SoundDart is a Command-line SoundSprite generator for Dart.
##What’s a SoundSprite?##
Just like sprite sheets for graphics, a SoundSprite is comprised of several sounds, stitched together in a single compressed file. This allows for fewer HTTP Requests / deployed assets in your project. A configurable silence gap is placed between each sound (to help prevent loose Audio APIs from running into other sounds) and since Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding is available for most formats, there is little file size penalty.
##How do I use SoundDart?##
SoundDart is run on the command-line, using the DartVM like so:
Passing no options will provide a familiar help block:
Combines uncompressed sound files, encodes to popular formats, and generates json atlas. Usage: dart sounddart.dart [options] files... Options: -h, --help Print this usage information. -o, --output Filename for the output file(s), without extension. (defaults to "output") -e, --export Limit exported file types. eg "mp3,ogg" (defaults to "") -r, --samplerate Sample rate. (defaults to "44100") -c, --channels Number of channels (1=mono, 2=stereo). (defaults to "1") -g, --gap Length of gap in seconds. (defaults to ".25") -v, --verbose Be super chatty. Examples: dart sounddart.dart -o audio *.wav # wildcard expansion supported even if your shell doesn't dart sounddart.dart -e "mp3,ogg" *.wav # only export mp3 and ogg formats
SoundDart will then chain all of your sounds together and output SoundSprites in several formats (mp3, ogg, opus, m4a) and a .json atlas (currently supports the format used by StageXL and Howler.js) in your current working directory:
Bomb0 added at 0.00 seconds, length 0.84 seconds Bomb1 added at 1.09 seconds, length 0.84 seconds Bomb2 added at 2.19 seconds, length 0.85 seconds Bomb3 added at 3.28 seconds, length 0.84 seconds Bomb4 added at 4.37 seconds, length 0.82 seconds click added at 5.45 seconds, length 0.60 seconds flag added at 6.30 seconds, length 0.16 seconds Pop0 added at 6.70 seconds, length 0.20 seconds Pop1 added at 7.16 seconds, length 0.21 seconds Pop2 added at 7.61 seconds, length 0.20 seconds Pop3 added at 8.07 seconds, length 0.19 seconds Pop4 added at 8.50 seconds, length 0.21 seconds Pop5 added at 8.96 seconds, length 0.23 seconds Pop6 added at 9.44 seconds, length 0.19 seconds Pop7 added at 9.89 seconds, length 0.19 seconds Pop8 added at 10.33 seconds, length 0.21 seconds throw added at 10.79 seconds, length 0.14 seconds unflag added at 11.18 seconds, length 0.31 seconds win added at 11.75 seconds, length 3.83 seconds Total sprite length 15.58 seconds, uncompressed size 1342 KB output.opus created, compressed size 121 KB output.mp3 created, compressed size 128 KB output.m4a created, compressed size 248 KB output.ogg created, compressed size 109 KB all done - kthxbye!