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