Re: my computer no longer plays wave files


Mike B
 

Hi Joe,
 
If you sent that file as an attachment, this list doesn't allow attachments so, you'll have to send it to him privately.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, George,

Here is a small file, about 4 meg.

I look forward to whatever you find.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From:  gbmagoo@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

>
>
> Joe,
>
> Send me one file and I will see what the issue is.
>
> Thanks
>
> george
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
> Giovanelli
> Sent: Friday, January 8, 2021 06:57
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
>
> Hi, Gene,
>
> Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended for
> manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need that
> capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.
>
> Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
> important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano roles
> transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.
>
> There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in time.
>
> Joe G.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gene  <gsasner@...>
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
>
> >
> >
> > I'm sorry it didn't work.  I believe you said there is one player you
> > can play files in.  If you set that player as the default, do things
> > play as desired?
> >
> > Gene
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
> > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >
> > Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
> > Nothing happened.
> >
> > I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.
> >
> > Joe G.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Gene  <gsasner@...>
> > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > I meant control o.
> > >
> > > Gene
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > > Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
> > > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > >
> > > Hi, Gene,
> > >
> > > It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
> > > the control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.
> > >
> > > Joe G.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Gene  <gsasner@...>
> > > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > > Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
> > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
> > > > by pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
> > > > In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog. 
> > > > Shift tab once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up
> > > > in Windows 10.
> > > > You can get to a list of files and folders.  If you back space you
> > > > will move back from where you are toard the c drive.  If you
> > > > backspace more, you will be in a list and computer will be one of
> > > > the items.  Press enter Move to the drive, I think it is an
> > > > external drive, and press enter.
> > > > Move
> > > > to where you want to be as usual on the drive.  Try playing a file.
> > > > After
> > > > that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
> > > > selected files or an entire folder.
> > > >
> > > > Gene
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > > > Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
> > > > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > > >
> > > > Good Morning, Blaster,
> > > >
> > > > I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.
> > > >
> > > > when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
> > > > on that, it showed that Windows Media Player was the default
> > > > player. I accepted this and closed that out.
> > > >
> > > > I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
> > > > couldn't play MP3 and MIDI files.
> > > >
> > > > In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
> > > > how that happened.
> > > >
> > > > Where am I, except lost, of course?
> > > >
> > > > Joe G.
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> > > > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> > > > Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
> > > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Joe,  Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
> > > > > you mentioned that in your first post.  The ninite.com website
> > > > > removes all adware before you download it to your PC, that's why
> > > > > I suggested the K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in
> > > > > Windows 7. But since it opened and played in the media player
> > > > > classic it's safe to assume you've got a working codec for .wav
> > > > > files installed.  So, If you want to get rid of web advisor
> > > > > first then go to your control panel, then find the add and
> > > > > remove programs section and remove the McAffee Web Advisor.  You
> > > > > will probably need to remove the entire McAfee suite if it's
> > > > > like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with in
> > > > > the past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to
> > > > > keep the McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you
> > > > > need to accomplish a task that it's blocking and I think that's
> > > > > got to be done in whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee,
> so I'd get rid of it, but that's your choice.
> > > > >
> > > > > As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
> > > > > a different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
> > > > > down should give you a list of programs associated with .wav
> > > > > files followed by the choose another program option.  Mike may
> > > > > have something there, so try arrowing to the right instead of
> > > > > down to see if the menu is horizontal.  If that doesn't work,
> > > > > we're not sunk yet, Press the windows key on your keyboard and
> > > > > type "file associations" in the type in field and press the
> > > > > enter key.  This should open the file associations window, where
> > > > > you can skim through the list until you find the .wav format and
> > > > > then choose the program you want to associate with this file
> > > > > type manually.  Follow the instructions at the top of the page
> > > > > and see if that works for you. If you have any troubles, just post
> back here to the list.
> > > > >
> > > > > HTH,
> > > > > Blaster
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
> > > > > > The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
