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MP3 for Sound Scheme?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by tacoman359, Oct 21, 2007.

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  1. tacoman359

    tacoman359 Thread Starter

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    Is there any possible way to use mp3 files for my Windows sound scheme? I don't want to have to install a program or anything, although I don't mind editing my system files. As long as I'm using Sounds and Audio Devices to add the mp3 files, then I don't mind. I just don't want to use another application that will slow my computer down a lot. If anyone knows of a way to edit my Sounds and Audio Devices file to allow mp3 files to be used instead of just wav, then please let me know.

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  2. Elvandil

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    Why not just convert the mp3's to wav?
     
  3. tacoman359

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    It's a waste of hard drive space and I can't get them on my iPod as wav files. There are a couple hundred that I'd like to use (full songs) so it might take up a few gigabytes which I don't want to do.
     
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    You're not going to be able to use a compressed file unless you want skips and hesitations. During boot, a lot of things are loading and using the CPU. If decompressing mp3 files were a queued task, CPU scheduling would most likely cause it to skip and hesitate. That is one reason uncompressed files are used. And even with those, some people get the skipping.
     
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    You can make copies of them, so you don't have to worry about your iPod (it should play them anyways). There aren't over a hundred system sounds, and there are only a few that play a lot. It also probably won't play the whole song, I think it only plays up to 30 or 60 seconds. Last, even two-hundred songs wouldn't typically take up more than a gigabyte.

    I would use a program like Audacity or WavePad to shorten the song to your favorite part and to convert it to wave format.
     
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