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==Related==
 
==Related==
 
* [[SoXI]]: the '''So'''und e'''X'''change '''I'''nformation utility
 
* [[SoXI]]: the '''So'''und e'''X'''change '''I'''nformation utility
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==Notes==
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The documentation for bitrate and channels seems to be slightly wrong. If you use the <code>-c</code> or <code>-r</code> options ''before'' the first filename, that's treated as an expectation of the input file's format. If you want the output file to use a different number of channels or bitrate than the input file does, you need to use the <code>channels</code> or <code>rate</code> options ''after'' the output file.
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Example:
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sox {{arg|input filespec}} {{arg|output filespec}} rate 44100 channels 2
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(Actually, I'm not sure whether it's using the fully-spelled version or the placement that makes the difference; experimentation needed.)
 
==Manual Pages==
 
==Manual Pages==
 
* {{l/manpage|sox}}
 
* {{l/manpage|sox}}
 
* {{l/manpage|soxi}}: sox information utility
 
* {{l/manpage|soxi}}: sox information utility

Latest revision as of 15:30, 7 November 2019

About

SoX, the Sound eXchange program, is a general command line utility for processing, playing, and recording audio.

For single input files, it can:

  • perform basic editing
  • apply effects
  • return information (via SoXI)

For multiple input files, it can be used to:

  • mix them together
  • concatenate them serially
  • use one to effect another

Related

  • SoXI: the Sound eXchange Information utility

Notes

The documentation for bitrate and channels seems to be slightly wrong. If you use the -c or -r options before the first filename, that's treated as an expectation of the input file's format. If you want the output file to use a different number of channels or bitrate than the input file does, you need to use the channels or rate options after the output file.

Example:

sox <input filespec> <output filespec> rate 44100 channels 2

(Actually, I'm not sure whether it's using the fully-spelled version or the placement that makes the difference; experimentation needed.)

Manual Pages