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       dbcat - Send audio data to DB Fourier Synthesis daemon


       dbcat [options]


       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

       -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.


       dbin(1), dbfsd(1), dbmixer(1), dbmix(7).


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Daniel  Kobras  <>,  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)