I've always loved PCs and sound. I can't wait for them to be able to (realistically) talk and converse. So I figured in the meantime, it could play random sounds just to provide distractions :-). I had found an old utility that did just this but it barely worked under Windows NT 4.0. Also, the only way to control the volume was to adjust the system volume controls. Well, randomSoundz was finally born!
randomSoundz randomly plays WAV and MP3 files in a specified folder. It has its own volume setting that doesn't permanently affect the system settings. The delay between sounds is adjustable and will automatically vary between +/-25%.
To use randomSoundz:
In the File menu, there is a Start in System Tray option. Use this after you have the settings you want. Activate Run at startup to have randomSoundz automatically run when you start Windows.
Activate the Mute option button to temporarily keep randomSoundz from playing a sound--the countdown will continue though. Click the Stop sound button to stop playing the sound.
Changing the volume slider won't affect a sound currently playing. You'll have to use the system controls for that. This is just the initial volume that will be used.
When Start in System Tray is active, you can right-click on the icon in the system tray to access some features.
Oh yeah. Don't even think about setting your watch by the seconds countdown ;-) It ain't that accurate.
randomSoundz is freeware! However, I'd love to receive an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) from you to hear what you think.
Don't forget to check out the other cool applications at www.dougworld.com. You'll probably like IE5skinner which randomly skins the Internet Explorer 5's toolbar.
Copyright ©1999 Douglas J.
RandomSoundz randomly plays WAV and MP3 files in a specified folder. It has its own volume setting that doesn't permanently affect the system settings. The delay between sounds is adjustable and will automatically vary. A fun distraction!