play sound plays the wrong sound

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Thu Jul 6 17:39:41 EDT 2017

> On Jul 6, 2017, at 9:14 AM, Keith Martin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 6 Jul 2017, at 15:45, Matt Maier via use-livecode wrote:
>> Why is this stuff not in the dictionary?
> Also, given the massive prevalence of MP3, it would be great if the (apparent) limitation of the 'play' command was addressed. :/

I revised the entry for ‘play’ in the dictionary some weeks ago, but it was added to the 9.0 build, rather than the 8.x build, for some reason. So you’ll see the changes if you launch the dictionary in 9.x. The limitations as to which audio and video formats can be played are documented in the audioClip and videoClip dictionary entries. I included a note referencing that in the entry for play.


Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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