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Adding Alert Sounds
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Dec 13, 2000, 02:44 PM
 
Re-installed os 8.5.1 recently, and wanted to add the alert sounds I originally recorded in Simple Sound (they disappeared when I re-installed). I recorded and cleaned them up using Sound Studio, and then followed the Help center directions for adding them- I changed the creator and type using MacLink Plus, and the icons then looked like simple sound icons. Double clicking on them opens up simple sound, but dropping them on the closed system folder does not put them in the alert sounds, like Help said it would. They just sit therr in the system folder. Do I need to convert them with something, or should changing the type and creator been enough?

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Dec 13, 2000, 09:17 PM
 
I think the alert sounds have to be in "System 7 sound" format.

Change the creator/type codes to:
type: sfil
creator: movr

drop them on system file.
no other apps should be running.
     
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Dec 14, 2000, 12:18 PM
 
That definitely wasn't the fix- it rendered the sound file "damaged" when I tried to open it with SimpleSound, and froze teh computer when I dragged it over to QuickTime. Anybody else?

Val
     
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Dec 14, 2000, 12:34 PM
 
Here ya go. Download this: http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=4124

Now, convert your sounds to System Sounds and THEN drop on your System Folder! Just changing the type/creator won't do it - as you have found.

Scott
     
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Dec 15, 2000, 10:55 PM
 
thanks for the tip- that's a great piece of freeware. everybody should download it. and do what he says- translate to "System Sound". translating to AIFF isn't the same thing. thanks again.

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