good conversion program

good conversion program

Post by Jesus M. Rodrigu » Thu, 08 Jul 1993 10:11:45

I would like to know of a good conversion program to convert SUN audio file (*.au)
to Wave files (*.wav)  any ideas?



good conversion program

Post by Timothy F. Sippl » Thu, 08 Jul 1993 11:59:27

Quote:>I would like to know of a good conversion program to convert SUN audio file (*.au)
>to Wave files (*.wav)  any ideas?

I believe the Sox utility (available via anonymous ftp from will perform this conversion (and others).

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good conversion program

Post by Engineering Undergrad Socie » Thu, 08 Jul 1993 17:00:55

     There is a program called SOX that can be found on Hobbes for both
dos and os/2.  The current os/2 version is called I believe.
I just got taken out of the incoming directory.  I'm not usre where it is
now.  I can convert several types and do several effects, such as resampling
at different rates.  This is useful for storing sound files, as they take up
less space at a lower sample rate.  I wrote a rexx script that uses sox to
take a file stored at 8kHz sampling and convert it to 22kHz then play it,
and then erase the temp files.  That is located in os2/2_x/mmedia.

Its called



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After replacing the vio calls with dos graphics functions I got an
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