How does C++ handle sound and image files?

Asked by Julianloui on 2012-11-30

I am interested in using C++ to process sound and image files in creating a show-and-tell educational program fro children. Somehow I get the impression that probably Linux scripts or Windows batch files are better approaches. In any case I'll appreciate inputs from anyone.


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If you want a slideshow of a folder of images.

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

Another option for creating slide shows etc. would be Libreoffice impress.

If you want to do something more specific let us know what and we will try to help further

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #3

I am interested in displaying a basic pictorial dictionary with sound and image of each simple word through Windows XP MSDOS as this platform is more common among computer users. I've just found a very simple poor man's version of eSpeak in Google
Translate and Windows XP's Sound Recorder with excellent quality. Currently I am having a problem with opening jpg images fully using mspaint.exe in MSDOS. I can readily play .WAV files via MSDOS. If I can achieve my objectives relatively easily with C++, I wouldn't mind going that way.

I have an intuitive feeling that using C++ to open sound and image files may not be as easy as with text or HTML files.


Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #4

Another option and platform independent is to do it with web pages.

You can add pictures and embed sound into pages then use Javascript or similar to sequence the pages. See here for example

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #5


Thanks very much for your good suggestion. I first thought that using a Windows batch file or Linux shell script might be a fairly simple approach. But the truth turns out to be quite different as I dig deeper into the details. I may try your suggestion even though I am new to Javascript. I have in the past created and maintained websites, at my own initiative, for three civic organizations without knowing anything about HTML to begin with, for 5 years. In the meantime I am trying to learn C++ functions related to sound and image files.


jiji20 (jiji20) said : #6

may try your suggestion even though I am new to Javascript. I have in the past created and maintained websites, at my own initiative

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