Movie Sounds Help
Answers to frequently asked questions about
playing and downloading the sound files you find here.

This page is primarily for browser-related problems. If you need utilities to help with unzipping, converting or playing sounds, look in the Sound Tools section.

The sounds here are spread over more than five different servers all over the Internet. Because of the site management change, however, many people who have donated space for entire movies have discontinued doing so. As a result, you may find some movie sounds, (such as 3 Amigos) to be non-working, so please know that we are aware of the problem. At any one time, any of them may be experiencing downtime or connectivity problems, or be too busy to handle your request right away. Many of these servers I have little or no control over. People have donated space on them to make the sounds here available. If you have problems getting through, simply try again at another time.Thanks

Which browser are you using?:

Netscape for Windows
Netscape for Macintosh
America Online for Windows
Prodigy
Spry Air Mosaic
Netcom's Netcruiser
Microsoft Internet Explorer

If you're using a browser that's not listed here and would like to write a description of how to configure it to play and download sound files for inclusion on this page (with credit), please let me know.


Netscape 2.0 and above for Windows

Easy way

Hold down the SHIFT key and click on the sound you wish to download. A save file dialogue will come up. Choose the directory on your PC where you wish to save the sound file. Click on OK, and the sound will download directly to your hard drive.

Attention 3.0 users!!

Netscape version 3.0 and above incorporated a new feature on their browser!
To simply play the sound file, click on the file name as you would normally, and a little grey box will appear with the Netscape logo inside. Although it looks like nothing is going on, your browser is actually downloading the sound file you requested. Once it is finished downloading, a black box with controls for play, pause, stop and volume controls will appear. If you would like to save the file from there, right click on the black box and choose save file as, and you will need to choose what the file name will be and where you want to save it.

To download the file directly, right click on the file name, choose "Save File As...", and then tell your computer where you want the file downloaded to. That's it!

Another way

Choose "preferences" under the Options menu. Then choose "helper applications." You'll see a list of file types. Scroll down this list until you come to audio/x-wav.

(For files with a .zip extension, you'll need to repeat this step for file type application/x-compressed.)

Highlight that file type. Then make a selection from the choices offered at the bottom of the "helper applications" box, depending on what you want to do with the file.

If you want .wav files to always be saved directly to disk.
 
Choose "save".

Use this option for .files with a .zip extension. Then use an unzip utility to unzip them. If you don't have one, look on the

If you want to hear the sound first an then save it.
 
Select "launch" and then "browse". When the browse dialogue box comes up, select your favorite wav player, or go to the Windows directory and select soundrec.exe. This is the built-in Windows Sound Recorder, and works very well for this purpose. When this option is selected, when you click on a sound, it will download first, and then automatically launch the player you've selected. You can then play the sound, and/or save it to disk using the player's file menu.

Netscape for Macintosh

Easy way

Hold down the SHIFT key and click on the sound you wish to download. A save file dialogue will come up. Choose the folder on your Mac where you wish to save the sound file. Click on OK, and the sound will download directly to your hard drive.

Another way

Choose "preferences" under the Options menu. Then choose "helper applications." You'll see a list of file types. Scroll down this list until you come to audio/x-wav.

(For files with a .zip extension, you'll need to repeat this step for file type application/x-compressed.)

Highlight that file type. Then make a selection from the choices offered at the bottom of the "helper applications" box, depending on what you want to do with the file.

If you want .wav files to always be saved directly to disk.
 
Choose "save".

Use this option for .files with a .zip extension. Then use an unzip utility to unzip them. If you don't have one, look on the

If you want to hear the sound first an then save it.
 
Select "launch" and then "browse". When the browse dialogue box comes up, select your favorite wav player. When this option is selected, when you click on a sound, it will download first, and then automatically launch the player you've selected. You can then play the sound, and/or save it to disk using the player's file menu.

America Online for Windows

Click on the filename of the sound you're interested in. Wait while it downloads. When the little speaker icon appears, you can click on it to hear the sound. If you want to then save the sound to your hard drive, select "save" from the AOL file menu.


Prodigy

Thanks to Jim Levesque

When you click on a sound, it will download and launch the Windows Sound Recorder. You can then play the sound, and/or save it to disk using Sound Recorder's file menu.


Spry Air Mosaic

Easy way

Under the Options menu, select "Load to Disk Mode". This will allow you to download sounds you click on directly to disk.

Another way

Select "configuration" under the Options men. At the bottom of the box that appears you will see a button labeled "viewers." Hit that button, and select audio/wav in the file-type window. Media player is the default viewer, which is fine if you only want to hear the sounds, not save them to disk. If you want to hear them and save them, hit the "browse" button opposite the viewer window. When the browse dialogue box comes up, select your favorite wav player, or go to the Windows directory and select soundrec.exe. This is the built-in Windows Sound Recorder, and works very well for this purpose. Now, when you click on a sound it will download first, and then automatically launch the player you've selected. You can then play the sound, and/or save it to disk using the player's file menu.


Netcom Netcruiser

I don't know much about how to configure this browser, nor do I think it is still used, but in the past, I have had many people complain about the downloaded sound displaying as text on the screen. Should this happen, selecting "save" from the file menu (I'm told) will save the sound to disk as a .wav file. If I'm wrong on this, someone please help me out.


Microsoft Internet Explorer

To play a sound file, just click on the filename.
To save the sound directly to disk, all you need to do is right click the mouse on the link and then choose "Save Target As" and that will open up a dialog box to save the file to your computer to play later.

To assign a .wav player to play and/or save .wavs, go to "Options" under the View Menu. Click on "File Types" and scroll down until you see "Wave Sound." Highlight it, and then click the "edit" button. The following items should appear in the boxes:

Under the actions box, click "new." The boxes will all be blank. Type in the following:

You can also use the browse feature to assign another wave player to action.

Click "OK" and you'll see the action listed in the Actions box. Now select "new" again below the actions box, and repeat the last step, only type "play" instead of "open" in the first box. Hit OK and you're done.


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