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Re: sound() in Octave

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: sound() in Octave
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:55:01 -0500

On 28 November 2012 16:51, Francesco Potortì <address@hidden> wrote:
>>Sound in Octave does not work unless you have an old Linux
>>installation that allows you to directly write to /dev/dsp. It may be
>>easier to use wavwrite to save your sound files and play them with an
>>external program.
> I see this on my system:
> $ ls -l /dev/dsp
> crw-rw---T+ 1 root audio 14, 3 Sep 26 16:16 /dev/dsp

Yeah, but /dev/dsp doesn't even exist unless you're using OSS or have
some compatibility enabled for it. It is a very brittle method for
doing sound and Octave needs something far more portable.

- Jordi G. H.

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