play(1)                                                                play(1)


       play - play any sound file to audio device

       rec  - record audio to any sound file format


       play [fopts] infile [effect]

       rec [fopts] outfile [effect]


       This manual page briefly documents the play and rec commands.

       play  and  rec are programs that allow you to play and record different
       types of sound files from the command line.  They are front ends to the
       more general sox(1) package.  Normally, the play command will automati-
       cally detect the type and other parameters  of  the  soundfile.  If  it
       can’t do so, the parameters can be changed through options.


       A  summary  of  common  options  are  included  below.   For a complete
       description of options and their values, see the sox(1) man page.

       -c [channels], --channels=[channels]
              Define the number of channels in the file.

       -d [device], --device=[device]
              Specify a different device to play the sound file to.

       -f [format], --format=[format]
              Specify bit format of the sample. One of s, u, U, A, a, or g.

       -r [rate], --rate=[rate]
              Specify the sample rate of the audio data (samples per  second).

       -s [size], --size=[size]
              Specify the width of each sample.  One of b, w, l, f, d, or D.

       -t [type], --type=[type]
              Specify audio file format to use.  Useful if it can not be auto-
              matically determined.

       -v [volume], --volume=[volume]
              Change the audio volume

       -x , --xinu
              Reverse the byte order of the sample (only  works  with  16  and
              32-bit data).

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

              Show version of play/rec.

       Description of effects are described in the
              sox(1) man page.




       This manual page was written by Guenter Geiger <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

       Updates by Anonymous.

                               December 11, 2001                       play(1)

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