On Sunday 12 September 2004 01:38 am, Malcolm Kay 
proclaimed:
> > > > > I'm looking for a command line utility to play
> > > > > .au sound files.
> > > > >
> > > > > 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
> >
> > Now I'm curious...  What kind of sound card do you have
> > (dmesg)?  Which driver is the kernal using (pcm, sbc,
> > gusc, or snd)?  I ask because I've never experienced
> > this.  When you use the play command, is there a
> > difference?
>
> Extract From /sbin/dmesg:-
>
> pcm0: <VIA VT82C686A> port
> 0xd400-0xd403,0xd800-0xd803,0xdc00-0xdcff irq 10 at
> device 7.5 on pci0 pcm0: <SigmaTel STAC9721/23 AC97
> Codec>
>
> The play command is also all over in a flash.
>
> Malcolm
>

I have pretty close to the same chipset on my mo/bo.  Are 
you sure it's not the au file itself?  Do other files play 
the same way?

Mike

Mike
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