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cycle through everything sox knows how to read, playing only the first three seconds

Terminal - cycle through everything sox knows how to read, playing only the first three seconds
for x in 8svx aif aifc aiff aiffc ... wv wve xa xi ; do echo $x ; play -q -t $x soundfile trim 0 3 ; done
2011-12-09 00:23:45
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cycle through everything sox knows how to read, playing only the first three seconds

I wasted two hours reading the sox documentation and searching on the web for the format of some obscure fscking sound sample, and then finally came up with this. This plays only the first three seconds of your unknown formatted sound file using every one of sox's built-in filetypes. If you don't get an exact match, you may get close.

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I could not fit every single type in and keep it under 127 characters, so you will have to replace "..." with the full list obtainable by `$ sox --help` (or try `Show sample output`)

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note: /usr/bin/play should be linked to sox on most systems.

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for x in `sox -h|grep "^AUDIO F"|awk -F: '{print $NF}'`; do echo $x; play -q -t $x soundfile trim 0 3;done

No need to type in everything.

Comment by houghi 138 weeks ago

Not recognised by 'file'?

Comment by Fudo 137 weeks and 6 days ago

@houghi

+1

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@Fudo

`file` returned "Data". Not very useful

Comment by unixmonkey365 136 weeks and 4 days ago

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