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Windows 7: Downloaded .wav file will not play in sound effects

08 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Downloaded .wav file will not play in sound effects

I'm trying to change some of the various sound effect with downloaded portal .wav files. So have worked while others have not. The only difference I have seen between the one that have worked and the ones that don't is that the working one show a bit rate in their properties. Is there anyone that knows how I can fix this? Thank you very much.

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08 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

In case it's really the sampling rate what hinders the process, simply convert one of the non working wavs to the same rate of the working ones. Winamp does that quite easily via the Wav out-plugin

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08 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

You might not even need to resample the files - I suspect that the .wav headers simply aren't conform to standards.
However, sound editing software such as the free Audacity should be able to deal with these files. If yes, then all you need to do is load the files and resave them straight, overwriting the existing file.
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