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Opening my wav files

by grandpaw7 / May 5, 2005 11:41 AM PDT

(Maybe this is the wrong forum for this.)

I just installed a program called ALARM++, a reminder service that makes whatever alarm or other sound you program it for. I'm wanting to see what wav sounds I have on my computer. But when I use Search to get a list of my wav sounds, then click to play a sound, that opens the iTunes' list ef songs that I have downloaded to my computer. I don't see any way to use iTunes to play a sav sound I have on my computer. I presume I need to open the wav sounds in some other program or media, but I don't know if that is right or how to do it if it is right. I wonder what I can do to listen to these wav sounds?


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iTunes as alarm sounds
by grandpaw7 / May 5, 2005 11:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Opening my wav files

Actually, I wouldn't mind having one of my iTunes songs be my alarm sound. But I don't know what file name I would enter in the Alarm++ program to achieve that. Is there some way to enter a file name that will play one of those songs when the file is opened? I'm kind of thinking of "Suggle up a little closer, baby mine". grandpaw

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Here are examples.
by ahtoi / May 5, 2005 12:39 PM PDT
In reply to: iTunes as alarm sounds

This is on windows 98. Go to control panel and click on "sound". There you can apply certain sound to an event. The .wav file is under windows/media; it doesn't have too many but you can problaly add more if you like. Have fun.

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Thanks, ahtol
by grandpaw7 / May 7, 2005 9:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Here are examples.

I might add, in case it might be of use to someone, and it's something I learned from ChuckT on another CNET forum, the way to program a sound file such as a wav file into something like Alarm++ is to open Explorer and get the wav or other sound file on the right side of the Explorer window. Then open Run, clear it, and drag the file from Explorer to Run, and Run will display the full path.

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iTunes has hijacked your sound system. It helpfully offers
by Kiddpeat / May 5, 2005 1:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Opening my wav files

to do this every time you start it until you aquiese. You need to right click on one of the files, select the open with option, pick choose program, click on the program you want to be the default, check the 'Always use the selected program....' box, and click OK. Your system will then use that program when you double click on that kind of file.

Don't let iTunes hijack it again. BTW, I don't think you can use iTunes as you want for your alarm program. The alarm probably wants a sound file rather than a program.

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Thanks, Kiddpeat
by grandpaw7 / May 7, 2005 9:33 PM PDT

Yes, when I click to open a wav file, I get that menu item asking what I want to open it with, and I am given the choice of iTunes, QuickTime or Windows Media. However, when I choose QuickTime for a particular wav file and click that I want QuickTime to open similar program, that doesn't change the way other wav files which are opening in iTunes open. They still open in iTunes unless I go to them individually and choose QuickTime. I presume, though, that in the future my computer will use QuickTime to open wav files.

How do I keep iTunes from hijacking my sound system? Have I done that by opting to use QuickTime to open wav files?


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You should probably ask this question in the Windows forum.
by Kiddpeat / May 8, 2005 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks, Kiddpeat

What I told you should have worked for all files if you went through the whole procedure. Also, tell them which version of Windows you are running.

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That's what I'll do, Kiddpeat


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