[LAU] Jack-enabled CLI Player

David Baron d_baron at 012.net.il
Sun Aug 2 11:30:44 EDT 2009

> What might be a jack-enabled equivalent of:
> /usr/bin/ogg123 -d alsa<1>   (<1>  is and ogg file, obviously)
> Preferrable would be something that will play through jack if the daemon be
> running, alsa not (mplayer can work this way but this is a bit heavy for a
> short file play, i.e., a signal from a program).

I do not have a sndfile-jackplay on Debian repos. I just installed alsaplayer 
packages. It seems one must choose which plugin to play as well as specify the 
sample rate. To reconfigure the calling program when I turn jack on and off is 
surely silly at best.

Mplayer's approach of try this one, no ... try the next is what I need without 
the fat of mplayer. Since the caller is a kde applet, maybe phonon has the 
answer? I do not want to be stuck with knotify (which at best disables or is 
disabled by jack).

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