On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 05:59 pm, Neo-Vortex wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Sep 2004, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> > On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 02:15 pm, Peter Ulrich Kruppa wrote:
> > > On Sun, 12 Sep 2004, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> > > > On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 01:37 pm, Peter Ulrich Kruppa wrote:
> > > >> On Sun, 12 Sep 2004, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> > > >>> I'm looking for a command line utility to play .au
> > > >>> sound files.
> > > >>
> > > >> It's just
> > > >>
> > > >> # play file.au
> > > >
> > > > Uli,
> > > > I tried that too. But it is all over in a flash.
> > > > (Just a plop).
> > > > Can I be missing some sort of timing mechanism or
> > > > perhaps some sort of setup on the sound devices.
> > >
> > > Can you try some different sound file?
> > > play can play .mp3 or .wav , too.
> >
> > No!
> > I get responses such as:
> >  % play \[08]\ Donovan\ -\ Mellow\ Yellow.mp3
> >  play: [08] Donovan - Mellow Yellow.mp3: Unknown format.
>
> you need an mp3 player to play mp3s... try mplayer in ports under audio
>

Yes, I find 'amp' is OK for .mp3. (at least when no kde application has 
locked up the sound devices) And 'waveplay' manages .wav files.

But the object is to find something that will play .au files successfully.
Or even something that will convert .au to .wav or .mp3.

Malcolm

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