in a previous version of Openelec I've used the Alsa-util aplay to play a (raw) audio file directly.
Now, after an update to a newer version of Openelec, it seems that it does not support the Alsa stuff any more, but uses Pulseaudio.
Older posts mentioned that snd_bcm2835 should be loaded. That is already the case.
Did anybody know how to play an audio file without disturbing/using Kodi?
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OpenELEC:~ # lsmod Module Size Used by lirc_xbox 9632 0 bcm2835_gpiomem 2791 0 lirc_rpi 6088 3 lirc_dev 7605 5 lirc_rpi,lirc_xbox rc_core 15304 1 lirc_dev snd_bcm2835 18021 0 snd_pcm 62766 1 snd_bcm2835 snd_timer 16340 1 snd_pcm snd 41771 3 snd_bcm2835,snd_timer,snd_pcm OpenELEC:~ # aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found...
Can I re-enable an Alsa sink?
I've see that newer builds (with alpha versions with Kodi 17) now includes the Pulseaudio CLI tool 'paplay' with a similar syntax like aplay. Unfortunately it does not work (sorry, can't provide an error output at the moment...)