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Need App That Will Wait For Sound (WAV) & Run Program

I've used many apps that automate all sorts of processes. I'm talking
about creating macros, batch scripting, etc.

I need to accomplish one small thing, only I can't find any tiny applet or
full blown scripting program that will do it. I want an app in which you
can enter the path name of a sound (WAV) file. When that sound file plays
it launches the program that you have specified.

Almost any scripting app will play a WAV file. I need one that will wait for
a sound file triggered by Windows or another program and run an executable.

Maybe I haven't spent enough "Google Time" searching for an app that will
do the job. I have to admit, spending several hours searching for something
used to mean nothing to me!

I would appreciate any assistance.

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Re: Need App That Will Wait For Sound (WAV) & Run Program

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Sadly, such an app would be custom and not widely available. Here's my initial design idea. I would enable AUDITING in the OSes called Windows NT/2000/XP or 2003 and then write an application that would look at the security log and do that launch.

I will not write such an application but know that it can be done in about 10 to 20 lines of code.


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Thanks for replying so quickly Bob.

I started using the web long before Google came
along. You would enter something like "golf club"
and you would get back a long list of nightclubs
scattered around the USA. In fact, you would consider
yourself lucky if the word "club" was even included in
the results!

I tried Google five minutes after I read about this
unusual new search engine in a computer magazine.
For the first time I could find almost anything I
wanted on the web.

Since there are ten zillion little programs out there
I guess I thought I could save myself a few hours of
searching and post a message about what I was looking
for. At least now I know not to waste my time looking
for something that probably doesn't exist.

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