Testing sound?

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Sun Jan 31 20:08:20 UTC 2010

Tim wrote:

>> Is there any CLI command for making a noise from a .ogg file?
> play, aplay, paplay, ogg123, mplayer
> The last one probably won't be installed, the others seem to be, by
> default.

"mplayer /usr/share/sounds/KDE-Sys-App-Message.ogg" works fine.
It is the only one of these 5 programs that actually works on my laptop:
play does not seem to exist;
aplay makes a rather annoying noise, which I have seen described as static;
paplay just hangs without doing anything;
ogg123 does not seem to exist on my Fedora-12/KDE system;

Timothy Murphy  
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