Playing .au sound files
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Sat Sep 11 21:13:51 PDT 2004
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 01:12 pm, Mike Hauber wrote:
> On Saturday 11 September 2004 11:34 pm, Malcolm Kay
> > I'm looking for a command line utility to play .au
> > sound files.
> > The sound system seems to work. I can play .au
> > files successfully through kaboodle on kde but
> > this is rather an overkill (and I don't normally run
> > kde).
> > Surely there is a simple utility to take a .au file
> > and spit it out as sound. I've looked through the ports
> > (and installed a number) but not yet found what I'm
> > looking for - or I've failed to use them correctly.
> > Malcolm
> try the cat command...
> IE$ cat sound_file.au > /dev/audio
but I already tried that. Something comes out but it is
all over very quickly and nothing like I expect, or what
kaboodle puts out.
% waveplay -B 8 -C 1 -S 8000 soundfile.au
sort of works but the quality is poor and it tries to present
the header as sound.
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