wav file from XP

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    Rus Senior Member

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    I have a wav file from xp that will play with Win 7 media player but will not work for my Win 7 mail notification wav file.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forums. Not sure which program you are using as your default mail program, so my first question would be, does the default built in "new mail notification sound" work with the program you are using? If it doesn't then I would suspect an issue with the integration of Windows system sounds with you email program. I just built a custom wav file and pointed "Outlook 2007" at it for the "new mail notification sound" and it works fine. Can you tell us what email program you are using?
     
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    In Wion 7 when I go to Sounds and change the wav file to the one I want and then test it there is no sound but when I use the Win 7 Media Player the was file works.
     
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    OK, then I will assume that the default new mail notification sound does work? What is the path to the custom .wav, drop it in your music library at the root of the music library and see if that makes any difference at all. What is the size, lenght and bit rate?
     
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    55.6KB, Length .02, Bit Rate 176kbps
     
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    Sorry, not sure what could be happening. Try copying it, then rename the copy to something like test.wav and point the system sound to the copy and see if that makes any difference.
     
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    Still not working. Other wav files work. Thanks for your effort though.
     

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