mIRC Home    About    Download    Register    News    Help

Print Thread
mp3 no longer supported? #97265 10/09/04 02:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 11
D
Driber Offline OP
Pikka bird
OP Offline
Pikka bird
D
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 11
since I installed version 6.x of mirc (I used to use 5.something) I noticed that sound requests no longer work for mp3 files
in my sounds dir I have mp3s that were played when someone else used the /sound command (we both had the same mp3 files) but now it tells me * Sound request: cannot find 'hello.wav'
it's the same for any other sound
it seems that mirc doesn't look for .mp3 files in the sounds folder anymore but just .wav files
any ideas?


Driber.net webmaster
Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97266 10/09/04 02:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 788
C
Coolkill Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
C
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 788
Mp3 is supported, check, ALT + O - Sounds - Requests options and ensure the directory settings for each type of file are correct.

Eamonn.

Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97267 10/09/04 02:12 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 11
D
Driber Offline OP
Pikka bird
OP Offline
Pikka bird
D
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 11
the location for mp3 files is correct, so it should work confused


Driber.net webmaster
Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97268 10/09/04 11:55 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,985
Watchdog Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,985
it seems that mirc doesn't look for .mp3 files in the sounds folder anymore but just .wav files
any ideas?


Yes. mIRC assumes that (and I don't know why) any file name with spaces is a wav file unless you use inverted commas in the /sound command.

EG:
/sound "Mark Latham will never be PM.mp3" will play as an MP3 file (or should)
/sound Mark Latham will never be PM.mp3 will try to play as 'Mark.wav'

Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97269 11/09/04 04:39 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 132
D
DV8 Offline
Vogon poet
Offline
Vogon poet
D
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 132
This will work too...

/sound Mark_Latham_will_never_be_PM.mp3

Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97270 11/09/04 08:49 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11
K
killemall_ Offline
Pikka bird
Offline
Pikka bird
K
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11
<offtopic>
@Watchdog: Your call the ": inverted commas? That's interesting!

The stressed us in school to call them '(double) quote or quotation mark.

cu killemall
</offtopic>

Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97271 11/09/04 10:08 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 11
D
Driber Offline OP
Pikka bird
OP Offline
Pikka bird
D
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 11
Yes. mIRC assumes that (and I don't know why) any file name with spaces is a wav file unless you use inverted commas in the /sound command.

there is not a single file that has spaces, so that can't be the problem...


Driber.net webmaster
Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97272 11/09/04 11:17 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 994
C
CtrlAltDel Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
C
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 994
Quote:
there is not a single file that has spaces, so that can't be the problem...


is there a space in the path? (c:\programspacefiles\mirc\sounds)


I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. wink
Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97273 11/09/04 11:25 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 11
D
Driber Offline OP
Pikka bird
OP Offline
Pikka bird
D
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 11
there was, indeed, but again no luck
It was D:\Program Files\mirc\sounds and then I moved the whole mirc folder to the root of D:\ and adjusted the paths in mirc so the sound folder is D:\mirc\sounds but I still get the error * Sound request: cannot find 'hello.wav'

I'm really lost...the file hello.mp3 is really in the sounds folder, the paths are correct and there are no spaces whatsoever... confused


Driber.net webmaster
Re: mp3 no longer supported? #97274 12/09/04 12:22 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,985
Watchdog Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,985
Inverted commas, 66 99, quotation marks, quotes, etc - choose your own adventure. grin