You can open an audio file from the Audio File menu or by dragging and dropping it from File Manager onto Audio. Once you have opened an audio file or recorded something, you can play it from the beginning or from any point in the file. You can specify whether an audio file will be played automatically when it is opened.
Choose Open from the File menu or hold down the Control key and press ``o'' with the mouse cursor over the Audio main window.
The Audio-Open File dialog box is displayed.
Navigate to the folder where the audio file is located.
Navigate by selecting a folder in the Folders list or by entering a folder name in the Enter path or folder name text field.
Optional. Type an audio-file suffix (au, wav, aiff) after the asterisk (*) in the Filter field.
Only files with the specified suffix will be listed in the Files field.
Press Return or click Update to update the change in the folder location or filter field.
Select a file from the Files list.
Double-click the file in the Files list or select it and click OK.
The selected file is opened. If Automatically play audio file on Open is selected in the Options-Play dialog box, the audio file starts playing.
Open File Manager and navigate to the folder where the audio file is located.
Drag the audio file icon from File Manager and drop it on the Audio main window.
The Selected file is opened. If Automatically play audio file on Open is selected in the Options-Play dialog box, the audio file starts playing.
Choose Play from the Options menu.
The Options dialog box is displayed, with Play selected as the Category. If the Options dialog box is already displayed, choose Play from the Category menu.
Determine whether files should automatically play when they are opened.
Click Automatically play audio file on Open to automatically play files when they are opened.
Deselect Automatically play audio file on Open if you do not want files to automatically start playing when opened.
Move the Set Default Play Volume and Balance Audio Output sliders to desired positions.
Position the mouse pointer over the slider and press mouse button 1 as you move the mouse to change slider positions.
Click OK to apply the specified values and close the Options dialog box.
Once you have recorded something or opened an audio file, you can play it, as follows. You can play AU, WAV, or AIFF files.
Click the Play Audio button.
When you click Play Audio, play begins at the play pointer position. The file is played from the beginning if it has just been opened or if you have just created the recording. If you click the Stop Playing button during play and then click Play Audio, play begins at the previous stop point.
Note that the Play Audio button is a toggle: before play, it is Play Audio; during play, it is Stop Playing.
Optional. Move the play pointer to a new start play position.
To move the play pointer to the beginning of the file, click the Go to Start button.
To move the play pointer to the end of the file, click the Go to End button.
To move the play pointer to a position within the file:
If the waveform is not displayed, drag the slider with mouse button 1.
If the waveform is displayed, click anywhere in the waveform window.
Optional. Adjust the output volume by clicking on the Increase Volume or Decrease Volume buttons.
To mute the output, click the Turn Sound Off button.
To stop playing the file, click the Stop Playing button.
The Play buttons are inactive when no file has been loaded or recorded.