esdsample

ESDSAMPLE(1)               Enlightened Sound Daemon               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:portContact 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,
                       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



SEE ALSO
       esd(1), esdcat(1), esddsp(1), esdloop(1), esdplay(1), esd-config(1),
       esdctl(1), esdfilt(1), esdmon(1), esdrec(1)




February 2006                    EsounD 0.2.41                    ESDSAMPLE(1)