Help Downloading WAVE files

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Netscape - Windows

Easy way

Hold down the SHIFT key and click on the sound you wish to download. A save file dialogue will come up. Choose the directory on your PC where you wish to save the sound file. Click on OK, and the sound will download directly to your hard drive.

Another way

Choose "preferences" under the Options menu. Then choose "helper applications." You'll see a list of file types. Scroll down this list until you come to audio/x-wav.

(For files with a .zip extension, you'll need to repeat this step for file type application/x-compressed.)

Highlight that file type. Then make a selection from the choices offered at the bottom of the "helper applications" box, depending on what you want to do with the file.

If you want .WAV files to always be saved directly to disk.

Choose "save". Use this option for .files with a .zip extension. Then use an unzip utility to unzip them.

If you want to hear the sound only, without saving it to disk.

Select "use Netscape as viewer."

If you want to hear the sound first an then save it.

Select "launch" and then "browse". When the browse dialogue box comes up, select your favorite wav player, or go to the Windows directory and select soundrec.exe. This is the built-in Windows Sound Recorder, and works very well for this purpose. When this option is selected, when you click on a sound, it will download first, and then automatically launch the player you've selected. You can then play the sound, and/or save it to disk using the player's file menu.


Netscape - Macintosh

Easy way

Hold down the SHIFT key and click on the sound you wish to download. A save file dialogue will come up. Choose the folder on your Mac where you wish to save the sound file. Click on OK, and the sound will download directly to your hard drive.

Another way

Choose "preferences" under the Options menu. Then choose "helper applications." You'll see a list of file types. Scroll down this list until you come to audio/x-wav.

(For files with a .zip extension, you'll need to repeat this step for file type application/x-compressed.)

Highlight that file type. Then make a selection from the choices offered at the bottom of the "helper applications" box, depending on what you want to do with the file.

If you want .wav files to always be saved directly to disk.

Choose "save". Use this option for .files with a .zip extension. Then use an unzip utility to unzip them.

If you want to hear the sound only, without saving it to disk.

Select "use Netscape as viewer."

If you want to hear the sound first an then save it.

Select "launch" and then "browse". When the browse dialogue box comes up, select your favorite wav player. When this option is selected, when you click on a sound, it will download first, and then automatically launch the player you've selected. You can then play the sound, and/or save it to disk using the player's file menu.


America Online

Click on the filename of the sound you're interested in. Wait while it downloads. When the little speaker icon appears, you can click on it to hear the sound. If you want to then save the sound to your hard drive, select "save" from the AOL file menu.


Prodigy

When you click on a sound, it will download and launch the Windows Sound Recorder. You can then play the sound, and/or save it to disk using Sound Recorder's file menu.


Spry Mosaic

Easy way

Under the Options menu, select "Load to Disk Mode". This will allow you to download sounds you click on directly to disk.

Another way

Select "configuration" under the Options men. At the bottom of the box that appears you will see a button labeled "viewers." Hit that button, and select audio/wav in the file-type window. Media player is the default viewer, which is fine if you only want to hear the sounds, not save them to disk. If you want to hear them and save them, hit the "browse" button opposite the viewer window. When the browse dialogue box comes up, select your favorite wav player, or go to the Windows directory and select soundrec.exe. This is the built-in Windows Sound Recorder, and works very well for this purpose. Now, when you click on a sound it will download first, and then automatically launch the player you've selected. You can then play the sound, and/or save it to disk using the player's file menu.


Netcom NetCruiser

When you click on the sound to download it, it starts receiving the file. Once it has finished, it brings up a new window with the sound in it. To save the file locally, all that you need to do is close the window, which brings up a dialog asking you if you want to save it. Click yes, and you're asked where you want to save the file.


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