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Re: st: playing a media sound (.wav) from Stata in Windows 7


From   William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: playing a media sound (.wav) from Stata in Windows 7
Date   Wed, 3 Apr 2013 08:16:36 -0700

Is your new computer running on a 32- or 64-bit architecture?  Is your media player installed in the same location? And have you tried replacing the "\" character with "/"?

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On Apr 3, 2013, at 6:49, <Seyi.Soremekun@lshtm.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi,
> At the end of a do file that takes hours to run, I was previously able to get Stata 11 to notify me by playing a .wav sound from the media folder on my windows XP laptop, for instance:
> 
> !mplay32 /play /close  C:\WINDOWS\Media\tada.wav
> I now have a Windows 7 machine, and the same version of Stata. I have tried all of the below:
> 
> !mplay32 /play /close  C:\Wndows\Media\tada.wav
> !mplayer2 /play /close C:\Windows\Media\tada.wav
> !"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer" C:\Windows\Media\tada.wav // (this is the only one that works from the cmd prompt)
> !"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2" C:\Windows\Media\tada.wav
> !wmplayer /play /close  "C:\Windows\Media\tada.wav"
> 
> ....and various permutations of these. None work in Stata. I doubt I could get the .wav to play once and stop using wmplayer anyway, but does anyone have an idea of what might have changed in windows 7 in how stata calls other programmes.
> thanks,
> S
> 
> 
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