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Windows 7: Playing Wav Files


27 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Playing Wav Files

Hello,

In the past I have used a small exe to play a selected wav file without opening any Media Player. All I would have to do is associate the wav with WinPlayAny.exe, right click on a wav, and select play. The wav would play but no program would be visible.

With windows 7 I cannot get this to work?

Does anyone know or a replacement program or other way to accomplish this with Windows 7?

Thank You

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27 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
Excellent media player, plays just about anything including wav.
Wait, but you said without a media player. hmm let me look for something soon.
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27 Aug 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try this PlayWav
Also here is the user manual for it PlayWav User's Manual
If it does not work the 1st time, right click it and go to compatibility and choose "run this program in compatibility mode for windows xp service pack 3.
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27 Aug 2012   #4

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

on the start menu, there's an entry for "Default Programs"

click on it and select the second entry in the list that appears..

scroll down until you find wav. in the list, and make Windows Media Player the default program associated with the wav. format..
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27 Aug 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
on the start menu, there's an entry for "Default Programs"

click on it and select the second entry in the list that appears..

scroll down until you find wav. in the list, and make Windows Media Player the default program associated with the wav. format..
He does not want a media player to open it, i at 1st myself recommended VLC. Until i realized what he said.
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27 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skylais View Post
Try this PlayWav
Also here is the user manual for it PlayWav User's Manual
If it does not work the 1st time, right click it and go to compatibility and choose "run this program in compatibility mode for windows xp service pack 3.
Thank You Very Much.

And you are correct. I'd prefer no program to open and no program to close .. Just something very light like the file I posted which won't work no matter what compatibility mode I select any more? I've used it for many years.

These links are not working for me. I will do a Google search and see what I can find.

Thank You Again & I'll post my results later.
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27 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

IF the links are not working i can manually upload it
I attached the PlayWav, and for the user's manual i will upload a notepad with the manual.
Just tested PlayWav on my windows 7 machine using a wav file and it worked fine. Probably not exactly as you asked for, because it does open up a command prompt to play it, and then when it finishes the CMD windows closes:/ Then again, i myself did not follow the user manual, i set it up as a guess that i figured would be correct.


Attached Files
File Type: zip playwav10.zip (21.5 KB, 53 views)
File Type: txt PlayWav user's manual.txt (5.1 KB, 24 views)
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28 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks

This program kinda works. It opens a dos window then shuts it after playing the wav. If I find anything better I'll post it.

Thanks Again
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28 Aug 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, and yea it does kind of suck:/ If you do find something better, that's awesome i am sure it would come in handy for lots of others that come across this as well.
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28 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Supposedly this WV Player (formerly Wav Player) works with 32bit versions of windows, seeing that you have this version maybe give it a whirl
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