Finding system sound file?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Thiol, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Thiol macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    Hi all, this one is a long shot, but here goes... I'm trying to find the file for a sound effect in OS X. Under System Preferences, Date & Time, Announce the time, Customize Voice, there are voice samples. Does anyone know where these are located in the system? I was hoping to use one for other alerts. Thanks!
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  3. Thiol thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    Thanks Yellow! Do you happen to know what kind of file it is? I can't find an application to play it and I can't seem to choose it as a sound file for other alerts (i.e. new mail).

    Maybe a better question is: Should I just try to record it? If so, can anyone else recommend an application that will record a system sound? Something like Grab for sound instead of screenshots...
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I knew I'd heard a way to do this, I just had to find it. It requires some Terminal work, but nothing intimidating.

    Record Text-to-Speech

    The short form:
    Code:
    say -v Alex -o "audiofile.aiff" "read this"
     
  5. Thiol thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    Dude, you rock. Thanks!
     

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