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    Sound Player (WXP SP1)

    When one is using the Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, there's a triangle at the bottom of the window that's used to listen to a sound (see attachment). Is this a standalone application that one can setup to use in the "Open With ..." dialog box when one right-clicks on a sound file? Otherwise, the Play option, starts the WMP by default, which one waits and waits for... <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sound Player (WXP SP1)

    I suspect MS uses a low-level Windows API call to play the sound here, not a stand-alone app.

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    Re: Sound Player (WXP SP1)

    Does it just use the sendrec32 in the background?

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    Re: Sound Player (WXP SP1)

    Bruce,

    I don't really know, but my guess is that they use the sndPlaySound API function. This can be used to play a wave file in any application without resorting to an external app.

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    Re: Sound Player (WXP SP1)

    Al, as per Bruce's note - you can create an Open With option that points to sndrec32. It's extremely small and lightweight and could serve your need. The application itself is located in WINDOWSSystem32,
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    Re: Sound Player (WXP SP1)

    Thanks, everyone. I suspected that MSFT was using an API but I thought I'd give it a shot - remembering the extremely light-weight CD Player that came with 3.1, was it Win95? I'll fool around with sndrec32.
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    Re: Sound Player (WXP SP1)

    That nice lightweight CDPLAYER.EXE? Yes, I remember it...and also that with Windows 2000, it was replaced with the Plus! version from Windows 95.
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    Re: Sound Player (WXP SP1)

    Alas ...
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