Playing .au sound files
m.hauber at mchsi.com
Sat Sep 11 21:40:00 PDT 2004
On Sunday 12 September 2004 12:14 am, Malcolm Kay
> On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 01:12 pm, Mike Hauber wrote:
> > On Saturday 11 September 2004 11:34 pm, Malcolm Kay
> > proclaimed:
> > > I'm looking for a command line utility to play .au
> > > sound files.
> > >
> > > Malcolm
> > try the cat command...
> > IE$ cat sound_file.au > /dev/audio
> Thanks Mike,
> 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.
Now I'm curious... What kind of sound card do you have
(dmesg)? Which driver is the kernal using (pcm, sbc, gusc,
or snd)? I ask because I've never experienced this. When
you use the play command, is there a difference?
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