rodio VS hound

Compare rodio vs hound and see what are their differences.

rodio

Rust audio playback library (by RustAudio)

hound

A wav encoding and decoding library in Rust (by ruuda)
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rodio hound
9 5
1,541 433
1.8% -
6.1 3.9
21 days ago 9 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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rodio

Posts with mentions or reviews of rodio. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-24.

hound

Posts with mentions or reviews of hound. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-27.
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here (9/2023)!
    5 projects | /r/rust | 27 Feb 2023
    One of the simplest encodings would be WAV, for which the crate hound exists (it's linked from rodio's README): https://github.com/ruuda/hound/blob/master/examples/append.rs
  • BWF WAV Reading/Processing/Writing
    2 projects | /r/rust | 8 Jan 2023
  • Create audio "file" from opus packets
    2 projects | /r/rust | 4 Oct 2021
    I'm no expert when it comes to audio, but this works and is basically copied from the readme.md in hound's repository, along an utility trait that adds ringbuffer-like behavior to VecDeque. How does decoding Opus come into play here?
    2 projects | /r/rust | 4 Oct 2021
    To convert the buffer of samples into a playable file, you can use a library such as hound. It doesn't seem to be the fastest (it looks like you can only write 1 sample at a time which means the compiler will be unlikely to vectorize writes), but again, it's likely sufficient and appears very easy to use.
  • What audio library to use?
    4 projects | /r/rust | 4 Jan 2021
    To load the audio data from file you need a separate library, e.g. hound for .wav files.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rodio and hound you can also consider the following projects:

Symphonia - Pure Rust multimedia format demuxing, tag reading, and audio decoding library

rust-portaudio - PortAudio bindings and wrappers for Rust.

cpal - Cross-platform audio I/O library in pure Rust

rust-fmod - A rust binding for the FMOD library

rust-vst2 - VST 2.4 API implementation in rust. Create plugins or hosts.

openal-rs

ears - Easy Api in Rust to play Sounds

minimp3-rs - minimp3 rust bindings + wrapper

portmidi-rs - High-level PortMidi bindings and wrappers for Rust