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03-27-01, 09:49 AM   #1  
The Internet is full of websites where you can download .wav file sounds to use within the Windows Operating Systems but it's very easy to create your own sounds and much more fun. All you need is a sound card and a microphone plugged into it. You can use Windows Sound Recorder or the recording software that comes with most sound cards or any Freeware or Shareware sound recording software. For example, if you want to change the default New Mail Notification .wav sound and replace it with one of your own, something simple like New Mail recorded in your own voice, just Open the Recording software, record your voice saying New Mail and make sure you know where your new recording has been saved on your hard drive, now do the following: Example, in Windows 98se, click on Start, Settings, Control Panel and look for the Sounds icon, click on this and a window will open with a list of all sounds associated with different areas of the operating system. Look for New Mail Notification, click on it and then click on the Browse button, locate where your voice recording has been saved and once you have found it, and the location appears in the small window above the Browse button, click on Apply and your new sound will replace the default New Mail Notification sound. You can replace all of the default sounds this way but the more words you use in your recordings the more memory the .wav file will use so try and keep voice recordings short. Enjoy
PS: If something is not explained correctly, please feel free to edit this post Clive.

 
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03-28-01, 02:21 PM   #2  
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Good afternoon, Clive:
Your explanation was excellent. The only problem is that
WAV files are pretty much passe' these days because they take up too much real estate in the computer. You have to get a CD burner and chase through the sites like Napster.

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03-29-01, 09:18 AM   #3  
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That's a good point Smokey, about .wav file size but I would be interested to know if you can use MP3 files instead of .wav files when changing the default sounds within Windows

 
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03-31-01, 05:04 AM   #4  
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Good Morning, Clive:
I'm still running WinDoze98 and so far all it will accept is WAV files for computer sounds. Perhaps the newer stuff will allow different formats because it is getting harder to find WAVs on the Internet.

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03-31-01, 11:55 AM   #5  
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Good evening, Smokey:
Thanks for your reply Perhaps those who are running the newer versions of Windows will let us know if MP3 files can be used as default sounds instead of memory swallowing wav files ?

 
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