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       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 com­

       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 automatically
       detect the type and other parameters of the soundfile.  If
       it  can't  do  so,  the  parameters can be changed through


       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

       -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 automatically determined.

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

       -x , --xinu
              Reverse  the  byte  order of the sample (only works



       This  manual  page   was   written   by   Guenter   Geiger
       <geiger@iem.mhsg.ac.at>,  for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

       Updates by Anonymous.

                        December 11, 2001                 play(1)

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