Libao

A Dart wrapper for the libao library.

Libao is a cross-platform audio library that allows programs to output audio using a simple API on a wide variety of platforms. It currently supports:

  • Null output (handy for testing without a sound device)
  • WAV files
  • AU files
  • RAW files
  • OSS (Open Sound System, used on Linux and FreeBSD)
  • ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
  • aRts (Analog RealTime Synth, used by KDE)
  • PulseAudio (next generation GNOME sound server)
  • esd (EsounD or Enlightened Sound Daemon)
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows (98 and later)
  • AIX
  • Sun/NetBSD/OpenBSD
  • IRIX
  • NAS (Network Audio Server)
  • RoarAudio (Modern, multi-OS, networked Sound System)
  • OpenBSD's sndio

Example

import 'dart:math';
import 'dart:typed_data';

import 'package:libao/libao.dart';

void main() {
  final ao = Libao.open();

  ao.initialize();

  final driverId = ao.defaultDriverId();
  
  print(ao.driverInfo(driverId));

  const bits = 16;
  const channels = 2;
  const rate = 44100;

  final device = ao.openLive(
    driverId,
    bits: bits,
    channels: channels,
    rate: rate,
    matrix: 'R'
  );

  const volume = 0.5;
  const freq = 440.0;

  // Number of bytes * Channels * Sample rate.
  const bufferSize = bits ~/ 8 * channels * rate;
  final buffer = Uint8List(bufferSize);

  for (var i = 0; i < rate; i++) {
    final sample = (volume * 32768.0 * sin(2 * pi * freq * (i / rate))).round();
    // Left = Right.
    buffer[4 * i] = buffer[4 * i + 2] = sample & 0xff;
    buffer[4 * i + 1] = buffer[4 * i + 3] = (sample >> 8) & 0xff;
  }

  ao.play(device, buffer);

  ao.close(device);
  ao.shutdown();
}

Libraries

audio