22.214.171.124. Other formats
It would lead us too far to discuss all possible audio formats
and ways to play them. An (incomplete) overview of other common
sound playing and manipulating software:
Ogg Vorbis: Free audio format: see
the GNU audio directory for tools - they might be included in your
distribution as well. The format was developed because MP3 is
Real audio and video: realplay from
SoX or Sound eXchange: actually a sound converter, comes with th
e play program. Plays .wav, . ogg and various
other formats, including raw binary formats.
Playmidi: a MIDI player, see the GNU directory.
AlsaPlayer: from the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture project,
AlsaPlayer web site.
mplayer: plays just about anything,
including mp3 files. More info on the
hxplay: supports RealAudio and RealVideo,
mp3, mp4 audio, Flash, wav and more, see
HelixDNA (not all
components of this software are completely free).
rhythmbox: based on the GStreamer framework, can play everything
supported in GStreamer, which
claims to be able to play everything, see the
Check your system documentation and man pages for particular
tools and detailed explanations on how to use them.
||I don't have these applications
on my system!
A lot of the tools and applications discussed in the above
sections are optional software. It is possible that such
applications are not installed on your system by default, but that
you can find them in your distribution as additional packages. It
might also very well be that the application that you are looking
for is not in your distribution at all. In that case, you need to
download it from the application's web site.