Playing sound - Does it have to be automatic?

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05 May, 2013 10:02 PM

Hello Anki Community

I'd like to include sound for my French Language deck(s). If i simply put in the sound using the paperclip the sound plays automatically when the card comes up. Is it possible to include sound files that play when asked (when you click a 'play' button for example) rather than when the card comes up?

  1. 1 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 06 May, 2013 12:01 AM

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    You can turn off the "automatically play audio" option in the deck's
    options (General tab).

  2. 2 Posted by Christopher on 06 May, 2013 11:01 AM

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    So now i've turned off "automatically play audio" is there a way to create a 'play' button in anki or does this now come down to knowing some more html? I looked this up on 3w schools and they said it was quite complicated with html.

  3. 3 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 06 May, 2013 11:24 AM

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    I had thought that audio automatically displayed a play button, but maybe
    that only happens on mobile devices now that I think about it. You can
    always use the "replay audio" option, though (press 'r').

  4. 4 Posted by Christopher on 06 May, 2013 12:13 PM

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    It doesn't display a play button, which is a shame. I presume this means i can't include more than one audio file in card?

  5. 5 Posted by kathyturnersema... on 06 May, 2013 09:11 PM

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    Just adding to Christopher's wish - I'd also love a play button on the Anki cards!

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Damien Elmes on 07 May, 2013 05:12 AM

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    It's on the todo, but for now you can use the 'r' key or the More>Replay Audio menu item.

  7. 7 Posted by ospalh on 12 May, 2013 09:17 AM

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    If i may promote myself a little, this add-on show a number of buttons, including a play button, replacing the two-click solution through the "more" button.

  8. Soren Bjornstad closed this discussion on 25 May, 2013 02:58 AM.

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