Netscape and Sounds
Posted on 1997-05-24
Hi, I need to know three things:
1) How should I set Netscape so that it plays sounds? I click on an .au or a .wav sound and sometimes the default live audio plug-in will handle it, sometimes it won't. The old version in Netscape 2 at least gave a progress bar to indicate that it was doing/downloading something: in 3.01 I just get a small grey window and nothing happens for ages.
2) Thinking this would be better handled by a third-party App I download SoundApp and set the helpers preferences to send all .au and .wav sounds to SoundApp.
It does this but it won't /launch/ SoundApp, just save the sounds as SoundApp files. Then I have to launch it myself and open the sounds.
On the other hand I had to tell it /not/ to launch StuffIt every time I downloaded an .hqx file -- those are files I want to save to disk and get to later, not open while surfing and interrupt me. The sounds I want to hear straight away!
2) What are the differences between these seemingly-similar formats all listed in the Helpers file types dialog?
Or to put it another way, what is the simplest way that I can set up Netscape so that when I click on an .au or .wav sound, it launches something and plays it straight away every time?