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ESDSAMPLE(1) Enlightened Sound Daemon ESDSAMPLE(1)

esdsample - play a sample

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

The esdsample utility plays a sample using the Enlighted Sound Daemon ( esd).

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.

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.

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)

The following exit values are returned:
0
Application exited successfully

>0
Application exited with failure

esd(1), esdcat(1), esddsp(1), esdloop(1), esdplay(1), esd-config(1), esdctl(1), esdfilt(1), esdmon(1), esdrec(1)
EsounD 0.2.41 February 2006

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