[LAU] Need to determine bit depth from command line

hollunder at gmx.at hollunder at gmx.at
Sun Jan 13 11:35:15 EST 2008

On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 08:22:07 -0800
Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at cosgroves.us> wrote:

> Is there any command-line way to tell what the bit depth of a sound 
> file is?  Sox's '-e stat' doesn't say that.  /usr/bin/file only gives 
> the sample rate.  Audacity, not command-line, tells me that my file 
> in question is "Mono, 44100 Hz, 32-bit float".  I'd rather not have 
> to use Audacity on all my files to figure out which ones are 16-bit 
> and which ones are 32-bit.  I suppose I could use sox to find out how 
> many samples, file to find out the sample rate, /bin/ls to determine 
> the size, and then calculate the bit depth.
> Anyone?
> Thanks....
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> Kevin
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sndfile-info could do the job. It may depend on your files tough (mine
here doesn't like ogg but likes wav after a short test)


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