play_sound loads and plays the specified sound file.


Updated 7 May 2009

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play_sound(id) loads and plays the specified sound file.


id identifies the sound file to be loaded, and can be either a string or an integer. If id equals zero, play_sound returns immediately without playing any sound. If id is an integer between 1 and 6, the value is mapped to a Windows system sound as follows:

1: chimes 2: chord 3: ding 4: notify 5: tada 6: Windows XP Battery Critical

If id is a string, the string may include the full path to the file. If the path is not provided, play_sound looks in the current directory, and then in the directory C:\Windows\media.

Cite As

Phillip M. Feldman (2023). play_sound (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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