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NAME

        dbcat - Send audio data to DB Fourier Synthesis daemon
 

SYNOPSIS

        dbcat [options]
 

DESCRIPTION

        The  dbcat  tool provides a simple means to feed dbfsd with audio data.
        Both programs are part of the DBMix project,  a  digital  audio  mixing
        system.   dbcat  takes  input data from its standard input only, and is
        therefore usually used in a pipe with some other sound generating  pro‐
        gram.
 

OPTIONS

        -8     Input   data  comprises  of  PCM-coded  8bit  unsigned  samples.
               (Default: 16bit signed samples.)
 
        -c n   Connect to channel n of dbfsd.  (Default: first  channel  avail‐
               able.)
 
        -d     Print  out  debug messages to console.  (Default: debugging dis‐
               abled.)
 
        -h     Print summary of available options.
 
        -m     Input data is  a  mono  stream.   (Default:  interleaved  stereo
               stream.)
 
        -r rate
               Input data is sampled at rate Hertz.  (Default: 44100Hz.)
 
        -v     Print version information.  (Default: no version information.)
 
        -S     Produce  an  endless  stream of blank audio data (silence).  Any
               input data is dropped.  This mode provides a dummy source useful
               for testing and debugging.  (Default: pass on input data.)
 

EXAMPLES

        mpg321 -s test.mp3 | dbcat
               Sends  a 16bit/44.1kHz stereo audio stream decoded from test.mp3
               off to dbfsd.
        dbin(1), dbfsd(1), dbmixer(1), dbmix(7).
 

AUTHOR

        This manual page was written by Daniel Kobras <kobras@debian.org>,  for
        the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).  It is heavily
        based on DBMix’s README file written by Robert Michael S Dean.
 
                                 August 6, 2002                        DBCAT(1)