Provided by: dbmix_0.9.8-6.3ubuntu2_amd64
dbcat - Send audio data to DB Fourier Synthesis daemon
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 program.
-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 available.) -d Print out debug messages to console. (Default: debugging disabled.) -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.)
mpg321 -s test.mp3 | dbcat Sends a 16bit/44.1kHz stereo audio stream decoded from test.mp3 off to dbfsd.
This manual page was written by Daniel Kobras <email@example.com>, 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)