Subject: Re: playing .au files with xmms
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Ben Collver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/29/2005 05:54:39
On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:57:36PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> Has anyone managed to play .au files using xmms?
> xmms per se does not seem to support .au format. I've tried
> xmms-audiofile (I even built most of a pkgsrc framework, so that if it
> worked there would be a nice package for it), but it causes xmms to
> segmentation fault (without, of course, a core dump; it's more
> important to print a pretty message....). I also tried the existing
> xmms-meta-input plug-in with a script I wrote (following its examples);
> it doesn't seem to do the right thing (i.e., I get horrible noises
> instead). Here's the operative line from the meta-input script:
> sox -t au $2 -r 44100 -c 2 -t raw -
> xmms also prints
> /dev/zero: application/x-not-regular-file
> for reasons that are quite unclear to me...
I have never tried playing .au files until now. Your meta-input script
works on my box. Could you put the .au file you are trying to play
online, so I can test against that? One thing to try would be sticking
-w and -s in the sox arguments.
The /dev/zero: application/x-not-regular-file is due to sloppy coding in
the magic_get() function, and it should have no affect on audio output.
I will silence it with a pkgsrc patch and send it back to the author.
If you put your xmms-audiofile work online, I would take a look at it