I just downloaded and installed rplay. I then ran the daemon using
rplayd -A /dev/audio -r 10 &
(after first listing all of my sounds files in
/usr/local/etc/rplay.conf). To play sounds, I've been using the
However, the sound quality is much poorer than I expected. It's got a
scratchy quality to it that the program "play" avoids. This isn't a
problem of volume, I think, because it's still present when I use the
-v option to lower volume.
This happens with both .au and .wav files, though it's much worse with
.wav files. So, I used sox to change all of my .wav's to .au's (using
the command "sox -V file.wav file.au"). Here's the output from that
sox: Reading Wave file: Microsoft PCM format, 1 channel, 8000 samp/sec
sox: 8000 byte/sec, 1 block align, 8 bits/samp, 26001 data bytes
sox: Input file: using sample rate 8000
size bytes, style unsigned, 1 channel
sox: Input file: comment "thanks.wav"
sox: SUN .AU format not specified. Defaulting to 8khz u-law
sox: Output file: using sample rate 8000
size bytes, style u-law, 1 channel
sox: Output file: comment "thanks.wav"
Any ideas? I'm running rplay-3.2.0b5, sox version 12.12 and have the
Slackware 2.0.27 kernel.