Playing large sound files

Klaus Major klaus at
Wed Oct 22 06:51:27 EDT 2003

Hi Graham,

> Am Mittwoch, 22.10.03 um 11:32 Uhr schrieb Graham Samuel:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 16:57:47 -0400,  Thomas J McGrath III 
> <3mcgrath at> wrote:
>> ...
>> If I use a WAV file can I then avoid a cross platform and quicktime
>> issue?
> I'm using WAV files without QT and they work fine using 'play 
> audioclip' and 'stop playing' -
> but I don't know what huge files would be like. I reluctantly gave up 
> using QT because
> I couldn't impose QT installation on my Windows users (hard-pressed 
> teachers with a
> low level of technical expertise on average). QT is however superior 
> in many respects -
> for example you can play more than one sound simultaneously, whereas 
> using audioclips
> AFAIK you can only play one at a time, so I had to fake it by 
> recording the various combinations
> of sounds that I need (this is easy for me because they're just little 
> sound effects).

When using "players" you can also play more than 1 sound simultaniously 
without QT!

Only "play ac xyz" is limited to 1 sound at a time...

> Graham


Klaus Major
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