How can I play audio (it would be like a 1 second sound) from a Python script?
It would be best if it was platform independent, but firstly it needs to work on a Mac.
I know I could just execute the
afplay file.mp3 command from within Python, but is it possible to do it in raw Python? I would also be better if it didn't rely on external libraries.
You can find information about Python audio here: http://wiki.python.org/moin/Audio/
It doesn't look like it can play .mp3 files without external libraries. You could either convert your .mp3 file to a .wav or other format, or use a library like PyMedia.
Your best bet is probably to use pygame/SDL. It's an external library, but it has great support across platforms.
pygame.mixer.init() pygame.mixer.music.load("file.mp3") pygame.mixer.music.play()
You can find more specific documentation about the audio mixer support in the pygame.mixer.music documentation