showaudio(1)                                         showaudio(1)

NAME
       showaudio - Play an audio email message

SYNOPSIS
       showaudio  file-name(s)

DESCRIPTION
       The  showaudio  program  will  allow a user on a properly-
       equipped workstation to listen to an audio message.  It is
       intended to be called from mailcap files, typically by the
       metamail(1) program.

       At most sites, it  will  work  by  playing  audio  on  the
       speaker  of the user's computer.  When used in conjunction
       with special hardware and software not part of  the  meta-
       mail  distribution, however, it can also deliver the audio
       information  by  telephone  number.   There  are   various
       options  to  showaudio that support this feature, but they
       are not documented here since  the  functionality  is  not
       generally available.

SEE ALSO
       audiocompose(1), audiosend(1), metamail(1)

BUGS
       Currently plays audio only on Sun & Sony workstations.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (c)  1991  Bell  Communications  Research, Inc.
       (Bellcore)

       Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this mate-
       rial  for  any  purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
       provided that the above copyright notice and this  permis-
       sion  notice  appear  in  all copies, and that the name of
       Bellcore not be used in advertising or publicity  pertain-
       ing  to  this material without the specific, prior written
       permission of an authorized  representative  of  Bellcore.
       BELLCORE  MAKES  NO  REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR
       SUITABILITY OF THIS MATERIAL FOR ANY PURPOSE.  IT IS  PRO-
       VIDED  "AS IS", WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

AUTHOR
       Nathaniel S. Borenstein, Bellcore

                            Release 1                           1