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Author Topic: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?  (Read 6151 times)

222fbj

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Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« on: November 17, 2006, 06:59:33 PM »
Is there a way to preview/play .WAV files from Explorer..or maybe another small app?
I end up launching my MP3 player, or Adobe Audition.   This issue comes up when I am douing AV editing, or setting sound prefs in some app that allows me to specify an alternative WAV.  So the WAVs I'm intrested in hearing are usually small, system sounds...not music.
Thanks for any advice

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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006, 08:11:31 PM »
There is a preview on the left that I remember. I forget how to get it to show, but try turning off the treview and you might see it. It was in Windows 2000.

If you select (on XP) there will be a "Play all" but it isn't quite what you want.

I can't remember how to turn it on though. You could just use a regular player. ALSong lets you browse music in the playlist like in folders, so that's kind of similar but not the same.
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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006, 08:18:55 PM »
this is actually a good idea - surely there must be a program that will take a directory full of files and play a few seconds of each in turn.

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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006, 08:31:10 PM »
Ok - That was removed. It only applies to IE 4. :(

Which sucks - I wish MS would fix the problem rather than just pull functionality. It's stupid users that really cause problems for everyone else. The constant nagging in Vista is another example of how click-happy users spread viruses and ruin things for everyone.

It's too bad. Because that preview functionality was very cool. I used to use it all the time.
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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2006, 08:33:22 PM »
Hmmm... Might make for a fun project too. :)

Once I get the other ones out of the way though... Focus Ryan... Focus... Now repeat after me, "I will finish my current projects before I pick up more... I will finish my current projects before I pick up more... I will finish my current projects before I pick up more... " :D

In the meantime, I'm sure that there are some Windows Explorer replacements that should have that built in. (Or I'd hope so - I seems like such an obvious thing.)
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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006, 08:41:01 PM »
Thanks for the replies...it's good to know I asked a reasonable question;-)
I'll be watching the thread to see if anything develops.
Thanks again.
-Barrett

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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2006, 10:46:42 PM »
for a quick preview, i use Irfanview which has a decent built-in media player.. or you can try Wav Player (which i don't use anymore). :)

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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2006, 04:41:40 AM »
I suggest getting any explorer replacement that supports that operation, such as DOpus or XYplorer, both very good explorer replacements that have support for quick preview of the files and recomended by a bunch of people here at DC ;)

I personally use XYplorer, but it think i prefer DOpus. Nevertheless, i think that in terms of preview, xyplorer might be superior.

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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2006, 11:20:12 AM »
Xplorer^2 does as well... http://zabkat.com/pic/s2.png

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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2006, 02:35:31 PM »
I think this may be just what you are looking for:
the Wave Explorer -- http://arrowsoft.ifr...nce.com/wex_eng.html

Tiny (207 Kb) no-install, stand-alone app.

'Wave Explorer' is a friendly and powerful wave browser which allows you to easily play/copy/move wave sounds. Each wave is displayed as a button - just click it to play the sound!

screenshot here: http://arrowsoft.ifr...om/images/wexcap.gif

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Re: Tool or Shell to Browse+Play .WAV files?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2006, 04:25:35 PM »
nice find mlawhorn.

ps.
you can attach screenshots to your posts, just hit the browse button in the post form at the bottom.

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