esdsample man page

esdsample — play a sample

Synopsis

esdsample [-s hostname:port] [-b] [-d] [-e] [-h] [-m] [-r freq] samplename

Description

The esdsample utility plays a sample using the Enlighted 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.
-d
Play the sample from file as raw data. The default behavior is to read the data from a sound file (.wav, .au, and so on). If this option is chosen, samplename is the name of a file.
-e
Play the sample from the esd cache. If this option is chosen, samplename is the name of the sample in the cache.
-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.

Operands

The following operands are supported:

samplename The name of the sample to be played. If the -e option is used, samplename is the esd cache name. Otherwise, samplename is a filename.

Examples

Example 1: Playing a sample from a file

example% esdsample generic.wav

Example 2: Playing a sample from the esd cache

example% esdsample -e esdctl:generic.wav

(where esdctl:generic.wav is the cache name)

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:

0 Application exited successfully

>0 Application exited with failure

See Also

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

Referenced By

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

EsounD 0.2.41 February 2006 Enlightened Sound Daemon