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Hi All, I've been wanting to write a sound effects database for awhile now because I haven't been able to find anything Windows-based that's reasonably priced (like under $50). I finally got around to writing my own. Here's the link to Splat The audio file reading is done by libsndfile (the same thing Audacity, Supercollider, and a bunch of other apps use) , so it's able to open and play back a dizzying array of file types and formats. And thanks to Portaudio, playback of the sounds is very quick, so it's easy to browse through a bunch of files. Unfortunately no .mp3 or .ogg playback support yet, although you can still add those files to the database. I may be able to add .ogg at some point, but .mp3 playback requires a license from Fraunhofer, and there's no way I can afford that. I haven't written any documentation yet, but basically, you create a new .splt file, and start adding audio files to it. You can do that either one by one using the "Add Item" section, or you can add a whole bunch of files using the "Add Multiple Files" section by clicking "browse", and ctrl- or shift- clicking the files that you want to add. You can modify file information just by double-clicking on the field that you want to change in the "Sounds" area. Searching is done pretty much as you would expect, and the "Open Containing Folder" button will open the folder in Explorer of the audio file that you have selected, and highlight it (pretty much exactly like the Firefox "Open Containing Folder" function. There is no "save" or "save as", as the database file is updated immediately when you add or change an item. Here's a screen shot: Anyway, enjoy. Tom

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