esdcat man page

esdcat — play a sound file from stdin

Synopsis

esdcat [-s hostname:port] ["-n" name] [-b] [-h] [-m] [-r freq] < file

Description

The esdcat application pipes data from stdin to the sound device, using the Enlightened Sound Daemon (esd).

Options

The following options are supported:

-s hostname:port
Contact the esd server on hostname at port.
-b
Specify that the output should be in 8-bit format. By default, the output is in 16-bit format.
-h
Display help text, and exit.
-m
Specify that the output should be in mono format. By default, the output is in stereo format.
-r freq
Specify that the output rate should be set to freq. By default, the output rate is set to 44.1 kHz.

Examples

Example 1: Playing a sound file "beep" from stdin

example% esdcat < beep

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:

0 Application exited successfully

>0 Application exited with failure

See Also

esd(1), esddsp(1), esdfilt(1), esdloop(1), esdplay(1), esdsample(1), esd-config(1), esdctl(1), esdmon(1), esdrec(1)

Referenced By

esd(1), esd-config(1), esdctl(1), esddsp(1), esdfilt(1), esdloop(1), esdmon(1), esdplay(1), esdrec(1), esdsample(1).

EsounD 0.2.41 Feb 2006 Enlightened Sound Daemon