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