Create reminders using mp3 or wav files without opening a media player app
Posted on 2016-10-23
Is there a way to play a brief MP3 or WAV file without opening Windows Media Player (wmp) or another media player?
I've got a subtle computer sound in an mp3 file and a wav file. I want to be able to play the sound as a reminder at pre-scheduled times. Some time ago, I found an app called Karen's Countdown Timer II which makes it easy to schedule various events at pre-determined times. The app offers the option to display an alert window, play/open/run a file, or send an email message. It works great if the desired event is to display a custom alert window. However, if it is directed to play a sound file, it always opens wmp to play it.
I'm looking for a way to play a sound similar to the many other built-in computer sounds I hear from time to time which do not require the opening of wmp.
Alternatively, does anyone know of a different app which enables the creating of audio reminders?