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 $soundPlayer.SoundLocation="$env:windir\Media\notify.wav" $soundPlayer.Play()
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 $soundPlayer.SoundLocation="$env:windir\Media\notify.wav" $soundPlayer.PlaySync() "Done."
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 $soundPlayer.SoundLocation="$env:windir\Media\notify.wav" $soundPlayer.PlayLooping()
When you do this, make sure you stop the sound again:
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