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Node/V8 integration possible? #2

kishorenc opened this Issue Dec 11, 2012 · 1 comment

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I'm just wondering whether we can use the audio APis to generate a static waveform image using Node.js. For long audio files, the waveform generation takes a long time client side, so I am wondering if it's possible to move the processing to the server side, so that the audio can be pre-processed.


There is node-pcm module which lets you work with the PCM data. They provide an example of drawing waveforms using node-ffprobe, node-pcm and node-canvas.

As for wavesurfer.js, it does have an option to choose Audio API and load a pre-drawn image. See an example here and a demo here.

var audio = document.createElement('audio');
audio.src = '';

var wavesurfer = Object.create(WaveSurfer);
    canvas: document.querySelector('canvas'),
    audio: audio,
    image: '/2fd19306a30279bc2fcc458b3a033772.png',
    progressColor: 'wheat',
    cursorColor: 'orange',
    cursorWidth: 2
@katspaugh katspaugh closed this Dec 11, 2012
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