afplay

Audio File Play.

Syntax
      afplay [option...] audio_file

Options: (may appear before or after arguments)
   -v VOLUME
   --volume VOLUME
        Set the volume for playback of the file
        Apple does not define a value range for this, but it appears to accept
        0=silent, 1=normal (default) and then up to 255=Very loud.
        The scale is logarithmic and in addition to (not a replacement for) other volume control(s).
   -h
   --help
        Print help.

   --leaks
        Run leaks analysis.

   -t TIME
   --time TIME
        Play for TIME seconds
        >0 and < duration of audio_file.

   -r RATE
   --rate RATE
        Play at playback RATE.
        practical limits are about 0.4 (slower) to 3.0 (faster).

   -q QUALITY
   --rQuality QUALITY
        Set the quality used for rate-scaled playback (default is 0 - low quality, 1 - high quality).

   -d
   --debug
        Debug print output.

Play can be aborted with Ctrl-C

Examples

Play music.wav for 5 seconds:
$ afplay music.wav -t 5

Play jolene.mp3:
$ afplay jolene.mp3

Play jolene.mp3 at half speed:
$ afplay jolene.mp3 -r 0.5

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Related:

afplay man page - Apple.com
afconvert - Audio File Convert
afinfo - Audio File Info


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