Sound System Options¶
To play audio in your game, Panda3D can offer you the following three choices of audio libraries:
FMOD is a powerful proprietary cross-platform sound engine that supports various types of sound files - MP3, WAV, AIFF, MIDI, MOD, WMA, and OGG Vorbis. However, its license restricts you from using it for commercial purposes unless you actually purchase a special license. Non-commercial use of FMOD is free of charge. (For more information on this, visit the FMOD Licenses page.)
Miles is a sound system that is not included in the downloadable binaries of Panda3D. In order to use this you will need to purchase Miles and compile Panda3D from scratch using the ppremake system
If these choices are not enough for you, then you can try other sound libraries.
Setting the Sound System¶
To configure Panda3D to use a specific sound system, you will need to change
your Config.prc configuration. You should look up
audio-library-name and change
the value to one of
miles_audio. (The names of the
libraries may differ with the way Panda3D was built.)
If you don’t want to use one or both of the libraries shipped by default with the SDK, then you can remove the associated library files after installation or compile Panda3D from source with the appropriate settings to keep them out of the build.