necessary for Pygame to load music. However, it is usually used to obtain the absolute path to the music file. The pygame.mixer.music.load() function in Pygame expects a string specifying the file path of the music file when loading it. Pygame may be unable to locate the file if you specify the filename or a relative path, especially if the code is executed from a separate directory. To avoid this problem, utilize the os.path module to obtain the music file's absolute path. The function os.path.abspath() accepts a path as input and returns an absolute path. No matter what the current working directory of the computer is, this guarantees that the music clip can be discovered and loaded. 

Execution of Pygame.mixer


fig-1 Code snippet

fig-2 Output

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A music file is loaded for playback into the Pygame mixer using the pygame.mixer.music.load(musicpath) function. It doesn't return anything. If the file path is wrong or the file cannot be loaded for any other reason, an exception will be thrown.

 

The pygame.mixer.music.play() function can be used to play the loaded music file.


From the above output, We can understand that the mp3 file has been successfully loaded and thus no error has been thrown.

  1. Import pygame and os by adding these statements as shown in the image above.
  2. Initialise the pygame.mixer module using pygame.mixer.init() function.
  3. Copy and paste the remaining code from the snippet mentioned.
  4. Make sure to change the name of the file accordingly.
  5.  It is a better option to create a virtual environment while working with python.


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๐Ÿ๐ŸŽฎ pygame (the library) is a Free and Open Source python programming language library for making multimedia applications like games built on top of the excellent SDL library. C, Python, Native, OpenGL.

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            ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽฎ pygame (the library) is a Free and Open Source python programming language library for making multimedia applications like games built on top of the excellent SDL library. C, Python, Native, OpenGL.
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                      Environment tested

                      1. This code had been tested using python version 3.8.0

                      2. pygame version 2.3.0 has been used.

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