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On my Windows 7 system, I have a bunch of very short sound files. From their names, I have a general notion what they contain, but I need to listen to the most likely files to find out if they meet my purpose.

Ideally, I'd like to be able to listen to a file just by clicking on it in Windows explorer. Probably not practical, so I'd like a very simple audio file player that I can associate with the file type. When I double-click on the file, the player plays the file, then closes imediately.

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Would adding them all to a playlist in a media player that lets you click to play not maybe work? That's probably easier to track down. – Shinrai Oct 4 '12 at 21:12
@Shinrai Huh. That's actually a good idea. Please move to "answer" so I can award you accept points. – Isaac Rabinovitch Oct 4 '12 at 22:41
As requested. I commented because I wasn't sure if that would be acceptable for some reason. – Shinrai Oct 4 '12 at 22:43
If you turn on single-click execution instead of double-click, you will avoid a lot of clicks in the long run. – jwpat7 Oct 4 '12 at 23:29
Also, can you test if any methods in 101974 work on your system? Does start /min mplay32 /play /close %WINDIR%\media\tada.wav work? – jwpat7 Oct 4 '12 at 23:41
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It might be easiest to simply add them all to a playlist in the media player of your choice, and play them selectively that way. (There are enough players that will function like this that I'm hesitant to even name names, but personally I still use Winamp Pro.)

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I already have GOM Player, which has exactly the feature you mention. – Isaac Rabinovitch Oct 5 '12 at 4:38

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