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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, sam-
			       plename	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,	samplename  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)


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