[LAU] Discovering file format

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Mon Sep 21 15:57:31 UTC 2015

On Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:03:41 +0200
Lorenzo Sutton <lorenzofsutton at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 19/09/15 23:12, Will J Godfrey wrote:
> > Once again, thanks everyone
> >
> > As it was only uncompressed files I was looking at 'file' turned out to be the
> > simplest and fastest. I simply redirected the output to create a text file, then
> > picked it up with kwrite.
> I think soxi (part of sox) should also have been mentioned... then you 
> could quickly hack something like this:
> for f in *.wav
> do
>      SR=$(soxi -r "$f")
>      BITS=$(soxi -b "$f")
>      printf "%-20s %s bits, %s Hz\n" "$f" "$BITS" "$SR"
> done
> Sample output:
> agogo_h.wav          16 bits, 44100 Hz
> agogo_lo.wav         16 bits, 44100 Hz
> bell_tree.wav        16 bits, 44100 Hz
> ...

While I very much appreciate these suggestion. It was a one-off situation which
required (shamefully) little knowledge to complete. Were I to do something like
this on a regular basis then I would indeed dive into these more refined

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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