Aplay Play

Command-line sound player for ALSA soundcard driver. More information: aplay - manned.org.

  • Play a specific file (sampling rate, bit depth, etc. will be automatically determined for the file format):

aplay {{path/to/file}}

  • Play the first 10 seconds of a specific file at 2500 Hz:

aplay --duration={{10}} --rate={{2500}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Play the raw file as a 22050 Hz, mono, 8-bit, Mu-Law .au file:

aplay --channels={{1}} --file-type {{raw}} --rate={{22050}} --format={{mu_law}} {{path/to/file}}