> > > > > > your right and left arrow keys.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > > > > > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > > > > > Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi, Blaster,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
> > > > > > does not show me
> > > > > >
> > > > > > everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
> > > > > > control panel.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by running
> it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I selected a wavefile.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This is the only selection which played.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
> > > > > > suspect that you
> > > > > >
> > > > > > are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
> > > > > > really k now that.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
> > > > > > came along, including Winzip Updater.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
> > > > > > Web Advisor, and it won't uninstall and it won't let me
> > > > > > install anything else until Web Adviser is uninstalled, and
> > > > > > looks like it won't ever want to disappear.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
> > > > > > other things
> > > > > >
> > > > > > we would never care to have.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
> > > > > > what I can do to
> > > > > >
> > > > > > solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Joe G.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> > > > > > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> > > > > > Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files
> > > > > >
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
> > > > > >> exactly, only that they are installed on your pc.  Windows
> > > > > >> will pick and choose which ones it wants whenever it wants
> > > > > >> one. But, Here's something else you can try.  Just in case
> > > > > >> your file associations got a little mixed up between audio
> > > > > >> programs, you can re-associate the .wav file type with your
> > > > > >> media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are tied to
> > > > > >> file associations, but it's worth a try.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
> > > > > >> key to open a file explorer window.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
> > > > > >> F10 key if you use a laptop, to open the context window.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
> with"
> > > > > >> and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
> > > > > >> selection titled "choose another program" and press the enter
> > > > > >> key.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
> > > > > >> programs, In this list, arrow down to media player and then
> > > > > >> tap the tab key to jump down to a check box that says always
> > > > > >> use this program to open the associated file type.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
> > > > > >> button and press the enter key.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
> > > > > >> file should still be selected, so press the enter key on it
> > > > > >> and see if it opens in media player and starts to pley.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Good luck,
> > > > > >> Blaster
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...> wrote:
> > > > > >> >  David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
> > > > > >> > Win 7.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
> > > > > >> > pay grade.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > I hope you or others have more ideas.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Thank you.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Joe G.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > >> > From: Blaster  <blaster.nil8@...>
> > > > > >> > To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> > > > > >> > Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
> > > > > >> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
> > > > > >> > files
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one
> > > > > >> >> Media player and VLC has become corrupted.  You can get
> > > > > >> >> the K-lite codec pack from this website:
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> https://ninite.com/accessible
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> HTH,
> > > > > >> >> Blaster
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> > > > > >> >> > I don't know what is causing the problem.  Try selecting
> > > > > >> >> > a file in the list,
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening
> > > > > >> >> > the context menu and press enter on open and play. 
> > > > > >> >> > While I doubt this will cause the file to play, you
> > > > > >> >> > never know.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > Gene
> > > > > >> >> > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > >> >> > From: Joe Giovanelli
> > > > > >> >> > Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
> > > > > >> >> > To: techtalk@groups.io
> > > > > >> >> > Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave
> > > > > >> >> > files
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > Hi, Listers,
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever
> > > > > >> >> > reason, it no longer will
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem.
> > > > > >> >> > Media
> > > > > >> >> > Player
> > > > > >> >> > is
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > the default program for playing wave files. I also tried
> > > > > >> >> > VLC, and wave files
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > still do not play.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if
> > > > > >> >> > something in that software
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I
> > > > > >> >> > chose a system restore
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was
> > > > > >> >> > installed.
> > > > > >> >> > No
> > > > > >> >> > good.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My
> > > > > >> >> > CD collection
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > is
> > > > > >> >> > now
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play
> > > > > >> >> > wave files, but I don't think there's a way to play all
> > > > > >> >> > the files in a folder.
> > > > > >> >> > That
> > > > > >> >> > is
> > > > > >> >> > what I
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > would have to do in order to play a CDE.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.
> > > > > >> >> >
> > > > > >> >> > Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY
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