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rawplayer is a simple C applet to stream raw music files in place of mpg123

INSTALL

compile the .c file and install:
gcc -O2 rawplayer.c -o /usr/bin/rawplayer



Converting MP3 to RAW

Make track01.mp3 into track01.raw with sox (if compiled with mp3 support).
sox -c 1 track01.mp3 -t raw -r 8000 -c 1 -s -w track01.raw

Otherwise, use whatever app to turn track01.mp3 into track01.wav then use sox on the wav.
sox -c 1 track01.wav -t raw -r 8000 -c 1 -s -w track01.raw


Once you have the raw files put them in any dir on your system (eg /var/lib/asterisk/holdmusic_raw).
and set up a class in musiconhold.conf like so:

[classes]
default => custom:/var/lib/asterisk/holdmusic_raw,/usr/bin/rawplayer


This is the most efficient way to implement moh because no cpu usage is required to
explode the very compressed mp3 data then downsample the music to the 8khz mono on the fly
instead the data is already stored on the disk in the format that asterisk needs it to be
and the player does little more than pick up frames from the file and hand them to right
to the asterisk pipe where the audio is shared into all the channels who require it.


If you have cpu to spare and want a simple mp3 solution consider the format_mp3 from
asterisk-addons and the files based moh.