Objects window playback

Praat for Beginners:
Playback from the Objects window

  • First, check that your sound devices are ready
  • Check that the sound source (Wave) is selected
    (for details see the Windows volume control)
  1. Playing back Sound objects
  2. Playing back LongSound objects

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1. Playing back Sound objects

  • Select the Sound object from the Objects list
  • Click Play
  • The entire Sound object is played back
  • If the Sound object is stereo, it’s played back in stereo
  • The [Esc] key stops ongoing playback.
  • The [Tab] key is not active (no toggling pause/continue).
  • Several Sound objects can be selected and played back in sequence
    • Hold the [Ctrl]-key down and click each name in turn; playback is sequenced in the order they appear in the list.

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2. Playing back LongSound objects

  • Playing back a LongSound object is slightly different. Click Play part:
  •   And the LongSound Play part dialog opens:
  • Enter the start and end times of what you want to hear (in seconds).
  • Click OK and playback begins.
  • Repeat this procedure to play it again.
  • The [Esc] key stops ongoing playback.
  • The [Tab] key is not active (no toggling pause/continue).
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