Re: audio files
On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Colin R. Telmer wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Jason Westervelt wrote:
> > There is a program that comes in RedHat called showaudio. Does anyone
> > know where to snag this for Debian? I can't figure out how to install a
> > RedHat package through Debian, and would prefer not to. If I could just
> > find the source, that would be good enough.
> No showaudio that I know of under debian, but there is a playaudio that is
> part of the mime-support package. If you have that installed, you'll find
> it at /usr/lib/mime/playaudio. I have a symlink to it from /usr/local/bin
> so that I can use it without the absolute path. However, it is nothing
> like showaudio. It's just a simple script that cats a file to dev/audio
> and therefore doesn't do any conversion. You may want to look at the bplay
> package. Cheers.
Actually, there is a /usr/bin/showaudio. It is in the metamail package.
Is that what you want? :) I wonder what exactly it is for though. It
can play *.au files, but it seems it is intended to do more than that.
(It is a sh script). Hope this helps. :) However, as Colin suggested,
you might like to look at bplay, sox etc. sound software. :)
(For MPEG audio files, splay and mpg123 are great! :)
Anthony Fok Tung-Ling firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil Engineering http://www.ualberta.ca/~foka/
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