pymedia has still not had any new activity
better off looking for other media libraries in python

most notably recently is either
http://code.google.com/p/avbin/
avbin - Google Code

or gstreamer... see notes in gstreamer.txt:
http://localhost:5000/journal/log/media/code/python/gstreamer.txt

pymad instead:

download
unpack
make sure libmad and libmad-dev are installed

./config_unix.py

sudo python setup.py install



giving this a try since pygame sounded so bad for audio

downloaded source file:

http://pymedia.org/

extracted

tried:
sudo python setup.py build


Using UNIX configuration...

OGG : not found
VORBIS : not found
FAAD : not found
MP3LAME : not found
VORBISENC : not found
ALSA : not found

http://pymedia.org/tut/install_src.html


libogg-dev - Ogg Bitstream Library Development
libogg0 - Ogg Bitstream Library
libvorbis-dev - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec (development files)
libvorbis0a - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec
libvorbisenc2 - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec
liblame-dev - LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder
liblame0 - LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder
libfaad2-0 - freeware Advanced Audio Decoder - runtime files
libfaad2-dev - freeware Advanced Audio Decoder - development files
libalsaplayer-dev - PCM player designed for ALSA (interface library, development files)
libalsaplayer0 - PCM player designed for ALSA (interface library)

libvorbisfile3 - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec

libogg-dev - Ogg Bitstream Library Development
libogg0 - Ogg Bitstream Library
libvorbis-dev - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec (development files)
libvorbis0a - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec
libvorbisenc2 - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec
liblame-dev - LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder
liblame0 - LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder
libfaad2-0 - freeware Advanced Audio Decoder - runtime files
libfaad2-dev - freeware Advanced Audio Decoder - development files
libalsaplayer-dev - PCM player designed for ALSA (interface library, development files)
libalsaplayer0 - PCM player designed for ALSA (interface library)