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Microsoft Windows executable

The babbleback machine is distributed as a single file installation-free executable. That means all you have to do is download the executable and run it. Take note of where you store the executable so you can get to it again when you want to run it. If you ever want to uninstall, then just delete the executable. It's that simple. Here it is step-by-step:

  1. Download the file babbleback.exe
  2. Execute the application by double clicking on it from Windows explorer
  3. Start talking into your microphone

Macintosh OS X executable

I don't have access to Mac OSX and have never seen or used one, so this is untested. Please give feedback on whether or not it works for you.

29May2005 Brian Theado - I have received feedback that Mac executable doesn't work and I haven't been able to figure out a way to fix it. I recommend trying the code from ChucK babbleback machine implementation instead of following the instructions below. I have had a report from a Mac user that the ChucK version works great.

 chmod +x /path/to/the/program/babbleback-macosx

where "/path/to/the/program/" is replaced with the real path to which you downloaded the program

Then execute it by typing the following into the Terminal window:


If you don't have X11 installed (I'm not sure it is installed by default), you should see the following:

Speak into the microphone Hit Ctrl-c to exit

If you do have X11 installed, then you will see a window similar to the screenshot on the main page (The Babbleback machine).

Other Unix OS's

This program should run on most Unix platforms including Linux. Contact me (Brian Theado) for details.