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There are several sound players available:
 
There are several sound players available:
  
mplayer
 
Can play not only sound but also video. A slow starter and quick to stop.
 
  
madplay
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== [[mplayer]] ==
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Can play not only sound but also video. A slow starter and quick to stop. You may want to combine madplay and aplay - aplay can read wave data from stdin (e.g. from madplay).
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== [[madplay]] ==
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Quick to start but slow to stop.
 
Quick to start but slow to stop.
 
Supported output formats:
 
Supported output formats:
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aplay
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== [[aplay]] ==
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Quick to start and quick to stop.
 
Quick to start and quick to stop.
Supported file type (voc, wav, raw or au)
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Supported file types:
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  voc
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  wav
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  raw
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  au
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Use this soundplayer if you want minimal latency.
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To go clear of underrun error buffer size should be a multiple of period size:
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<code>
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aplay --period-size=2000 --buffer-size=10000 alarm.wav
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</code>
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[[Category:Audio Applications]]

Latest revision as of 21:49, 13 July 2009

There are several sound players available:


[edit] mplayer

Can play not only sound but also video. A slow starter and quick to stop. You may want to combine madplay and aplay - aplay can read wave data from stdin (e.g. from madplay).

[edit] 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)


[edit] aplay

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

 voc
 wav
 raw
 au

Use this soundplayer if you want minimal latency. To go clear of underrun error buffer size should be a multiple of period size: aplay --period-size=2000 --buffer-size=10000 alarm.wav

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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 type (voc, wav, raw or au)