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 ESDSAMPLE(1)                   February 2006                   ESDSAMPLE(1)
 Enlightened Sound Daemon                           Enlightened Sound Daemon

                                EsounD 0.2.41



 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.





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 ESDSAMPLE(1)                   February 2006                   ESDSAMPLE(1)
 Enlightened Sound Daemon                           Enlightened Sound Daemon

                                EsounD 0.2.41



 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)



















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