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.
> >
> > The sound system seems to work. I can play .au
> > files successfully through kaboodle on kde but
> > this is rather an overkill (and I don't normally run
> > kde).
> >
> > Surely there is a simple utility to take a .au file
> > and spit it out as sound. I've looked through the ports
> > (and installed a number) but not yet found what I'm
> > looking for - or I've failed to use them correctly.
> >
> > 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

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