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Integrating Sound


Sound formats

The following sound formats are supported: wav, mid, mp2, mp3.

Important note: The mp2 and mp3 sound format might not be available on older Win95 and Win98 systems. wav and mid sound formats run reliably on all Win32 systems.


How do I integrate a sound file?

There are two ways of allocating sound files to images:

  1. Allocating the files using the "Image Sound" dialog window
  2. Allocating the files by giving them a name.


1.) Allocating the files using the "Image Sound" dialog window

If there's any doubt, this method has higher priority. Please click here for more information.


2.) Allocating the files by giving them a name.

PicturePlayer looks for a sound file with the same name and in the same folder as the image it is about to display; the only difference being that the file extension ends in ".wav" or ".mid". If it finds a sound file, this is played on the internal sound player.

Example:
The following image files exist:

  • image1.jpg
  • image2.jpg
  • image3.gif
  • image4.gif

The following sound files exist in the same folder:

  • image1.wav
  • image2.mid
  • image3.mp2
  • image4.mp3

The "image1.wav" sound file will be started at the same time as the "image1.jpg" sound file and will contine to be played until "image2.mid" is started with "image2.jpg"


How do I sycronize images and sound for silde shows with the automatic-advance funciton activated?

Sound files can be divided into two classes:

  • Class A: Class A sound files are ended when another image is loaded that also features a sound file.
  • Class B: The image advance timer is stopped for as long as it takes for the class B sound file to be played. It advances to the next picture when the sound file has been played.


How do I classify a sound file?
  • Class A: The file name is given an add-on (_a)
    (image1.wav --> image1_a.wav)
  • Class B: The file name is given an add-on (_b)
    (image1.wav --> image1_b.wav)
  • Sound files without an add-on are treated as class A files.


How can I record speech?

To record speech you will need a microphone to match the sound card. (Available in computer shops for around 10 dollars.) Plug the microphone into your PC's "Mic" socket or the sound card.

A large number of sound cards offer additional programs for recording sound. If you don't have access to a program such as this, you can also record sounds with the help of Windows. Click on "Start - Programs - Accessories - Audio Recorder" or"... - Accessories - Entertainment Media - Audio Recorder". This will start the Windows Audio Recorder.

MS Windows Audio Recorder
The MS Windows Audio Recorder.

You can start the recording by clicking on the button with the red dot.

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