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== mplayer ==
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== [[mplayer]] ==
  
 
Can play not only sound but also video. A slow starter and quick to stop.
 
Can play not only sound but also video. A slow starter and quick to stop.
  
  
== madplay ==
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== [[madplay]] ==
  
 
Quick to start but slow to stop.
 
Quick to start but slow to stop.
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== aplay ==
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== [[aplay]] ==
  
 
Quick to start and quick to stop.
 
Quick to start and quick to stop.
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Use this soundplayer if you want minimal latency.
 
Use this soundplayer if you want minimal latency.
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[[Category:Applications]]

Revision as of 18:36, 10 July 2009

There are several sound players available:


mplayer

Can play not only sound but also video. A slow starter and quick to stop.


madplay

Quick to start but slow to stop. Supported output formats:

 cdda    CD audio, 16-bit big-endian 44100 Hz stereo PCM (*.cdr, *.cda)
 aiff    Audio IFF, [16-bit] PCM (*.aif, *.aiff)
 wave    Microsoft RIFF/WAVE, [16-bit] PCM (*.wav)
 snd     Sun/NeXT audio, 8-bit ISDN mu-law (*.au, *.snd)
 raw     binary [16-bit] host-endian linear PCM
 hex     ASCII hexadecimal [24-bit] linear PCM
 esd     Enlightened Sound Daemon [16-bit] (give speaker host as PATH)
 null    no output (decode only)


aplay

Quick to start and quick to stop. Supported file types:

 voc
 wav
 raw
 au

Use this soundplayer if you want minimal latency.

Personal tools

There are several sound players available:


mplayer

Can play not only sound but also video. A slow starter and quick to stop.


madplay

Quick to start but slow to stop. Supported output formats:

 cdda    CD audio, 16-bit big-endian 44100 Hz stereo PCM (*.cdr, *.cda)
 aiff    Audio IFF, [16-bit] PCM (*.aif, *.aiff)
 wave    Microsoft RIFF/WAVE, [16-bit] PCM (*.wav)
 snd     Sun/NeXT audio, 8-bit ISDN mu-law (*.au, *.snd)
 raw     binary [16-bit] host-endian linear PCM
 hex     ASCII hexadecimal [24-bit] linear PCM
 esd     Enlightened Sound Daemon [16-bit] (give speaker host as PATH)
 null    no output (decode only)


aplay

Quick to start and quick to stop. Supported file types:

 voc
 wav
 raw
 au

Use this soundplayer if you want minimal latency.