Sound actions

Play sound once
This action will play a sound once. You can specify the sound by using the 'browse' button.

If you select the option 'show button to stop sound', a window will pop-up when the alarm sounds. You can stop the sound by pressing the button on this window.

Also see notes below.

Play sound repeatedly
This action will play a sound repeatedly. You can specify the sound by using the 'browse' button.

If you select the option 'show button to stop sound', a window will pop-up when the alarm sounds. You can stop the sound by pressing the button on this window.

You can also select how many times the sound should be played. If you select the option 'chime number of hours', the alarm will act as a clock and play the sound as many times as the current number of hours. (But you will still have to set the alarm to sound every hour.)

Then you can specify when a sound to be repeated. You can choose to repeat a sound as soon as it ends or to repeat it after a number of milliseconds.

Notes

You can also choose to play a random sound using a file name like this: c:\my music\*.mp3. This will cause an mp3 file to be chosen randomly from the directory c:\my music.

If the sound file doesn't exist, the default sound will be played. (See alarm sounding settings) If this sound doesn't exist either, the windows default sound will be used. This means that if you want the default sound to be played, don't specify a sound file.

The program uses Windows mediaplayer to play sounds. Anything which mediaplayer can play, is supported. If anything goes wrong, or if mediaplayer is not installed, the program will only play wav files.

Sounds can also be stopped by selecting 'stop all sounds' from the 'general' menu in the main window or from the pop-up menu in the system tray.

Alarm clock
This will show a ringing alarm clock. The alarm clock can be set to snooze by clicking on the window. Once it is snoozing, it can be stopped completely by clicking on 'snoozing' or by closing the window. Some settings for the alarm clock can be set in the settings window.