SNDINFO(1) The Canonical Csound Reference SNDINFO(1)
sndinfo - Displays information about a soundfile. .
Get basic information about one or more soundfiles.
csound -U sndinfo [options] soundfilenames ...
sndinfo [options] soundfilenames ...
sndinfo will attempt to find each named file, open it for reading, read in the soundfile
header, then print a report on the basic information it finds. The order of search across
soundfile directories is as described above. If the file is of type AIFF, some further
details are listed first.
There are two option types:
1. -i or -i1 will print instrument information, which includes looping. The option
continues until a -i0 option.
2. The other option is -b which prints the broadcast information for WAV files. It can
similarly be negated with -b0.
csound -U sndinfo test Bosendorfer/"BOSEN mf A0 st" foo foo2
where the environment variables SFDIR = /u/bv/sound, and SSDIR = /so/bv/Samples, might
produce the following:
srate 22050, monaural, 16 bit shorts, 1.10 seconds
headersiz 1024, datasiz 48500 (24250 sample frames)
/so/bv/Samples/Bosendorfer/BOSEN mf A0 st: AIFF, 197586 stereo samples, base Frq 261.6 (MIDI 60), sustnLp: mode 1, 121642 to 197454, relesLp: mode 0
AIFF soundfile, looping with modes 1, 0
srate 44100, stereo, 16 bit shorts, 4.48 seconds
headersiz 402, datasiz 790344 (197586 sample frames)
no recognizable soundfile header
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5.07 06/23/2009 SNDINFO(1)