Posted on 2001-07-18
This is more of a survey than a question. I need to know how reliable it is to use /dev/audio to play sound on unix machines. The actual deal is that I need sound in a java JDK 1.1 compatible application, and there is no Java API in 1.1 to do that. What I think I will do is simply open /dev/audio as a file and write into it. The main question is what percentage of unix machines have this configured correctly. Please take the 30 seconds needed to check this and tell me if it works on your unix box. 5 points per answer, please don't lie :-)
The command to try is "cat somemusicfile.au > /dev/audio" (it's important for me that it's an 'au' file).