Listening to Sound Files

Sound file on this site are in the mp3 format, more technically known as MPEG Layer 3 format.


On Windows 95/98 they should get automatically played through Windows Media Player, unless some other audio tool like Winamp is configured to open mp3 files by default.


In Unix/Linux, the easiest way to open these files is through an mpeg player like mpg123, plaympeg or xmms If it doesn't play automatically, go to the Helper Applications section of the preferences of your Web browser. If there is a mime-type audio/mpeg defined, ask it to open it through mpg123. Next time you click on an mp3 file link, it will get played automatically.