Playing wav sound file in Linux in background?

Andre Garzia andre at
Wed May 19 15:11:45 EDT 2010


Try using the command like

shell("aplay path-tofile &")

This last & will run the command in the background, the command should
return imediatly to the stack while the sound play (I think, untested)

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 8:04 PM, John Patten <johnpatten at> wrote:

> Hi All...
> I've been having a problem playing back an audio file on a Linux computer
> using an "arecord"  a shell script to first create the audio file.
> The audio file gets created on the local machine, it then gets uploaded to
> an ftp directory, however when I go to play the sound file locally using
> just Rev it's just static white noise.
> If I again, use the shell script to play the audio file, "aplay
> path-tofile," it plays fine. However the user can't do anything with my
> stack until the file completely finishes playing.
> Is there any way to play the audio file via the shell script in the
> background and still allow the user to interact with the stack?
> Thank you!
> John Patten
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