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paplay

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: User
Index 

NAME

paplay - Play back audio files on a PulseAudio sound server 

SYNOPSIS

paplay [options] FILE

paplay --help

paplay --version 

DESCRIPTION

paplay is a simple tool for playing back audio files on a PulseAudio sound server. It understands all audio file formats supported by libsndfile. 

OPTIONS

-h | --help
Show help.
--version
Show version information.
-v | --verbose
Enable verbose operation. Dumps the current playback time to STDERR during playback.
-s | --server=SERVER
Choose the server to connect to.
-d | --device=SINK
Specify the symbolic name of the sink to play this file on.
-n | --client-name=NAME
Specify the client name paplay shall pass to the server when connecting.
--stream-name=NAME
Specify the stream name paplay shall pass to the server when creating the stream.
--volume=VOLUME
Specify the initial playback volume to use. Choose a value between 0 (silent) and 65536 (100% volume).
--channel-map=CHANNELMAP
Explicitly choose a channel map when playing back this stream. The argument should be a comma separated list of channel names: front-left, front-right, mono, front-center, rear-left, rear-right, rear-center, lfe, front-left-of-center, front-right-of-center, side-left, side-right, top-center, top-front-center, top-front-left, top-front-right, top-rear-left, top-rear-right, top-rear-center, or any of the 32 auxiliary channel names aux0 to aux31.
 

LIMITATIONS

Due to a limitation in libsndfile paplay currently does not always set the correct channel mapping for playback of multichannel (i.e. surround) audio files, even if the channel mapping information is available in the audio file. 

AUTHORS

The PulseAudio Developers <pulseaudio-discuss (at) lists (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>; PulseAudio is available from http://pulseaudio.org/ 

SEE ALSO

pulseaudio(1), pacat(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
LIMITATIONS
AUTHORS
SEE ALSO

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