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Re: Best way to play recording in Fedora

WGregory wrote:
I want to be able to play an audio sound or recording (preferably a
voice recording I have created) from a file on my Fedora server to a
speaker that is connected to the system.  The purpose is to alert the
night crew when there is a problem.
I am running Fedora 5 on my test system.  I inserted a music CD on the
Fedora 5 system.  It began playing the CD using Totem 1.3.92.  However,
I cannot access files on the CD.  Mount shows "automount."   There is
nothing in the /mnt or /media directories.

Music cd's are not file system related, and you cannot "mount" an audio cd. In fact, if you can, its in all probability one of the sony/bmg things that has the rootkit on it, rigged to auto-install in windows without asking you. Do NOT ever insert it in a windows machine or it will be an infected machine thats very difficult to clean.

That said, I'm partial to 'grip' for making audio files from the cd, and I normally make 'ogg' files at about Q7 quality, which to these old ears, cannot be told from the original cd when playing, but which take maybe 10% of the cd's storage space on your hard drive. Once you have those, then its a simple matter of writing a script that executes on the error condition being detected.

What is the best way to create an audio file on Fedora and play it using
either (1) a C program (preferably), or (2) the shell command line?
What is the best program and associated file type to accomplish this
under Fedora?

Cheers, Gene

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