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


From   <Seyi.Soremekun@lshtm.ac.uk>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: playing a media sound (.wav) from Stata in Windows 7
Date   Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:48:02 +0100

Hi,
good question, my new computer is 64-bit though some programmes are still 32 (office for instance) so I shall expand on what I have tried:
I have both 32- and 64-bit versions of Stata on my new laptop and tried the below codes via both versions, pointing to windows media files in the "\Program Files\" and the "\Program Files (x86)\" folders to match the version of stata (possible that I tried them the wrong way round - should this matter?)
Seyi

>>> William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net> 03/04/2013 16:16 >>>
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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