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Using Sounds with mIRC

One way to maximize your time when conducting your Virtual Classroom or Virtual Office is to attach a sound to the channels to alert you when a someone enters the channels. If you have a sound card or speaker driver allowing you to play wav or midi files on your PC, you can incorporate sound on mIRC. With the /splay c:/path/sound.wav command you can play a wav or midi sound file locally on your computer. When someone joins the channel that you have opened you will hear the sound file you have associated with the channel. Remember, only you will hear the sound..... not other users on IRC.

To attach the sound to the channel you need to edit the events.ini file. You can do this from within the miRC program. From the menu bar select Tools/Remote. When the mIRC Editor opens you will need to select the Remote window.

Tools/Remote Load mIRC Editor

To load the events.ini file in the mIRC Editor click on File | Load | Script.

Load ini file

When the mIRC Load Script window opens, select the events.ini file and click on Open.

select events.ini file

You will need to identify midi or wav files that you want to use. You can record or use existing sound files. Using your favorite search engine find midi or wav sound files and download them to the /mirc/sound subdirectory on your computer.

One place you can find some free sounds.

In the following example, I have attached a sound file to nine different channels that I use for my courses. For example, on 1:join:#Dr.Shelia:/splay sound/Drisin.wav breaks down as follows:

events.ini file

After you type each line click on OK to save the file. You need to exit the program and restart it for the new events.ini file to take effect.

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