old windows 98 .wav files don't play on Vista

T

TJ Buffalo

I would like to use some of the sounds included in the Windows 98 sounds
scheme for events in Windows Vista (ie, the Utopia sounds). However, even
after copying them onto my new computer running Vista, they will not play
from within the Control Panel sounds dialog box. They do play from the old
Win98 hard dirve ini windows media player- but once copied to Vista they do
not play or work froom witin the control panel.

example: Utopia will not play - but Jungle does play in Vista. I dont want
Jungle sounds

Any suggestions on how I can back the old sounds I like in Win98 to play on
my new Vista system?
 

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Malke

TJ Buffalo wrote:

> I would like to use some of the sounds included in the Windows 98 sounds
> scheme for events in Windows Vista (ie, the Utopia sounds). However, even
> after copying them onto my new computer running Vista, they will not play
> from within the Control Panel sounds dialog box. They do play from the old
> Win98 hard dirve ini windows media player- but once copied to Vista they do
> not play or work froom witin the control panel.
>
> example: Utopia will not play - but Jungle does play in Vista. I dont want
> Jungle sounds
>
> Any suggestions on how I can back the old sounds I like in Win98 to play on
> my new Vista system?
>
I ran into this when I was trying to use some old Win98 .wav files in
Linux. As best as I understand it (and the audio experts can give you a
better explanation) is that a .wav isn't necessarily a .wav and the
older .wav files aren't the same as the ones used today. I got around it
by opening the old files in Audacity and converting them to something
else like .ogg. I doubt Vista plays .ogg for system sounds but you might
try converting to .ogg and then back to .wav or the like.


Malke
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zachd [MSFT]

I checked out the old Windows 98 Second Edition Utopia theme files - they
seem to just be simple PCM WAV files. Do they play in Windows Media Player
on your Vista system?

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>I would like to use some of the sounds included in the Windows 98 sounds
> scheme for events in Windows Vista (ie, the Utopia sounds). However, even
> after copying them onto my new computer running Vista, they will not play
> from within the Control Panel sounds dialog box. They do play from the old
> Win98 hard dirve ini windows media player- but once copied to Vista they
> do
> not play or work froom witin the control panel.
>
> example: Utopia will not play - but Jungle does play in Vista. I dont want
> Jungle sounds
>
> Any suggestions on how I can back the old sounds I like in Win98 to play
> on
> my new Vista system?
>
 

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