Music on Hold via FreeBSD Server

WMC wc_fbsd at
Thu Dec 30 12:42:34 PST 2004


I have an existing FreeBSD 5.x server I'm trying to use to feed music or 
announcements on-hold into our phone system (yeah - I know the legalities 
of using copyrighted stuff.)

I installed a sound card, wired it up, and hacked together a simple little 
script to run the mpg123 package to continuously playback a few mp3 files.

Couple questions:
* What command-line program would you suggest for playing uncompressed 
audio files in this scenario?  There are hundreds of entries in Ports,  and 
I'd rather not spend a month trying them all.

* Has anyone else done something similar to this, and would you care to 
share a script to keep it running continuously?


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