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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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send_sound — play an audio file


/opt/audio/bin/send_sound [-format_switch ] [-server system ] [-loop number ] [-pri priority ] [-srate rate ] [-prate rate ] [-stereo]


This command plays an audio file. send_sound is the command used when you double-click an audio file from the HP VUE File Manager. The file begins playing, according to the settings of the Audio Control Panel.


is one these formats:


Sun file format


NeXT file format


Microsoft RIFF Waveform file format


MuLaw format




linear 16-bit format


offset (unsigned) linear 8-bit format


linear 8-bit format

If you omit the filename with this option, send_sound plays the audio data from stdin.

-server system

plays the file on the output of an audio server identified by system which is either a system name or a TCP/IP address.

-loop number

plays the file the number of times you supply. Note that you cannot use this option if the source is stdin; a filename is required.

-pri priority

plays file with the priority you supply, either urgent, hi, normal, or lo.

-srate rate

sets the sample rate of the source audio.

-prate rate

plays the audio file at the sampling rate you enter.


plays a stereo file. This option is needed only for a raw data file with stereo data.


send_sound was developed by HP.

NeXT is a trademark of NeXT Computers, Inc.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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