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SoXI — Sound eXchange Information, display sound file metadata

Synopsis

soxi [-V[level]] [-T] [-t|-r|-c|-s|-d|-D|-b|-B|-p|-e|-a] infile1 ...

Description

Displays information from the header of a given audio file or files. Supported audio file types are listed and described in soxformat(7). Note however, that soxi is intended for use only with audio files with a self-describing header.

By default, as much information as is available is shown. An option may be given to select just a single piece of information (perhaps for use in a script or batch-file).

Options

-V
Set verbosity. See sox(1) for details.
-T
Used with multiple files; changes the behaviour of -s, -d and -D to display the total across all given files. Note that when used with -s with files with different sampling rates, this is of questionable value.
-t
Show detected file-type.
-r
Show sample-rate.
-c
Show number of channels.
-s
Show number of samples (0 if unavailable).
-d
Show duration in hours, minutes and seconds (0 if unavailable). Equivalent to number of samples divided by the sample-rate.
-D
Show duration in seconds (0 if unavailable).
-b
Show number of bits per sample (0 if not applicable).
-B
Show the bitrate averaged over the whole file (0 if unavailable).
-p
Show estimated sample precision in bits.
-e
Show the name of the audio encoding.
-a
Show file comments (annotations) if available.

Bugs

Please report any bugs found in this version of SoX to the mailing list (sox-users@lists.sourceforge.net).

See Also

sox(1), soxformat(7), libsox(3)

The SoX web site at http://sox.sourceforge.net

License

Copyright 2008-2013 by Chris Bagwell and SoX Contributors.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Authors

Chris Bagwell (cbagwell@users.sourceforge.net). Other authors and contributors are listed in the ChangeLog file that is distributed with the source code.

Referenced By

sox(1), soxformat(7).

February 1, 2013 soxi Sound eXchange