Listening to .wav file attatchments in email

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iansilv, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. iansilv macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    I get my voip phone company voicemail sent to my email address. I cannot listen to it on an iphone- does anyone know how to get this to work? It is sent as a wav file attachment. Thank you.
  2. illumin8 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2003
    East Coast, US
    I too have this problem. My VoIP company emails me voicemail to my Gmail account. Mail app on iPhone shows the attachment as a wave file icon, but you can't tap it or do anything with it.

    I think Apple is going to have to add media support to Mail, if they want to. Maybe there are security concerns about media attached to email (like viruses, etc).
  3. dentkev macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    Yes, I have the problem.

    It's disappointing not being able to get my VOIP Voice mail. I hope apple allows this on an update soon.
  4. iansilv thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
  5. TheScappian macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    Add me to the list. Vonage sends me voicemail as wavs in my email and I would love to be able to listen directly
  6. dlucks macrumors newbie


    Jul 7, 2007
    Ok so we say we want what?

    I'm with you fellers...I was dismayed to find that I couldn't WAV files email attachments aren't supported by the iPhone. That isn't a "Windows" format is it? I thought theirs was the WMA. ??

    I can open an Excel spreadsheet in an iPhone email but not WAV.

    What's up with that?

    Bigger question is...who is gonna read these posts that can actually do anything about it?

  7. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
  8. gdevitry macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2003
    Convert .wav AND listen on iPhone!!

    How about using a new tool I made for myself! (very, very ALPHA!!!!).

    I have Vonage (and work) .wav voice mail attachments.

    1. Forward (be sure to 'Include' the attachments) to
    2. Wait 1-2 minutes.
    3. Receive a reply with a URL.
    4. Click the URL (Safari can play .mp4 files).
    5. Click the little Arrow to play (working automatic features).
    6. Delete when finished.

    1. Storage of files.
    2. Accounts.
    3. Other file types (Ideas?).

  9. DJone macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2007
    Great idea/concept.

    Hopefully Apple does support this feature in a future update though.

    Good work though!

  10. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    it's not just email. If you log into the site and try to listen to it over the web you can't do that either. So it would seem it's a basic lack of functionality across the board.
  11. theinstructor macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2007

    That is really cool guys but what about security? You are going to e-mail private voicemail files to a stranger? (No offense)...
  12. gdevitry macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2003
    None taken. :)

    'My' server is not a home computer. No files are keep after the conversion (unless you want them kept there).

    Q: Do you have any personal data on Google Apps? or any other website?

    Just delete the message once you hear it.

    p.s. Fixed a small bug with the URL that is returned. :D
  13. Thompilot macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2007
    Thanks Greg. You're my new hero. Your iPhoneconvert is saving me a ton of aggravation.
  14. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2007
    wtf you cant play wav?

    "Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV"

    wav is officially supported or is there no link between the ipod and your email?
  15. gdevitry macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2003
    Correct! I was surprised too... and needed a solution. Hopefully will just need to be temporary.

    So if any audio/video is emailed, you'd be out of luck. I'm working on other formats now. :D

  16. digitaltvguy macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2007
    Listen to vonage wav files

    The problem is that Vonage uses ulaw 2:1 compression in their files (not mp3, aac....)

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