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Play a file.


Plays back given filenames (do not put extension of wav/alaw etc). The Playback application answers the channel if no options are specified. If the file is non-existent it will fail.

This application sets the following channel variable upon completion:

  • PLAYBACKSTATUS - The status of the playback attempt as a text string.
    • FAILED
      See Also: Background (application) – for playing sound files that are interruptible

WaitExten (application) – wait for digits from caller, optionally play music on hold


  • filenames
    • filename
    • filename2[,filename2...]
  • options - Comma separated list of options
    • skip - Do not play if not answered
    • noanswer - Playback without answering, otherwise the channel will be answered before the sound is played.
    • say - Play using the say.conf file.
    • mix - Play using a mix of filename and the say.conf file.

See Also

Import Version

This documentation was imported from Asterisk Version GIT-20-f8000daff5

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