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Asterisk Tutorial 09 - Asterisk File Playback

Asterisk Tutorial 09 - Asterisk File Playback

Introducing Asterisk Phone Systems – Asterisk File Playback

Welcome to the latest Introducing Asterisk episode from the VoIP Guys.

In today’s episode, we take a more in depth view at Asterisk Applications and Mathias introduces some Asterisk Applications, starting with playing back a file. We also demonstrate how to set the File playback command in your dialplan and where to find files to play back.

Asterisk File Playback

To find files to playback, simply enter the following command:

 – var/lib/asterisk/sounds/

A useful tip here is to find the test files which are marked with “tt-” which you can then further define your search with the show all command:

ls -la tt-

in the CLI. Moreover, when setting up your dialplan to include a file to playback, you do not need to enter the full path of the file that you wish to playback.

You are also not required to enter the file extension format (.wav, .gsm etc). This is because Asterisk will always select the most appropriate file for the current codec being used by the channel. This has the added advantage of saving processing power when transcoding etc.

Stay tuned for next time when we will be back in a couple of weeks with yet more insightful and useful Asterisk tips from the VoIP guys. Should you have any topics you would like covered, then let us know either here or by commenting on the video in our YouTube channel.

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