Custom Alert Sounds...can I do it in X.3?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by sjjordan, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. sjjordan macrumors 6502

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    I can't find a way to add custom alert sounds. I know it used to be able to be done. Is it no longer a function? Any thoughts would be great

    Thanks
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Put the sounds in either Library/Sounds (for all users) or Home/Library/Sounds (for the current user only), then open System Preferences->Sound->Sound Effects and it will be added to the list.
     
  3. sjjordan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is not Library/Sounds, but I did put them in Library/Audio/Sounds/Alerts and still can't select them...

    Do they have to be in anything other than wav format?
     
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    Sorry, I forgot to say create the folder 'Sounds' if it's not there. I'm not sure what formats work, but the Apple ones are all aiff. I just tried a wav, and it didn't work, so try converting them to aiff and putting them in the Sounds folder.
     
  5. sjjordan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all your help. I converted them to aiff and put them in the created sound folder. They show up but won't play...I changed the permissions to ugo=rwx and they still won't play

    Sorry for all the issues
     
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    That's strange. It obviously can't load the sounds for some reason, but it can see them (so it won't be related to permissions of a parent folder). I'm not sure what the problem could be, but try the following and see if they work:

    *Repair permissions
    *Move the sound files to a different library (eg from main library to user library)
    *Try different aiffs (including ones that weren't converted/created the same way)
     

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