I am pleased to release StrechPlayer 0.502, a time-stretching,
pitch-shifting audio file player. It is powered by librubberband, and
also features an A/B repeat.
NEW IN THIS RELEASE
* Reduced Xorg load (was typ. 20-30% CPU even
* Fix build errors on 64-bit systems (incompatible
* Add CMake USE_COMPOSITING option to explicitly
disable compositing features.
USING THE PROGRAM
After stretchplayer is installed, there should be an [S] icon under
Multimedia or Sound. Or, you can run it from the command line like
The GUI is pretty self-explanatory, and if you hover over the controls
a tool-tip should appear. The GUI also has several keyboard
To play a file, click the file-open icon and select an audio file.
Stretchplayer can play anything that libsndfile supports (ogg, flac,
wav, etc.). However, it does /not/ support MP3 files at this time.
As the file plays, slide the horizontal slider left or right to change
the speed of the song. If you wish to transpose the audio, push one
of the + or - buttons.
INSTALLING THE PROGRAM
You will need at least a 1200 MHz processor to use this program.
It also requires the following libraries:
If you are running Ubuntu Karmic or Ubuntu Jaunty, you can install the
.deb packages like this (from the command line):
$ sudo dpkg -i stretchplayer*_0.502_karmic_i386.deb
Anyone else will need to build from source. Please read the
INSTALL.txt file that comes with the taarball.
Gabriel M. Beddingfield
 With this release, Stretchplayer works OK (but not great) with an
800MHz Celeron processor. Before this release, it was unusable
on this system.
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