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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

audiotest(1)

Name

audiotest - test audio device

Synopsis

audiotest [-24571] [dev] ...

Description

The audiotest utility runs a test for the named audio device (or all audio devices found on the system if none is given). The test includes playing an audio sample over each channel and measuring the rate of playback for clock drift.

Options

The following options are supported:

–1

Loop mode. The test is run in an infinite loop.

–2

Stereo (2-channel) mode. This is the default mode. Playback assumes 2 channels are present.

–4

Quadraphonic mode (4-channel surround). The test assumes that four surround channels are present.

–5

Surround sound mode (5.1). The test checks the left, right, surround left, surround right, and center channels. The low frequency effects channel is not tested.

–7

Surround sound mode (7.1). The test checks the left, right, surround left, surround right, back surround left, back surround right, and center channels. The low frequency effects channel is not tested.

Operands

dev

The path the device to test, for example, /dev/dsp0.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Architecture
SPARC, x86
Availability
audio/audio-utilities
Interface Stability
Committed

See Also

audioconvert(1), audioctl(1), audiorecord(1), audio(4I), attributes(7)

Bugs

audiotest has no way to detect the number of actual audio channels supported by the physical device.

audiotest does not test the low-frequency effects (LFE) channel.

There is no test for audio capture, volume controls, or other advanced device features.