I’ve been using the Anki spaced repetition program for a project I’m not quite ready to talk about. I ran into an issue with audio support on OS X–namely, audio on cards wouldn’t play at all. I tried and failed to find a solution on the internet, so I’m writing it up here.
mplayer to play audio. The OS X app bundles a version of
mplayer, but it will apparently use the system version of
if one is available. I had a version of
mplayer installed via
Homebrew; this version wasn’t working because of some kind of dynamic
linking issue I don’t want to debug right now.
In order to determine whether this is your problem, just run
(whichever version is in your path) on an mp3 and see if it works.