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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for esdsample (opensolaris section 1)

esdsample(1)							   User Commands						      esdsample(1)

NAME
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, sam- plename 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
FILES
The following files are used by this application: /usr/bin/esdsample Executable for Enlightened Sound Daemon sound sampler.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-audio | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability |Volatile | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
esdcat(1), esdmon(1), esdplay(1), esdrec(1), esdctl(1), esd-config(1), libesd(3), attributes(5)
NOTES
Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003, 2006. SunOS 5.11 8 Jan 2003 esdsample(1)