sox - package is broken

David Stacey
Fri Mar 21 04:45:00 GMT 2014

On 20/03/2014 02:26, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 08:46:51PM -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>> On 2014-03-19 19:39, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 08:14:16PM +0000, 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.
>>> I get a usage message from sox if I attempt the above:
>>> play FAIL formats: no handler for given file type 'ao'
>> The sox-fmt-ao package is required for AUDIODRIVER=ao.
> Thanks.  This will be fixed in the next snapshot.

I have tried the snapshot dated 2014-03-20, and I can confirm that all 
of the following commands work perfectly:

     cp ding.wav /dev/dsp
     cat ding.wav > /dev/dsp
     AUDIODRIVER=ao play ding.wav

Many thanks for all your work in fixing these.


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