Create more dsp and mixer devices

User Gandalf gandalf at
Wed Jan 11 07:17:52 PST 2006

>>The gaim instant messenger has support for three sound devices: ESD, 
>>Arts and using a command. I'm not sure what 'ESD' means. Is it the 
>>'esound' package? (Enlightment sound daemon.) Somewhere I read that 
>>FreeBSD can do the same (e.g. sharing one audio device to multiple 
>>programs). Can you point me to a documentation where I can read more 
>>about this? 
Thank you! I could setup the device so it can be shared between multiple 
applications. I still have a problem. gaim has ESD, Arts and 'Custom 
command' interfaces. I only have a shared dsp device so I need a simple 
command line program that can play mp3, ogg, wav and au files. I looked 
over the whole audio category here:

but I could not find a simple program that can do this. There are 
separate players for mpeg files, ogg files, wave files etc. But I could 
not find a program that can play all of them. Do you know a good program 
for this purpose?



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