Playing Sound Files

by Mar 16, 2018

In the previous tip we explained how PowerShell can play system sounds. For a bit more flexibility, PowerShell can also play arbitrary *.wav sound files:

$soundPlayer = New-Object System.Media.SoundPlayer

By default, PowerShell does not wait for the sound to be played. If you’d like to play it synchronously, try this:

$soundPlayer = New-Object System.Media.SoundPlayer

To play a different sound file, simply replace the path to the sound file.

The sound player can also play the sound file in a loop, using a background thread:

$soundPlayer = New-Object System.Media.SoundPlayer

When you do this, make sure you stop the sound again:


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