Playing .au sound files
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Sat Sep 11 22:38:26 PDT 2004
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 02:08 pm, Mike Hauber wrote:
> 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.
> > Malcolm
> 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?
Extract From /sbin/dmesg:-
pcm0: <VIA VT82C686A> port 0xd400-0xd403,0xd800-0xd803,0xdc00-0xdcff irq 10 at device 7.5 on pci0
pcm0: <SigmaTel STAC9721/23 AC97 Codec>
The play command is also all over in a flash.
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