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How to play audio file in background in dialplan?

> On Fri, 3 Feb 2012, Yaroslav Panych wrote:
>
>> What exactly commands I should invoke in AGI instead of and
>> ? STREAM FILE returns only after file ends, this is not what I
>> want.

On Fri, 3 Feb 2012, Steve Edwards wrote:

> Execute ‘stream file’ in a separate thread.

I use this when processing credit card authorizations. My dialplan
executes my AGI (auth-card) with the card number and expiration date in
channel variables.

The AGI creates a ‘background’ thread that plays ‘Please wait while we
authorize your card — and get ready for a good time!’ while the
‘mainline’ code ships the card number and expiration date off to the card
processor.

We almost always get a response (authorized or declined) back before the
background thread finishes so the ‘user experience’ is that credit card
authorizations are ‘instantaneous.’