Sound & Video
Windows 3.1, contrary to what many say, is multimedia capable. The first video I ever downloaded was on
3.1 - Sixth Avenue Heartache by The Wallflowers - in mov format. The file is dated 09/30/96.
I have wav files, au, ra, mov, avi, mid (midi), and mp3. Yes, mp3. I only have about 40 mp3's on this system
right now, but I can not only play them, I can make playlists.
- Sound Programs on my system -
WinPlay3: I figured I'd start with the most shocking. Yes, I play
mp3's. Not only that, with WinPlay3 all you need is a simple text file with a
list of mp3's, saved with an .m3u extension, and you have a playlist.
Netscape Audio Player 1.2 This is naplayer.exe and it plays .au files with a tiny
Windows Sound Recorder 3.11: A .wav player that can also do minor editing
HQ-9000 1.04: Stereo stack for Windows 3.1 - CD player, recorder, editor, mixer,
everything. Supports midi and wav formats.
Windows Media Player 3.11: I use this for my midi player
Creative Sounds: A suite of sound programs that can edit midi and wav
files and play CD's.
RealAudio Player 3.0: This plays .ra extension audio files. Those files
weren't around that long and I only have about ten of them.
- Video Programs on my system -
QuickTime Movie Player 184.108.40.206: Plays .mov format videos. The file options
also show .mpg format, but I don't have any of those
Windows Media Player 3.11: Plays .avi format videos