sox - package is broken

Yaakov (Cygwin/X)
Thu Mar 20 00:39:00 GMT 2014

On 2014-03-19 15:14, David Stacey wrote:
>      AUDIODRIVER=ao play ding.wav
> This is playing the audio through sox, which is where this whole thread
> started. No sound at all, and no output to the console to indicate that
> sox is attempting to play the file. The command exits (with return code
> 0) after a couple of seconds (approximately), irrespective of the
> duration of the wav file supplied. Cranking up the verbosity with 'play
> -V6' doesn't offer any assistance.
> Reverting to cygwin-1.7.28-2, all of the above commands function
> identically: the sound is heard but the last 1.5s are omitted, and no
> sound is produced if the wav file is less than 1.5s in duration.
> Sadly, I'm too busy with other matters to give this any real attention
> right now. However, if we still haven't got to the bottom of this then
> I'll have a dive into the code early next week.

Could you do the following:

echo "debug" >> $HOME/.libao

And, for the sake of your testing, verify that the oss driver is being used.


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