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Installation Instructions

As of right now, gwavmerger supports only CD-quality WAV audio file format (Microsoft PCM, 16 bit, stereo 44100 Hz). The files in this format, however, take a lot of space and make it impractical for distribution over the internet. All of the audio files in each example are, therefore, encoded to the Ogg Vorbis format. Follow these instruction for installation and decoding:

  • Download samples for the languages you desire to test from the project's download page.
  • Create test directory, let's say, Test/.
  • Move downloaded files into Test/ directory.
  • Unpack downloaded tarballs with % tar xvfz FILE.tar.gz. Each file unpacks into its own subdirectory. Each subdirectory holds a collection of ogg files, a shell script, and the text of the example that can be viewed with gedit.
  • Descend into each directory and execute script to convert the files from Ogg Vorbis to WAV PCM audio files.
  • Follow the on-line manual starting from "Create Project" section to create the project file for your particular setting.
  • Re-load the project and enjoy!

"The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins

This example constists of the very first paragraph of the book.

Language Sample file Narrator
English SelfishGene_en.tar.gz Herb Huston
Russian SelfishGene_ru.tar.gz Vladislav Grinchenko

Copyright © 2001-2003 Vladislav Grinchenko